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Crossing the Creepy Line with Technology

We've crossed the 'creepy' line

Have Google and Facebook crossed the creepy line? Former Google Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt once said, "There's what I call the creepy line, and the Google policy about a lot…

Advertising Budget Deciding Innis Maggiore

Crunch numbers to calculate advertising investment

An investment in advertising is key to driving sales and growing the organization, but despite its importance, an advertising budget is a difficult decision for many companies.

2018 Super Bowl Advertising Effectiveness

Super Bowl Advertising Effectiveness: winners and losers

Silly and sentimental. Advertisers play it safe this year.   According to Nielsen, 51 percent of viewers prefer watching the Super Bowl commercials to watching the big game itself.

2018 Commercials Super Bowl Ads

Philly Dilly: Eagles Fly. Ads Flop.

Super Bowl advertisers are known for using Trojan horse strategy to slip their ad messages inside our gated minds. The strategy relies on creating commercials so entertaining and popular, culturally or socially relevant, silly or sentimental that viewers actually want to pay attention...

Preparing for 2018 Super Bowl Advertising

Super Bowl Advertising: Will advertisers ‘show me the new’ in Super Bowl LII?

In Super Bowl advertising, it might be the year of the familiar — familiar advertisers, familiar celebrities, familiar teasers, familiar promotional stunts and humor. Familiar is not all bad.

Entertain and Inform for Effective Advertising

Effective Advertising: Big question is whether to entertain or inform

Every ad person wrestles with the conundrum whether effective advertising should focus more on entertaining or more on informing.

Determining Your Advertising Budget

Thinking about advertising budgets? Think like Henry Ford

Ad agency people frequently hear the question, “How much money should we spend on marketing?” The question is pretty basic, but the answer is not a simple sum or percentage.

Years Past Super Bowl Marketing Strategy

Great ads build on strong Super Bowl marketing strategy

If success were easy, history would not be filled with numerous flops from advertisers. Not always are ads built on strong Super Bowl marketing strategy.

Review of 2015 Super Bowl Branding

Super Bowl XLIX Special Edition - Inflated Expectations for Super Bowl Branding?

There were no inflated expectations as far as the game went on Super Bowl Sunday. Deflated Seattle fans notwithstanding, the game delivered.

Quality and Dramativity in Positioning Storytelling

Positioning Storytelling.

Is the advertising industry losing its way? The recent Wall Street Journal article about the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity seems to point that the answer to that question is…

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PositionistView®

PositionistView® is an inside look into Innis Maggiore's thinking, culture and talent. They're opinon pieces through the positioning filter. No jargon. No ad-speak babble.

January 5, 2022

With a GDP of nearly $20 trillion and a citizenry accounting for more than a quarter of the global household consumption, the United States is inarguably the most hyper-consumer economy…

June 29, 2021

Advertisers have long been known for how well they accept change, pivot to new possibilities and adopt the newest technologies.

June 23, 2021

Many pundits in the world of marketing and advertising are obsessed with stuff dying. “Radio is dead in 10 years. This study proves it. ” “TV is dying.

April 7, 2021

Advertisers have long understood the potency of television (TV) as a brand-building medium for consumer products. However, business-to-business advertisers typically kept their distance, and for good reason.

April 7, 2021

The problem with mass marketing has finally been solved. The answer is programmatic advertising. Imagine two neighbors. Both watching ESPN. One sees your ad. The other doesn’t.

Agency News

From associate promotions and new team members to awards and events, keep up with the growth and good things happening at Innis Maggiore.

January 18, 2022
CANTON, Ohio (Jan. 18, 2022) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the addition of two new associates.
November 2, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Nov. 2, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the addition of two fall interns, one in the Digital Marketing department and one in its Creative department.
October 26, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Oct. 26, 2021) – Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced it has been awarded General Services Administration (GSA) approved certification. This certification allows the ad agency to sell to United States government agencies as well as state and local entities through the GSA.
October 12, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (October 12, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced that it earned a Healthcare Advertising Award, the oldest, largest and most widely respected advertising competition in the healthcare industry.
September 23, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (September 23, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced that Drew Dailey and Noah Whittington have joined the agency as web developers.