Advertising is Illegal… Now what?

This outlandish notion may not be so crazy. Two reasons why: In 2007 mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil banned outdoor advertising (see image) in an effort to clean up the city. A first, in what some consider, many legislative decisions to effect or ban the advertising industry. We know that people are only shoppers and [...]

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Same Message; Different Brand

While spacing out during the commercial break of Seinfeld reruns, I caught myself entranced in a commercial. A highly inspirational storyline with an edginess to its cinematography and visualizations. I found myself remembering where I’d seen this before and recounting the advertiser and message as well as the emotional, inspirational feeling I’ve had while watching [...]

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The Psychology of FDNY & Pinterest

After my college life, facing the reality of the real world, like most people, I began to wonder if I got the right degree. I started off in the science world, biology and zoology, but quickly changed my mind to marketing after the likes of Kantian Deontology made my head hurt just trying to pronounce [...]

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Warfare Gaming Takes to the Streets: Mobile Urban Warfare

We at blackwhalegroup are ecstatic to announce the launch of a new idea into the realm of humanity. Today we launched our project Mobile Urban Warfare on Kickstarter to crowdfund our way through development. Mobile Urban Warfare is a location-based, mobile warfare game that utilizes GPS and augmented reality technologies to put you in the [...]

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Why Pepsi will Succeed

Pepsi has been all over the Interwebs lately, due to their new “Live for Now” campaign. It has definitely intrigued me as an avid follower of brands and brand shifts. I think it is a transformational point in what a brand is and what it stands for. For years, I’ve been calling for brands to [...]

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Connecting Brands

Forecast: Connected-Fragmented Brands

During a discussion yesterday, it dawned on me as to how close we are from the connected brands that we will inevitably become. With the thrust of open transparency driving awareness and conversation around business models, practices, development, and marketing, consumers are shattering the idea of brand and segmenting and fragmenting the role it plays [...]

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brandsconverged: we believe

Societies are changing; revolutions have happened; people are found, ridiculed, praised, & worshiped; consumers have been grateful, loving, passionate, & hateful… The world in which we live is in continuous motion; fueled by the digital evolution, social adoption, and increased mobility. Brands are quickly becoming mixed up in this maelstrom of content, information, values, media, [...]

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