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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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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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Branding v Advertising: The New Roles

Full disclosure, I’m a bit of a snob (or what I like to say, “Brand Passionate”) when it comes to certain products in my life… computing devices, cars, beer, and whiskey. Without mentioning names, one of my favorite whiskey’s, where I’m on an “order-by-name-in-mixed-drinks-on-the-rocks-or-neat” type of basis, started a huge advertising push with a new [...]

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Search+ Social Converging Means More Than You Think

The Interwebs are aflutter with the launch of Search+ (your world) from Google with discussions around unfair competitive advantages, stabs at Facebook, evolution of search, etc… I believe it’s a move that is the start of a new platforms, new behaviors, and new horizons for both users and marketers. Regardless of your thoughts about the [...]

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Marketing’s 99% & the // digital immersion program

As one year ends and another begins, we always see an influx of what the cool trends are going to be next year, especially in the digital age where social media, mobile, and digital branding are moving at a more rapid pace. The thing with these trend forecasts is that it overlooks the majority of [...]

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FutureCast Brand: Consumer Cartography

Last time we discussed the need to have a very detailed, very defined end state for our brands in order to understand what direction we should be going for the future. All too often, brand managers and marketing executives are too afraid to think about the future, they stick with the traditional brand guidelines and [...]

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A Big Game of Digital Catch-up

There’s no doubting that the digital landscape has permeated every aspect of our lives as consumers as well as marketing executives. The speed of which this permeation is happening is practically paralyzing marketing organizations around the globe. If I were to say Social Media 7 years ago, you would have no clue what I was [...]

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