Inside the Chief Marketer’s Mind: Ann Mukherjee

Ann Mukherjee is chief global commercial officer at SC Johnson. Formerly, she was President, Pepsico Global Snacks and Chief Marketing Officer, Frito-Lay North America. She’s a fast-talking client who understands what it takes to build brands. This is a quick, insightful video. Let’s hear what she has to say. Like many accomplished people Mukherjee speaks her […]

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When Mary Meeker Speaks, Astute Marketers Listen

Money talks. But what does money say? That’s what people pay thousands of dollars to find out by attending elite conferences and/or annual shareholder meetings. Witness… Hot Takes from the Arizona Desert Bond Capital founder and former Kleiner Perkins general partner Mary Meeker delivered her Internet Trends Report for 2019 at Vox/Recode’s Code Conference at […]

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The Future of Paid Content: Same As It Ever Was?

Eight years ago, I had an opportunity to speak to a group of marketing pros in Boston about the future of paid content. I was invited to speak by my friend and former colleague, Sloane Kelley, one of the founders of Geekend, an annual gathering now in its 11th year. I had an audio recording […]

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The Saturday Morning Marcom Mashup

I call Adpulp, “The Chronicle of Bright Ideas,” because I’m a collector and admirer of smart thinking and elegant doing. After a long week with my head inside a strategy deck, I’m now choosing to unwind on Saturday morning by reflecting more deeply on three articles in my cue. 1- “Brand First” Is the Wrong […]

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Advertising Is A Critical Spoke On the Marketing Communications Wheel

Advertising lives at the top of the customer experience funnel. Thus, it’s important to make and run great advertising. It’s equally important to realize that no matter how high quality the ads, and how spot-on the messaging is, advertising is only one of several important parts of the customer’s experience journey. Smart brand managers use […]

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Droga5 Powers Up; Rest of Ad World Remains Envious

Inquiring minds want to know…why did David Droga agree to sell his creative powerhouse, Droga5, to Accenture? “You can have the best advertising out there, but if the e-commerce is not good or the relationship with the customer and the experience isn’t great, then that’s irrelevant,” Mr. Droga said. That’s advanced thinking, especially for an ad […]

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Fox News Still Has Viewers; Increasingly, Brands Don’t Care

Are advertisers responsible for the content that they financially support? The answer to this question has been “no,” for many years, but that’s beginning to change as the line between editorial and ad sales continues to blur. According to Ad Age, Fox News opened up its studios to advertisers on Wednesday to promote a message […]

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Great Account Directors Make The Business Better

Editor’s note: The following article was provided to Adpulp by Epica Press Club and was written by Paris-based journalist, Theda Braddock. One of the most demanding positions in advertising requires a blend of attention to detail, authority, business flair, people skills, flexibility and – yes – a love of creativity. Wining and dining, champagne, swanky […]

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The Recipe to Make Rain? Same As It Ever Was

“HatfieldYou made rain for L.A.We’ve got ten grandFor you to go cook us some rain” -Widespread Panic New Biz Tips from the Sausalito Sausage Factory The head of the 4As and the head of ANA walk into a bar… Sorry, there’s no punchline. But there is this advice for new business execs, a.k.a. agency rainmakers, from Greg […]

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Love Your Mondays, Or Be The Office Outcast

Do you need help getting motivated to show up for work each Monday? Lucky for you, the Internet is the world’s greatest gathering of self-made self-help gurus, and there are thousands working the #LoveYourMonday meme. Should you need an update on why companies are promoting Monday, Erin Griffith, a reporter in the San Francisco bureau […]

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Senioritis or Reggaemylitis?

Cindy Gallop continues to wallop the industry with painfully necessary truisms. In a recent interview she said: Q. What is the biggest mistake companies – brands or the industry – are making in their attitude to age today? A. They don’t understand that experience and expertise are incredibly time and cost-efficient, and that they could […]

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All Work And No Play Makes Johnnie and Joanie Witless Screen Zombies

Advertising like law, journalism, technology, engineering, medicine, and other professions demands countless hours from its workers. This, despite damning evidence that productivity and creativity fall flat after about six hours of concentrated work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American works 44 hours per week, or 8.8 hours per day. A 2014 national Gallup […]

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Thanks To “Surveillance Capitalism,” The Googleplex Knows What You’ll Buy Next

Careful where and what you click. Every keystroke you make is evidence. If you’re not comfortable with being spied on every time you open a window, I highly suggest you spend some time with this brilliant article by John Naughton in The Guardian. I would say that it is an eye-opening exploration of our lost privacy, […]

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Three Simple Rules to Guide Your Marketing Communications Spending

Teachers take complicated subjects and make them easy to understand. Before Bob Hoffman became an ad man, before he started, ran and sold Hoffman/Lewis in San Francisco, and before he was known as “The Ad Contrarian,” Hoffman was a science teacher. Now that he’s enjoying his retirement from the agency, he makes time to speak and […]

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When Everyone’s An Expert and Every Open Tab Is A Lectern

Coaching and online education is big business. I can hardly open my browser today without seeing another ad from another self-made business guru ready to provide the mysterious answers that I need to solve my mundane business problems. Here’s what the machine served up today (via a sponsored post on Twitter): Master the Art of […]

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Old Rhymes with Cold, Rolled and Spoiled

There are not many people over 50 left standing in the agency business. It’s a stupid fact of agency life, but a fact nonetheless. According to an IPA Excellence paper, written by AMV BBDO’s Strategy Director Olivia Stubbings, people over 50 represent just 6% of adland’s workforce. To put that in perspective, 22% of those […]

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The Mediaverse Continues Its Sharp Decline; Adpulp Continues To Climb

For a century or more, advertising and journalism have been two separate but closely related industries. Advertising and journalism needed each other. Now that it’s 2019, is this still true? Or have the two industries morphed into a grotesque new ad tech-dependent creature? Whatever the answer, both industries are losing so much ground so fast […]

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Are You Hooked On Your Own Pixel Dust? You’re Not Alone.

Marketers love digital because they can track it, and then spend countless hours pouring over the data. Marketers love data because it makes for excellent graphs and great talking points in meetings. What marketers do not love is digital ad fraud, and sadly digital ad fraud is a problem with no solution in sight. Fraudulent, […]

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Which Ad Business Are You In?

Concepts. Marker comps. Internal creative reviews… Do any of these time-honored practices ring a bell? Once upon a time, art directors and copywriters spent days, even weeks, tossing ideas around, or batting them back and forth as the case may be. It may have looked as if they were playing Foosball and lounging on couches […]

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Resist (The Ad Industry’s Ageist, Sexist and Racist Behaviors) Harder

I remember loving this Coca-Cola commercial when I was a kid. I just admitted that I am old, at least by advertising industry standards. How do you know when you are over the hill? Will you receive a text with a decoded message? Will a colleague or family member take you aside and kindly point […]

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