Gorillas and Bulls
Once a brand knows what it stands for and knows what kind of relationship it has with its audience, its marketing can be more adventurous and take more risks. Cadbury’s ‘Drumming Gorilla’ ad is a prime example.
Have Some Respect: The US Creative Revolution
In my last post, I argued that European advertising haled from artistic roots and was the better for it. But most commentators seem to agree that it was Bill Bernbach of Doyle Dale Bernbach who unleashed a new era of creativity in advertising in 1950s America.
Heart vs Head – How Did We Get Here?
Since the beginning of time it seems advertising has been split into two camps: the salesmen versus the artists.
Where’s the Consistency Gone?
We don’t behave the same way at the football game as we do at a funeral, unless we’re starring in a gross-out Hollywood comedy. As humans, we adapt our behaviour to the social context. Brands should do the same.
You’re an Ape
This isn’t meant to sound insulting – quite the opposite. Some of you may like to think of homo sapiens as being at the pinnacle of the animal kingdom, differentiated as much by our culture, imagination, and creativity as by our opposable thumbs.
Creating Compelling B2B Stories Through Infographics
B2B marketers don’t need convincing to produce infographics that display information in a visual way. But all too often, we are seeing an overuse of pie charts and small people to represent percentages and statistics.