Monthly Archives: April 2012

Jelly Bean Branding

Betcha didn’t know that April 22nd was Jelly Bean Day. Or that jelly beans have been around since at least the time of the Civil War. As kids, we ate our fill of them every Easter season.  Then they’d pretty … Continue reading

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Context Matters

Whenever I meet with a new advertising client or prospect, one of the first items of business is to come to a meeting of the minds concerning the singular importance of: The Message. What-the-ad-says has more to do with the … Continue reading

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Is Your Brand a Joke?

I enjoy a funny story as much as anyone.  But not every joke is worth telling, certainly not in all places, at all times. Just because you can tell it doesn’t mean that you should. Context matters, it really does.  … Continue reading

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