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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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Campaign Mindset in a Branding World

It’s easy to do… The short term vision of the top line vs the bottom line. With the recession still looming in the back of our minds we have become a bit gun-shy in investing in something that boosts long term profits while reducing short term sales (even though we know that the long term [...]

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Catalyst for Brands

Brand as a Catalyst for Life

I recently had the opportunity to listen to the Global Retail Director for Puma and Global Brand Director for Starbucks give presentations about their respective brands and what they are trying to accomplish from a lifestyle as well as retail perspectives. What was interesting was the air of elevation each described when discussing their vision [...]

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Hashtag #Fail

Super Bowl | Hashtag #FAILs

Some said that this year’s Super Bowl was going to be the “Year of the Hashtag” which was something that I was fairly excited about. Something about real-time, individual interaction coupled with Mass reach is something that is such a great opportunity but hasn’t really been harnessed to its fullest possibility. However, the Super Bowl [...]

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Super Bowl Commercial Digital Integration | Live Blog

Some people watch the Super Bowl for the game. Some watch for the Halftime show. Some watch for the commercials. We watch for the Digital Integration of those commercials. With so much opportunity at our finger tips, we want to make sure brands know what works and how to expand and scale on campaigns. Our [...]

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Rethinking the Super Bowl Spot

It’s that time of year again. The Super Bowl is this weekend and regardless of your team choice, one thing is certain, people LOVE the commercials. The Super Bowl commercial has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon within our society, a little more so in the advertising world. It’s has become an event in and [...]

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