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With a great brief comes great responsibility.

March 22, 2016 |

Ever feel a little frustrated with your creatives? Like maybe you weren’t quite understood, or didn’t get what you asked for? Ever want more from your teams; more big thinking, out-of-the-box ideas, cool concepts? Ever want more for your teams; … Read More

Skipping the Media to Reach Them

March 15, 2016 |

In the marketing arena, the traditional goal for PR agencies is pretty straightforward: get earned media. Many people describe that as the main differentiator between PR and advertising. PR gets free publicity. Advertising pays for it.

And to achieve that … Read More

Feed our monkey brains!

November 20, 2015 |

*DISCLAIMER* Despite its title, this article in no way endorses cerebral tissue as primate feed.

 We’ve completely had it, all of us! We’re giving up! There’s just no way that the standard issue monkey brains we are born with can … Read More

The Pros and (Many) Cons of Instant Online Logo Makers

June 11, 2015 |

You have a great idea for a business and everything in you just wants to get started NOW! So what do most people do when they decide to go for it? They figure out a name and make up a … Read More

In an Increasingly Collaborative World, Great Ideas Are Just Good Starts

June 2, 2015 |

Like most everyone, I am in awe of genius. It is the ability to look at the everyday and reveal or create something incredible and original, to tackle the enormous challenges and problems we all face and emerge with a … Read More

5 Ways Storytelling Podcasts Boost Creativity

May 5, 2015 |

I am addicted to storytelling podcasts. Way before the nation jumped on the Serial bandwagon, I had been a loyal listener and avid fan of This American Life, Radiolab, Snap Judgment, The Moth and other shows whose sole focus was … Read More

Lessons from the Pixar Braintrust

April 3, 2015 |

In his book Creativity, Inc., Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull highlights “the Braintrust” as a critical factor in the studio’s success. Rooted in the creative dynamics of the core Toy Story team, and beginning officially with Toy Story 2, … Read More

What’s a concept and why do I need one?

March 25, 2015 | | 2 Comments

A concept is the translation of strategy into an idea the audience will respond to.

Say the objective is getting into the hottest club in town. And the best way in is through the bouncer. We have lots of options here. … Read More

Change it up.

March 16, 2015 |

New ideas are scary. They push us towards the unknown and untested. As marketing professionals, we often depend on the tried and true to get results that will make our clients happy and keep the agency in business. But the … Read More

The Science of Storytelling

March 3, 2015 |

At Porter Novelli we are about changing behavior – not just broadcasting messages but truly driving purposeful action through communications. We excel at identifying the insights and strategies that motivate behavior change and bringing those to life through a variety of methods. … Read More