Category Archives: Experiential Marketing

A Little Doggie Sampling Goes A Long Way

There is a bit of a parallel between office workers and shelter dogs. Both are cooped up in cubbyholes all day. No walks, no fresh air, no fun. So, to provide a little relief to both the human and canine … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Jerk. The World Is Watching.

Virality and social conversation are great when a brand wants to strut its stuff. But beware — it can also create uproar when ads and messages hit this “no borders on the internet” world we live in. Take note of … Continue reading

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Shazamable Coke Bottles For Sharing, Of Course

Don’t think “The Haters” could possibly “hate hate, hate” this one! Coke’s latest #ShareACoke foray for the Summer of 2016 creates Shazamable cans and bottles with popular song lyrics for fun and sharing. And they didn’t seem to skip a … Continue reading

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Gatorade: The Science of Re-Branding

Well, it wouldn’t be a Gatorade ad without showcasing a world-class athlete, now would it? Yet while the brand’s new campaign, Your Game Is Our Lab, continues to feature some of the biggies, like track Olympian Usain Bolt, NFL defensive … Continue reading

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Politics, Entertainment & Marketing: Any Rules Anymore?

Politics and Late Night Comedy have become well-acquainted bedfellows over recent years. Equal-Opportunity barbs seem to level the playing field. But Politics and Prime Time Network TV shows? Politics and Marketing Conferences? Even Politics and First Responders on duty? Is … Continue reading

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Mickey D’s Creates VR Happy Meals

You may have heard about, or even experienced, the wonders of today’s Virtual Reality headsets. To Boomers like myself, they are more than just an update to the View-Master® of our childhood (which themselves are quite a bit more than … Continue reading

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25 of The Most Disruptive Brands of 2015

Always known, I hope, as one who constantly pushes to challenge the old cliches in Marketing, rethink the rules and reimagine new solutions, (and not always appreciated for it!) this recent list of 25 of The Most Disruptive Brands has … Continue reading

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