Mike Fromowitz

Mike Fromowitz is partner and chief creative officer of Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing + Advertising Inc., a multicultural agency that is redefining how brands engage with today’s multicultural consumers.

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The monumental shift in media
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The monumental shift in media

Nov 22, 2014  |  Comment now
There’s a monumental shift underway in the way consumers consume media. Television and print, once so dominant, are being slowly edged aside by the ...
The value of nothing: In defense of artists and designers
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The value of nothing: In defense of artists and designers

Oct 20, 2014  |  Comment now
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing." ―Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
The rise of netizens
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The rise of netizens

Sep 15, 2014  |  Comment now
“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.” —John Wooden, legendary UCLA basketball coach, who won 10 national championships in 12 seasons ...
Multiculturalism: The unstoppable global trend
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Multiculturalism: The unstoppable global trend

Jul 30, 2014  |  Comment now
Businesses know that in today’s globalized world, they have to be able to compete in multicultural environments.” —H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations ...
Agencies were respected by their clients...at one time.
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Agencies were respected by their clients...at one time.

Jun 13, 2014  |  Comment now
The intoxicating days of advertising portrayed in the now famous TV series “Mad Men” is unrecognizable to many of us senior advertising practitioners today. ...
Let's not give up on traditional advertising just yet
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Let's not give up on traditional advertising just yet

May 20, 2014  |  Comment now
It no longer makes any sense to talk of ‘digital’ in advertising as a separate medium or discipline. The fact is, most all advertising is now digital in ...
The party’s not over for luxury brands in China.
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The party’s not over for luxury brands in China.

May 3, 2014  |  Comment now
The Chinese market is huge and in order to do business there one must have a good understanding of the country’s people, their diverse ethnicities, and trends.
Shocking fashion ads: Too scandalous to be viewed?
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Shocking fashion ads: Too scandalous to be viewed?

Mar 21, 2014  |  Comment now
Fashion ad campaigns are sensational, provocative, outrageous and scandalous. Creative? Very. You cannot not notice them. This is all about money, ...
Content-ed consumers? Brands become publishers
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Content-ed consumers? Brands become publishers

Feb 26, 2014  |  Comment now
I don’t know about you, but I'm being swamped by the sheer amount of content prattle I receive every day. Most of it could easily be termed 'landfill'.
Taglines: In one era and out the other?
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Taglines: In one era and out the other?

Feb 4, 2014  |  Comment now
I love great taglines. I used to see them everywhere. Less so these days, I’m afraid.
Challenger brand takes on Coke and Pepsi
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Challenger brand takes on Coke and Pepsi

Jan 13, 2014  |  Comment now
SodaStream, the marketer of home soda-making machines, is taking direct aim at Coke and Pepsi.
Why the dearth of female creatives?
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Why the dearth of female creatives?

Dec 5, 2013  |  Comment now
Time and again, I'm asked: Why aren't there more female creative people in advertising? Why are women creatives in such small numbers compared to men?
Creative People: The most important resource of all
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Creative People: The most important resource of all

Nov 4, 2013  |  Comment now
Campaign Asia’s recent celebration of their 40th Anniversary covering the media and marketing industry was brilliant in reflecting on the leaders, thinkers, ...
Cultural blunders: Brands gone wrong
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Cultural blunders: Brands gone wrong

Oct 7, 2013  |  Comment now
Everyone makes mistakes. Even marketers. But it’s especially entertaining when we hear of big brands making them.
Regional executive creative directors: Do agencies really need them?
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Regional executive creative directors: Do agencies really need them?

Sep 25, 2013  |  Comment now
Some agency groups in Asia are looking towards the future.
Give big agency holding companies a break!
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Give big agency holding companies a break!

Sep 7, 2013  |  Comment now
There is always some debate as to whether getting bigger is better. Some would tell you that our business is all about entrepreneurship and innovation, and ...
The most critical risk of all is not taking risks
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The most critical risk of all is not taking risks

Aug 22, 2013  |  Comment now
It’s been said: “The most critical risk of all is not taking risks.” However, most people view taking risks as irrational, foolhardy, and assiduously to be ...
Omnicom and Publicis: Does size matter?
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Omnicom and Publicis: Does size matter?

Jul 31, 2013  |  Comment now
There’s not ever been an event bigger than this one in the advertising and marketing world.
Creative people, data and Superman
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Creative people, data and Superman

Jul 25, 2013  |  Comment now
We all want to live in a world where good ads triumph over the bad, dull, boring kind.
Are agencies producing ideas of any real value?
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Are agencies producing ideas of any real value?

Jul 10, 2013  |  Comment now
I’m seeing more really “stupid” advertising these days. In our instant gratification-based society those who deliver first don’t necessarily deliver the ...
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