In the midst of the USA potentially making history, here is my love letter to the marketing surrounding the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Though there are many brands doing great things, I picked out the best of the best.
In honor of Father’s Day, here are seven of the best Father’s Day marketing campaigns of 2014. But first, go grab some tissues!
I can’t make the decision for you, but I would like you to consider the following…
It sure is an empowering era for women in ads…
In anticipation for the big game, and of course, the night when commercials are actually watched, I decided to look back on the past eight years of Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercials.
Cut out the “bikini-clad”, hyper-sexualized women in an advertisement and insert a gorgeous man (or several of them). This man could fit any woman’s fantasy; he’s the stereotypical stud-muffin. How do women feel about sexy ads now?
Storytelling and branding is a match made in heaven, like peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, and chicken wings and beer. They just go together, simply and magically. It’s the overall story of the brand. It’s the reason to choose one brand over another. It’s what produces a brand advocate. Often, this storytelling is exactly that: a story the brand paints for their audience through words and visuals.
I can’t even pretend the holidays aren’t my favorite time of year. And it’s not just because of the obvious advantages like the great food, family time, Christmas carols, holiday shopping, snow and Christmas cookies, it’s also because the marketing that comes this time of year is enough to make any marketer sing, “joy to the world”.
I must admit, I haven’t always been the most avid online video watcher. It’s not that I don’t enjoy them; I’ve just always been more of a reader or one to scroll through pictures. This isn’t to say I never watch videos or share them; I just only share the really funny ones, or videos that make a lasting impression.
This got me thinking; what do the most shared videos have in common and what elements of these videos resonate with the most people?
For years, brands, celebrities and athletes have joined forces to make an impact on consumers, at times, these alliances have confused the audience, especially when the audience consists of the easily influenced, specifically children.
In an age where obesity and lack of physical activity is threatening the health and lives of our youth, brands continue to utilize personalities who resonate with and influence children, regardless of the product. Two huge brands that stand out to me are the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), and their athletes.