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Big Game Ad Review

What worked and what didn’t. And, yes, Taylor Swift does make an appearance.

It’s time for our Around-the-Rink review of our most liked and disliked spots from the big game. Once again, the responses varied widely. There were more attempts at humor. Fewer attempts to shock. Lots and lots of celebrities making fun of themselves.Read More

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A Tactic Is Not a Strategy, and Other Lessons from the Solo Stove Debacle

I’ve read quite a few articles already on the Solo Stove Smokeless Snoop Dogg ad campaign (you likely have as well). Most marketing and advertising folks blame this or that depending on their areas of expertise.

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The More Things Change…

Forgive me, but I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. Maybe it’s the fact that we celebrate 10 years in business as Reuben Rink in the coming year. Or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been working to clear out our agency storage area of 23 years of ‘stuff’ accumulated as both The Bloom Agency and Reuben Rink. Regardless, I’ve been thinking about days gone by and the earlier years of my career.   

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Using Deceptive Editing – in all the Right Ways

As technology continues to shape the landscape of marketing, its potential to drive positive change becomes increasingly apparent. Visual effects (VFX) and artificial intelligence (AI) have emerged as powerful tools that not only captivate audiences but can also communicate meaningful messages. 

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Podcast Advertising

The Strengths of Podcast Advertising

In recent years, the ever-evolving landscape of advertising has witnessed a considerable shift towards digital platforms, and one particular medium has been gaining significant recent popularity: podcasts. This audio-based medium has not only captivated the attention of millions of listeners worldwide as a source of entertainment and education, but it has emerged as a proven, effective marketing platform for companies to connect with their target audiences in unique ways.Read More

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Partnering for Authentic Influencer Marketing

Captivating an audience through social media channels is becoming increasingly essential, and even harder to navigate as channels evolve. While creating social media content is a well-established marketing strategy, the popularity of including influencer marketing is rising. Influencer marketing has grown to become a $16.4 billion industry, with 67.9% of US marketers planning to participate in influencer marketing campaigns this year.Read More

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