Tag Archives: Chris Arnold

Cultural & iconic references in marketing – are you in touch or living in a white ivory tower?

Benny Hill’s, ‘Ernie, the fastest milkman in the West’ is a symbol of a different time. How many people would get it today?

Faking it. The real cost of buying social media numbers.

No one would argue that there is not a lot of faking up of social media numbers going on. It’s simply too easy, too cheap and often too easy to get away with.

Lidl – putting your ethics where your mouth is.

“Healthy Checkouts” could lead the way in encouraging other retailers to take an ‘ethics over profits’ approach and improve the health of our kids… and parents.

Why is TV beating digital in battle for FMCG ad spend?

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As reported on page 4 of the FMCG’s weekly publication, The Grocer, “TV beats web in battle for FMCG ad spend”, food and drink companies are slashing digital budgets to go back to TV. Why? Because, as the head of Premier Foods Gavin Darby recently declared, “it works”. As reported in Marketing, “We are unashamedly sticking with TV advertising and will not be shifting significant spend into digital channels.”

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Coke’s #Sharethegood – can brands really own goodwill to all men?

There is a fine line between using the spirit of Christmas and trying to convince people your are the spirit of Christmas.

What if the Romans had the internet?

Working with a historian and a world famous psychologist, we asked ourselves this question.

One agency’s dramatic way to get paid. A true story.

With clients extending payment terms, many now ridiculous, what do you do when you have to face a CFO who has no morals and no intention of paying you? A shocking story.

The new age of honesty

The Dove campaign is all about honesty. It’s about how we see things. But what if what we see is distorted by false measures?

Just because you know where I am, doesn’t mean I’m listening.

Here’s an interesting story that makes us step down from the ivory tower and take a real world look at proximity marketing.

66% of 37% of numbers are made up by 45% of people who have a 93% chance of getting away with it.

It always amazes me our obsession with numbers, especially for a creative industry that knows that consumers are emotional creatures who don’t buy based on rational numbers.

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