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Advertising needs to be emotionally absorbing. Otherwise, it’s irrelevant, stale and ineffective. The mind is geared to filter out stimuli, requiring emotion to achieve breakthrough. How big is the challenge of trying to secure the awareness – let alone the enduring emotional engagement – of consumers? Huge, of course. People are awash in information and glad to tune out what they don’t need, which is why it is increasingly difficult to create a successful ad.

Advertising

Ad Blocking: A Conundrum For Brands

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Ad Blocking: A Conundrum For Brands

There’s nothing new about ad blocking. 3rd party extensions for popular web browsers have been available for many years.

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3 Keys To Increasing Return On Ad Spend

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3 Keys To Increasing Return On Ad Spend

We’re all too familiar with the old Wanamaker adage: ‘Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half’. It no longer has to be that way.

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How Brands Can Build A Disruptive Campaign

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Building A Disruptive Advertising Campaign

Rarely do you hear someone who can confirm the important truths that you’ve spent a career learning. It takes someone who has been to the mountaintop to validate what you’ve believed to be true all along.

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Brands Need A Creative Renaissance

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Brands Need A Creative Renaissance

Nearly infinite channels and touchpoints have created unlimited possibilities for brands to interact with their customers. With so much opportunity, it’s hard to imagine the effectiveness of advertising is in decline.

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How To Think Like A Creative Director

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How To Think Like A Creative Director

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking on this topic to a room full of retailers. No doubt there was more than a little curiosity, thanks to the larger than life exploits of our fictional colleague Don Draper on AMC’s “Mad Men,” or how about Mel Gibson’s mind-reading creative director in “What Women Want.”

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