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July 18th, 2019

Danny Wikowsky

The Branding of Stranger Things

I recently had the opportunity to binge-watch Season 3 of Stranger Things on Netflix and spoiler alert – it doesn’t disappoint. (Note: I will keep this spoiler-free in case you haven’t had the chance to get through the full season yet.) But I would like to discuss the branding and product placement that was rampant throughout the show. Read More

July 12th, 2019

bozell

Diet Woke or Nope?

At Bozell, we pride ourselves on being an open environment that fosters ideas and varying points of view. The freedom from being judged for having a differing opinion is how we never settle and strive to generate the best work for our clients. Below is an example of how two Bozellers saw a campaign and had contrasting reactions. Read More

July 3rd, 2019

credinger

Brands Are Winning Big Because Kids Are Shopping Small

When I was a kid, I used to love playing grocery store. My siblings and I would tape up old cereal boxes, wash out Tide bottles and anxiously wait until an egg carton was empty so we could collect it. Now, as a 20-year-old intern and a big sister of three little girls under the age of 10, I get to see a whole new generation of children get hooked on playing grocery store. Only this time, Read More

April 30th, 2019

beisert

Maybe You Should Sleep On It

If you’ve ever had a dream (most of us), you know they can
be fun, interesting and wildly bizarre. For instance, my last dream had the lush setting of the Ritz Carlton where I was stuck in a glass elevator with Michael Keaton and Ryan Reynolds, all of us wearing bright green St. Patrick’s Day outfits and holding French bulldogs. Before you can judge me, I’m sure you’ve had weirder dreams than that. Read More

April 9th, 2019

Danny Wikowsky

It’s Overtime and You’ve Got One Commercial Break

Last night was the culmination of the 2018 – 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball season with the University of Virginia defeating Texas Tech University in an instant-classic championship game of what we all effectively call March Madness. Of course, advertisers typically work to leverage March Madness for their special offers, deals and promotions. The king of this year’s tournament, in my opinion, is Buffalo Wild Wings. Read More

February 26th, 2019

sgalusha

A Blog is a Blog is a Blog … or is it?

The short answer:

This is a blog post, not a blog. Blogs are a collection of
blog posts, which can be any length. Even three sentences.

The long answer:

There seem to be a big misconception regarding blogs, one which I try and correct at every given chance. A blog is an online diary or publication. While writing this piece, I know that it will be posted to Bozell’s blog. This piece, however, isn’t a blog, Read More

February 8th, 2019

Robin Donovan

Timid Women, DOVE Chocolate says “No chocolate for you!”

I have seen DOVE Chocolates’s new commercial, which implies that three guys are buying gifts at the same time and place for the same woman. The spot then cuts to said woman eating DOVE Chocolate. What I did not comprehend was that this is DOVE’s way of celebrating “bold” women.
As a woman who some have accused of being bold, Read More

February 1st, 2019

dmoore

The Advertising Subpar Bowl

Has Super Bowl advertising jumped the shark?
As way of explanation, here’s the definition of “Jump the shark”:
“Jumping the shark is the moment when something that was once popular no longer warrants the attention it previously received, particularly when attempts at publicity only serve to highlight its irrelevance… reaching a point at which far-fetched events are included merely for the sake of novelty, indicative of a decline in quality.”
Sounds an awful lot like the current state of Super Bowl advertising. Read More

January 2nd, 2019

Kathy Blobaum

Disruption in the Grocery Landscape

Traditional grocers have been losing market share to alternative formats for some time now, but with the rise of Amazon and their purchase of Whole Foods, the rate of change continues to accelerate. Walmart is also investing heavily in e-commerce and the retail giant is intent on competing with Amazon for the top spot in online grocery market share. Increasingly, consumers are gaining confidence in ordering groceries online. According to the Food Marketing Institute study conducted by Nielsen, Read More

December 19th, 2018

Kerrey Lubbe

DISH Network with the Win!

I’ll admit, I’m still one of those people who watches live television and watches the commercials. (I like to stay up on what advertisers are doing.) And I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the new Dish Network TV “Road Trip” commercial where three men discuss an unfortunate purchase of an old and questionable RV. It was really funny. I even found myself rewinding the DVR to watch it again. Read More