Jerry’s Branding Punch Line

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Do you know the one about Jerry and Jeff walking into a coffee shop? “I love advertising because I love lying.” Jerry Seinfeld tells the room as he accepts a Clio award for his work with American Express.  He goes on to describe how people are happy in the time between seeing an ad and … [Read more...]

Show Me Yours and I’ll Show You Mine

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When I talk to marketers about their creative briefs the responses I get are about as diverse as the undie aisle at Target.  Their briefs come in all shapes, styles, and sizes and only the most brave and defiant don’t bother to use briefs at all.  Some will preach on about the virtue of briefs and … [Read more...]

Will Your Social Media Deliver What Your Brand Promises?

Lonely Maytag Repairman

Brands must make sure their stories are being told properly across all channels and that they can measure alignment and congruence across the channels as well. In 1967 Maytag aired its "lonely repairman" TV commercial, telling the first of many tales of a Maytag repairman with nothing to do and … [Read more...]

Can I Help Inspire Your Organization to Change in 2 Links?

intelligent-brand-framework

I want to share two links I reviewed last week that will hopefully change the way you look at digital marketing & advertising and the way you manage data in your organization. Digital marketing seems to push people to be more analytical in their approach and there is nothing wrong with that, but … [Read more...]

Super Bowl 2014 Advertisers: Did They Win the Search Game?

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There were many aspects of Sunday's game that left people quite disappointed. Forget the game. I don't even want to comment on the persuasiveness of the Super Bowl television ads. Today, we are just going to look at how well those advertisers did at blocking and tackling the digital marketing … [Read more...]