To Remain Or Become Relevant, Create Better Brand Experiences

Rob Schwartz of TBWA has seen the future of advertising and it is deeply interactive and personal. From his report in Forbes: The Tomorrow Awards were chock-a-block full of good Social ideas. One that impressed me was the Nike Social Response Lab. The Response Lab was a grand community conversation on social media featuring a […]

W+K’s Roots Are Showing

UPDATE 10/6/12: We wrongly assumed W+K made the following Levi’s spot. Please excuse our initial error and see the revised post for the correct credits. “Just Do It” is much more than a tagline. It’s a platform, and an ethos so deeply embedded in Nike’s core, that the brand doesn’t even need to use the […]

Gators Come To Kyle Field For Aggie’s Inaugural SEC Clash

Now that the political conventions are over, we can focus on what truly matters. College football! If you’re a fan of college football, you know that teams have been jumping from one conference to another like crickets at dusk. The Big 12, for one, has imploded. Colorado left last year for the Pac 12, and […]

“Protect The Football” Is A Great Call To Action

Protect the football (from homebrew, wheatgrass, babies any environments that doesn’t work for watching football). That’s the new message from Buffalo Wild Wings and its ad agency, Fallon. Interestingly, some homebrewers are pissed at the brand. One commenter on YouTube said, “You should learn to make good wings before you pick on the people that […]

Visa Produces Instant Nostalgia In London

Did you happen to notice how fast Visa brought new commercials (featuring new Gold Medal winners) to the airwaves during the London games? In many cases the athlete’s heroic story (as told in 30 seconds by a global credit card purveyor) appeared on NBC stations within minutes of the medal round competition. Here, take a […]

There’s A Mom Behind Every Champion, And P&G Is Behind Every Mom

The Olympics are endowed with many emotional, forever memorable moments. Athletes train their entire lives to appear on this world stage–a stage where the heartbreak of a loss or the triumph of a win are as real as they are overwhelming. Proctor and Gamble, and its agency partner Wieden + Kennedy, smartly built a content […]

What Does An Olympic Sponsorship Do For Brands?

Get ready: The London Olympics are coming in a few weeks. To be honest, I’m not much into the Olympics as a whole, although it was quite cool to be living in Atlanta in the Summer of 1996 when the games were there. But it’s no secret that brands and marketers leap at the chance […]

He Didn’t Win, But He’s Not Tired, So There’s A Win In There Somewhere

Despite a shared lead after 54 holes, Jim Furyk did not win the U.S Open yesterday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help notice that the West Chester, PA-native is a walking billboard for 5-hour Energy. He says in the spot that he was skeptical, but that he’s been taking the […]

Sponsors Of The Olympics Go For Social Media Gold

It’s an Olympics year, and with social media bigger than ever, Fox Business takes a look at how Olympic sponsors plan to get social: Take Samsung Electronics, which recently launched its U.S. Olympic Genome Project. It uses a game called “How Olympic Are You?” to establish people’s connections to the Olympics, such as finding athletes […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Copacino Hits Best In Show At Seattle ADDYs With Mariners Campaign

I’ve been to many ADDY shows in several different cities. And judged the shows in a few others. I think you can tell a lot about a city’s ad professionals by the way they run their ad clubs and ADDY show. Smaller cities tend to make it a bigger deal because it’s so community-focused and […]