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Data is Powerful. Use it Wisely

Last Spring, I praised Spotify for their witty, data-driven billboard ads. Their clever out-of-home (OOH) creative aligned the weirdness of 2017 with the equally weird streaming habits of its users. Being one my favorite campaigns,…

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In the age of social media, when brands are searching for ever more meaningful ways to reach their audiences, the hand-painted mural has proven (once again) to be both transformative and a captivating social media magnet.
The resurgence of hand-painted mural advertising

I love large-format wall advertising. I love towns and cities that allow them, building owners that want them, and brands that create them. But the hand-painted variety, above all, is king! Since the early 2000s,…

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The new rules of holiday marketing

It’s the first week of November, which means the retailer floodgates are officially open, releasing their annual tsunami of holiday-themed ad campaigns. By now, many consumers tune it out as soon as it begins. How…

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DC branding agency insights on the importance of touch in your company's tactile designs
Tactile design in the digital age

Touch has memory -John Keats My father loved books. Our home was filled with them. My picture books were over-sized art books and my bedtime stories were The Highwayman, The Charge of the Light Brigade,…

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Be kind with your ’80s rewind

You may have noticed the plethora of pinched pant legs, leather moto wear, and geometric patterns on your trips to the mall recently. Or perhaps you’ve begun to notice your favorite TV shows introducing layered,…

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Out-of-home advertising: from billboards to beacons

Aptly named, out-of-home (“OOH”) advertising targets consumers when away from home—driving, walking, on mass transit, etc. Originally a static medium considered mainly as support for TV and radio campaigns, OOH today is a far more…

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Authentic advertising: allies of the LGBTQ community

June marks an important, and admittedly colorful, time for members and allies of the LGBTQ community: Pride Month. Countless cities across the globe hold festivals and parades honoring the fight for equality that started in…

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A TV trend to inspire pre-roll video ads

We’re in the “Golden Age” of television: a rise in the quality and volume of short-form video content, aided by the emergence of streaming platforms like YouTube and Netflix. As this new age reverberates across the advertising…

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