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“Stop Telling Me What To Do!”

I think Tracy Turnblad, the leading lady in Hairspray, speaks for us all when she argues for a little less insistence. Consumers don’t want to be bossed around like the cliché I Love Lucy “Vitameatavegamin” commercial and told what to purchase or…


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7 Ways to Make Promo Items Pay!

Whether you call them giveaways, promo items, logo merchandise, swag or chachki, promotional products are big business. Promotional products sales consistently top $20 billion annually, according to Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Like any other part of your marketing strategy, it’s…


“Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins?”…

…. everything BUT the brand.   One of the most risqué advertising campaigns for its time featured the 15-year old Brooke Shields. That campaign was revolutionary and firmly solidified Calvin Klein as an edgy, original brand with attitude for the…


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Is this the Beginning of the End for Twitter?

Last Thursday, Bloomberg reported that Snapchat now has 150 million daily users of their app, which means that it has more daily users than Twitter (based on the percent of monthly users who are active each day.) Could this be…


5 Signs It's Time to Start Using Google AdWords

5 Signs It’s Time to Start Using Google AdWords

Every time we’re faced with a question, our first instinct is to “Google it”.  I am guilty of this – I’ll be watching a movie and try to remember the name of so and so actor. Google. I’ll be making…


Visual Graphics in PR

The world has become a very graphic place. Most of us scroll through social media pages every day, and with so much content to process, what type of post stands out to you? Some of the most attention-getting are photos,…


What we can learn from Donald Trump

Along with most of the country, ad agencies have been watching the ascent of Donald Trump with a mixture of shock and awe.  To help make sense of something unlike anything we have ever experienced we have concluded that his…