We have a lot to say. Admittedly, some of it probably shouldn’t be said in public, so we’ll keep it to the stuff that matters. Don’t expect us to only spew words or facts. We’ll tell you what we think, and more importantly, why it matters to you.

Feb 18, 2020

Is this the Cadillac of Brand Manifesto Ads?

Shawn Maher Advertising, Creative, Trends

One of the most interesting trends we discussed this week was Cadillac’s new ad campaign. Especially since it premiered on the red carpet. Well, that is if the commercial breaks during the Oscars can be considered the red carpet. Still, it’s definitely a primo ad placement.  Cadillac’s new CMO is launching his first campaign. It features a brand manifesto that …

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Feb 04, 2020

Budweiser: Subverting the Expected

Shawn Maher Advertising, Creative, Trends

If you’re like us, or even if you’re not, you’re probably buzzing about the slate of ads for this year’s Big Game. Being St. Louis born, bred and based, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about the biggest brewer in a historically great beer town.  That fairly well-known brewery in Soulard renowned for their beechwood aging aired a spot …

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Jan 22, 2020

Trending From G/L: Timing Is Everything

Shawn Maher Advertising, Creative, G/L Approach, Social Media, Trending Now, Trends

It’s time for some more trends. There’s been a lot of work in 2020 that’s had us buzzing, and this week was no exception. In fact, in this week’s trend discussion, G/L found a really interesting counterpoint between two brands attempting to ride social media buzz. The lesson we learned? When it comes to social media, timing is everything. The …

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Jan 15, 2020

Is Peloton in a No-Spin Zone?

Shawn Maher Advertising, Creative, Trending Now, Trends

In this holiday ad cycle, nothing ground many people’s gears like the now-infamous Peloton ad. Bike puns aside, many you have seen the controversial Peloton advertisement at this point. And probably even the Ryan Reynolds spinoff ad used to sell his gin and make light of a heated topic. Unsurprisingly, this marketing morass made its way into our Monday trends …

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Jan 13, 2020

Predicted Video Trends for 2020

Geile/Leon Creative, Digital, Trends

If it seems like video has become more and more embedded in every facet of our lives, you would be correct. And video is only going to continue trending upward in 2020. In fact, the average person will increase their daily online video consumption by 14% in 2020, increasing from an average of 84 minutes to 100 minutes each day, …

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