What can we learn from some of the most expensive ads on the planet in 2019? With a 30 second slot costing between $5.1-$5.3m, the Super Bowl ads are famed for previewing some of the biggest movies, stars and quirkiest content. What trends in 2019 are worth talking about? Plot spoiler, it’s all about appealing […]Read more "Super Bowl Ads 2019 – What Can we Learn?"
You know the one. A campaign to engage ‘the youth’ and your boss’s boss suggests ‘doing Facebook’ or ‘Snapthingy’, or even (and this is a true story) wheeling in a youth (in this case their own son) who kindly shared the ‘news’ that you can actually advertise on Facebook these days. Great, I’ll tell that […]Read more "Ever had that awkward moment when you’re asked if you’re ‘down with the kids’?"
Picking up Best Agency/Freelancer at the Comms2point0 Unawards earlier this month was absolutely unreal for Thread & Fable and a brilliant end to a great 2018. With over 420 entries to the awards this year, to be shortlisted twice for Best Agency / Freelancer for our work with Birmingham Metropolitan College and Women in Sport, was […]Read more "2018 is a wrap… How winning Best Agency at the Unawards helped top it"
When it comes to marketing campaigns, is it all about the big innovative award-winners, or doing the marginal gains stuff well?Read more "Can the Marginal Gains Deliver Big?"
Iceland’s so-called ‘banned’ ad has caused quite the stir, but can politically-charged campaigns pay off?Read more "Surely Iceland Have Had Worse Adverts?"
It was great to be shortlisted for ‘Best Internal Communications Campaign’ for our work with Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMet), in the CIPR Midlands PRide Awards. We were stoked – competition was high and the shortlist was impressive. The project genuinely created some significant results, integrating digital and offline channels and exceeded all benchmarks we’d worked […]Read more "Well We Weren’t Expecting That….."
Considering choosing a university is akin to making a big life decision like moving house and has over 100 factors that students will consider, you’d be surprised perhaps at some of the antics this year during clearing. It’s a really exciting time for higher education marketing. Your clearing strategy will build on your campaigns throughout […]Read more "Trash Talk and Sales Gimmicks – WTF just happened during University Clearing?"