Trending Tuesday: Am...

At just twelve-years-old, with mustard-colored pants, short blonde hair, and a smile that stretched across the America’s Got Talent stage, Grace VanderWaal took the Internet by storm. Grace’s fantastic voice and brilliant personality not only gave her an instantly massive fan base and the...

Funny Friday: Nation...

National Ice Cream Month: the perfect excuse to grab that chocolate dipped cone on a hot summer day. But while July might entice some to seek out the nearest DQ, others can get a guilt free ice cream fix by watching a few well-done ice cream advertisements! The classic story of distress to...

Throwback Thursday: ...

The most pervasive ads often say little about the product being promoted, as Tim Maroder explains. One recent minty fresh ad did just this by silently promoting Wrigley’s Extra gum amongst a truly heartwarming love story. The Story of Juan and Sarah (Oct. 2015) creatively unwraps one couple’s...

Wisdom.Applied Wedne...

SPOILER ALERT! Because there are apparently people among us who have not seen the Back to the Future Trilogy.  Since you’re Interneting right now, you must be aware that today is Back to the Future II Day. Yes, today is the day the Doc Brown, Marty McFly and his girlfriend Jennifer...

Two For Tuesday: Okt...

As October enters the home stretch and Halloween pulls into view, we here at The San Jose Group hope that you’ve had the opportunity to drink plenty of beer in honor of that other beloved October tradition – the German beer celebration known as Oktoberfest, which originated in Munich....

Flashback Friday: Fr...

Anyone who has been a loyal follower of shows like Pretty Little Liars or The Fosters may soon come to a shocking realization that, starting January 2016 the ABC Family Network will cease to exist in name. In an effort to attract a younger audience, ABC Family is rebranding itself as...

Two for Tuesday: By ...

“The customer is always right.” For anybody who has worked in a customer service job of any type, that is probably the most infuriating motto in the English language. By and large, though, it’s also true. Keeping customers happy is key to protecting a brand’s image and ensuring customer...

Throwback Thursday: ...

Great Scott! Any Back to the Future fan is excited to be living in our modern time. Although we don’t have any (real) hover boards, legitimate power laced Nikes or self-drying clothes, we do have a Cubs team that is vying to make a run for the World Series (can you say Kris Bryant and Jake...

Pope Francis Wraps U...

Ahead of his highly anticipated tour of the United States, which begins today in Washington, D.C., Pope Francis kicked off his swing through the Western Hemisphere Saturday, arriving in Cuba. The Pope has largely been credited as a catalyst in the continuing thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations,...

Two For Tuesday: Whe...

The Emmys take place this upcoming Sunday, September 20th. For this week’s Two for Tuesday, we take a look at how other awards shows have proven to be great opportunities for brands looking to make a mark on pop culture.   Marketing and advertising departments spend a lot of time...