There are really several different ways to look at the commercials from the Super Bowl.
Which commercials actually sold product, generated leads, or accomplished their objective?
AND.... which commercials were able to get that "chatter" going in the days following the Super Bowl?
Admit it; sometimes it is hard to keep your mind fresh. However, like anything worth doing in this life, we must continue to work at.
The simple fact is this: when we have a fresh mind, we are able to see what is really standing before us, we are able to better serve our clients, and we are able to find that "one idea" that changes everything.
Have you ever read something and had to stare at it for a second to figure out what the hell they're talking about?
Yesterday afternoon I went downstairs to take a pee.
As I lifted up the toilet seat, I noticed a new mini-poster hanging on the wall above the toilet. The mini-poster had an artistic graphic on it with the headline, "Guys, please put the seat down when you are done."
Driving to work this morning, I passed a billboard on my left.
As I looked to try and read it. As I read the headline on the billboard, I did a double take. (keeping in mind that I'm driving while reading, something that is important to consider if you waste your money on billboards in the first place)....
A customer of ours, fresh off a conference call with a fellow marketing expert, called me in a panic just before his piece went to press. The piece we were about to print had a strong headline in it, and he wanted to take a moment to revisit whether using a headline was a good idea or not.
I listen to a lot of satellite radio, which means I get to hear a lot of great commercials. The commercial I heard this morning for Hyson Headache Medicine was NOT one of these great commercials. The composition of all the elements was very well done, but the components they used for their argument were horrendous. Here is their headline: "Not tonight Honey....