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March 4, 2022 0 Comments

13 - Ad Debrief: What Works (And What Doesn’t) in Today’s Trending Ads

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This week, Chris and April are delivering the ad report you need, with a recap of this month’s most talked-about TV advertisements and digital marketing moves. They’re setting the scene with a chat about the significance of Amazon and Google’s ad revenue for digital marketers, and ranking Gold Bond’s “sweaty balls” euphemisms against Shake Shack’s dating site stunt and Michelob Ultra’s low-calorie ad play for a jam-packed “Cash of Trash?” segment. They also discuss the pros and cons of including morality clauses in your client contracts, the sticking power of short-form video on social, and of course the impact of the recent Joe Rogan Spotify scandal.


Breaking News

Morality clauses:

Google/Amazon Ad revenue:,Facebook%20drew%20in%20%2436%20billion

Spotify + Joe Rogan:

Cash or Trash? 

Gold Bond Balls:

Shake Shack:

Michelob Ultra:

Gwyneth Paltrow Ad:,follow%20the%20Super%20Bowl%20here)


April is the president and founder of Trust Relations, a fast-growing and virtual PR agency:

Christopher Tompkins is the CEO and head strategist at The Go! Agency, a digital marketing firm:

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