Portrait of Thomas Kolster

Thomas Kolster

Adweek opinion contributor Thomas Kolster is an ex-adman on a mission to change brands for the better. He’s a self-proclaimed marketing activist, author, international keynote speaker and has spent more than 10 years in the sustainability space and coined the term Goodvertising."

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4 Super Bowl Ad Missteps Brands Should Avoid

Brand Marketing

What Super Bowl spots need to do to unite people.

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There Needs to Be More Accountability in Advertising to Shatter the Status Quo

Voice

For an industry that hypes itself as brand builders and positioning experts, isn’t it ironic that all agencies swim in the same generic soup?

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Shifting Marketing From Focusing on the Masses to Millennials Instead

Voice

For too long, our industry has been stuck in a mass marketing mindset. It’s time to open up your brand for people’s creativity, dreams and ambitions.

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It’s Time for Brands to Stop Climate Grandstanding and Listen to Consumer Needs

Voice

It feels like another beliefs-based war in the dark ages between those who are enlightened and those who are ignorant or outright deniers.

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Small Brands Are Challenging Big Brands With a Commitment to Cohesive Purpose

Creativity

Consumers and marketers alike can tell when a business isn't devoted to their cause.