The Creative Platform
Once upon a time we had a client that designed and manufactured custom chrome wheels. While they didn’t sell their wheels direct to consumers, they wanted to launch an advertising campaign to create awareness and demand for their brand at
What’s the big idea?
In marketing, the notion of “The Big Idea” is hardly original. It’s been around since the days of David Ogilvy and other pioneers of advertising and now has its own Wikepedia page, which tells us this:The Big Idea in marketing
The Best of the Super Bowl
Ah, the Super Bowl! When large men collide, hyperbole reaches new heights, and national advertisers pony up $5.6 million to showcase their creative talents! It’s a uniquely American moment and one of the last when large groups of people gather
Do your brand assets support your brand promise?
A wise man once said that the clothes you wear can’t disguise the soul within. The same goes for your brand. Are you presenting your brand in the proper attire? Or are you dropping it off at the prom sporting
Advertising as Storytelling
So here we are, deep into the information age, awash with data, rich in metrics and able to present the marketplace with a truly impressive array of facts and figures to compel and persuade people to behave in a certain
Why you need to get it right with your ad claims
Awhile back, Dan wrote a blog about how hyperbole will ultimately invalidate your message due to its insincerity. But there’s another pitfall with hyperbole: legal woes. On a legal level, there’s a fine line between truth and fiction. Hyperbole and puffery walk
Give lucid statements to strong ideas
At the risk of dating myself, I’ve been in the business of creative production for some 30 years. Over those years I’ve seen astounding changes in the framework from which we go about producing that thing we call “creative,” an
In the almost three years of blogging, we've developed a pretty robust archive of educational posts
Oh, the Hyperbole
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How to Create an Effective Billboard
As the digital revolution has fragmented, revolutionized, and sometimes marginalized traditional media, there is one medium that has remained relatively unscathed and virtually unchanged: ye olde billboard. Known as outdoor advertising in the jargon of the industry, billboards still provide