No One Cares About Your Brand!

Ok, those are some pretty harsh words, I know, but hear me out. There is a widespread misunderstanding amongst many marketers, as they seem to believe that people walk around thinking about brands (and their brand specifically). That “top of mind” means that human beings actually go around thinking about specific product categories and brands even when they are not shopping for that category. For almost every brand on the planet, that’s… Read More

Join Erik Ingvoldstad for Social Media Storytelling Workshop in Singapore, HK, KL and Manila

Acoustic’s Managing Director, Erik Ingvoldstad, is leading practical 2-day workshops in Social Media Storytelling in April and May. The workshop will give you great insight into content and social marketing, and help you improve the quality of your social media marketing efforts. The workshops will be held on 18-19 April in Singapore, 21-22 April in Hong Kong, 19-20 May in Kuala Lumpur and 26-27 May in Manila. As a client or associate… Read More

Disruption is Dead. Long live Disruption!

For decades, the advertising industry has talked about disruption as a way of getting the attention of the consumer. Disruption, in the sense of breaking into people’s lives and frame of mind, almost rocking them out of their day, delivering a punchy message, and expecting that message to be understood and liked – because it was “disruptive”, is now dead. People don’t want to be disrupted, and they are more likely to… Read More

 “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” 

Relax, no one is going to off anyone. When William Shakespeare wrote this line in Henry VI, back in 1591, he was merely stating that the best way to create chaos and disorder was to get rid of the lawyers (who would uphold law and order in society). But in 2016, in marketing, lawyers have become a big obstacle for connecting with audiences. Or, rather, the concern for what the lawyers will… Read More

O captain, my captain! An open letter to the 5 Advertising Chiefs.

Dear Sir Martin, John, Maurice, Michael, and Ishii-san I don’t know any of you personally, and you certainly don’t know me. But as our industry’s leading captains, I am calling on you to lead. Because something in ad land has to change, and you have to take the responsibility to do something. Now, there are a lot of things we could talk about; how we’ve not really managed to get integration working because… Read More

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