Crushing Copper with Annie Heckenberger

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Editor’s note: Please welcome Annie Heckenberger of Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners to AdPulp. Her first post is a “get to know me” piece and an excellent intro to her fast moving world. I have this favorite childhood memory. Every Friday afternoon in the summer, my best friend’s mother would drive my best friend, her […]

How Ad Agencies Do Less With More

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Robin Williams once said cocaine was God’s way of saying you make too much money. Something tells me he’d say the same about ad agencies’ current fascination with turning even the smallest task into a gigantic group project. You’d think in these days of tight budgets, rapidly changing media and constant connectivity, agencies would not […]

Brand Babble Is Social Media Pollution

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We need to develop a pH test for brand content in social streams. Short of this chemistry set solution, we can listen to Mike Proulx, senior vice president and director of social media at Hill Holliday. Here are some nuggets from his Ad Age spotlight on the preponderance of brand babble in social channels. Today […]

Digital Disruption Adds Complexity To The Job of Keeping Things Simple

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Are you a change agent? If you work in advertising today, there is no doubt. According to The Wall Street Journal, a recent Adobe survey found that 76% of marketers think marketing has changed more in the past two years than in the past 50. Needless to say, digital is the great disruptor. Clearly, there […]

CPG Brand Advertising In A Split-Screen World

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It is Advertising Week in New York City. Of course AdPulp’s editor, publisher and contributing writers are nowhere near New York City, so let’s look to Bloomberg’s coverage for a moment. ‬Here is B. Bonin Bough of Mondelēz speaking to the impressed press about real-time marketing: “We can raise the overall ecosystem and ROI of […]

Take Jim Copacino’s Advice, Make Better Work Today and Everyday

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Are you currently working on a bill stuffer for the local utility? Perhaps a flyer that will soon litter windshields in Wal-Mart parking lots across the land? Terrific, please stop what you are doing for a minute and consider how awesome your project can be. Jim Copacino, co-founder and executive creative director of Seattle agency […]

Whether Perpetrated By Bots or By Babies, Click Fraud Is A Crime

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Digital advertising will account for 22.7% of all worldwide ad investments this year, or about $117.60 billion — up 13% compared with 2012, according to estimates from eMarketer and Starcom MediaVest Group. I’m not certain this is a good thing. Unless, brands and their agency partners clearly know what they’re doing with all that money. […]

Stop Tweeting Boring Sh*t Is NSFW At Boring Workplaces

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Over the years, I’ve seen many ad agencies publish books of one kind or another. Many fall nakedly into the “here’s our proprietary process, along with case studies to back it up” genre. Others take a more compelling approach. Such is the case with Sausalito agency Division of Labor’s new book: Stop Tweeting Boring Sh*t: […]

MarCom Voices Amplified By Bob Knorpp’s Weekly Radio Show

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Do you listen to world’s best radio show about marketing? It’s an hour of cordial banter led by host of hosts, Bob Knorpp. This week’s program looks at Apple’s push into in-store push notifications; Instagram’s plan to introduce advertising; placing ads on porn sites, and more. Another Monday, another BeanCast. Always free, always great! w/ […]

TracyLocke, The Darlin’ of Dallas, Turns 100

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Longevity is the ad business is not common. Only six agencies in the U.S. have achieved 100 years of service thus far. The newest member of this elite club is Dallas-based TracyLocke. The agency that has propelled visibility and sales for such iconic brands as Dr Pepper, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo and Pizza Hut will celebrate its […]