This Week In Advertising

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“You must make the product interesting, not just make the ad different. And that’s what too many of the copywriters in the U.S. today don’t yet understand.” -Rosser Reeves This week in advertising an overworked but well paid senior account executive tried the patience of clients (and his employer) with yet another pedantic slideshow. In […]

This Week In Advertising

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“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne This week in advertising thousands of ad people returned to their desks after a five-day sojourn to Austin, Texas. In other news… TED believes it has collected some ads worth spreading. Fitzroy Amsterdamsells Ben & Jerry’s Greek-style Frozen Yogurt to the stoned and hungry people of The […]

CES, Yahoo, NYT, B2B And More On The BeanCast

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It’s always a fun time to participate on The BeanCast as I did last night. We discussed Yahoo Advertising, CES, New York Times native ads, B2B social marketing, Amazon’s car-in-a-box delivery and my hopes for a Seahawks Super Bowl appearance. Hopefully I’m not babbling too fast for you to enjoy. Also on the panel were […]

Time Has Come Today

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After nine years and two months on the ad blogging mound, it is time to hang up my cleats. If you’ve become hopelessly addicted to AdPulp content over the years, please forgive me. In all seriousness though, thanks for helping to make this one hell of a ride. The daily writing practice has been great […]

Ad Blogs Are Anachronisms. Long Live Ad Blogs.

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It was nearly nine years ago that Shawn and I said what the hell, let’s give this ad blog thing a run for the money. We’ve learned a lot about the industry, ourselves and about building a micro-media brand along the way, and we continue to marvel at the accelerated pace of change in marketing […]

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/ […]

Today on TV: #EatLikeYouMeanIt At Carl’s Jr.

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Carl’s Jr. and 72andsunny have a great thing going. They do “food porn” really well, and now have a patent on the “stuff a sandwich in your sexy face” thing. Hey, they’re able to make fast food look good on TV and that’s an accomplishment. Not one that needs another stupid award, but an accomplishment […]

Today on TV: Carmichael Lynch Sets the Temp for Movie Night

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I made the editorial decision a few years ago to put the great majority of work samples from the industry up on our Facebook page and reserve AdPulp.com for more in-depth written pieces about important trends in MarCom. I’m wondering today if maybe this was an error in my judgement. If it was, it can […]

When Will PR Grow Up And Be All It Can Be?

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I see a lot of PR pitches, just like I see a lot of advertising. I don’t mind the over-exposure, because it is my job and my passion. However, I do mind especially crass and often repeated attempts to reach me, and the general lowering of standards industry-wide. According to Ragan’s PR Daily, the ratio […]

A Native Smokin’ BeanCast

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I appeared on Bob Knorpp’s always-entertaining Beancast earlier tonight, along with Mitch Joel and Greg March. We discussed a lot of things, including this controversial Cheerios spot: Also on the agenda was Google’s native advertising push, the return of Camel cigarette ads to magazines, and Gary Vaynerchuck’s new content person. Give it a listen! Episode […]