THE TOP 11 ADVERTISING WEBSITES YOU SHOULD BE READING

Whether we’re mining for insights into the ever-shifting world of advertising, seeking inspiration to get our creative juices flowing, or just trolling for a good laugh, 11 websites in particular shine like diamonds in the rough world of the wide web. Of course, there are the industry staples – Advertising Age, Adweek, Mashable, TechCrunch, etc.…

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THE TOP 11 WAYS WE’RE STAYING COOL THIS SUMMER

Plan B’s beloved hometown, Chicago, like much of the country, is currently in the clutches of an oppressive heat wave. A recent string of high temps has made this the hottest year in the past 12. For those of us who call it home, The Windy City hasn’t felt this unappealing since the “Snowmageddon” blizzard…

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THE TOP 11 SIGNS YOUR AGENCY HASN’T EVOLVED SINCE MAD MEN

The 2011 Emmy nominations are out, and leading that pack is AMC’s critically acclaimed look at the world of 1960’s advertising, Mad Men. With 19 nominations, it’s clear that television viewers and Emmy voters alike are enchanted by the world of advertising, or at least the world it used to be. Over 50 years after…

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TOP 11 LESSONS LEARNED FROM SOCIAL MEDIA FAILURES

Being socially connected is part of our business, so its not surprising that here at Plan B, we’ve seen more than a few companies and public figures fall victim to easily avoidable social media gaffes. What we don’t understand is why no one is learning from these enormously public (and sadly hilarious) mistakes. Really, what…

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