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Big Brands Embrace Bunny Meme

Big brands haven’t always been so successful with their forays into social media. But this week, some major players have have embraced Twitter’s recent “bunny meme” in a way that won’t earn them a fail whale. The meme, started by Tumblr creative strategist Amber Gordon, features a cute little ASCII bunny holding up a small placard—which some big […]

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The Growing Trend of Experiential Marketing

With the controversial “Whatever USA” event wrapping up in Crested Butte, I thought I’d focus on the growing trend of experiential marketing. If you’ve missed all the hoopla about the Whatever event, it was basically this in a nutshell… Bud Light took over the town of Crested Butte this past weekend, painted it blue, had […]

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Social Media and the News

How much of the news you read do you get off of social media? It is no surprise that according to a research study half of Facebook and Twitter users get news on those sites, but is this on purpose or do visitors just happen to stumble across news while browsing? Studies show that Facebook […]

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Is Social Media Right for Me?

“Is social media right for me?” This question is probably the most frequently asked question AOR has received in the recent past from our clients. It’s obviously not black and white, no matter the size, industry, or culture of a brand, getting “social” can be a big undertaking. This summer we’ve seen a couple big […]

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Beautiful Bevs: Whiskey!

For our third go around of this lovely topic, Beautiful Bevs, we will be featuring awesomely designed and packaged whiskey bottles! Whiskey is my drink so I am pretty excited about this one. While searching for whiskey bottles I saw some pretty cool bottles with a wide range of themes but one theme that showed […]

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What’s your style?

I read an article awhile back that featured workspaces of forty famously creative people. When I first started skimming through it, I found myself trying to find my famous desk-style twin. Turns out it doesn’t work like that. From supremely tidy and simple to a hot cluttered mess, the preferred level of cleanliness of a […]

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Ikea’s Instagram Website

As a big fan of Instagram, I was very excited to discover this video on the first Instagram website created by Ikea. Once a year Ikea launches a limited edition designer collection. In order to promote this new collection, they found a completely new way to use Instagram. Essentially they created a website using the features built into Instagram […]

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World Cup 2014 Commercials

There’s a lot of anticipation surrounding the start of the 2014 World Cup on June 12th. True to form, Nike has created a couple of truly excellent extended commercials featuring some of the world’s top players demonstrating their breathtaking skills—in Nike products, of course. The first entry, Winner Stays, shows how a little imagination can […]

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Ski Resorts Real Time Marketing

As tribute to the great snow we have been having this season here in Colorado, lets take a look at how ski resorts engage in marketing and get you up on the slopes. The snow has done most of the talking for the resorts this year as forecasts of fresh powder motivate skiers to head […]

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Best Super Bowl Ads of 2014

As much as I didn’t want to bring up this year’s Superbowl, I figured we should at least chat about the commercials. Overall I think this year’s super bowl commercials were pretty underwhelming, especially compared to last year’s ads. Being that I was pretty indecisive and could barely even remember any of the commercials, I decided to […]

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