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Thursday Morning Stir

-Finland’s hasan & partners created this sentimental spot for department store Stockman (video above). -London agency Gravity Road hired former GS&P CD Pete Conolly to lead its creative work and former Leo Burnett London MD Katie Lee...Show More Summary

The problem with problems

We have limits. There are challenges, limited resources, people or organizations working against you. Your knee hurts, the boss is a jerk, the systems are down. We have opportunities. There are opportunities, new sources of leverage and ideas just waiting...        

Don’t stop until you’re proud

How hard should you work? How successful should your business be? How much should you care? How long should you spend delighting your customers? How many times should you try before quitting? The answer One way to decide is to keep going until you’re proud. Show More Summary

Google+ now allows post promotion

Recently Google+ started to allow Google+ page owners with large following to promote their posts. But the system doesn't work like post promotion on Facebook. Facebook promotes paid posts to users within the social network itself.

Thanksgiving roundup: YouTube URLs, Vine gets pushy and more

Since this Friday is a holiday (Black Friday is a legal holiday, isn’t it), I thought I’d do my weekly tidbit roundup a little early. Putting the YOU back in YouTube YouTube is making it possible to change your YouTube user name to something more fitting for your brand. This is huge because so many […]

Stay Connected While You’re Home for the Holidays

If you, like many people, will be headed over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house — or anywhere else for that matter — you may stress out at the idea of stepping away from your business for days or weeks at a time. Thankfully,...Show More Summary

50 percent of teens said Facebook is a snore

Facebook isn’t about to lose its status as the number one social network, but it seems like familiarity has bred a little contempt. 50% of the participants in the new GlobalWebIndex (GWI) Social Summary for Q3 2014 said they were using Facebook less frequently than they did in the past. (Study involved 170,000 internet users […]

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Lululemon gets positive in its latest ad, which has broke one million views on YouTube (video above). -The Martin Agency will be AOR for Kraft’s Sabra hummus brand. -Post-production company Therapy Studios announced the addition of rep...Show More Summary

McCann Saves Snowmen for Zurich Insurance

McCann has crafted a new ad for Zurich Insurance looking ahead to spring, which may seem appealing to you, but is certainly less so for the snowmen depicted in the ad, entitled “Save the Snowmen.” The spot opens on a series of snowmen,...Show More Summary

How Well Do You Know Entrepreneurs? Take the Quiz to Find Out!

If you study business and entrepreneurship, you undoubtedly admire those who have reached the top. People like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Marissa Mayer, Mark Zuckerberg, and many others reached the echelon of the business ranks and created products that millions of people use everyday. They’ve put in the time, work, and have gone through the […]

Emmitt Smith Printed and Signed 400 Fan Tweets, Including a Marriage Proposal

Most tweets have a shelf life shorter than a fourth down on the goal line, but a few hundred Emmitt Smith fans will be keeping their tweets around for a good long time. To help promote Comcast Xfinity's live sports coverage by "re-imagining...Show More Summary

BBH Sheds Light on Youth Cardiac Risk in PSA for CRY

BBH London created a PSA campaign for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), a UK charity founded in 1995 which “raises awareness about sudden cardiac deaths in young people resulting from undiagnosed heart conditions.” In a 60-second PSA video, a group of young men engage in a game of rugby. Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz to Create New European Unit; BBDO Wins China Business

Today Mercedes-Benz announced its first major “global agency realignment” since 2006. The big winners appear to be BBDO, Merkley+Partners, and the custom team that will come from a “pooling” of creative talent in Europe. The press release,...Show More Summary

Find Authentic Destinations with Sol Beer Search Engine

Sol Beer helps find the up-and-coming bars and restaurants in your area with new search engine

Work Simply

Work Simply written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Carson Tate Routine, process, to-do and task lists – that’s how we get stuff done right? Turns out the most productive individuals all have one thing in common and that’s a system. Show More Summary

The Martin Agency Asks Salt-N-Pepa to Spice Up Geico

The Martin Agency makes sacreligious use of Salt-N-Pepa’s iconic 90s hit “Push It” — as well as the group itself — in its latest spot for Geico. The 30-second ad opens on a man trying to pull open a door that says “Push” on it. Soon Salt-N-Pepa show up behind him and break into “Push It” and the man walks in. Show More Summary

The 'Camp Gyno' Girl Is Back in a Remarkable Trailer for Her Father's New Book

You remember "Camp Gyno," the 2013 viral video for tampon subscription service Hello Flo in which the first girl to get her period at summer camp becomes a tyrant, dispensing products and advice like she's dealing drugs. The star of the ad, Macy McGrail, was a big part of its success. Show More Summary

FCKH8?s Little Girls Are Back, Still Swearing

FCKH8 attracted a lot of attention with its recent controversial video featuring young girls in dresses dropping “F-Bombs for Feminism,” addressing issues of gender inequality and violence against women for the for-profit activist t-shirt...Show More Summary

Where Brand Journalism and Native Advertising Can Fit Within Content Marketing

Over the past year the discussions about what content marketing is and isn’t as well as the role of content within marketing and PR functions of a business have been interesting to watch. Especially the discussions around whether brand journalism and native advertising fits in the content marketing mix. Here’s my take on it. Content [...]

McKinney Wins CarMax

Three weeks ago, we broke the news that CarMax, maker of Super Bowl ads featuring slow claps and puppies, would not be working with New York’s Silver+Partners for its next Big Game spot. The ensuing review quickly turned into a competition...Show More Summary

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