BOSTON–Direct marketers from agencies and client organizations near and far are in the house for their annual Direct Marketing Association confab. But that is not why I am here. I am here to geek out, thanks to an invite to speak on the future of paid content from the organizers of the first-ever Geekend Roadshow, […]
Yesterday I declared, “W+K is in Portland, but not of Portland.” Imagine my surprise this morning upon seeing the following declaration on The Via Agency’s site… The Via Agency, of course, is located in Portland, Maine. It’s also, as of last night’s awards ceremony in Denver, Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year. Ad Age […]
On the heels the annual migration of hyper-privileged advertising execs to Cannes, let’s consider the value of a firm’s “creativity” to their new business process. Business development specialist, Blair Enns, asks, “Can Anyone Own the *More Creative* Market Position?” While creative quality gets a firm on the consideration list, unlike more meaningful differentiators (deep expertise) […]
BBR Saatchi & Saatchi Israel issued a brief meant to spark fresh ideas from the global advertising community that could help foster a new peace between Jews and Arabs. The Objective Rather than ‘out of date’ policies, we need ‘out of the box’ solutions. Let’s show the world that creative minds at their best can […]
I tend to associate the EFFIE Awards with big campaigns for huge mega-clients. So it was great to hear that Bethesda, MD-based RP3 Agency scored a Silver EFFIE for this simple but powerful video on behalf of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation.
So next month will brings us Cannes, and the new Cannes Creative Effectiveness Lions. Never mind how a bunch of judges from different countries will try to define effectiveness in marketing. We have enough problems defining it as it as: No matter what anyone says, advertising and marketing are rife with uncertainty. One thing is […]