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November 19th, 2021

Laura Spaulding

100 Years of Embracing Change

By almost all accounts, 2020 was a devastating year for the ad industry. According to Forrester, ad agencies lost nearly 50,000 jobs globally – that’s more than double what was lost in the 2008 recession. (Source) And while the industry is still working to come out the other side and find “the new normal,” one thing is certain – we must adapt or we die.

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November 10th, 2021

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Rebranding Facebook: Everyone has an Opinion

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Rebranding a giant like Facebook is an impossible task – a no-win situation that will be examined by everyone. So that’s just what we did. Three Bozellers share their takes on Facebook turned Meta.

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November 5th, 2021

Robin Donovan

20 Years of Owning a Business

As of November 1, 2021, I have been a business owner for 20 years. That is not something I ever expected to be able to say. I started my career as a secondary English teacher with no thought of ever owning any kind of business. Eventually, I found myself in an entry-level position in an iconic Connecticut ad agency with a legendary owner. Watching this man work his magic on clients, prospects and staffers alike, it would never have dawned on me that I, too, could command the respect and awe, and yes, there was a measure of mockery, that the great invariably draw.

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October 29th, 2021

Kelsey Pritchard

Remembering Alyshia Samuelson, A True Bozeller Through and Through

Many people have worked for Bozell in our 100-year history. As we’ve gone from being an agency of two newspapermen to a national and global name and then back to being independent, many great marketers of the past and present have Bozell somewhere on their resume.

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September 9th, 2021

Kelsey Pritchard

Should Your Brand Post on 9/11?

The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media for September 11th

The anniversary of 9/11 is weighing particularly heavy this year with the recent upheaval in Afghanistan and continued disheartening COVID developments. Whether you’re a Gen Z who was born after the Twin Tower attacks or a seasoned business owner who can recount where you were that day, you might be asking: “Should we post?”

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September 2nd, 2021

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Episode 17: 60-year-old Secrets to a Successful National Brand Awareness Campaign

With 100 years under our belt, Bozell has seen the advertising landscape change drastically. But throughout the decades, we managed to create one successful campaign after another. How? In this unique episode of Marketing Then & Now, you’ll hear a live podcast where we asked Kim Mickelsen, co-owner and CEO, and Dan Cooper, creative director, to share their experiences regarding two national brand awareness campaigns with which Bozell was involved. The first: Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom in the 1960s. The second: 529 College Savings Plans in the 2020s. Even though these campaigns were created six decades apart, Kim and Dan get to the bottom of what they have in common and why they were both so successful. 

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July 23rd, 2021

Kelsey Pritchard

How To Write A Press Release Worth Reading (And Why They’re Still Worth Writing)

So you want to write a press release. Or maybe you don’t, but your boss thinks it’s a good idea. No matter. Whether you’re announcing a new hire, sharing the news of a donation, or weighing in on an industry-related development, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s all you need to know (and probably more than you wanted to know) about press releases.

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June 30th, 2021

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Episode 16: Introducing 360 Listening – The Most Comprehensive Approach to Understanding Your Audience

When it comes to connecting with your target audience, the more you understand who they are, what they want and why they do what they do, the better you can communicate with them. That’s why Bozell is excited to announce 360 Listening, our innovative new service that combines search, social and news listening to give you a well-rounded, real-time view of the conversation surrounding your brand, competitors and industry. Join us for this episode as we talk with Dan Cooper, Bozell creative director, about how 360 Listening works and how it can help you create more relevant content, boost engagement, predict trends and avoid landmines.

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June 3rd, 2021

Laura Spaulding

100 Years of Paying Rent

There has been a lot of conversation recently about the interconnectedness of profits and purpose – the idea that a business can do well by doing good for its customers, employees and community, not just its shareholders. For example, I recently read this statistic:

“Globally, 94% of consumers said it is important that the companies they engage with have a strong Purpose, and 83% said companies should only earn a profit if they also deliver a positive impact.” (Forbes, based on a study commissioned by Zeno Group, June 2020)

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June 1st, 2021

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Four Ways You Should Use Clubhouse to Boost Your Marketing Game

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By now, you’ve probably heard about Clubhouse. You may have received an invite, maybe checked out a couple of rooms and some of you have even shed some insight to complete strangers — so brave! But for those of you who need a little more push as to why you should even download the app (currently only available on Apple), I have some ideas that will convince you to join the club, not for yourself, but for your business.

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