DiGiorno Pizza Is Straight Out of The Oven

When it’s the weekend and your piping hot need for fresh-baked pizza (to accompany a slate of NFL games) kicks in, rise to the occasion with DiGiorno. The new anthem and subsequent ads feature Von Miller, DJ Redfoo, Devvon Terrell, Diamond White, Madilyn Bailey, Marcus Perez, and O-Fresh. That’s how you put some star power […]

Crown Royal: A Spirit That’s Real

“Live generously and life will treat you royally.” That’s some moving copy with a solid idea behind it. Let’s watch the idea play out in the following Crown Royal Canadian Whisky commercials from Anomaly New York. I love the pace of this campaign. It fits the spirit, as does the “street casting” technique and choice […]

I Can’t Talk Right Now, I’m Not Driving

By now, you’ve heard just how important it is to connect all your devices to each other and to your car and home in an interlocking web of digital advertising vulnerability. This is where Connected Car by Harman can help. What would be a boring TV campaign is made less so by the acting of […]

Revenge of the Nerd’s Parents

Do you watch commercials and ask yourself where did this come from? Of course, you do. You work in advertising. The above spot from TD Ameritrade and their ad agency Havas Worldwide/NY is one of those spots where you’re left to wonder where the brand is in this family mini-drama. Therapists could really improve the […]

Do It For Denmark

Sex sells. Sex in exotic locations sells even better. Spies Denmark, a travel concern, found that 46 percent of Danes with children have had less sex with their partner after having children. Only two percent indicate that they have had more sex, while 30 percent enjoy the same level of sex after their children were […]

Activate Your Voice for Freedom

We are at the dawn of 2017 and the modern world is teetering. Or it is steaming full ahead, according to your news sources and consequent points of view. One thing is clear. It’s high time to speak up and out. In many places around the world, democracy and the rule of law are being […]

Free Range Brands Looks At A Marketing Landscape Gone Wild

Think back on the last decade or so, and you’ll find countless examples of companies whose traditional positions in the marketplace were challenged. Some have successfully adapted, and some haven’t. Nicole Ertas takes a closer look at this phenomenon in Free Range Brands: Join the New Breed of Agile Brands. To start with, Ertas talks […]

Sell With A Story Keeps It Personal For A Change

Frankly, I’m sick of talk about “storytelling.” All brands and marketers and ad people think they’re now in the business of storytelling, to the point where the word is meaningless. Even worse are people who use the word “story” as a concept the way snotty, wanna-be aristocrats use the word “sport.” Thankfully, we get none […]