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Greater Together is Hanson's vivid, passionate dream

Published Oct. 9, 2014

Greater Together is a challenge to have people create and submit an idea to help address the problem of racial difficulties. It is a labor of love for local designer Ken Hanson, who has spent his own money funding the first year of Greater Together.

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Rodgers spots confirm Gruber's commitment

Published June 5, 2014

The most visible thing attorney David Gruber does is a series of advertising spots with Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Each commercial is designed to highlight an organization that deserves to have a light shined on it and which ought to get applause for the work it does.

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New BMW spot showcases Milwaukee Art Museum

Published Feb. 9, 2014

BMW's new advertising spot, "Hello Future," toasts the German automobile company's i8 plug-in concept and models. It also salutes Milwaukee with a prominent placement of the opening of the Burke Brise Soleil at the Milwaukee Art Museum. It's been online for a while and got its broadcast TV debut during the opening ceremonies Friday evening.

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Peaches sells sexy in new Milwaukee Downtown campaign

Published July 10, 2013

For Canadian artist Peaches, Downtown is the "thing" to do. Peaches' fourth album, "Impeach My Bush," features the hit "Downtown," a song that she recently and exclusively remixed for a Milwaukee Downtown marketing campaign.

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Kmart "Ships its Pants"

Published April 12, 2013

It's simple, effect and darn funny. The opening line is great, and unlike some spots it really doesn't take the gag too far. Kmart's new #shipmypants ad works.

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Go on, track me

Published Jan. 3, 2013

It feels like not a week goes by without someone posting something about how Facebook's invading everyone's privacy, spying on your browser history, etc., ad nauseum. (These posts are usually made on Facebook, by the way.) I understand the generic concern over the Orwellian slippery slope, but it doesn't take me too long to re-assess and arrive back at my old conclusion: Who cares?

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Lexus has it wrong

Published Dec. 5, 2012

I've noticed the new Lexus spots. They're well done, creative and stand out in the current clutter of Christmas and holiday hoopla. But, Lexus has it wrong.

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Just ask for the sale, Milwaukee

Published June 29, 2012

If we want to tell the Milwaukee story and get people to visit, just ask them to. It's sales 101. Tell the story, make the ask.

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Diary of a Mad Man

Published May 2, 2012

For years now, the ever-popular television series "Mad Men" has entertained, delighted and revealed some fundamental truths about advertising. For the most part, we in the advertising world are impressed with the American Movie Channel's portrayal of our day-to-day. And I believe they've done it again.

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All due respect to Milwaukee brands

Published Sept. 13, 2011

I've been hesitant to write this blog for the following reasons: 1. I love the brands I'm talking about and want them to succeed. 2. It goes against my mom's advice of, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." But my frustration level is at orange and I may need a little venting.

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Since 1972, famous Koss billboards stand test of time

Published April 28, 2010

Depending on the medium, it can take some very clever creative to inspire a positive reaction from a simple advertisement. Usually, it's a challenge just make any kind of impression, but when a company's single fixed billboard can endure for 40 plus years and develop an actual cult following, you know you've hit PR gold.

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Laughlin Constable merges with New York firm

Published Sept. 16, 2009

Today, Laughlin Constable, an integrated communications agency with offices in Milwaukee and Chicago, announced a merger with New York-based Partners and Jeary.