How To Sell Beer: “Dogs and Horses, Horses and Dogs”

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Mason City Brewing in small-town Mason, Iowa decided to have some fun parodying “Big Beer.” The result is a low-tech spot featuring the things that those other beer companies use to advertise their product. Humorous and light hearted, yet in no way lives up to <sarcasm>the quality we demand as fine ad folk.</sarcasm> By the way, […]

The Future of Online Advertising: Predictions and Questions Answered

As technology continues to evolve, so does online advertising. Companies like Google and Facebook are constantly changing the way that their advertising platforms work. This leaves both businesses and consumers with new challenges they need to face. Many questions go unanswered, such as: Which way is online advertising heading? Why are these ads so personal? […]

See All This Content? I Also Provide It To Clients

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“Keep your day job, until your night job pays.” -Hunter/Garcia If there is one lesson I might share with you from nearly a decade as an ad blogger, it is this: Do not start with a blog and then go looking for a business to support it. Business first, then blog. The reality is I […]

Tribal Worldwide Toronto Teaches Cheerios Eaters #HowToDad

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Dads are awesome. If you had any doubt, the new #HowToDad campaign for Peanut Butter Cheerios will prove you wrong.   To capitalize on the growing market of stay-at-home-dads and dad bloggers, General Mills Canada working with Tribal Worldwide Toronto sought to teach the world “how to dad” and sell the new Peanut Butter Cheerios […]

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 […]

New Campaign for USA Swimming Is Advertising Gold

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Colle+McVoy’s new work for USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming, is meant to inspire more kids to take up the sport and make it easier for parents to find clubs, pools and lessons. To do that, the agency needed to make swimming cool. I’d say they won that race on […]

Twitter To Launch Mobile App Advertising Product

According to story from Bloomberg, citing people close to the project, Twitter is about to launch a new mobile advertising product aimed directly at mobile app developers. The format is being called an App-Install Ad. Mobile App developers are increasingly struggling to gain exposure for their products as the mobile app stores continue to grow […]

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 […]

Legal Marijuana Businesses Need Sophisticated Marketers

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It’s quite an experience to be living in Seattle, where marijuana has been legalized for recreational purposes. However, retail shops aren’t open yet, and communities and the State of Washington are still passing other laws to cope with the realities of this new business. And there’s also one thing missing right now: Marketing and advertising […]