Non-profit organizations and political movements are often so laser-focused on their goals, they fail to see the importance of process and the best path forward. Even fewer have a talented team of brand-builders on the job. Thankfully, the ACLU is the exception to this rule. According to Fast Company, the ACLU’s product development team is […]
Have you heard of Hootsuite Academy? The software company offers an array of educational offerings—including both free and paid social media courses. Hootsuite Academy offers social media training for teams and individuals. The training regimens appear to be a smart brand extension and a deep dive into brand utility (that flawlessly connects back to the […]
The most notorious ad agency in America today is also the most effective content marketer in the land. This is not something to be happy about (unless you favor more noise and distortion, over clarity and honesty). Here’s a passage from Ackerman McQueen’s homepage: WE HAVE FOUND OURSELVES AT ODDS WITH MANY IN OUR INDUSTRY. […]
When a giant technology company releases an innovative new product, the creative community must experiment with it to see what the technology can do, and how it might be used to entertain or inform customers. McCann Lima, for one, has Google’s Cardboard figured out. The agency created a breakthrough sampling program and virtual-reality experience for […]
Folkoperan, an opera house in Stockholm, is currently presenting God Disguised (Förklädd gud), a lyrical suite composed in 1940 by Swedish composer Lars-Erik Larsson to lyrics by Hjalmar Gullberg. The production features EU citizens who helped promote the show by holding signs about their performance and offering free tickets to passers-by. This is what happened: […]
Häagen-Dazs UK and Grey London are showcasing the pleasures of championship tennis, accompanied by an ice cream bar. According to Adfreak, the agency hired fashion photographer Adam Katz Sinding, known for his streetside style portraits, to capture courtside fans for the ice cream brand’s Instagram. The idea celebrates the ice cream marketer’s new five-year sponsorship […]
Skipping is for school children and web surfers. Be that as it may, you’re not going to skip this pre-roll advertising from GEICO. I don’t know about you, but I’m disrupted. Nice work, The Martin Agency.
Stuart Elliott, the long-standing advertising critic at The New York Times, typed up his final column for the paper last week. Still getting pitched at 1:48 pm ET on my final day at #TheNewYorkTimes. In holiday spirit, won't unleash a "Stuartism" on hapless PR person — Stuart Elliott (@stuartenyt) December 19, 2014 In his final […]