Ten Tips for Advertisers

March 22, 2021
Bad ads waddle like a porcupine and make lots of little points. Good ads charge like a rhinoceros and make a single point powerfully. This is true regardless of your choice of media. Ad budgets are like that, too. When universities ask me to address their Advertising & Marketing majors […]

Conversations in Advertising: Are You a Participant or an Eavesdropper?

July 19, 2018
By Photos by Bertilvidet, European People’s Party, Republican Conference of the United States House of Representatives. Collage/graphic by Didia [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons   Whether you’re a business trying to engage consumers or a political candidate wooing voters, before your ad hits the airwaves, make sure it […]

What You Don’t Know About Millennials

July 31, 2016
I was working on a post on this very theme when the weekly Small Market Radio Newsletter appeared in my inbox and I read my friend Jay Mitchell’s summary of the most recent research into the media consumption habits of Millennials. Seeing no reason to reinvent the wheel, I decided just to […]

Got Originality?

May 7, 2016
“Got Botox?”  This question graced a local billboard a few years ago, another in a long line of imitators of a brilliant campaign that spawned them. You remember Got Milk? That slogan and the advertising campaign built around it were created in 1993 by Goodby Silverstein and Partners for their client, the California Milk Processor […]