There’s an intriguing opportunity for us when we push beyond the theories we’ve been following without questioning—like knowing all pieces of the marketing puzzle have an association to the brand or has the same URL or, worse, hashtag. Go to a place where your focus is really and truly on connecting the dots. Since I […]
It’s no secret that I am an advocate for building experiences where brands and people participate in something meaningful together. Sometimes that participation turns into a ‘holiday’ of sorts. Let’s explore this phenomenon. Groundhog Day. How many of us ever heard of Punxsutawney, PA before it became ‘holiday’ worthy through some keen storytelling by the […]
In our marketing ‘world’ all too often the concept of “understanding consumers” has been reduced to just identifying their needs. And market research has become a dreaded hurdle that must be cleared before you go on to the next phase of development. The technology of today offers new and interesting ways to mine for consumer insights and […]
It’s useless to create stories that no one remembers; you can’t change perceptions and drive behaviors (or commerce) that way. In the sea of channels, posts, pins, videos, etc., there’s a real value in understanding the way our brains create memories. My fascination with how the brain works, is mostly that, a fascination and a […]
The whole ad blocking issue is really about publishers, because when ads are blocked, publishers can’t distribute ad content inside their content—which is their revenue system. That’s it, that’s why there’s an issue and increased chatter in the industry. Don’t make it bigger or closer to home than that. In the bigger picture, we are not hearing creative people talking about how ad blockers are killing their industry—instead, they’re saying it’s good because it means everyone will try to do better work, an upside. So it’s all in how you look at it; shift your focus.