In the advertising world, perhaps not even “Mad Men” is as consistently entertaining as The Martin Agency. Known for steady and creative execution of Fortune 500 accounts, Martin helped bring GEICO out of the stone age (or into it, rather) with its caveman campaigns, and re-energized Walmart’s image with a clean and modern approach.
Named as the 2009 Agency of the Year by Adweek, The Martin Agency may be headquartered south of the Mason-Dixon Line in Richmond, Virginia, but it’s not considered a Madison Avenue outlier or scrappy underdog in terms of its work or talent. (The agency has offices in New York and London, too.) It’s a top-flight outfit that’s fueled its success with strong leadership and even a … Continue Reading
As mentioned, at BAA I gave a presentation on how disruption is permeating advertising, media, and marketing today. I now will share with you the final installment of the series…
How do brands engage consumers in ways directly relevant to the target audience? The answer may be Shopper Marketing – more appropriately dubbed as “Omnichannel Marketing.” These marketing tactics are about engaging and influencing customers on their path to purchase. They are about driving consumer engagement using content, technology, data and insights, together with promotions, branded campaigns and social interaction. It’s about delivering the right products, in the right environment, in ways that are relevant and effective today.
Shopper marketing is heavily dependent on information and data. How do marketers … Continue Reading
As mentioned, at BAA I gave a presentation on how disruption is permeating advertising, media, and marketing today. Today I will share with you the second installment of this three-part series…
One of the biggest issues facing advertisers, marketers and agencies today is the concept of “Trust.” Not “Trust” in the context that advertising lawyers usually consider – the truth and falsity of advertising claims. Rather, the issue is “Trust” as it relates to digital media. And this issue relates to brands as well as media buying agencies. Digital media is an integral part of all marketing and promotion today, and marketers and their agencies are part of that process and have responsibility for it – and may even have … Continue Reading