Category Archives: Attention

Who were the 2018 Super Bowl Winners and Losers?

So, the game is over, the ads are played, and the money is spent. How did the advertisers fare in this year’s big game? Pepsi: Failed to Fulfill their Pre-Game Promise One of the risks for the brand was playing … Continue reading

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Are Pepsi and Cindy Crawford Up for the 2018 Super Bowl Challenge?

Earlier this year Pepsi announced it would recreate Cindy Crawford’s iconic 1992 Super Bowl spot for this year’s game. Twenty-six years later and Cindy is facing a new generation, a shifting social environment, and a Super Bowl that has become … Continue reading

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Connecting The Dots: How Brands Can Play In The Political Arena

  When a brand tries to play in the political space, it needs to follow the rules of the game. When done right, the messaging can be powerful and make consumers feel better about the brand. However, when done wrong, … Continue reading

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The Power of the Montage

Scott McCloud, author of “Making Comics” and “Understanding Comics” says, “When part of a sequence, even a sequence of only two, the art of the image is turned into something more.” In the world of advertising, this ‘something more’ is … Continue reading

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In Making a Story

When I began my career in communications and brand research, I thought of my previous careers as trunks to be stored away in the mind’s attic—perhaps pulled out in a far-distant future when I had time for reflection, meandering beach … Continue reading

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What’s The Reality Of Your Perception?

Years ago, Rolling Stone was struggling to make its numbers. Readership wasn’t the problem. The issue was media buyers’ perceptions of the magazine. And their perceptions were ruling their decision to not buy the Stone’s advertising space, which was critical to keeping the … Continue reading

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“A Memorable Impression: How to create brand memories in advertising”

In the June 2017 article for Quirk’s Media, Ameritest CEO, Chuck Young, delves into how marketers can sell to the “three brains” of the consumer: Physical, Emotional and Conceptual. You can read it here: https://www.quirks.com/articles/how-to-create-brand-memories-in-advertising

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