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Dec 12 2022

Our Favorite Blog Posts from 2022

With 2023 fast approaching and 2022 slowly fading in the rearview, take a look back at some of our favorite blog posts of the year!
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Creative Resources

Helping Agency Partners Scale Beautiful Ads

Shawn Riegsecker is the CEO of Centro, a media technology and services company. The Makegood spoke with Shawn about his 16-year career in digital media as well as recent Centro milestones, as the company marked its 11th anniversary.

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How Standardization and Creativity Can Co-exist

In online advertising’s infancy, many publishers ran what we now call “native ad formats.” At the time, “ad format” referred solely to dimensions, as ads were either GIFs or JPGs. As publishers multiplied, the number of formats increased, and ad agencies started crying foul. They couldn’t keep up with creating the seemingly countless sizes needed for a diverse, wide-reaching media plan.

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Bringing Back Advertising Magic

Last week, I experienced advertising magic. Let me paint the picture for you. It all started with a typical meeting with a collective team of experts discussing an upcoming ad campaign. All of the basics were covered including the target market, messaging, budget, reach and frequency as well as the execution logistics. While the team was excited to launch this campaign, it almost seemed too easy and even a bit predictable.

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Creative Review: Hyper Local Messaging

I’ve lived in Chicago long enough to know just what a Cubs World Series win would mean for this town, and that makes this hyper localized ad even more poignant. You have to live here to get all the references, but each and every location cut to in this commercial has meaning for this city and its residents, and it’s not often that a brand effectively manages to pinpoint a small, specific group of folks and tug on their heart strings like this.

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Who Took the Storytelling Out of Holiday Season Marketing?

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Who Took the Storytelling Out of Holiday Season Marketing?

Cue “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by BandAid. It’s the holiday season. I will bet you that by New Year’s Day you will hear this song more times than you will see an effective digital ad from the retail sector. Two reasons. First, people don’t get tired of the song. Second, retailing is too focused on direct response to be effective during the holiday season.

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