Great Example of Newsjacking, And It Started with Glow In the Dark Toilets!
Feb. 13, 2014 — KOHLER® has just introduced a product that you probably never envisioned — a toilet with glow-in-the-dark seat. It glows a soft neon blue for those midnight … Continue reading
Co-Branding Will Ferrell’s Anchorman 2 Movie and Dodge Durango SUVs
Will Ferrell, in his “Ron Burgundy Anchorman” persona, takes on role of 2014 Dodge Durango spokesman, co-branding the SUVs and his sequel, “Anchorman 2, The Legend Continues.”
Polar Bears Are Left Handed, And Other Articles That Caught My Eye
A roundup of the weird and wonderful. Polar Bears are left handed. Why we like creating and watching cat videos and how it applies to branding. 7 Tips for Highly Sustainable Leaders. The Internet of Everything (IoT). Weird science – fecal transplants to bioengineered veins.
How to Use TV Commercials for Word of Mouth Marketing
It may sound like an oxymoron, but can you name a TV commercial that’s a great example of word of mouth marketing? Think Burlington’s “Brag About It” campaign. It may sound weird since a TV commercial is a paid promotion and word of mouth marketing (WOMM, WOM marketing) is the exact opposite…
Bad Translations. Funny Mistakes. And Best Practices to Avoid Making Them.
Even ace writers, working in their native language, struggle with getting their words and messages just right… the nuances of meaning, the turn of the phrase… So, imagine the challenges of translating a highly-technical business document. Bad translations and funny mistakes often result.
2013 Doodle 4 Google Kids Contest Winner Announced
Hurry! Today only, for 24 hours, you can view the 2013 Kids Doodle for Google (Doodle 4 Google) winning entry, live on the US Google home page at http://www.Google.com.
Logos: From Static to Alive to Morphing Before Your Eyes – Part II: The Wikipedia Rebranding Project
Logos don’t dance, move or change as you view them. Or so I always thought. Imagine my surprise when I heard about a morphing logo, the first of its kind, created for Wikipedia
Logos: Static to Alive to Morphing Before Your Eyes – Part I: Google Doodles & I Love NY
Today’s corporate and brand logos are like an octopus — capable of taking on new shapes and colors to fit the situation or campaign. They’re called “living logos” or “live marks.”
Doodle 4 Google Logo Competition for Kids – Over $100K in Prizes
March 12, 2013 — Parents, grandparents, teachers… do you know any artistic kids? Then hurry! Just 10 days left in the “Doodle 4 Google” logo design competition, open to U. … Continue reading
The Best Advertising Slogans Ever Written
Recently, I came across what I think is the greatest corporate slogan ever… that of the American Cancer Association which sports the slogan, “The official sponsor of birthdays.” Nice, right? … Continue reading