Are You Ready To Sing for Your Ribs?

How many great songs have been composed about food? In Louisiana and Texas, every other song is about food. I’m not complaining—I eat it up. While food is a universal theme, it’s not easy for a brand to come up with the kind of tune that hooks listeners. Chili’s managed to do it two decades […]

VML Dreams Up Juicy Promo For Wendy’s Bacon Portabella Melt

Wendy’s believes you’ve earned it. Earned what? Their new Bacon Portabella Melt. With the help of VML and voiceover artist Jon Bailey, the QSR came up with a neat way to engage customers around this new product offering. I haven’t heard the phrase “consumer generated content” in some time, or “co-creation” for that matter, but […]

Brand Activation Is A Global Movement

Once upon a time, I lived in Chicago and I spent some time freelancing for Frankel. Bud Frankel was a pioneer in sales promotion, and I thought it was pretty cool to see him walking the halls as Chairman of the firm he founded, led and eventually sold. The sales price in 2000 was estimated […]

X-Men Love X-Tra Bacon

One may need to employ mutant superpowers to take down the two X-Tra servings of bacon on the new Western X-Tra Bacon Cheeseburger and X-Tra Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit from Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. The brands’ promotional tie-in with 20th Century Fox’s release of X-Men: Days of Future Past kicked off today with the […]

Seven Mobile Apps Every Advertising Agency Should Pitch To Their Clients

With smartphones and the Internet, technology has taken off, and people now use it to run their daily lives. Of course, more importantly, people in business have harnessed smartphone apps to run day-to-day operations and get ahead against the competition. With this in mind, here are seven mobile apps every advertising agency should pitch to […]