Seducing Strangers Reveals Some Of Advertising’s Open Secrets

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I’ll admit I’d never heard of Josh Weltman, but boy does he bury the lede with his new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You’re Selling. Because Josh Weltman is an LA-based veteran creative director who’s also a co-producer of Mad Men, and underneath the subtitle of the book is the […]

Fizz Lays Out The Word Of Mouth Marketing Strategy Basics

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If there’s one thing marketers love, it’s getting other people to do their jobs for them. That’s been the tempting lure of Word of Mouth Marketing (WOMM) for years, particularly with the rise of social media. But like all other marketing initiatives, it requires strategic thinking, planning, and discipline. Ted Wright lays out the principles […]

Discover the Especial

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The community, a cross-cultural agency formerly known as La Comunidad, has recently launched a new national campaign for Modelo Especial. An extension of the beer brand’s “Real World” campaign, the community has created three new TV spots, plus digital, OOH and radio ads that capture the reality of consumers’ worlds, positioning Modelo Especial as a […]

“How To Tie Your Boat Shoes” c/o Sperry Topsider

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“Everybody will start to cheer when you put on your sailing shoes.” -Robert Palmer Sperry Topsider is the favorite summertime footwear of WASPy sailors from Nantucket to Coronado. It’s great to have a built-in audience—and with 80 years in business, Sperry has one—but how does the boat shoe expand its footprint beyond the boarding school […]

Much More Than Political Careers at Stake in Israel’s Election

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The citizens of Israel are due to vote tomorrow. Will they vote for peacekeepers or hawks? Millions of people around the world are hoping it’s a vote* for peace. In the run up to the election, The Parents Circle Families Forum—an organization of Palestinian and Israeli families who have lost a family member to the […]

3 Ways To Make Your Marketing Stand Out From The Crowd

For most new entrepreneurs, the primary source of ideas you’ll enact will come from your competitive analysis. That’s a snazzy way of saying you’ll look at what more established companies in your space are doing, and you’ll copy them. There’s nothing wrong with this early on – that’s one of the primary ways we as […]

It Takes 3 Musketeers To Properly Skip Hop

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DDB Chicago wants to sell you a candy bar made from the perfect amount of chocolate, fluffy and Musketeer. Skip Hop? Hey candy does weird things to a body. The “Why 3?” campaign is the first new campaign for the brand in more than 10 years. 3 Musketeers Bar originally was named for the three […]

The Major Benefits of Putting Effort Into Your Packaging

For many years, I have worked with an ecommerce company and through that time I have noticed that there are many subtleties to the presentation that creates the “wow” factor with customers. One such area that not many business owners take into account is the packaging. In this case, I am talking about the packaging for […]

These Ads Are Impossible To Skip, They’re Already Over

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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.