Category Archives: Advertising

Man Bites Dove –A dessert so good it needs no advertising

I am thinking about ice cream and not only because we’re past Memorial Day here in the U.S, which is the unofficial beginning of summer… I just really love ice cream, but I also know that ice cream is a … Continue reading

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What if our agency prefers not to specialize?

My business partner and I run a small marketing and advertising ‘shop’ with an office on Madison Avenue. Yes we’re Mad Men. Ok that’s out of the way. We’re successful and have been growing our business over the past few … Continue reading

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‘Please don’t litter’ – a marketing success story

Back in the day (that is when I was much younger), littering was a notable problem in the United States. There were seemingly constant campaigns delivered under the ‘Keep America Beautiful’ organization banner. The crying American Indian “Iron Eyes Cody”: … Continue reading

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Gap learns a few things from Zara – me too

I read a very interesting article in this week’s Wall Street Journal – As Gap Struggles, Its Analytical CEO Prizes Data Over Design Khadeeja Safdar’s November 28th WSJ article: I was quite surprised to learn that in terms of market … Continue reading

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For Billboard advertising you have 7 seconds or less

Since as my partner David likes to say we need to be COG-nostic (not agnostic) when it comes to deciding on the appropriate channel marketing mix OOH (out-of-home) marketing is always considered. As I have written in the past the … Continue reading

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Chinese dance troupe Shen Yun is a big digital advertiser in the USA

If you live in or around any major city in the U.S. you’re are likely to have seen advertising for something called Shen Yun which appears to be some sort of Chinese dance troupe along the lines of Cirque du … Continue reading

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Did you feel it? $200MM ad spend so far DraftKings and FanDuel

If you’ve turned on your television or walked into any sports bar you cannot fail to have seen the incessant ads for DraftKings and FanDuel. On Tuesday New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman shut down the two sites in … Continue reading

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