Displaying items by tag: ad of the month

Carl’s Jr., notoriously known for overtly sexual advertisements, has adopted a new approach to advertising strategies. In its new ads, the younger, more provocative Carl Hardee Jr. has been replaced by a charming and more senior Carl Hardee Sr., who is not one for provocative, bikini-clad women.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 07:47

Advertising Agencies Battle It Out In Super Bowl 51

While the Super Bowl is a match of athletic wits and prowess, the Super Bowl ads are, well the Super Bowl for advertising agencies. This year, thirty seconds of air time cost advertisers and advertising agencies between $5M - $5.5M.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 09:50

Ad of the Month: Geico's "Lemonade, Not Ice T"

You’re in for a “punny” surprise with September’s Ad of the Month. Geico started a commercial series called, “It’s Not Surprising,” this month with the Martin Agency. We found the series to be cheesy, but attention grabbing.

With the 2016 Summer Rio Olympics at a close, we decided it was only right to feature one of the many great Olympic advertisements this month. “Never Lose the Love,” is a 70-second spot from Gatorade featuring some of our favorite Olympic athletes. These elite athletes have a particular dedication to their sport that goes beyond grit and commitment; they have a true love for their sport.

The Ad Council, released a PSA featuring John Cena on Independence Day this year declaring, “John Cena takes a break between dropping body slams to drop some truth.” It’s our ad of the month because it delivers the right message at the right time to the right audience.

Published in Social Media Marketing

The 2016 Presidential Election has been nothing, if not interesting. Donald Trump, the 2016 Presumptive GOP Candidate, has been one of the most "meme-able" social commodities of the year.

JetBlue, "Got New Yorkers to do the impossible: stop and look up." JetBlue Airlines is making them stop in their tracks with an advertising campaign that uses real-time billboards. The real-time billboard uses Android and Google Maps API to create continuously updated information on a billboard.

Published in Social Media Marketing

Social media is an interactive and engaging marketing tactic that has the potential to launch new ideas and products to stardom. But, running a successful social media campaign isn’t as easy as it looks. Effective social media campaigns require planning, strategy, and careful execution. Below is an examination of a particularly good social media campaign followed by a look at a social media fail.

Published in Social Media Marketing
Monday, 21 March 2016 06:19

Need a New Marketing Hook? Try Joy

When Reddi-wip (a.k.a. ConAgra Foods) was looking for a new marketing campaign, they hired psychology professor, Sonja Lyubomirsky, to examine the current state of joy in the U.S. She found that 93% of Americans want more ways to experience joy. And 83% prefer small amounts of joy in their daily lives versus major joyous events.

Monday, 15 February 2016 08:24

Doritos is the Best Super Bowl Ad Campaign 2016

Last Sunday, the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 (pause for celebration). We are from Denver so of course we watched and celebrated the game, but we are still ad geeks at heart. As an advertising agency, we couldn't help ourselves so we watched the ads with the same vigor as the game.

Published in Social Media Marketing
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