Category Archives: brand image

Creativity Flies High

Want to see something cool in outdoor advertising? Something better than the inflatable swinging sock people? More effective than mascots walking along the road and more hi-tech than store signs powered by wind? Enter the British Airways Interactive Billboard! It … Continue reading

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A Sad and Beautiful Whiskey Ad

Though I’ve yet to visit the Emerald Isle, I do have a few Irish friends. Wonderful people — funny, bright and talented. And sad. Maybe not in the “someone had better cheer them up quick” kind of sadness, but more … Continue reading

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Relaxx, It’s Just A Logo.

A lawsuit has been filed by ExxonMobil Corp. against 20th Century Fox Inc. claiming that their new logo for the FXX network infringes on the interlocking XX in their own logo. I actually enjoy two shows on FX (Louie and … Continue reading

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Arrivaderci, LGBTQ Consumers?

I’ll be the first one to defend the right of people to say whatever they want, even corporate CEOs. Last year, when Chik-Fil-A’s COO, Dan Cathy, publicly stated his opposition to same-sex marriage, forces on both sides of that debate … Continue reading

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Goodbye Hello Kitty Beer.

That iconic kitty cat, Hello Kitty, known to grace everything for children–from fruit snacks to fruit of the loom underwear is now hawking fruit flavored beer. Yes, beer – an alcoholic adult beverage. The Hello Kitty brew, licensed by the … Continue reading

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Awwwwsome Spot.

It seems so simple (even if slightly arbitrary) to find something in your corporate name to play off of in your marketing. A recent campaign for Petco® lets the “Pet” part of it’s name sit and stay, while the “co” … Continue reading

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Dressing Up the Golden Arches.

McDonald’s going luxury premium? In Japan, McDonald’s has launched a new line of premium burgers entitled the “Quarter Pounder Jewelry Series”. The burgers include premium meat and accompaniments like thickly-sliced pineapple and bacon, Monterey jack cheese, black truffle sauce, chorizo, and … Continue reading

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