The Power of Copy

12 September 2016   phil     0 Comments

"This chair was built for breaking things."

In writing, there is nothing like a strong refrain. It's why songs have choruses, right? The intention is to drive home a particular theme or point, with repetition. The goal for any writing stands: Make it simple and make it powerful. Yes, that includes brand and copywriting. Great, artful copy can be simple, beautiful, and effectively promote your brand while talking about something else, on the surface.


The Power of Branding - Usain Bolt

31 August 2016   phil     0 Comments

With the Rio Olympics now in the books, your good friends over here at GLAD WORKS are looking back at a couple of our favorite advertising and branding moments surrounding the games. In a series we call "The Power of…", we'll breakdown what we see, using a marketer's eye.

The Power of Branding


Best TV Commercials of Summer 2015: A GLAD WORKS Roundup

14 September 2015   Kristen     0 Comments

When we get together as a group, we get most fired up and animated when we start talking about TV and TV ads. What can we say? Advertising is our jam, so of course it gets loud up in the studio when our favorite topic comes up. Since (spoiler alert!) summer is coming to a close on September 22, each member of the team decided to share what they thought was a super hot ad from the summer of 2015.



Knowing What to Say and When to Say It: The Great Debate Over Nationwide's Super Bowl Ad.

06 February 2015   Brittany     0 Comments

The Internet is ablaze with discussion over Nationwide Insurance Company's choice to air an ad titled "Make Safe Happen" during the Super Bowl. The ad features a little boy narrating all of the things he won't do because he "couldn't grow up" since he "died from an accident." This ad hits anyone with a pulse right in the chest. Many were outraged over the buzz kill during the Super Bowl—a time when most people would prefer to think about the Carl's Jr. girl or lost puppies.

For those of you who have only just now dug out from under a pile of snow and have not seen it yet, here it is for review before we go on:


Partnership Between Purina and BuzzFeed is the Cat's Meow!

14 October 2014   Kristen     0 Comments

We've known for years that Purina has had it together when it comes to being a truly innovative and courageous brand. Remember a while back when they developed the first app made specifically for cats? That was superfantastic and really, very smart. Now they're at it again, teaming up with the folks over at BuzzFeed to create a very funny series of branded entertainment videos called "Dear Kitten." The success of these videos (16.2 million YouTube views and counting since June) may be the beginning of an exciting new trend in video marketing.


How to Rock Google Grants Hardcore

22 July 2014   Kristen     0 Comments

Last week we introduced you to Google Grants, the nonprofit edition of AdWords, which are the text ads that appear on the right of your Google search page results. If you've read last week's post, then you have already determined if your nonprofit will qualify for Google Grants or not. If you do, congrats!  That is awesome news!  Now, you just need to know how to make good use of it.

Whether you are managing your campaign yourself or are working with an agency (like GLAD WORKS, shameless plug there, sorry) there are a few tips we can share with you to make sure you get everything you can out of your account.


Free Stuff from Google for Nonprofits We Bet You Didn't Know About!

15 July 2014   Kristen     0 Comments

Yes, Google is taking over the world, but that doesn’t mean they don't have a heart. They have programs out there that are meant to help struggling nonprofits get their word out without having to spend any of their precious donations to do it. Today we will explain those programs, and their requirements, Hope you qualify and get to take advantage!  We'll talk about what to do with it next week. Let's just get you qualified first!


YouTube for non-profits


Our Favorite TV Commercials Right Now: A GLAD WORKS Roundup of Awesome

29 April 2014   Kristen     0 Comments

Today is going to be so much fun! We were having a meeting last week when the conversation came around to awesome television commercials. Everyone had some great ones to share with some really interesting insight as to why each particular commercial works so well. When advertising is done properly, it has incredible power. We can go on journeys, we laugh, we cry, we feel motivated to do our taxes…

Here are our favorites right now along with some cool thoughts from your favorite GLAD WORKS team members!



4 of the Best Viral Ads of 2013 So Far: A GLAD WORKS Review

04 June 2013   Kristen     0 Comments

Greetings GLAD WORKS friends!  We’ve been doing so many heavy posts about very serious things that we thought we should lighten things up a little bit. After all, it’s almost summer time and the livin’s easy! Today, we have some really fun videos for you as we’ve chosen four of our favorite viral ads to share. They all have a few things in common that we think greatly contribute to their virality. Can you guess what those elements might be?

No skipping to the end to find out the answer!

Carlsberg- Standing Up For a Friend


Twitter’s New Keyword Targeting Feature Can Have a Delicious Effect on your Bottom Line

30 April 2013   Kristen     0 Comments

Recently, Twitter rolled out a new effort to build up their advertising business. Now you can purchase ads that will reach users based on the keywords in their recent tweets as well as the tweets they’ve interacted with recently. Today we’re going to go into some detail about this new feature and talk about how useful it might be to you. 

In other words, we’re going to tell you why you care.

We might also talk about ice cream because it’s May now and summer is coming!

What is keyword targeting?