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Is the Golden Age of Digital Advertising Dead?

Recently, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed a lawsuit against Facebook stating that their ad delivery algorithm discriminates against protected classes such as race, gender, etc.  

Boeing Disaster: When Bad Things Happen to Big Brands

According to the Aviation Safety Network’s 2018 statistics, there was one fatal accident per 2,520,0000 flights that year. And the previous year, the Wall Street Journal reported that 2017 had been the safest in commercial airline history, with zero ...

Domino's "Pizza Turnaround" – How To Face a Brand Crisis Head-On

The lead up to Domino's 2009 "Pizza Turnaround" marketing campaign was a difficult time for this longstanding pizza brand. Sales were down, and an unsightly video went viral.   

Outrage Marketing: Gillette Takes on Toxic Masculinity

Outrage used to take more effort. You had to take a pen and put it to paper and scribble down your discontent. You could even reconsider those angry words, tear them up, or rewrite them before popping that letter in the mail.  

Instagram Is The Only Social Platform You’ll Need In 2019

We're going to come right out and say it: Instagram is king. There’s no shortage of social platforms out there, but when it comes to the crunch, Instagram will always come out on top.  

How Big Brands Win: Taco Bell's Dominance Is More Than Just a Combination of Beans, Meat, and Cheese

Americans love Taco Bell. So much so, that according to The Harris Poll EquiTrend Study of 2018, Taco Bell was voted the number one preferred restaurant by consumers.  

Proud to be Macro: Revisiting Budweiser's Brand Positioning

On February 1, 2015, Budweiser made the bold proclamation during their Super Bowl ad that they were, "Proud to be macro."  

A Tale of Lite Beer — A Reaction to Bud Light's Super Bowl Ad

America's lite beer brands are feuding... again.  

Hey Google, How Do I Brand My Business for Voice Search?

As of late, I’ve been thinking a lot about branding and advertising in the context of the voice age, and the question that keeps coming up is, what do brands "sound like," in this new voice age?  

Facebook Digital Advertising 101

If you’ve been doing social media marketing or running ad campaigns on Facebook for a while, this is too rudimentary – stop reading. However, if you’re getting into the Facebook advertising game, or consider yourself a novice when it comes to digital...

Can Starbucks Compete with Third Wave Coffee?

Starbucks brought coffee snobbery to the masses. Those who had never given a second thought to any coffee sipped from a styrofoam cup, could now tell you the many reasons they preferred light or dark roast.

Can Big Brands Compete with Small Batch Consumers?

Altered image from Kristoffer Tripplaar—Alamy (Money)   In the past, proclaiming that you've sold billions of hamburgers was a way to communicate the quality of your product. After all, popularity is equal to quality, right? And for McDonald's, keepi...

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