The Making of the Chia Pet Phenomenon

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The Making of the Chia Pet Phenomenon

Who hasn’t had a Chia Pet? I’m not sure why I initially wanted one or why my parents purchased one for me, but I’m not alone. This product has been a huge success and I really can’t put my finger …

VW Public Awareness Campaign Makes Point

Here is a noteworthy Swedish public awareness campaign from Volkswagen that caught our attention. Texting and driving is a serious problem everywhere. Earlier this year Sweden passed a new law that makes it illegal to text and drive. Since its …

The Connected Home of the Future

It’s always interesting to see what the future might hold. For the annual South by Southwest Conference, Google converted a nearby home with 12 rooms into a showplace for Google Assistant so that conference goers could see what the Connected …

What an Athlete Can Say at the Olympics

The Olympics carry a large price tag and brands pay dearly to participate in them. To cover the International Olympic Committee’s budget and some of the costs to the host countries, there is a rule written for what athletes can …

Best Brand Storytelling 2017

If you want to see some great storytelling that brings real value and power to some well-known and not so well-known brands, Adweek has put online the winners of its 2017 Arc Awards, an awards program for best brand storytelling. …

Ikea’s Shocking “Pee on this Ad”

Ikea, in a magazine ad created by its agency Akestam Holst, literally wants women to pee on an Ikea ad to see if they are pregnant. The ad has been treated with chemicals similar to those found in pregnancy testing …

TIME Magazine Toys with Augmented Reality

A couple of very unusual and noteworthy changes happened in the latest issue of TIME. Bill Gates was offered, and agreed, to become the publication’s first guest editor in its 94 year history. You can read and watch why he …

Changing Public Opinion on Fruitcake

Can public opinion be persuaded to once again love fruitcake, that much maligned, fruit-filled, hefty holiday gift? According to Adweek and fruitcake producers, it is possible and it’s underway. For a product that has been around for more than 2000 …

Publishers Wage Ad Blocking Software War

Online advertising is critical to the survival of publishers. Print advertising continues to shrink and the only means for publishers to keep afloat is to grow online advertising revenue. However, ad blocking software installed by consumers are killing that source …

Chocolate Sculptures Capture Publicity

We like chocolate at Goldman & Associates. So when we saw this story about chocolate sculptures in New York City, and with the holiday season here, we had to post it. Adweek tells the story behind Godiva’s Rockefeller Center solid …