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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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Should 9/11 Be Used In Advertising? Tim Burt Explains

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. This week, two businesses (1 large, 1 small) decided to reference 9/11 in their advertising. In this short video, I ask whether 9/11 should be used in advertising. … 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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What Does “Laser Hair Removal Music” Sound Like? – Tim Burt Busts An Advertising Myth

Should you use music in your commercial? Most times, no. Tim Burt explains. 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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Finalist – Best Commercial of 2015: Kyocera DuraForce Phones – Tim Burt Reviews

First, the commercial: RULE #1: ADVERTISING SOLVES PROBLEMS As the owner of a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, I’ve invested in a (somewhat) sturdy case, and a tempered glass screen protector. The last thing I want is to drop it, and … Continue reading

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