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How Well-Crafted Research Will Leave You Shouting, “Dilly Dilly!”

I recently found myself in conversation with colleagues about the recent article by Tom Denari in which he describes copy-testing as a “usually blunt instrument that beats out the sometimes unexplainable magic of an ad or campaign.” Sticking with the “Dilly … Continue reading

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Collaboration as a Model for Brand Growth

The ARF’s Creative Council’s mandate is to help the advertising community define or evolve collaboration models that can guide an improved process for researchers and creatives. While there is not one model out there for how research and creative teams … Continue reading

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The Lure of Free

Let’s say you had the option between a luxurious Lindt truffle and humble Hershey Kiss. We’ll go ahead and price the Lindt truffle at fifteen cents and the Hershey Kiss at one cent. Based on perceived value I imagine the … Continue reading

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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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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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The Brief in a Creative Brief

A rich man creates an amusement park featuring dinosaurs his team has hatched, as visiting scientists deal with the deadly consequences of interfering with nature.  Three scientists with an interest in the paranormal are fired and decide to start their … Continue reading

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