Be Bold

On the face of it, consumers spending less to cope with inflation doesn’t scream marketing opportunity. And it probably isn’t in terms of driving immediate results for many businesses. Yet if you examine the changes people are making, spending less is only part of the story. It’s also about changing established routines: shopping in new...

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Leverage Your Brand

When things are looking grim, there’s often a knee-jerk urge to move efforts to the lowest-hanging fruit. I’ve watched the same phenomena take place time after time for 40 years. When times are tough, there is always a race to performance advertising. It’s more measurable than brand marketing, drives immediate response and is easier to...

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I was sitting at my desk this morning sipping on a robust cup of Joe – my daily quiet time at 6:30am – thinking it’s already been 8 years since I bought the 30-year-old Orlando-based advertising agency that I had been running for 10 years as President and changed the name to 78Madison. While I...

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I don’t know about you, but I have always practiced the philosophy that if you find something you LOVE to do, you never work a day in your life. I have always believed this statement and can honestly say that 40+ years into my career, I love what I do as much as the day...

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We understand that sometimes you bite off more than you can chew… We understand that some days you just can’t win… We understand that working hard seems to be getting harder… We understand meetings and deadlines and overtime… We understand that flights get delayed, and luggage gets lost… We understand that it’s hard to find...

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In a climate of instant access, it’s getting harder to determine where and what should get our attention. With more responsibilities in our lives, we all feel an ever-increasing pressure to do more. We feel the stress of garnering new clients and full-scale customers as quickly as possible. With the constant pull of yet another...

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It’s All About The Story

Brands obsess about attention, and for good reason. A fractured media landscape makes it harder to get noticed, especially with attention spans getting shorter. Yet too many ads are trying too hard, and nothing pushes someone away more than desperation. Why are we still subjected to digital ad units that pop up and make it...

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