"Worlds Apart" An Experiment

New Heineken Ad “Worlds Apart” from Latest Pepsi Fiasco

Cultural relevance makes or breaks good advertising and global and social issues are on trend. With the recent Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner as an example, few have succeeded in conveying their actual message and, instead, have created a PR nightmare. But Heineken nails it with their recent ad campaign: “World’s Apart - #OpenYourWorld.”     Heineken creates an experiment in...

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United We Stand? A Lesson in Crisis Communication

Several years ago, I was sitting in an aisle seat on a plane heading home when a flight attendant announced they were looking for volunteers to deplane and take the next flight out. Of course, no one volunteered, so the attendant sweetened the deal and offered a gift card for meals in the airport while waiting for the next flight,...

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Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Association Executives Roundup Think about your inbox right now. How many of the (fill in the blank with a ridiculous number) unread emails contain newsletters, blog posts, or links to articles and publications you’re still hoping to find time to read? Like most of us, you’re probably looking for ideas, inspiration, or information that will make you (or the people...

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25 Years of Willow: Brad Gillum

“If this doesn’t work out, I’ll have to go get a real job to support my family. Maybe sacking groceries.” We’re celebrating a big birthday this week at Willow; in fact, we’ll be celebrating all year long. But we wanted to take time out for a little reflection before we blow out the candles, and who better to ask to...