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February 1st, 2019

David Moore

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 25th, 2019

Laura Spaulding

Put a Marketing Professional on Your Nonprofit Board

Most nonprofit organizations have a board, or a variety of boards. Governing boards, advisory boards, working boards and more. But no matter how big or small, new or old your nonprofit is, you should have at least one marketing and/or PR professional on your board(s). Read More

December 27th, 2018

Robin Donovan

#MeToo Backlash

Sexual harassment has existed as long as sexuality has existed. In years past, some women spoke out and were vindicated, but many were humiliated and lived to regret their attempts to seek justice.
Over the years, it became clear that not all of the claims were valid, but it was also evident that far more of the legitimate complaints were left unvoiced.
Alyssa Milano’s request that victims respond to her tweet with a #metoo has changed the course of the relationship between the sexes irrevocably. Read More

December 3rd, 2018

Emily Burgess

Plan a Bold Event for 2019

A new year is approaching, and budgets are being crafted for 2019. It’s a great time to be bold. It’s time to consider new tactics to communicate the story of your brand and collect useful data. And I suggest planning for strategic events that compliment your marketing goals.
A Freeman Global Brand Experience Study reports that one third of CMOs are devoting 21-50 percent of their budget to experiential marketing. Read More

September 4th, 2018

Rebecca Weber

Instagram TV is Here

Co-authored by Rebecca Weber and Justin Henriksen
We are so excited that Instagram TV has finally launched. One piece of the puzzle that seemingly has been missing from this platform is long-form vertical video. For marketers and businesses, this can build upon the growing need and proven success of sharing consumable content, which will impact your brand and bottom-line revenue. Read More

July 25th, 2018

Danny Wikowsky

Small Talk = Big Value

There are so many factors that can come into play for an agency to be successful with their clients. Things like well-thought-out plans that exceed expectations, proper budget management and developing programs that have a high ROI are a few that come to mind. A very underrated and sometimes forgotten aspect of business is the importance of small talk. Read More

July 11th, 2018

Jenna Baird

To Gen Z and Beyond

“You’re such a Millennial.”
It’s a phrase that can have a slew of conotations and can often be heard echoed throughout office spaces, coffee shops and public spaces alike.
But now, you’ll be hearing “You’re such a Gen Z,” and as a member of Gen Z, I suggest you don’t take it lightly. Why you ask? Because by 2020 the working Gen Z population will reach 2.56 billion and we’re here to make an impact. Read More

July 2nd, 2018

Rebecca Weber

The Hot, Heavy and Here-to-Stay Social Media Call-Out Culture

With great power comes great responsibility.” – Uncle Ben, Spiderman
Thanks to the internet, a seemingly never-ending social unrest, and our ability to make a global impact with just a few keystrokes, consumer power is at its height. Read More

June 29th, 2018

bwilliams

Keeping a Healthy Perspective as a Creatively Inclined Perfectionist

I’ve been a perfectionist from day one. In fact, during a routine high school physical, my family doctor said, “Not only do you prefer to have all your ducks in a row, but all feathers have to be laying the same way.”
Nailed it. Read More

June 8th, 2018

aschieruer

So You’re New to Networking

Wondering how to transition from classes to a career? Making the jump can be tricky, so here are some networking strategies you can use to find your new life in advertising.
Go to events.
I found out about Bozell’s internship program at Meet the Pros. Read More