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…At the Pearly Gates

Honoring James Lipton and the legacy of his 10 Questions James Lipton, actor, lyricist, writer, teacher, and talk show host passed away Monday, March 2. He was most well renowned…

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HATCRL 02.27.20

Immerse yourself in expertise. 🌀 THE FAR SIDE At long last, Gary Larson and his cows venture bravely onto the Interwebs. AND YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE JUST COLORS IN THE…

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No Business Like New Business

An inside perspective on new business and why it deserves applause. Twenty years ago, I couldn’t say the word ad agency without someone sprightly telling me they’d love to be…

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2020: The Countdown to a Political Throwdown

With the observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday this week, we examine the evolution of political advertising, what we will see in 2020 and how it affects advertisers. Political advertising…

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Hearts on Wheels

What happens when you mix candy, memes and hard seltzers at happy hour? Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and human connections. Yet it can make it one of…

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Super Bowl LIV Ad Recap

Which ads were Chiefs (great), 49ers (Good) and Browns (bad)?   Listen to Patrick Hunt discuss this and more with WCCO. Patrick Hunt, President/CEO of Hunt Adkins, joined WCCO Radio’s…

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Techlash 2020

Has adtech transformed modern marketing for good, or will techlash, and consumers’ increasing apathy towards ads make creativity valuable again?   Read time: 6.5 minutes Hunt Adkins’ extended holiday break…

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HATCRL 01.23.20

🧠Genius is fleeting, skill has staying power. SOAPBOTTLE A brilliant way to get rid of plastic shampoo containers. UNNECESSARY INVENTIONS Perhaps the best illustration of how social media impacts the way we…

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HATCRL 11.26.19

➡️Get ahead of the (machine platform) crowd. WEB CODE ART Discover a painting coded for Chrome using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). MACHINE PLATFORM CROWD Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson explore…