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Value in Risking for Super Bowl Ads

Pick Super Bowl Ads Like the Pros

Eighty percent of Super Bowl ads don't sell. That's according to a new study by the research firm Communicus.

Review of 2013 Super Bowl Ads

2013 Super Bowl Ads: A Contrarian "PositionistView"

Despite Super Bowl XLVII's historic 35-minute third-quarter blackout, the Big Show of Super Bowl advertising, what actor Bob Odenkirk's character in the Samsung Galaxy ad calls "El Plato Supremo!" went…

Politics and Brand Perception

Political Advice for Candidates and Marketers: Brand Perception Trumps Rationality

One of the primary principles of positioning is that minds don't change, at least not easily.

Search for Strategic Internet Marketing

Search: Still the Most Strategic Internet Marketing Tool

It's 2012 so surely we've moved past the humdrum of basic search.

Results from 2012 Super Bowl Ad Survey

2012 Super Bowl Ad Survey Reveals Readers Liked Car, Truck and Flower Ads

Today we send out a hearty "thank you" to all of our positioning friends who read and responded to Lorraine Kessler's excellent analysis of the best (and worst) Super Bowl…

Best and Worst 2012 Super Bowl Ads

2012 Super Bowl Ads

Before getting to the winners and losers among the 2012 Super Bowl ads, allow me to digress. Borrowing from ancient practical wisdom, two is better than one, three is better than two. Consider a cable. A cable is a stranded cord. No argument that two cords wound together are stronger than one. Three cords wound together are stronger and therefore better than two. Stretching the analogy, an advertisement that is entertaining can be good. An advertisement that is likeable is better. But, an advertisement that is entertaining, likeable and effective is best of all. Three cords are better than one...

Digital Lead to Kodak Bankruptcy

Kodak -- Blindsided by the Digital Revolution

A decade ago, Interbrand ranked Kodak as the 16th most valuable brand in the world, worth $14. 8 billion.

2011 Super Bowl Reviews Positionist

Positionist Picks: 2011 Super Bowl Ads

The Best and Worst "Positioning" Ads of the Super Bowl The big game is over, but ratings, rankings and commentary on which Super Bowl advertisements and positivists fared the best and…

New Year, New Media Trends

2011 New Media Trends to Watch

We've had several clients ask us about 2011 new media trends, so here's a summary of my thoughts about what may transpire this year: Facebook continues its rise.

Pros and Cons of the New Big Ten Logo

Grading the New Big Ten Logo

As the "resident expert" on logo design at the nation's leading agency in the practice of positioning, I was asked to provide a critique on the new Big Ten logo created by international design firm Pentagram. But first, I'd like to critique all the logo critics out there...

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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.

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.

February 11, 2021

(Special to the Canton Repository) In this year's National Football League AFC Divisional Round playoff game, Cleveland Browns Coach Kevin Stefanski was accused of playing it safe.

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.

July 7, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (July 7, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the addition of two summer interns, Andrew Ferguson and Sadie Reda. Andrew, a marketing major and recent graduate of Walsh University, is working in the digital department.
June 24, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (June 24, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation's leading positioning ad agency, today announced the promotion of an associate and the hiring of another. Joe Chenevey, formerly a senior web developer at the agency, has been promoted to director of technology.
June 14, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (June 14, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the hiring of Martha Belden to lead public relations to complement the agency’s full range of marketing services.
March 2, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (March 2, 2021) — Perfect Power Wash, Ohio’s leading professional-grade power washing company, has named Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, as its agency of record. The Innis Maggiore team is excited to work with Ohio’s leader in professional-grade power washing.
February 22, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Feb. 22, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced it earned seven awards at the 2021 American Advertising Federation Awards (ADDY® Awards) ceremony Friday evening.