Cadillac chose to feature an arrogant white man with questionable values to promote its new electric vehicle. Thankfully, Ford made a much wiser decision. It’s 2014 Ford C-MAX is introduced in the following video by Pashon Murray, founder of Detroit Dirt, a sustainability consultancy and advocacy group in Detroit. “We’re crazy entrepreneurs trying to make […]
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Those three calls to action are well known throughout the culture thanks to the efforts made by environmental activists since 1970. Now, according to a story in Los Angeles Times, there’s an update for conscious consumers to consider: Reuse. Remake. Refrain. The article focuses on the “Reuse” and “Remake” aspects of the […]
One of the exciting things about working in brand communications is the work we do to help launch new companies, and sometimes new products or product categories. A new product is one that needs more than persuasive messaging. With a new product the brand must quickly answer: What is it? How do I use it? […]
I admire ad agencies that actually launch their own branded products: it’s not only a cool way for agencies to build a brand on their terms, but it’s a great object lesson in running a business that lets them experience a client’s perspective. So I was pleasantly surprised to see the folks from Seattle’s egg […]
Patagonia is an amazing company. Their founder is a great climber and outdoorsman, their products are awesome and the brand is one that lives its values on its fleece sleeve. So, it’s not all that surprising that the company is now asking its customers to buy only what they need, repair what breaks and recycle […]
It’s all about the earth, kids! Fun stuff from Axe Canada: Ad agency Zig, Toronto, created the spot.
Billboard 2 Swag takes billboard vinyl and turns it into products that are ideal for promotions or retail programs. According to Brand Freak, the company is working with Los Angeles marketing agency, Midnight Oil Creative and its sibling production company LA Graphico, to make items from old movie billboards into wine bags, totes and eventually […]