Author: wesley

The Death of Desktop

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Design & Marketing

It may be too soon to declare the desktop dead, but for marketers it may as well be. If you are still building digital marketing creative primarily for desktop, you’re likely either irritating your customers or failing to reach them entirely. There is one caveat: if you are a B2B company and you are primarily selling to people during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, your customers might be on desktop. Indeed, it […]

Advertainment: How brands are using stories to engage audiences

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Design & Marketing

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a fun and memorable Christmas song. But, it’s easy to forget that the story was created by Montgomery Ward department stores. The idea of using stories to draw customers is not new. Stories have a way of engendering affection, and affection is a coveted asset. But if you’ve paid attention in recent years, you’ve surely noticed a revival in this approach to advertising, from Dove’s Real Beauty Sketches to Apple’s […]

Valspar is on point with #ColorForAll campaign

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Design & Marketing

Check out this short video featuring colorblind individuals who are able to see colors for the first time. It’s a feel-good piece, but more than that, it’s a great example of effective content marketing by Valspar paints. Content marketing has become a buzzword that brands have latched onto as the age of Google and social media have flipped the traditional advertising model. Where brand communication was once a one-way megaphone through which they could reach customers, they must now also […]