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The BlogNotions Advertisers Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the advertising industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest ad platforms and resulting ROI, discussions of various problems and solutions, best practices to launch a successful campaign, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

The Age of Paradox?

Polarities, opposites, tensions, contrasts, paradoxes – whatever you call them, it’s my belief that these are the key to a strong brand. I have blogged about how being able to synthesise apparent contractions in human needs and desires (the need for individuality and to belong to something bigger, the need to be effective without causing harm, […]

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Do you rush things?

There’s a ride at Walt Disney World called Rock n’ Roller Coaster. At the very beginning of the ride, the car you ride in goes from a dead stop to over 60 mph in less than three seconds. What a rush! While that’s enough to get anyone’s heart racing, the folks at Disney don’t leave […]

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Inventing and reinventing drinks

I’ve turned up rather late at the party for a new-ish drinks brand called Andalö, presumably because I don’t attend enough hip events. However, a friend brought me a bottle to a ‘Brexit Blues Party’ – long story – and I was intrigued. Drinks marketing these days is a subtle game. People want something new, […]

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Experience Pass

It’s a bit alarming to think that I first went ski-ing 40 years ago. But maybe less alarming to think that I’m still keeping it up, with a trip or two almost every year. There have been huge changes, of course, in that time – with the equipment for a start. Skis are short and […]

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Shhh, we’re secret shopping

If there’s one marketing tactic that we execute for clients that always yields incredible results, it’s when we secret shop their operation. Without exception, a secret shopping program will: Provide insights that surprise you (good and bad) Spotlight specific areas where your training and communication have failed and you/your employees are hurting your brand Uncover […]

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Feminism as a Marketing Trend

This time of year is ripe for trend reports and because it’s important to our work with clients, I’ve been digging through many of them to identify recurring themes. There’s one theme that has really caught my eye and seems to be something that should be on every businessperson’s radar screen. I believe we’re at […]

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Happy Anniversary, Darling

In 2017, I will celebrate – if that is the right word – ten years with Facebook. No doubt Facebook will let me know about this in no uncertain terms when the momentous day arrives. A video with plinky-plink John Lewis commercial-type music will appear, showcasing my most-liked photos, statuses, posts, shares, my best friends, […]

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Context is King

Context is king.  When you think about companies who take risks and are edgy when it comes to their marketing – the insurance industry would hardly be the first to pop into your mind. But that’s what happened during the 2015 Superbowl TV spotathon. Nationwide unveiled a TV spot during the Superbowl where a small […]

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Hello, Piccadilly

The Piccadilly Lights have to be my all time favourite outdoor advertising site. As a teenager, the Claes Oldenburg picture above was one of my favourite art works, and possibly one influence that drew me into advertising as a career. What I love about the Piccadilly Lights is the combination of tradition and innovation, and […]

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Rudolph – a marketing expert?

Like many of you, I’ve been juggling my work life with getting ready for the quickly approaching holidays. I can’t help myself – I see marketing everywhere I look, even classic Christmas stories! Have you ever really considered the marketing messages that are woven into the classic Christmas story about that scamp Rudolph the Red […]

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