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3 slam-dunk advantages to working with a creative agency

Hey, it’s me, the copywriter. I’ve spent the majority of my 8-year career working in various in-house marketing departments, so I know how strenuous the scene can be. It doesn’t matter if you’re a quirky startup (been there) or an international conglomerate (done that), it’s your job to produce marketing materials that engage audiences and [ view the rest ]

Will Moldy Buns Sell? A Case for Burger King’s Latest Ad Campaign

When you think about fast food advertising, you probably think glossy close-ups of triple-decker burgers with gooey cheese and impossibly crisp lettuce, enlarged to gargantuan scale on billboards that beckon you to hit up the drive through at the next exit. You picture two juicy patties, kissing the griddle with a sizzle. Or maybe you [ view the rest ]

Loan Genies, Scratch ‘n Sniff and Action Figures: “Brilliant” Ideas that Didn’t Quite Make It

Here at The Quilted Squirrel, we have a lot of ideas—or, as Tyler might call them, “waves entering our brains” (is he an alien? Stay tuned to find out!). Some of them are really good, and they fit into larger campaigns or solve a particular problem and deliver results for our clients. Others are really [ view the rest ]

Top Trends and Takeaways from the 2020 Super Bowl Ads

Three nights ago, Americans decked their folding tables with myriad iterations of taco dip and smorgasbords of buffalo-style food items, stocked their coolers with cheap beer and settled in for the unofficial holiday event of the season—Super Bowl Sunday. And if you watched the Super Bowl, you probably did so for any possible combination of [ view the rest ]

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The TQS Guide to Orchard Park

Over the past couple of weeks in our new office, we’ve grown quite fond of our location. And now that we’ve had some time to get situated, we think we know the place pretty well. Maybe not quite like the back of our hand, but definitely like the back of a friendly acquaintance’s hand. We [ view the rest ]

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Achieve in an Afternoon

Well folks, we’re almost two whole weeks into a brand spanking new year, which means one thing—everyone you know is making resolutions they don’t actually want to make. And, not to be a bummer, but keeping the dramatic promises we make to ourselves whilst in the throes of our holiday indulgences is an awful lot [ view the rest ]

Picking Things Up and Putting Them Down: Q&A With our New Biz Dev Manager, Stephanie Danielsson

If you’ve ever read even a sentence of content published on this blog, you know that we at TQS pride ourselves on being… offbeat. This is evident in the fact that we once published a series of investigative blog posts on the mysterious disappearance of our trash cans, and it’s not even the strangest thing [ view the rest ]

Meet John R. Brinkley: Quack, Mastermind, Radio Advertising Pioneer

Have you even seen or heard a commercial for something and thought, “there’s no way that can actually work”? Maybe for a magic weight loss tea or a hair growth cream or a crystal face cleansing remedy that somehow erases fine lines and wrinkles. Anyone current with celebrity wellness brand news will remember Gwyneth Paltrow’s [ view the rest ]

Quiz: Which Seasonal Gourd Are You?

With the harvest upon us, we’ve got an extra special quiz up our sleeves, right next to a prank lottery ticket, half a turkey sub, some Lego bricks and the receipt for the company t-shirt cannon. We’ve got pretty big sleeves. Please don’t stare. Anyway, you’ve probably taken your fair share of quizzes in your [ view the rest ]

Spotlight On: Kaz Garage Doorbuster Sale

This month, and in honor of the most important day of the goth calendar year, we wanted to highlight a recent project that invoked the spirit of Halloween to put a new, creative spin on a standard sales practice—the doorbuster sale. When Kaz Companies asked us to promote their manufacturer doorbuster sale for select garage [ view the rest ]

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