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While the sitcom Seinfeld may have been marketed as a show about nothing, that didn’t mean the show didn’t offer audiences any relevant information. Take for instance a 1992 episode where George Costanza alerted viewers to a very important fact: salsa had overtaken ketchup as the...

Two For Tuesday: Cre...

In today’s advertising world, the most pervasive and well-known ads say little about the brand or product being promoted. Take the millions of Doritos Super Bowl commercials that are talked about for weeks and sometimes even months after they air. They never mention how good Doritos chips are...

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Animation isn’t just for children’s movies; it also works well in advertisements. From Snap, Crackle and Pop to the Geico Gecko, brands have used animation in their ad campaigns since the 1940s. The graphic appeal and humor of animation is appealing to consumers, so on this...

Two for Tuesday: Fak...

Every now and then, hilariously inappropriate advertisements leak online and show the denied attempts of new edgy marketing campaigns. What most people don’t know is that many of these famous “banned” ads weren’t ever endorsed by the companies they’re supposedly showcasing. These...

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Star power works miraculously. From the headphones they use and clothes they wear to charities and causes they support and even their health and wellness habits, celebrities can sway the masses by simply using a product (whether or not they’re paid to endorse it or not). This...

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It’s hard to spend much time in the city of Chicago and be unaware of the name “Wrigley.” For some the name may just bring to mind the Cubs or your favorite type of gum, but it’s important to remember the man behind the name. William Wrigley Jr. is often thought to be one of the advertising...