Category Archives: Advertising

Using Signage to Drive Social Media Traffic

In this day and age, most businesses and brands realize the importance of having a presence on social media. However, far too many still don’t know how to attract an audience to these channels. They either mistakenly subscribe to the

How I Was Surprised and Delighted by Pretzel Crisps on Twitter

Send to Kindle Anyone in marketing knows what it means to surprise and delight your customers and prospects. It means to reach out to members of your target audience in an unexpected manner, providing them with a positive brand experience

An Outdoor Ad That Stopped Me in My Tracks

Send to Kindle My friends and followers know how much I like to share pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, many of which I take during the course of my long runs. These pictures are taken almost everywhere I go,

A Sign of Smart Marketing

I haven’t gotten my flu shot yet this year, so this sign certainly caught my attention, but not just because it seems way too early in the season to be worrying about coming down with the dreaded influenza. The marketer

Why Businesses and Brands Should Try Vine

Why Businesses and Brands Should Try Vine

Now that Twitter has released an Android version of Vine, there’s really no reason why anyone involved in marketing, advertising and social media shouldn’t at least experiment with this cool, new video-sharing app. Having debuted on January 24 of this

The Cure for the Common Sign

On a visit to the Burlington Mall recently, shortly after I had entered the building, I came across this very cool sign from Lahey Clinic at my feet. Okay. It’s just a sign, but the marketer in me couldn’t help but be

Presentation: 10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter

Send to Kindle 10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter from Bob Cargill My first job out of graduate school many years ago was as a copywriter for RCA Direct Marketing in New York City. And the rest, as they

The Picture of New Marketing — Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

I’ve been seeing the same physician in the same building in Wellesley for more than 20 years. And I’ve been happy — very happy — with the healthcare he and his colleagues have provided me with there at Harvard Vanguard

The Picture of New Marketing — Redbox

Send to Kindle Netflix. Amazon Instant Video. Blockbuster @Home. The Apple iTunes Store. On demand from Verizon, Xfinity, Comcast or another cable TV provider…. I don’t know where you rent your movies, but my wife, Barbara, and I are huge