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June 26th, 2020

hmccain

Welcome to the Gen Z Era

Sorry, millennials, your reign is over. Alas, it was short-lived, and we’ll always remember you for your avocado toast, but a new generation stepped up to the plate: Generation Z. Gen Z, born between 1995 and 2015, grew up in the Internet age. They think mail has always been digital and video chats were second nature to them even before COVID-19. They are confident, empathetic, diverse, independent and adaptable. And, even though many of them may only be kids, Read More

May 5th, 2020

Robin Donovan

Does COVID-19 Force A Choice Between Medical Health vs. Mental Health?

COVID-19 has instilled fear in everyone worldwide, and drastic measures are being taken to ensure the highest level of medical safety and keep this dreaded disease from spreading. The basic tenet behind these measures is known as social distancing – i.e. stay at home alone unless you need to shop for the basics to survive, and then plan carefully so you can get in, get what you need and get right back out and home again. Read More

March 23rd, 2020

bhartford

You Won’t Believe These Top 10 Brand Hacks During This Deadly and Terrifying Global Pandemic!

How to manage your brand while managing your bravery.

Clickbait never feels right, but right now the profiteering verbiage slices its serrated blade particularly deep. The coarse edges of badly framed infomercial-type ads cut into our collective purview like an angry fart. Read More

March 18th, 2020

bozell

Answers for Uncertain Times: A Q&A with Kim Mickelsen, CEO of Bozell

Q. What can businesses do during the global crisis caused by the pandemic?

A. I know it sounds strange but think and imagine. When times are good, we don’t take the time to think because we are busy getting things done. Now is the time to think and analyze. Worry and anxiety won’t get it done. The business world will be drastically different in a few months. Step back a bit and prepare for that future. Read More

March 5th, 2020

keggenberg

It’s Story Time with Your Host, Twitter

With new developments in facial recognition software (hello,
Clearview AI), online hackers becoming more and more sophisticated and privacy concerns growing amid social media users, it’s no wonder the average person is turning inward to reflect on just exactly who they’re sharing their content with. People are starting to opt for Close Friends Stories on Instagram and private Facebook Groups to ensure their content is going to only people they trust. Read More

February 19th, 2020

jvogel

Why “changing with the times” is a dangerous brand position.

Let’s start with a few questions. Does your brand operate from deeply held convictions—the reasons behind the quality behind the product behind the profits? Do those reasons permeate your entire organization? Are they evident to your audience if they don’t read the website “about” section? Read More

February 12th, 2020

Laura Spaulding

So You Want an Internship, Do Ya?

With AAF Omaha’s Meet the Pros next week, and Bozell’s Summer Internship Program applications due the week after that, I wanted to share my thoughts and tips on how to get an internship.

Note: While I have helped lead and coordinate our internship program for years, all of this advice is my opinion. Other businesses, and even other mentors within Bozell, might have different attitudes, viewpoints and thoughts about these items. Read More

January 31st, 2020

bozell

Super Bowl LIV Ad Reviews by Ad People

Photo credit: MediaPost, Nov 2019

The good, the bad and Sam Elliott’s mustache.

Robin Donovan, President

When it comes to TV commercials there is no more widespread, public venue than the Super Bowl. Advertisers in the Super Bowl must be prepared to wow the audience, the whole audience, even the part that does not fall within their target demographics. In order to generate a level of excitement worthy of the Super Bowl, most advertisers choose to make their commercial hilariously funny, Read More

January 15th, 2020

keggenberg

Using Social Media Strategically: Insights from Sprout Social’s Agency Partner Summit

Using social media in a linear way is a thing of the past.
Brands, small and large, are using social not only to engage with and speak directly to their target consumers, but also to learn about their audiences’preferences, integrate campaigns, inform creative strategies, and test-and-learn with new products and features. Read More

October 16th, 2019

jmelingagio

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