Part three of a three-part series. One of the most fun categories to judge at the 2016 LIA Awards was taglines (endlines). This was because—as we say in the naming biz—we had seven words rather than seven letters to play with and consider! The taglines we reviewed were mostly from advertising campaigns, both print and […]
Part two of a three-part series. As I mentioned in my previous post, I was recently invited to join the judges of the Verbal Identity panel of the 2016 LIA Awards. Now that the LIA winners for Verbal Identity have been announced, we can examine why those Gold and Silver winners took the honors. I […]
Recently, I was honored to be included as a judge on the Verbal Identity Panel of the LIA Awards, held in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. Although the LIA has been rewarding excellence in advertising for 20 years, 2016 was the first year that Verbal Identity was added to the judging categories. I learned a lot over the course […]
Going viral is the content marketer’s holy grail. By making audiences feel compelled to share your content, you can multiply the impact of your marketing spend by orders of magnitude. But how do you make that happen? How do you create viral content, like the Old Spice Guy video campaign . . . . […]
Most U.S. presidents are good public speakers, hold popular policy positions, and possess personalities and résumés that are “presidential.” But that’s not enough to make it to the highest office in the land. To do that, you need marketing. The 2016 presidential candidates know this. Hillary Clinton prepped for her campaign by enlisting hotshot marketers […]
Whether you love or hate the Avon Foundation’s new “Will You Walk? Or Will You Walk Away?” animated video, I’m calling it a huge win for the breast cancer cause—and a case study on effective viral video. Launched January 13 on prime time TV in major markets where the eight 2014 Avon Walks will take […]
Laughter feels good—and in marketing, it can provide a kind of cognitive jolt. It not only gives marketers an opportunity to shift consumers’ attention to whatever it is they want to show or tell them, but also help them to remember it. As the father of a three-and-a-half-year-old boy (an age at which the “and […]
Once upon a time, it was a Mad Men world. Marketers worked by instinct, making enormous up-front investments with no clue whether campaigns would succeed or fail. Agencies grew more based on the thickness of their Rolodexes and their persuasiveness in pitch meetings than on their ability to drive clients’ bottom lines. Today, by contrast, […]
Fun, interactive, digital gadgets are the trade show trend of the moment, along with colorful, eye-catching iPad covers and chargers. Our guest blogger, Valerie Sison from identity services firm Insight Resource Group, clues us in on the most coveted conference give-aways.
How do you ensure that your campaign maintains the impact of the original without having to launch new creative in each market? This is where marketing “transcreation” comes into play. Transcreation is a freer form of translation, closer to copywriting. The result is a text that’s linguistically and culturally adapted for specific countries and/or regions, be it for Latin America, Africa, Europe or even local U.S. Hispanic markets.