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It’s official! We’ve entered the new decade and 2019 is behind us now. This past year was packed with turbulent, controversial, and entertaining advertisements. With 2020 ramping up, advertisers can learn some great lessons from this past year of interesting ads. As a top Denver media buyer, we wanted to share our thoughts on some of the most significant ads of 2019. We know that we learned plenty from this past year of advertising. Hopefully you can learn a thing or two as well from these ads.

Hopefully by now, you’ve seen the notorious Peloton ad: “The Gift That Gives Back.” The 30-second holiday advertisement for the Peloton stationary bike has been widely condemned, mocked, and criticized. The entire saga unfolded within a week and it was an incredibly turbulent experience to watch from the sidelines. Even though it was an international ad, we believe that there are some lessons to be learned from it which could improve your advertising in Denver. As a leading ad agency in the Denver area, we wanted to share our thoughts on the Peloton ad.

Marketing campaigns come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some campaigns are regional, others are national. Many campaigns are exclusively print, while many others stick to digital platforms. Everyone wants their marketing campaign to generate the best ROI for their business. Crafting the best digital marketing campaign in Denver is much harder than you might think. When you’re developing your campaign, it can help to examine other successful ones first. They might have some important insights that can improve your campaign. Our team identified some important lessons from a few of the best recent campaigns in Denver to help identify what your campaign needs to succeed.

If you’re a Formula One fan, then you’ve probably heard about the U.K. energy drink company, Rich Energy. More specifically, you’ve probably heard about their controversial logo. Rich Energy has gained notoriety this summer due to a copyright infringement claim against them. This controversy is one heck of a rabbit hole. The more you learn about it, the more mysterious and strange it becomes. As a leading logo design company in Denver, we wanted to examine the controversy and discuss how it could’ve been avoided.

Last month, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) began a rebranding effort to change its look in the 2019 season. They announced the branding update on Twitter, releasing a new logo, a new slogan — “Make Way” — and a new partnership with AT&T. As a top brand development agency in the Denver area, FiG wanted to comment on this interesting branding move for such a large organization.

If you ever look back through old advertisements from past decades, you may find yourself cringing, often. Advertisements from the Mad Men era may feel ancient to us, but from the progressive framework of our modern era we can repeatedly find sexist or racist elements integrated into them.

In response to recent stalls in sales, IHOP is launching a new line of burgers. Because burgers are an unexpected addition to the IHOP menu, the breakfast chain needed to generate buzz. Enter: a name change that went viral.

Friday, 04 May 2018 10:35

Windex Transforms The Graffiti Scene

Last week, SC Johnson launched a new advertising campaign for their latest product: Windex Foaming Glass Cleaner. With 15, 30, and 90-second video spots, social components, and a pop-up mural in Los Angeles, the privately held manufacturing company knocked it out of the park with these creative advertisements.

BodyArmor released four 30-second spots on Wednesday that take aim at Gatorade, the sports drink giant. Featuring NBA, WNBA, and MLB stars, each spot depicts an ironically outdated scenario (from 80s workout classes to carrier pigeons) that poke fun at Gatorade's outdated product. Each spot closes with the line, “Thanks Gatorade, we'll take it from here.”

Swedish vodka brand, Svedka, rolled out a Halloween “Curse” campaign last month, taking retargeting to a whole new level.

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