Jeep Cherokee and Wild Turkey Will Set You Free

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Hey man, don’t let your routine get you down. Sure the pressures of work threaten to destroy your good mood and there’s not enough money to send the kids to college, plus your football team is an embarrassment. But seriously none of that matters when you drive a new Jeep Cherokee into the mountains where […]

QR Codes Kill Kittens Shows You What Not To Do

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Rarely, a marketing book comes along that just makes you smile from the start. But that’s what you get with Scott Stratten’s QR Codes Kill Kittens: How to Alienate Customers, Dishearten Employees, And Drive Your Business into the Ground. Stratten teaches mostly by using examples. The book consists of 200 pages of screen shots, pics, […]

Z.E.R.O. Adds Up To New Ways To Approach Marketing

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One thing I’ve noticed over the last several years is that there are a plethora of marketing folks looking to brand their own theories and ways of looking at marketing. Add to that list Joseph Jaffe and Maarten Albarda’s Z.E.R.O.: Zero Paid Media as the New Marketing Model. I’ve appeared on The BeanCast with Joseph […]

Google Glass. It Floats!

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Wearable technology is here and it is not just for geeks. If it were just for geeks, The Google wouldn’t need to cloak their Google Glass developments on a barge in San Francisco Bay. According to Los Angeles Times and CBS News, the barge/building currently at Hangar 3 of Treasure Island, may be a “kind […]

Hipsters “Go for Greatness” at Pizza Hut

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“Allison” breaks expectations. She’s the reason Pizza Hut made their new three-cheese stuffed crust pizza. “Allison” is also a made up persona with which pizza lovers are likely to identify. Not only does she wear funky-librarian glasses, she has a pretty substantial back tattoo of a Pegasus. Hello 20-something hipsters with a beer buzz. That […]

When Did “Advertising” Become A Dirty Word?

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Are you in the content business? Or in the CRM business? Or in the brand engagement business? Congratulations. You’re in advertising. Perhaps if more advertising agencies, and advertising people, had the guts to admit what business they were in, they’d realize they have a simple purpose: working to increase sales and awareness for products and […]

Careful Apple, Samsung Is Manufacturing Digital Kryptonite

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The next big thing is here, according to Samsung. This spot for the Galaxy Note 10.1 aired during college and pro football this weekend, and each time I saw it I thought, wow, this is nothing like an iPad. Of course, I’ve never fully appreciated my iPad. It’s like a big iPhone that doesn’t make […]