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IKEA’s New Ads: Assembling Furniture Should Be Easy

IKEA is a very smart marketer. In its latest print advertising campaign, it is focusing on how easy it should be to assemble DYI furniture — with a clever nod to the simplicity of assembling IKEA’s furniture. As reported by … Continue reading

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Look to the Golden Globes for Ad Creativity

The Golden Globe Awards were presented last Sunday. As more of a “party” show than others, the Golden Globe show attracts edgier ads. Here are two examples. As reported by T. L. Stanley for Adweek: “For fans who didn’t know … Continue reading

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7 KFC Video Ads From Around the World

KFC has really stepped up its advertising strategy — and not just in the United States. Here are a selection of ads from around the world. We feature YouTube ads from SEVEN countries here. From the USA YouTube Channel: There is … Continue reading

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Nathan’s Hits 100 — and Counting

This year, Nathan’s (also known as Nathan’s Famous) — is celebrating its 100th anniversary. That is a tremendous achievement in any aspect of business, and especially so for a fast-food chain. What has enabled the chain to last so long? According … Continue reading

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The Dollar Shave Club: Ads to Drive Business

Over the last several years, the Dollar Shave Club has revolutionized the way that shaving items are sold. Since its inception, the DSC has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. And its success has generated new online competition, … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for Back-to-School Sales

Yes, it’s only June 2, 2016. Nonetheless, a number of retailers are now gearing up for the back-to-school selling season; and some have even set up their displays already. In this highly competitive, multichannel environment, getting started early has become … Continue reading

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McDonald’s 20-Year Marketing Timeline

McDonald’s is one of the leading advertisers in the world,  spending about $2.5 BILLION globally each year (with more than half of that amount in the United States). As such, it is very demanding. According to Advertising Age: “McDonald’s is … Continue reading

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