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October 5, 2018

Cookie Cutter Radio Commercials

I was recently taking a long drive and listening to the radio. I heard many radio commercials and so many were the same I worried the industry had lost its edge.
I heard commercials for bras, for suitcases, for pillows, all on Sirius digital radio as I drove. They …Read the Rest

Extra Adjectives: How the News Becomes Propaganda
July 23, 2018

Extra Adjectives: How the News Becomes Propaganda

Have you noticed the extra spin-worthy adjectives that have crept into the news reports of late?  These are the judgmental …Read the Rest

Guess Who’s Labour Cost
April 6, 2018

Guess Who’s Labour Cost

Back in my university days, I was responsible for putting on Performing Arts shows in our Student Union Building (SUB).
A …Read the Rest

The Day the Junos Went Public
March 4, 2018

The Day the Junos Went Public

The Juno Awards was an annual private music industry awards ceremony for insiders, wearing tuxedos and gowns, until 1995. …Read the Rest

The Editorial – Advertising Balance
September 10, 2017

The Editorial – Advertising Balance

Websites are now encountering a situation that print and broadcasting have had to deal with for years.  The balance of …Read the Rest

Front Page Cereal Launch
April 2, 2017

Front Page Cereal Launch

There were established rules that limited the use of well known persons in advertising to children in Canada.  Then our …Read the Rest

10 Amazing Secrets of Digital
November 28, 2016

10 Amazing Secrets of Digital

Advertising changed when it moved to digital.  And it has really moved.  More money is now spent on digital than …Read the Rest

Listening to Out of Date Music
April 17, 2015

Listening to Out of Date Music

We were listening to an oldies station the other day, when it occurred to me that the lyrics might be …Read the Rest

OMGTV News!  It’s Sensational!
May 14, 2014

OMGTV News! It’s Sensational!

Do you get irritated by the TV news anchors always throwing in extra adjectives to sensationalize their news stories.  Every …Read the Rest

Silence: One of the World’s Scarcest Commodities
September 17, 2010

Silence: One of the World’s Scarcest Commodities

When we were evolving as a species, silence was ubiquitous.  Rare were there words between people because we didn’t meet …Read the Rest

Car Dealers Don’t Know How to Advertise
December 16, 2009

Car Dealers Don’t Know How to Advertise

Anyone in the car business or the advertising business who knows me has probably heard me say that retail car …Read the Rest

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