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Closing Online Ads Lack Consistency – Advertising Expert Tim Burt Explains

If you play the free version of Words With Friends (or other ad-supported games), you’re subjected to periodic advertising. Like most consumers, I want these ads to go away as quickly as possible. After all, unless the ad is speaking … Continue reading

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Web Disconnect: The Easiest Way To Confuse Your Target Audience In Advertising – Tim Burt Explains

Visit Our Website…Please. How many commercials do you see, read, or hear that drive you to a website? More than you can count. If you’re a business owner, consider this a brief, yet effective checklist for integrating a website into … Continue reading

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Commercials Are Either “Creative” Or “Effective”, Very Rarely Both – Advertising Expert Tim Burt Explains

So, What’s A “Creative” Commercial, Anyway? It’s 99.8% of all advertising you see and hear on a daily basis, in my opinion…which sounds great, until you realize that most consumers can remember the premise of a commercial, not the advertiser. … Continue reading

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Don’t Say This Bad Word In Your Commercial – Part 1 – Commercial Advertising Expert Tim Burt Explains

There are a few hard-and-fast rules in commercial advertising. Occasionally, some can be “bended”, but this one can’t. I’ve heard it called by two different names, but both carry the same meaning: Paralysis By Analysis Choice Paralyzes Response Simply put: … 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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A Common Advertising Mistake To Avoid: Arrogance. Tim Burt Explains

Here’s a virtually sure-fire way to drive potential customers away from your business: arrogance (but not to be confused with ego). For example: “At ABC Orange Juice, our juice is the best. We use only the ripest Florida oranges, hand … Continue reading

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What People Hear Vs. What Is Actually Said In Commercials – AKA “The Phantom Message”

We’ve all heard commercials where the offer you perceive is not actually the message trying to be communicated. HOW AND WHY THIS HAPPENS It all stems from my first rule of advertising: Every good commercial or advertisement is rooted in … Continue reading

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