Category Archives: Production

Ticking off the Competition

One of the most challenging efforts in marketing is having any sense of whether or not a new campaign will work before it’s launched. Even with the most scientific eye-movement copy-testing, focus group testing, or man-on-the-street intercepts, you never really … Continue reading

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Put away the chisel and you’ll get a masterpiece

Like so many of us living in drought-ridden Southern California, my wife and I are looking to modify our home landscaping to soak up less water.  Some of my neighbors have simply ripped out their entire lawns and replaced them with … Continue reading

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You’re acting like a child. Good for you!

At the beginning of my career, I was fortunate enough to have taken a class at UCLA taught by two great names in Los Angeles advertising, Jean Craig and Jack Foster.  Some of the most innovative, freshest advertising in the … Continue reading

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Change your Words. Change your World.

This is not a post about what headlines work better than others, or what power words you need to use, or how many syllables in the subject line of an email creates more interest. Rather this post has to do … Continue reading

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There’s no room for thin skin in successful marketing

Last week, we got a copy of a readership survey related to a trade ad we ran for a client.  In the survey, the ad was among the top-ranked when it came to the most seen, most remembered and most … Continue reading

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De Niro, Taxi Driver and Marketing

It’s one of the more iconic moments in film over the last three decades.  Robert De Niro plays taxi driver Travis Bickle, who in one chilling scene looks at himself in the mirror, a pistol up his sleeve, and says … Continue reading

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May I have your attention Pu-leeeze! 

I think we can pretty much all agree that most everyone, be it on the job or in our personal lives, is  stretched thin on time. And this crunch for time has shortened our attention spans and concentration levels to … Continue reading

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