You hear a long list of clichés in the business world, especially in the marketing and creative industries. The good news is you can do something about them.
Kern the Gnome travels the world and share his observations in this highly clever print campaign.
Here's how marketers can sidestep all-too-common marketing gaffes that annoy customers.
As marketers' use of data intensifies, some fear that creativity will suffer. Experts from Wilde Agency, OgilvyOne New York, zednext, and Adobe weigh in on whether data and creativity are like peanut butter and jelly—or oil and water.
To paraphrase The Incredibles: Once everyone's innovative, no one is. Innovation isn't a thing; it's a way of thinking.
When it comes to selecting an agency, Jim Heughens, managing director of The Agency Inside Harte-Hanks, says that a little self-awareness goes a long way.
On their best day, brainstorms foster collaborative problem-solving, efficient idea-generation and unexpected revelations. On their worst, participants decide to phone it in—literally.
An agency's responsibility is to help its clients break through the competitive clutter—not just do the same old, same old.
Sauza Tequila spread buzz about—and boost sales of—Sauza's new Sparkling Margarita product among its target female demographic. Sexy.
Michael Griffith, director of creative and strategy at Bottle Rocket Apps in Dallas, on app strategy and the intersection between tech and design.
Email marketing is far more than a way for brands to send content and promotions.
To create big ideas outside of the "normal" thought process, creatives need to move out of their comfort zones.
Evelyn Neill, chief creative officer at Doremus New York, talks B2B marketing, earning consumer trust, and the beauty of the ocean.
What if you didn't have to leave your hotel room at check-out until the next guest had actually arrived. Naked Communications made that dream a reality.
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Sean Boyle, EVP and director of strategic planning at Publicis Dallas, on why overreliance on data will keep brands from creative greatness.
Sometimes it's important for a brand to have a sense of humor. That's why West Coast grocery chain launched it's recent f&easy multichannel campaign.
Howie Schwartz, founder and CEO of Human Demand, on mobile tracking, mobile strategy, and the top mistakes mobile marketers are making today.
Four tips on how marketers can connect with the Gen-C consumer
Our world of direct response has changed; it's no longer just about generating an immediate response from consumers.
Not for the faint of heart, the centerpiece of RPA's most recent campaign for the Newport Beach Film Festival demonstrates the power of the moving image.
Joanne Kim, partner and chief idea officer at Marcus Thomas in Cleveland, on company culture, office dogs, and the misuse of technology.
With celebrity guys hosting popular cooking, DIY, decorating, and landscaping shows, the stigma around "male domesticity" is changing—and marketers need to take notice.
A Peruvian billboard generates potable water—and business results.
Today's marketing communications must combine the art of image-building creative with the science of compelling and engaging consumer offers.
Need + talent + timely deliverables/good work = satisfied customers. It's the model The IdeaLists is based on, says CEO Adam Glickman.
Jason Gaboriau, VP and executive creative director, at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in L.A., talks start-ups, good work, and great graphic design.
Email: It's the one tool that is a must-have in any online marketer's arsenal, but how do you ensure your emails stand out from the crowd?
Adobe advises marketers to balance the creative with analytics at JUMP New York 2013.
Good print ads are like good sex. USA Today gets its (print) on with first-ever print ad competition.
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It doesn't matter how much data you have if you don't integrate your data sets, says market researcher Matthias Hartmann.
Radio version 2014 delivers an exciting palette of marketing tools to make the medium of sound more effective for direct response advertisers.
How marketers can navigate the new customer engagement era.