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Ackermania Gets Violent and Messy for VidAngel

Creating an ad for a client whose main product aims to “protect” audiences from “the bosoms, blood and bad words” on YouTube and in movies is quite a challenge, but Ackermania Creative (the guys behind the Poopouri spots) certainly got...Show More Summary

Family Gets Shot by 3,192 Paintballs in 5 Seconds in Ad That Supposedly Means Well

VidAngel doesn't like foul language, but clearly has less of a problem with violence. The company, which cleans up streaming content online by filtering out obscene language and other objectionable material, just released the crazy ad below—in which a family sitting on a couch gets shot by 3,192 paintballs in five seconds. Show More Summary

3 Tips for Kicking Butt...Even When You Don't Feel Like It

By Laura Kay (formerly Smith), Chief Firecracker, Pink Spark Systems Ugh. Divorce. Have you been through one, My Dear? I hope not. But, if you’re like a lot of us, you’ve been there ~ done that. Me too. In fact, recently ~ like this year. Show More Summary

30 Tips for Great Digital Marketing

30 Tips for Great Digital Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing It’s guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest post is from Tara Banda – Enjoy! A man walks into a bar/restaurant/hotel/car repair shop. Show More Summary

When Consumers Copy Choice

Summary: Consumers are not the best at making decisions. In an environment where we are bombarded with so many options, paired with even more irrelevant information and variables that affect judgment, it is easy to see why consumers have a difficult time. And when consumers are placed in situations where they have very little information...

Five Things a PR Can Be Mad ABout Today

Summary: They say "count your blessings." For the field of public relations, there are plenty. Here are just the top five! 1. If you're a frustrated journalist, there's more work out there than ever. If you're a talented PR writer, content marketing has created enormous new platforms for showcasing your journalistic talents.

For Your Next Cruise, Consider Cargo Ship Travel

Summary: Cruises are a popular way to vacation with wonderful destinations. Disney even takes travelers to a private island for a unique experience. Another novel way to travel at sea is on a cargo ship. We recently ordered Olaf (the snowman from the movie Frozen) online and the arrival date was six weeks in the future.

Nike Packages Ultra-Flexible Sneakers in a Tiny Shoebox 1/3 of the Regular Size

Here's a lovely little packaging idea from Nike, and we do mean little. The Nike Free 5.0 is one of the most flexible sneakers ever made. And that's clear right from looking at the box, which was designed to be one-third the size of a regular shoebox. Show More Summary

Online Marketing News: Google+ Lets You Fake It, Facebook Saves, Microsoft Overtakes Yahoo

How do Social Signals Impact SEO? [Infographic] - How is social tied to SEO?  Click the graphic above to checkout how social signals can impact your SEO. SocialTimes Twitter and Pinterest Lead Mobile Sharing Growth as Desktop Declines - In Q2 of 2014, shares from smartphones and tablets increased by approximately 31 percent, while desktop [...]

Smart Savings Online #FruggaSmartSavings

Frugga Smart Savings by Yvonne DiVita I am being compensated for this post, but I eagerly accepted the assignment because... hey, it's shopping online! You KNOW the comments and opinions are my own. I only share with I believe, folks. Show More Summary

Back to the drawing board

Isn't the drawing board the place where all the best work happens? It's not a bad thing to go back there. It's the entire point. (HT to Neil).        

Physician, author explains her mind body approach to medicine

Mind Over MedicinePhoto: Lissa Rankin, MD, a physician and New York Times bestselling author, is convinced that the lessons she learned over years of medical school and clinical practice are not all set in stone. In her 2013 book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, $24.95), she shares [...]Show More Summary

Are you going to do your best work today?

If not, what story are you telling yourself, which is motivating you to do less than you’re capable of? Just for today Tell yourself a more empowering story. Choose to give everything you do your very best shot. Then, do the same tomorrow. Show More Summary

How To Outsource Tough Tasks For Only $5

The amount of creativity brimming in this single website is nothing short of amazing. Or you could also say... It's amazing what people will do for five dollars! Need someone to model your merchandise or hold your sign for an awesome unique selling graphic? No problem. Show More Summary

Using Affiliate Marketing to Grow Your Business

As an entrepreneur or a marketer, the risk for you to use affiliate marketing is extremely low and the reward is high. You only need to pay affiliates when a customer converts, not when they drive people to your website. In the webinar, KISSmetrics Founder Neil Patel and Dan McGaw discuss how to increase your […]

Thursday Odds and Ends

-Expedia goes retro in “Thrownback Thursdays” spot by 180LA. -Dog food fight! Purina sued Blue Buffalo (founded by old-school ad guy Bill Bishop) for false advertising. -DDB won Mars Brand Royal Canin without a review. -Advertising is...Show More Summary

Internet Hero Hunts Down All 74 Stickers From Apple's New Ad

17 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

If you watched that new Apple ad with dozens of stickers adorning a MacBook Air and felt compelled to track down all 74 in real life, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, uh, that's a strange and unnatural compulsion you've got there. Show More Summary

Facebook reports 19 percent increase in daily active users

There are more people using Facebook on a regular basis than there were last year. 19% more. Care to guess how many people that is? Go ahead and guess: how many Daily Active Users does Facebook have now? (I’ll put the answer at the bottom.) Facebook just released their Second Quarter 2014 Financial Summary and […]

Paris Hilton is Back in New Carl's Jr. Ad!

17 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : Adrants

Can you believe it's been 9 years since Paris Hilton washed that Bentley while eating a Carl's Jr. BBQ Burger? Well, she's back. Hilton, 33, makes a cameo appearance in an ad featuring Sports Illustrated model Hannah Ferguson. As the...Show More Summary

LinkedIn Direct Sponsored Content skips the page and goes straight to the target

Marketing messages are a lot more effective when they’re targeted. That’s a given. But customizing the message is tricky when you’re updating a social media feed. Say your company is going on a road trip across the US. Do you want to stack up 12 posts, one for each city on your company LinkedIn feed? […]

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