Tune In To The 2016 Radio Mercury Awards

Radio Mercury 2016

As a copywriter, you have to appreciate radio advertising, when it’s well done. After all, it’s the writer’s medium. As a connoisseur of well-made radio, you also want to thank 2016 Radio Mercury Awards for honoring outstanding radio each year, and for gathering 101 compelling radio spots in one place. “At the heart of a […]

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 […]

Briefcase Tacos W+K Wins Error Error Best Mercury Meatballs Helicopter


Winners of 24th annual Radio Mercury Awards were announced last month at le Poisson Rouge in New York. Wieden + Kennedy and their client Old Spice took Best of Show for “Mandroid.” (click to listen) The Mercury Best of Show award comes with a $50,000 cash prize, making it one of the more coveted awards […]

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

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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 […]

Mercury Awards Name 157 Finalists, Loads Audio Files To Show Site


I stopped leafing through award show annuals years ago, but I do like to listen to radio spots. Therefore, I appreciate the 2014 Radio Mercury Awards making the spots from their 157 finalists available online for all to hear. There’s much worth listening to here and much of it is regional, so this is our […]

MarCom Voices Amplified By Bob Knorpp’s Weekly Radio Show


Do you listen to world’s best radio show about marketing? It’s an hour of cordial banter led by host of hosts, Bob Knorpp. This week’s program looks at Apple’s push into in-store push notifications; Instagram’s plan to introduce advertising; placing ads on porn sites, and more. Another Monday, another BeanCast. Always free, always great! w/ […]

Radio Host Bob Knorpp Makes Move, Trades On His Show’s Success


Flashback to early October 2011 in downtown Boston. I’m in the city to present a talk on paid content at Geekend (a smaller tech conference within the much larger DMA). I see Bob Knorpp on the trade show floor from afar — he pretty much towers above the crowd. As a frequent guest on The […]

Oreo Cookie Scores Social Media Win On Super Bowl Sunday, GoDaddy Heads To The Bank On Monday


On the heels of Oreo’s big Super Bowl win during Sunday’s Super Bowl #blackout, are we ready to say real time marketing is a new trend? It’s a topic NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” picked up and ran with today. Oreo’s ad team took just five minutes to conceive and produce the ad, according to […]