Advertising Is The Wrong Answer For Non-Advertising Problems

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It’s a $2.5 billion slice of the online advertising pie, but few brands or their agency advisors are prepared to fully bake mobile in to their campaigns. David Hewitt of SapientNitro, writing in TechCrunch notes that “many brands still do not have a mobile or encompassing digital strategy in place. Moreover, many agencies are still […]

Go Mobile Makes Sense Of The Medium We’re All Scrambling To Understand

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If you read a lot of marketing advice these days, then you’ve seen the word “mobile” used as the key to the future – much the way “plastics” was in The Graduate. But for those businesses and brands that can’t quite grasp the mobile world, Jeanne Hopkins and Jamie Turner offer a good overview in […]

This Super Bowl Season Play With Your Phone, Win A Chevy

The game layer is everywhere today. And now we can thank Chevy and its agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for bringing the game layer to this year’s Super Bowl. According to The New York Times, Chevy Gametime is a mobile application that will spit out award 20 free cars, among other prizes. Yet, simply providing […]

Shifting Sands Form New Media and Marcom Layers

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David Carr of The New York Times offers some food for thought in a year-end piece on changes in the media business. Here are three of his more cogent points: 1) Every cable channel with two nickels and more than a few digital enterprises is financing the kind of narrative television that used to be […]

News Is Looking Good On The iPhone All of A Sudden

The iPhone is now better equipped than ever to present news of the day, thanks to the recent launch of two new apps (both already popular on the iPad), Flipboard and CNN-owned Zite. According to Fast Company, Flipboard, like Zite, makes it very easy to read collected content from all your favorite publications. Time helps […]

Let Kent Wesley Win Your Case And Get You The 4G Phone of Your Dreams

Lawyers are not funny people, generally speaking. Lawyers in commercials are particularly unfunny. But BBDO New York is reversing those charges by presenting Will Arnett in the role of Kent Wesley, a high-powered internet attorney. There’s more from Kent Wesley and AT&T at YouveGotACase.com. Share

I Check In, Therefore I Am An Asshole

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“Please tell me your new big idea has a geolocation feature in it. We need to reach prospects at the point of sale, and now we can!” The monologue above was a staged reaction to you presenting a geolocation-less campaign. Forgive my indulgences… According to a new $499 Forrester report, the percentage of U.S. online […]

Shazam Now For More

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Shazam is an awesome app. It listens to songs on the radio and tells you the name of the track and artist. Technology… Apparently, Shazam will also listen to TV ads. General Mills’ Pillsbury Crescents brand is using Shazam for TV to reach busy millennial moms. When viewers see the TV spot, they can open […]

A Handset For Illustrators And People Who Like To Draw

According to Trend Hunter, Samsung and social media agency Jam teamed up to promote the Samsung Galaxy Note, a smartphone-tablet hybrid device with an advanced ‘S’ pen that allows for detailed drawings and sketches. The “Create My Tweet” campaign features illustrators Rose Stallard, Steven Wilson, Danny Sangra and Natasha Lawill. Here’s a bit more content […]

When You’re In Mobile, It’s Only Natural To Go Mobile

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One of the more innovative agencies out there is Red Square Agency in Mobile, Alabama. If you’ve ever worked in a small market like Mobile, you know it’s a bit harder to attract great talent and draw buzz. But Red Square is defying that convention, and seems committed to putting itself on the ad map. […]