4 Steps to a Successful Social Media Giveaway Contest

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Sharing our activities on social media for our “friends” isn’t a new phenomenon, however, it has recently been approached with a different angle. Brands have taken the power of social media and implemented giveaways solely via their online platforms. It can be a hassle trying to figure out the best approach when implementing a giveaway […]

The Simplicity Cycle Reminds Us Simple Isn’t Easy

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If you’ve worked in advertising and marketing for a good bit of time, then you’ve seen everything become more complicated. Creating marketing plans, the many ways to execute ideas, and the media landscape seem more labyrinthine than ever before. Yet somehow, it’s the simplest ideas, and the simplest executions, that stand out the most. Dan […]

Buy My New Book: “Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks”

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If you’ve ever spent any time in advertising or marketing, you’ve heard people speak in terms that are beyond bizarre. Scope Creep. Deliverables. Ideation. You’ll also hear people talk about killer ads, hard-hitting ads, ads that are blown out and executed. I break down (and sarcastically deflate) these terms and others in my new book, […]

The Quick Guide to Cannes Lions 2015

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If you’re on your way to Cannes this weekend, AdPulp is happy for you. If you’re not on your way to Cannes to collect your Lion, you can stay up on the festival via various social media outlets detailed in the following infographic created by Ghergich & Co. and ImageBrief.

Max Greenfield Is Lovin’ It, But He May Be Alone In That

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Where does bad TV advertising come from? It’s a question McDonald’s and their agency Leo Burnett are forcing people to ask, in response to a series of 25 spots featuring Max Greenfield, one of the stars of Fox’s TV show “New Girl.” I can’t recall the last time I disliked a campaign as much. McDonald’s […]

You Can Rest Now. O&M Has Integrated Marketing for the Digital Age All Figured Out.

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Sampling is the oldest play in the book. Sampling works where ads do not, because people often need to “see it to believe it,” or taste it, as the case may be. Take Coke Zero. How can it possibly be as good as full-calorie Coca-Cola? The idea defies logic. It’s a problem that requires new […]

Hephaestus’ Helpful Hammer Delivers The Go-GURT

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Liberals arts majors rule. For only a liberal arts major is going to remake Classical mythology on behalf of Yoplait’s Go-GURT. In case you need a refresh on the topic, Hephaestus made all the weapons of the gods in Olympus. Here’s the update: Hephaestus was the blacksmith of the gods, so he’s the natural choice […]

The Truth Behind Restaurant Marketing

A successful restaurant needs to have a good marketing scheme, but there are plenty of myths out there regarding what works and what doesn’t. When starting out, it can be a challenge to know which tricks to try out and which to avoid, but read on if you really want to know the best ways […]

Dime Store Cowboys Ride Again

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For women, sex is mental. For women who read Harlequin romance novels, their boring, poorly dressed and out-of-shape husbands hardly exist. That’s the message in two new spots from BBDO Toronto and Someplace Nice director Pete Henderson for Harlequin. Harlequin publishes 110 titles a month in 34 languages in 110 markets. So, why haven’t women […]

Keeping Your Website Fresh And Your Brand Strong

Having an online presence is paramount to any contemporary business’s success. Even the best web designs need to be constantly updated to keep fresh and exciting. Building a brand is also extremely important for the success of any company. Your brand is what gives your business its signature and voice. In today’s digital world these […]