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January 9th, 2020

Heather McCain

THAT Peloton Ad

You’ve all seen it by now. The Peloton ad with the lady who looks trapped in an exercise bike nightmare. She gets a Peloton bike for Christmas and is quickly held hostage by early morning spin rides. Throughout the commercial she speaks into the camera, documenting every workout in what seems like a not-so-secret plea for help. The commercial ends as she and her husband sit on the couch admiring her video diary of workouts. Read More

January 2nd, 2020

Kerrey Lubbe

Words Grandma Will Understand

From the very beginning of my copywriting career, I have followed one simple rule of thumb …

Creativity comes second to effective communication.

Because of this, my preferred approach to writing is simple, clean and conversational. Basically, I like to write how people talk. It’s a faster read and much more relatable. Read More

November 13th, 2019

Robin Donovan

Why Does Allstate’s Mayhem Campaign Have Such Longevity?

Insurance has typically been an avoidance category. We never want to think of bad things that could potentially happen to us and we don’t want to hear or read boring clause after clause of legal mumbo jumbo. So, we shut it out. Read More

October 16th, 2019

John Melingagio

Don’t Hack Off an Older Guy with Money in his Pocket

I’m not rich, but I have disposable income. I drive a 300-horsepower sport sedan with an 80-gig touch-screen control system. I have a smartphone, smart TV, 35mm SLR digital camera and three computers, and I know how to use them. I wear Oakley glasses, own two high-end bicycles, volunteer in my community and vote independently. Read More

September 25th, 2019

Kerrey Lubbe

Back to School. Back to Normal?

In a sea of back-to-school promotions, with kids dancing and over the moon to get new clothes and school supplies, there’s one spot that didn’t particularly stand out.

Until about 15 seconds in. Read More

August 20th, 2019

Heather McCain

Beyond #WomenInSports

Photo © Yahoo! Sports

Sports have been a part of my entire life. I’m fairly certain I was shooting hoops before I could walk. I often played a pickup game of Wiffle Ball every day after school with neighborhood friends. I carried that love of sports and transformed it into running as an adult. Read More

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