Category Archives: Data

Why do we do that, anyway?

There’s a memorable scene in the second season of Mad Men, where Don Draper admits, “No one knows why people do what they do.” Among other ironies, this comes from a man who seems to have an intuitive understanding of exactly why people do what they do. That’s not much different that advertising now. We […]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Research.

Market research has always been one of those elements in the creative process that fall between a necessary evil and an indecipherable treasure map. You need it, you can’t deny its critical role in identifying human insights, but you never really know if the insights are the best, or if the people (yourself included) responsible […]

#1. Try something. Anything.

From the initial days of the dot-com era to social media, mobile apps, convergence, integration and so on, ad agencies and media companies have been trying to “crack the code.” As if there was a system or formula to connect brands with customers in the digital age. Transformation was another affirmation that all brands, all […]