Category Archive: Advertising

McDonald’s gets “uber-transparent” and the crowd responds

Do you like Chicken McNuggets?  I confess, I enjoy driving through McDonald’s from time to time for a box of McNuggets.  So, I was relived when I saw this “under the hood” video from McDonalds, revealing how Tyson makes a McNugget.

The “Internet” wasn’t too impressed though.  Over the past 31 days, McDonald’s has had some of the most disliked videos on YouTube–driven by the heavily disliked McNuggets transparency video.    

Across the [...]

21st century magazine content discovery

Just a few years ago, it was easy to find a vast rack of magazines covering every interest niche imaginable at the big box store around the corner.  You could sit with a stack of magazines–and an overpriced coffee—and waste away the day.

Nowadays, people are spending less time at the magazine racks and more time with their mobile devices.

Quietly, Pinterest has become the (virtual) place people discover content around their interests. [...]

Why getting spoofed just might be the best thing that can happen to a quality YouTube video

As marketing investment behind digital continues to grow and mature, we are starting to see some enjoyable branded YouTube “video wars” taking shape–even in more traditional categories like Prestige automotive.  Rarely have we seen auto rivals get this up close and personal as they battle it out in the digital marketing arena.      

Just this fall, Mercedes-Benz launched a successful viral video featuring funky dancing chickens.  In its Prestige [...]

Facebook: Losing youngsters to mobile upstarts?

Today, The Drum reported that the widely popular Mobile Messaging service WhatsApp leapfrogged Facebook to become the leading mobile social messaging service.

With the rise of Snapchat, WhatsApp, WeChat (China), Vine, and the continued popularity of Instagram in 2013, there has been speculation and discussion across the second-half of 2013 that Facebook is losing its Mojo with the young/hip crowd.

For the first time Piper Jaffray’s initially launched its semi-annual report on the [...]

Get eBench before your competition does

Anyone trying to pull together digital marketing insights knows that it is a royal pain in the backside to simply track and stay on top of how an industry is trending, given the explosion of digital marketing channels.

Sure, there are loads of social media monitoring tools on the market, but nothing really helps you go from strategic insight–e.g. share of voice, market share –down to granular insight like what YouTube [...]

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