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"Data-driven" cartoon

data-driven decision making

August 23, 2015 ⋅ 6 Comments

I heard a marketer say recently, “Publishing numbers in a powerpoint deck does not make them true.” We have never had greater access to data to make decisions. But it has also never been easier to cherry pick data to support whatever point we’re trying to make. Being data-driven in our decision making increasingly means being data-skeptical. Whether intentional or…

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"Design Thinking" cartoon

design thinking

Design Thinking is one of the more hyped (and frequently misunderstood) terms in business. Many companies have jumped on the Design Thinking bandwagon without really knowing what it means. The term is frequently trotted out to describe just about any organization — even organizations with a pretty superficial appreciation of Design. Sometimes the Design Thinking term gets confused with its…

"Instagram" cartoon

Instagram advertising

There are suddenly many more marketers trying to figure out how to resonate on Instagram. Last week Instagram opened the advertising floodgates, dropping the minimum spend and switching on an Ads API so that brands can start campaigns without talking to a rep. This is after a lengthy trial-and-error period with pilot campaigns. As so many brands rush into Instagram…

"ad viewability" cartoon

ad viewability

This is one of of those rare cartoons where I didn’t have to exaggerate anything to make a situation sound ridiculous. The digital ad world has been is a state of disarray since Google shared the results of a study 18 months ago that a whopping 56.1% of display ad impressions are not even seen. And the criteria for whether…

"Wearables Marketing" cartoon

wearable marketing

I heard recently that the average person checks their mobile 150 times a day. From a marketer’s perspective, that’s a lot of potential touch points — both in collecting data and in messaging. But it pales in comparison to the staggering world of wearables. Technology is giving unparalleled access for marketers to understand consumers, and to reach them in a…

"Polarize" cartoon

the power of polarization

Labeling an idea polarizing can be the marketing kiss of death. Businesses often avoid ideas that are polarizing, whether new products, ad campaigns, or promotions. It’s always easier to launch the next flavor of vanilla. But there’s power in polarization. If you try to appeal to everyone, you won’t necessarily appeal to anyone in particular. In a world of clutter,…

"Creative Critics" cartoon

8 types of bad creative critics

I originally drew a version of this cartoon back in 2006 and it’s still one of my more requested and licensed. There’s an ad agency in Australia that has a wall-sized version hanging in the room where they review creative with clients. I wanted to redraw it in color and make it easier to read. I’ve seen all of these…

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