Category Archives: Television

Alexa? We Have A Problem

The Most Popular Ad Isn’t Always The Best During Super Bowl 52, the (highly flawed) USA Today “Ad Meter” focus group ranked Amazon’s “Alexa Loses Her Voice” commercial as the “winner.” USA Today’s criteria for judging Super Bowl commercials is: … Continue reading

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Winner, Best Ad of 2017: Samsung Trolls Apple – “Growing Up”

As a former, now reformed Apple “fanboy” – believing at one time that the Fruit Company could do no wrong – all it took to break Apple’s stranglehold on the US market (and my belief system) is some smart, devastatingly¬†effective … Continue reading

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All Effective Advertising Follows This One Formula – Tim Burt Explains

Regardless of the platform(s) where your advertising will appear, all good ads follow the above formula. For the sake of simplicity, we will work in reverse…but… You may be asking “one…of what?” Only You Can Answer That. The first thing … Continue reading

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[video] 9/11 + Mattress Store Commercial = PR Disaster. Tim Burt Explains

Can Miracle Mattress recover from their misguided September 11th-themed commercial? Tim Burt appeals directly to the company owner. Continue reading

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Super Bowl Ads: The Facts – Tim Burt Explains

Which Super Bowl 50 Commercials Have The Best Chance Of Success? Tim Burt Will Tell You Live During The Game. Continue reading

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The Best (And Quietest) Commercial You’ll See Today – SecretEscapes.com – Tim Burt Critiques

This SecretEscapes.com commercial is tremendously effective – on a number of levels. Advertising advocate Tim Burt reviews here. Continue reading

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[video] Advertising Myth Busted: Getting Attention – Tim Burt Explains

In this short video, I bust one of the biggest myths in advertising: “getting” the audience’s attention. Here, I use two real-world commercials to demonstrate that advertising is not just about getting the attention of the audience…it goes much deeper … Continue reading

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