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.

Mar 12, 2020

Is Ad Tech Overrated?

Tim Leon Advertising, Digital, Trends

It seems like every day there’s a new marketing technology that is the new biggest and best thing. And some really are great. At the same time, we marketers are overloaded with new technologies hyped as a “must-have” if we want to survive in the industry. In fact, ChiefMarTec.com added more than 200 new solutions to their list in 2020. …

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Mar 10, 2020

2 Seconds to Engagement

Shawn Maher Advertising, Creative, Trends

At the advent of online video, many marketers realized that viewer engagement was difficult. So we began thinking differently than we would for a medium, like television, where the viewer had to pay attention…until DVR came along, that is.  But the thing about evolution is that, well, it keeps evolving. Now we have skippable ads, a loose definition of “broadcast” …

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Mar 04, 2020

The Coronavirus Makes Corona Viral

Shawn Maher Public Relations, Trends

By now, it’s hard to be a person alive in the world and be unaware of the Coronavirus. We’re not here to talk about illnesses and pandemics. There are scientists, doctors and experts who know far, far, FAR more about…you guessed it…science than we do. However, Coronavirus has spilled into our area of expertise, and that’s what we’re talking about …

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Mar 03, 2020

Ryan Reynolds and Aviation Gin Strike Again

Tim Leon Advertising, Creative, Trends

Ryan Reynolds just can’t stay out of our trend discussions. Leave it to the actor-turned-ad-mogul to find a clever and timely way to create an online video for his Aviation Gin brand. Online video that truly taps into the zeitgeist can provide a lesson on what online video and content marketing should be.  Since 2020 is a leap year, that …

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Feb 25, 2020

Dogs: (Un)Scientifically Proven to Be the Best Pet

Shawn Maher Creative, Trends

Look, we’ll be the first to admit we’re biased here. When someone brings their dog to the office, productivity plummets to someone-put-ambien-in-the-water-supply levels. So in this week’s trends discussion, it’s no wonder that our tails were wagging for this Milk-Bone commercial.  It’s like the old advertising adage goes: if you don’t have a competitive advantage, then use humor. If you …

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