A juggler on the trapeze or the Notes about the values needed to a successful brand-manager
The author, having a good practical experience, names the following values: the ability to make decisions in the situations of limited powers, the ability to manage with people who are not your subordinates, a good knowledge of consumer’s psychology, passion and capability to understand a brand emotionally, good skills in financial planning in the situation of limited resources, “economical mind”, initiative and business undertakings.
Ben Wood: “A good idea is a simple idea”
An interview with the head of a Paris’s office of The Added Value company
The Added Value: “The brands are growing, the business is growing”
The article tells about the experience and the working methods of the global marketing agency The Added Value. Their stories demonstrate how they help companies to create insight-driven growth for their brands and business. Among the stories are: Levi’s Engineering Jeans, champagne POP, Internet-bank Egg, ice-cream Solero, beer Golden Barrel and Pilsener Urquell.
Yaroslav Kucherov (Adventa Lowe): “The Russian market is becoming more differential”
The director of one of one of the largest Russian advertising agencies tells about the process of re-positioning of the beer Klinskoe, Sibirskay korona, the juice Niko, the deodorant Rexona and other agency’s works.
The likes and dislikes of TV viewers
Some of the TV commercials become the leaders of lists devoted to likes and dislikes at the same time. Is this the most effective advertising? A researcher, psychologist and a brand-manager are trying to answer the question.
What does the contest of effective advertising EFFIE teach us?
The contest Effie gives valuable material for the advertising analysts. In 2001 about 40 descriptions of successful campaigns were published in our magazine. Analyzing the reasons for success we pointed out a series of strategies of modern branding: to come out in time, to concentrate on the target auditorium, to understand brand in the modern way, "change the product" and "save money". In the article these strategies are given with the examples that prove effectiveness.
Euro EFFIE 2001: emotions are effective!
The winners are joined by their manner of giving argumentations. The advertising doesn’t appeal to rationality but constructs emotional connections with a product or service. Besides, the advertising that has proved its effectiveness turns out to be more human and kinder than many other winners of creative festivals.
Mastercard: money is nothing!
Nivea Sun Spray: the revolution in packaging
Tele2: speak as much as you wish!
Accenture: consulting needs brands also
Alldays: stick and forget
Coral Black Velvet: washing is in fashion
Nicorette: strangle the cigarette
VW Sharan “Safari”: back to the harmony
Restaurant Tinkoff: the way to be yourself
“Dom-Laverna”: a new glance at the old idea
Two advertising companies with the provocative elements. Comments of the magazine's psychologist Elena Petrova.
Epica Awards 2001 – the victory over the budget
According to the author’s observations, the European advertising is advancing from aggression to kindness (it has become less bloody even in such a horrifying category as social advertising); from computer wonders to skilful acting and from large budgets to a true asceticism.
Andrey Amlinsky: “You can’t be a hyper-moralist in advertising”
An interview with the creative director of the agency BBDO Moscow about the prohibitions in advertising. By the way, it is Andrey, who has invented a new verb for the Russian language in the commercial for the chocolate bar “Snickers” – «Snickersni!»
ACT: creative people against terrorism
The ACT (Advertising Community Together) initiative was launched by AdForum.com in collaboration with the International Red Cross after the September 11th terrorist attacks. The magazine presents the most interesting works that are sent from all parts of the world.
Yuliya Burlakova, Olga Goolina
The advertising for computers’ shops is always technically complicated, the advertising for household goods shows happy families. As for the advertising for the boutiques de haut-couture, it is usually a mixture of aggression and decadence. Why is it so? A psychologist, a fashion designer and an advertiser are trying to answer the question.
The technique of an advertising explosion
The author suggests memorizing of a simple scheme for creation a perfectly working advertisement instead of a great number of other models. People having usied this method could start creating effective advertising after a short period of time, or at least they were able to name the bad and good examples of advertising. So, to create an advertising explosion you need three things: expected massage, unexpected decision and focus on a brand.
The TV audience in Moscow and St.Petersburg
The press audience in Moscow and St.Petersburg
The radio audience in Moscow and St.Petersburg
Reviews on books on advertising and marketing