Ira Glass On Advertising, Part 3

2021-08-02T15:47:05+00:00By |

Ira’s third video on storytelling is by far the most popular. He's describing the positive side of the Dunning-Kruger effect. I think this video speaks to: Linear, no-threshold thinking, Minimum Effective Dose, and Cumulative Effect.

The media is NOT the message.

2021-07-26T14:08:50+00:00By |

I remember a Marshall McLuhan quote of “The Media is the Message.” So I asked Roy, what about McLuhan? The skies darkened, the floors parted, and a fiery hell appeared as Roy screamed.

What Matters is What’s Remembered

2021-07-19T15:39:56+00:00By |

When you advertise, you typically make bullet points of what you “want customers to know.” Giving a customer an education so he’ll have no choice but to pick you is as fanciful as it is arrogant.

Are Your Ads Gossip Worthy?

2021-06-14T21:09:52+00:00By |

You probably read this and thought: that’s an unrealistic expectation. Kind of like expecting an ad to “go viral.” Who gossips about ads, of all things? And why would anyone want people gossiping about their brand?

Everyone You Know (is a liar)

2021-06-08T19:47:59+00:00By |

"NOBODY reads the newspaper." Beware of anybody who speaks in absolutes. Statisticians look for something called a “representative sample.” And you don’t have one (no offence, I’m sure you’re a lovely person).

The Extreme Branding Of Recruiting Ads

2021-05-17T18:19:17+00:00By |

We can use the recruiting spot to sneak messages into the minds of eavesdroppers that might have “bounced off” of skepticism had they appeared in a “regular” ad.

Three Wise Men Appeared on My Path

2021-05-11T21:33:42+00:00By |

Karen Post gave me the first definition of a brand that did not include colours, style guides, and logos. Brain Tattoos said, “A brand is the STORY embedded in the mind of the market”.

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