- Francis Urquhart for Grey Poupon?
- The Worst Migraine in L.A.
- Prevent Conceptus Interruptus: How Math Can Improve Your Creativity
- Disruptive Challenger Brands and Names
- We played CBGBs 30 years ago today
- Find the fridge
- The Wire: Season 6, Jimmy and the boys work with the NSA to stop terrorism in Baltimore.
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- Agency Life
- airline staff
- Conan O'Brien
- Content Farms
- Content Strategy
- Customer Service
- Darth Vader
- Focus Groups
- Food Carts
- Harley Davidson
- Ian Hunter
- New Business
- New Seasons
- Pitch Process
- Shopping Bags
- Spec Work
- Stanley Fish
- Trader Joe's
I write ads: traditional, non-traditional, interactive, edutainment, story-based, broadcast, and experiential marketing events.
Sometimes I write about ads and the business of advertising. Sometimes I write about other stuff.
The views expressed here are solely my own and don’t reflect the views of my employers.
Tag Archives: Marketing
This presentation is based on a post I wrote in 2010. Advertisements
I presented this simple deck to a client that had everything it needed to succeed as a challenger brand in its category, except a challenger brand name. Now they’re considering changing it.
Abercrombie & Fitch is hardly the only clothing brand to not make plus sizes. If A&F CEO Mike Jeffries committed a faux pas, it’s for saying in public what many other executives privately think (whether in similar words or their own definition of cool): … Continue reading
Co-branding and co-promotions, when done well, can introduce new customers and bring energy and innovation to more established brands. I worked for a few years at an experiential marketing agency that often brought together automotive and like-minded brands in other … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about Facebook’s Lookalike Audience targeting and how Liking something on Facebook doesn’t always translate into a purchase. A person on Facebook might Like Ferrari and drive a Ford. What do I Like on Facebook (and what might this suggest about my buying habits)? … Continue reading
Challenge: ’70s southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, needs to recruit a new generation of listeners while attracting older fans. Solution: Groupon ticket sales during their 2013 tour for almost half price. Results (fantasy): People will sample Lynyrd Skynyrd, as if they’re an ice … Continue reading
Earlier this month I came across what I thought was the most pathetic thing I’ve ever read, but I should have known better. Today I came across this quote from the designer, Neville Brody: An electrician isn’t an opinion former, … Continue reading