Category Archives: Advertising

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

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

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

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

My Blog Post on Video Series: 10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter

If you’re a content creator like me, someone who goes to great lengths to share your own knowledge and opinions via social media, you know how important it is to get the most mileage out of your

Talking about Social Media at the Sudbury Social Tweetup

I was very happy to co-host — along with Phil Hollows — the eighth Sudbury Social Tweetup last week. Phil and I started this series of networking events for people who are interested in social media in

Hashtags in Advertising and Marketing

This post was initially published on BostInno on March 21, 2012. To read the original post there, click here.  Advertising and marketing pros know how important it is to engage their constituents and entice them to take action.

The 10 Qualities of the Professional Freelancer

For about seven years in the 1990s, I was self-employed, doing my thing as a freelance copywriter and creative director for my own small business, Cargill Creative. It was the time of my career, a period of

10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Parts 1-10

10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Parts 1-10

If you’ve been reading this blog for the last few months, you know I’ve been writing a series of posts on copywriting. Similar to the approach I took with my series on social media, I’ve looked at copywriting from