Make ‘Em Laugh

It’s often said that laughter is the best medicine. But with the continuous onslaught of bad news and stress over the last two years, is now really the time for brands to incorporate humor in their advertising? Read more →

Advertising Risk

Every marketer, from time to time, is faced with the same question: is advertising risky? This was especially true in 2020 and 2021 as brands were forced to reassess fiscal responsibilities in response to COVID-19. Read more →

The Rising Demand for Brands with a Cause

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve likely noticed that cause marketing has become increasingly popular over the past couple of decades. Why is that? The answer is simple: because consumers are demanding it. Read more →

Do We Need to Trust Brands?

Trust is one of many metrics that marketers use when evaluating the consumer perception of their brands, but does trust actually make an impact on business results? Should marketers focus on building trust in their campaigns or could their efforts be better spent? Read more →

Don’t Forget about Music in Marketing!

We often talk about how people rarely pay full attention to advertisements and that they often forget the advertisements that they do see. For example in the book How Brands Grow, Byron Sharp points out that only 16% of ads are remembered and correctly attributed. Read more →

Does Brand Purpose Actually Matter?

Brand purpose has once again risen to the top of people’s radar as a result of a new study by Peter Field. But before we wrap our heads around all the many discussions surrounding the research and the responses to the research, let’s take a step back and remember what we mean by brand purpose exactly. Read more →

Surprises Help Ads Get Noticed

As marketers, we spend a lot of time thinking about how people direct their attention as they go about their day. This is an important question because the majority of information that reaches the senses gets ignored. Read more →