College World Series Is Ideal Venue For NCAA’s Real Time Marketing

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The NCAA College World Series wrapped up last night at TD America Park in Omaha. New national champion, Vanderbilt beat Virginia 3-2 on the strength of a dramatic 8th inning home run from John Norwood. Sporting events of this magnitude offer marketers fantastic opportunities to communicate value to a highly engaged TV audience. But how […]

Marketers Are Innovators, So Please, No Lagging

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There is a struggle underway for the soul of Adland. Such is the case when power, prestige and privilege slip from an industry’s grasp. It doesn’t help that many young, talented people prefer to work in tech, where the perks are stellar and the challenges never-ending. Hell, wine runs from water fountains in Silicon Valley […]

Jack Link’s Jerky Returns To The Wild With New Campaign from Carmichael Lynch

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Fans of Jack Link’s meaty treats are not done “Messin’ with Sasquatch.” For this, we can be thankful. However, there are new beasts to contend with. This eagle, for instance: “Hangry Moments,” developed by Carmichael Lynch, will run alongside the existing “Messin’ with Sasquatch” campaign, also developed by Carmichael Lynch. “We’re really proud of the […]

Today Is National Hamburger Day. Tweet It Twice.

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I have never been a fan of anonymous content. I rarely point to it. But today is a new day. The latest in Digiday’s series of anonymous reports from inside the agency business—Confessions of a social media strategist—is worth a careful read. The anonymous writer works at one of “the leading digital agencies in New […]

Viewer Counts In The Millions An Impressive New Agency Credential

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Mashable’s Todd Wasserman believes the ad industry’s “state of flux has swung open the doors for entrepreneurs, usual refugees from big agencies looking to capitalize on new opportunities.” Hey, I can identify with that. Wasserman points to three new types of ad agencies, including the viral video factory. He argues that it is impossible to […]

Two New Commercials Use Anti-Digital Sentiments To Sell Things

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Let’s make fun of digital culture, shall we? It’s certainly an easy target. Post by AdPulp.   With barbeque season upon us, Kingsford Charcoal is launching a new campaign with the aggressive tagline “Get Off Your Gas.” The work was created by DDB California, which neatly showcases the contrast between the self-indulgent, smartphone obsessed and […]

Publicis Groupe’s Digerati Join NYC Media Lab

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In a quest to innovate and apply leaner methods to age old practices, agencies are increasingly acting like media and technology companies. In one such move, Publicis Groupe—agency parent to DigitasLBi, MRY, Razorfish and VivaKi—is joining the NYC Media Lab as a corporate member. Other partners include AT&T, ESPN, HBO, Hearst, NBCUniversal, News Corp., Time […]

BBDO/NY Rolls Film, Presents GE’s Technology As A Service To Humanity

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David Lubars is Chief Creative Officer of BBDO in New York. Therefore, it is safe to conclude BBDO/NY will consistently make beautiful work. Shot documentary-style by Greenpoint Pictures’ directorial duo The Hudson Dusters, the films capture real, inspirational stories from places around the globe where GE technology is truly making a difference. The films are […]

Mercury Awards Name 157 Finalists, Loads Audio Files To Show Site

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I stopped leafing through award show annuals years ago, but I do like to listen to radio spots. Therefore, I appreciate the 2014 Radio Mercury Awards making the spots from their 157 finalists available online for all to hear. There’s much worth listening to here and much of it is regional, so this is our […]