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How The Radio Industry Could Benefit From Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, And The Blockchain.

Will the radio industry learn from their past (and present) mistakes with the internet when it comes to the blockchain and cryptocurrency? Continue reading

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TV Commercial Fail: FedEx “Auto Repair Shop”. Tim Burt Critiques

When you absolutely, positively have to have a misguided, lame advertisement….watch this 2011 commercial for FedEx: The first time I saw this my initial reaction was it was for Google or another search engine company. THE ISSUE When the “shop … Continue reading

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Recipe Ingredient #7 To Make A Bad Radio Or Television Commercial: The Laundry List

All too often, business owners who write their own scripts fail to realize the one simple, core fact when trying to convey a message: what is the one thing you want the audience to remember about your company? You’ll most … Continue reading

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Recipe Ingredient #6 To Make A Bad Radio Or Television Commercial: Sports Celebrities

Sports stars are sports stars┬ábecause they can throw a ball, run or skate really fast, tackle, etc. better than anyone else on the planet. They’re not actors or voice actors. So why do sports teams insist on trying to transform … Continue reading

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Recipe Ingredient #5 To Make A Bad Radio Or Television Commercial: Your Kids.

Three common myths about using children in commercials by advertisers and agencies: Kids on radio and t.v. are cute! Kids stand out! People pay more attention to kids The biggest myth used by business owners regarding their own children: “My … Continue reading

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Recipe Ingredient #4 To Make A Bad Radio Or Television Commercial: Coupon Ads

The three deadliest words in any radio or television commercial: “Mention this ad…” Of course there are variations: “Tell ’em (DJ or spokesperson) sent you” “Tell ’em you heard it on (radio station) “Say you heard our ad” The list … Continue reading

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Recipe Ingredient #3 To Make A Bad Radio Or Television Commercial: Cliches.

Cliches are found in commercials when the copywriter/salesperson/business owner/ad agency comes at the core of the advertisement message from the wrong angle. PHRASES THAT SUCK “For all your _____ needs.” “There’s never been a better time than now!” “It’s the … Continue reading

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