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Past Episodes

  • Thursday June 15, 2017

    Cannes Lions

    Cannes Creative Advertising Be Effective?

    This week, we journey to Cannes, France for the Cannes International Advertising Festival. It’s the most revered advertising competition in the world, with 90 countries submitting over 40,000 ads. We’ll analyze the entries and answer the age-old question: do award-winning commercials really sell product?

    Posted: Jun 15, 2017 6:24 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017 2:53 PM ET
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  • Thursday June 08, 2017


    Now Splinter Free: How Marketing Broke Taboos

    This week, we explore how some of society's biggest taboos were broken by marketers. We’ll look at why toilet paper was a hush-hush product in the 19th century, which publication was the first ever to print an ad on its front page and how Lysol was originally advertised…as contraception. Some taboos were broken years ago, some more recently than you may realize.

    Posted: Jun 08, 2017 11:03 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 08, 2017 4:01 PM ET
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  • Thursday June 01, 2017

    George Foreman

    The Lean Mean Money Machine: How Marketing Affects Sports

    This week, we analyze how marketing affects the sports world. We’ll look at the massive influence that comes with owning the rights to the Olympic games, how the recent uptick in gambling sponsorships affects athletes and what happens when major advertisers threaten sports leagues. It’s a lucrative, but tricky business. Hope you’ll join us.

    Posted: Jun 01, 2017 10:18 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 02, 2017 9:45 AM ET
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  • Thursday May 25, 2017


    The Crazy World of Trademarks (An Encore Broadcast)

    This week, we explore the crazy world of Trademarks. The key to success in marketing is to stand out from the crowd. One of the best ways to do that is with trademarks. Brands try to create logos or slogans or design features that they can protect legally, giving them unique marketing tools. In this episode, we'll look at a lawsuit between Disney and a music performer over a mouse trademark, we'll listen to how companies trademark sounds, we'll talk about a ring announcer who earned over $400 million from trademarking a single sentence and how shock rocker Marilyn Manson saved his career by trademarking his name. Hope you'll join us.™

    Posted: May 25, 2017 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: May 25, 2017 8:50 AM ET
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  • Thursday May 18, 2017

    Albert Lasker

    The Most Interesting Adman in the World: The Story of Albert Lasker

    This week, we tell the story of the most interesting adman in the world - Albert Lasker. Lasker had a hand in influencing professional baseball, Planned Parenthood, North American breakfast and not one, but two presidential elections. And he just happened to change the world of advertising in the process.

    Posted: May 18, 2017 9:39 PM ET
    Last Updated: May 23, 2017 7:40 AM ET
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  • Thursday May 11, 2017

    Friendly Giant

    Brand Envy: #Canada150

    This week, it’s our annual episode where we explore brands I admire. And in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, this year’s brands are all Canadian. We’ll look at what may be the most successful global retailer Canada’s ever built, a television pioneer worshipped and revered by generations of Canadians and a world-class brand that operates out of the smallest village in New Brunswick. We’ve certainly bred some amazing brands up here in the Great White North. Happy birthday, Canada.

    Posted: May 11, 2017 10:49 AM ET
    Last Updated: May 13, 2017 11:50 AM ET
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