Ad Contrarians Enter The Podcast Booth; Break Down The Business In 10

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If you work in marketing and you need to sharpen your cognitive skills, this new podcast is for you: The Ad Contrarian Show. Bob Hoffman (the Ad Contrarian) and Sharon Krinsky (the former president and chief creative officer of Hoffman/Lewis) are speaking into the mic. Depending on how entrenched your POV is about “the business,” […]

Trump’s “First Family” Look Is An Image That’s Hard To Beat

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There are new and variable factors to the election this year, which makes it maddening and interesting at the same time. Without wanting to forward anyone’s political agenda, as advertising professionals, we do want to offer what insight we can about the use of advertising to win elections. Much has been made of Donald Trump’s […]

Tame Your Lion And Pencil Worshipers, Effectiveness Is The New Black

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Business results. ROI. Clients love it; ergo, agencies must provide it to remain essential. Enter the Warc 100, an annual ranking of the world’s 100 best campaigns and companies, based on their performance in effectiveness and strategy competitions. The rankings are compiled based on the winners of 87 effectiveness and strategy awards from around the […]

Clear A Digital Pathway To Engagement, Brand Preference and Customer Loyalty

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Scott Lindenbaum is VP, Director of Digital Planning for Deutsch NY. No doubt, Lindenbaum has a sweet position at the agency, but the title fails to suit him. He wants to be called Engagement Strategy Director. Given the planner’s understanding of Marshall McLuhan’s thinking on hot and cool media, Lindenbaum likely deserves said title change. […]

Understanding Online Behavior Is The Screw That Tightens SMM Strategies

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What business goals can social media help your company achieve? Brand exposure and increased engagement are workable goals. But what about customer service? Is this opportunity woven into your social marketing strategy? Mike Proulx, senior vice president and director of social media at Hill Holliday, says, “Far beyond a clever tweet, people want great products […]

60 Minute Brand Strategist Goes Deep Into Branding With Style

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I’ve long ago stopped paying much attention to people who throw around the word “branding” or keep harping on the meaning of “brand.” Because depending on where you work — an ad agency, a design firm, a digital marketing shop, etc. — branding and brand building means something different to you. Still, it’s illuminating to […]

Optimize Your Content To Support Marketing and Drive Sales

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Few bloggers keep me, or anyone else, interested for long. When one does it is worth noting. Geoff Livingston writes beautifully about marketing, and content marketing in particular, which is not easy to do. Given the level of noise in the sector at the moment, I appreciate his insights and skilled delivery all the more. […]