#advertising Tag

I was intrigued by the headline of this Adweek piece a few weeks back, Lessons CPG Brands Can Learn From Startups. Before reading a word, I thought, “is it even possible?” There are lots of smart people at CPG companies but the organizations are hemmed...

Is storytelling in  marketing bullshit? There is a clear answer to this question. Yes. And no. The key is to  distinguish between the art of storytelling itself – and the relentless, self-serving hype of what is no more than a marketing fad. Of course, storytelling is important,...

Want to hop on a stage coach and travel back in time? Wells Fargo is waving its magic wand, playing make believe to transport us back to a better place while conveniently overlooking the illegal, top-down policies designed to boost earnings and screw their customers....

But Could They Become the Paragon for the Enlightened Enterprise?   There are, sadly, incidents like this every day. This one was caught on video and went viral. Two black men walked into a Philadelphia Starbucks in the tony Rittenhouse neighborhood, asked to use the restroom, then sat...

[caption id="attachment_11577" align="aligncenter" width="545"] Right Brain Studio President & Founder Jeff Hirsch in the Media Center at the Annenberg School of Education at the University of Southern California[/caption] The Right Braincast, our new podcast that connects the dots between brands, the popular culture from which they emerge...

Corporate consciousness is in the news, with Delta Airlines, Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hertz and Avis among companies severing ties with the National Rifle Association after the horrific Parkland shooting. As is always the case when corporations take stands on social issues or engage in some...

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