Category Archives: Advertising

What if accessing the Web was completely a VR experience?

Since the dawn of the Internet era (a keyboard and a screen), users have had to stare at a screen and enter by way of typing or voice, commands that direct the user to the desired destination. It’s worked out … Continue reading

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Score one for AOL

As reported in Computerworld  and other media outlets yesterday, AOL announced its new “One by AOL platform, unveiled on Tuesday, promises a consolidated and holistic view of brands’ marketing expenditures and performance across all screens, including TV” Also from the … Continue reading

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Experienced direct mail professionals should make great internet marketers

I went to see a good friend participate as a panelist at a local direct marketing association HVDMA business lunch today. I was a member of the association for a number of years and generally enjoyed seeing and talking with … Continue reading

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Is your brand right for ABC’s Shark Tank?

Working with start-up companies is intense as the stakes are high and often the fees are low.  It’s something I and our team have a great deal of experience with and no two start-ups have ever been remotely alike in … Continue reading

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Don’t think millennials watch TV commercials? Think again

Are millennials watching television commercials?  My informal survey of millennials (a small sample of less than 10) provided a takeaway that millennials DO watch television commercials.  Sort of.  As we know millennials are the ultimate mult-taskers.  Texting, tweeting, and many … Continue reading

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The Super Bowl XLIX ads that weren’t shown

The reviews are in regarding the TV spots aired during this past Sunday’s Super Bowl. My partner Nader did a great job reviewing the ads on his blog earlier this week. Before the Super Bowl we marketing people like to … Continue reading

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Can digital display advertising have a positive ROI?

Spoiler alert. The answer is it depends. Taking a broader view it’s a concept that (to me) seemed laughable since banners and display ads first came into being. Digital display has always been more about brand advancement and staying top … Continue reading

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How did Toyota save the Prius brand?

Recently Toyota Prius has been advertising on television with some amusing spots from Saatchi & Saatchi including one entitled “Rain’ in which an adolescent waits for the rain to wash the fourteen year old family Prius. Another spot entitled ‘Family Portrait’ … Continue reading

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Marketing intuition – overrated or underrated?

Smart direct marketers have been doing evidenced-based marketing for a very long time. Yet even with the use of old school matrixes prior to the rise of spreadsheet marketing, a fair amount of experienced based intuition would be employed. What … Continue reading

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Marketers are targeting – what’s it to you?

I hesitated to include what is nearly an entire article even from a venerated newspaper (or content provider?) such as the Wall Street Journal.   However since my partners and I continually discuss the nature of successful advertising, effective targeting is … Continue reading

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