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Topic: Voice

6 Generational Traits Millennials Can Work on to Stop Perception Problems

Old-timers provide feedback

Hardly a day goes by without a new missive on the apparently troubling task of teaching, managing or marketing to millennials. Our elders—including many on this week's Adweek Power List—are…

How the Ad Industry Can Be Truly Inventive (and Effective) Again

Elevate problems to find solutions

Once upon a time, not too long ago, being an adman or woman was a pretty sweet gig. Not just because of the glamour, the Mad Men-type excesses, the bottomless…

Growing Up the Son of a 'Mad Man' in Advertising's Golden Era

Reflecting on career and work of a Don Draper-like father

There are many memories of the so-called "golden era" of advertising that are conjured up expertly by Matthew Weiner's Mad Men on AMC Networks. Largely, it is the effort to create…

Brands Should Beware the Legal Hazards of Flirting With Celebs in Social

The risk is increasingly outweighing the reward

These days, the rise of social media has produced a gray area for brands, as some unknowingly assume high risk in their pursuit to be topical and clever while attaching…

The Client Is Often (but Not Always) Right, and 11 Other Rules to Work By

Including only do business with people you respect

I was recently asked if I have a set of guiding professional principles. Sort of to my surprise, I do! They're a direct consequence of my journey in advertising and…

Training Millennials in the Workplace? Teach Them the Same Way You Reach Them

Old tactics are kryptonite for today's attention spans

Understanding changes and preferences in how your audience consumes information is the foundation of good advertising. Yet when it comes to training, most agencies still are adhering to a model…

4 Trends That Will Keep Your Brand Globally Competitive

Adapting to cultural contexts is key

Specs Claim to fame Shankar Gupta-Harrison, vp of strategy at 360i; makes the best sangria in the world. Base New York Twitter @SGMagnus When marketers take their brand positioning and messages global, a lot…

Truly Altruistic Ads Don't Just Raise Money, They Enrich the Culture

Stop do-gooding, start doing good

In the good ol' days before pesky digital came along, making content was a problem for the TV networks. Now, with social media and YouTube dominating our attention spans, it's…

Tomorrow's CMO Will Be Plugged Into the Entire Marketing Cycle

Introducing the Chief Everything Officer

The checkout screen at the gas station knows more about you than you think. Illustration: Shaw Nielsen   As the gas station clerk scanned each of the snacks I purchased during a recent…

Is Vagueness Killing Advertising?

Let's drop meaningless phrases like 'digital advertising' and 'content marketing'

The rise in popularity of mobile advertising, content marketing, native advertising and the continued focus on digital leads me to one question: Does anyone really know what they are? I’ve never…

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