Category Archives: Publicity

Smoke Signals or Viral Fire?

What happens when a good looking high school kid working at Target blows up the Internet? Meet Alex from Target, aka #AlexfromTarget, who was launched into viral stardom overnight when a teenage girl posted a photo of him packing groceries. The … Continue reading

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Blown Away.

I love not only this clever billboard from a swedish shampoo company, but how it inspired The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation to make a similar ad with a very different message. The technology is of course impressive, the visual of … Continue reading

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Return To Sender.

You’ve no doubt heard of Apple’s giveaway of U2’s latest album “Songs Of Innocence” and the controversy it caused. Apparently, even though everyone wants something for nothing, there are some people that don’t want it thrust upon them without their … Continue reading

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How Strong is The NFL… Brand?

So many exciting “Marketing Things” to be shared this season regarding the NFL and its use of marketing and technology to create a better experience for game day fans.  And I was excited to share that this week. But given … Continue reading

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Pull Up Your Damn Pants!

And no, I’m not talking about the inexplicable way some young men wear their jeans these days. Of course, I’m talking about that Trivago guy. But thank god, it seems I’m not the only one. I had to pause the … Continue reading

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If They Find It…

The best thing about this PSA (aside from the fact that it’s hysterical), is that it gets its message across no matter which side of the “Gun Rights” debate you find yourself on. I don’t imagine there are many gun … Continue reading

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Wag Your Tail If You Want Happier Traveling

As we head into the Memorial Day holiday, I am reminded of how unpleasant the ritual of air travel has become. Heading off for some marvelous R&R… but then rarely do you encounter a smiling face or a congenial fellow … Continue reading

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