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Posted by ryanblair | May 25, 2017

See which local restaurants made our team's list of favorites...

This mock draft is coming a little later this year, but the combine has come and gone and we're only hours away now....

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Economics, International | November 16, 2016

Social media wants to be your one stop shop for, well.... everything....

Posted by ryanblair in Sports and Entertainment | February 24, 2016

Pre-combine 2016 NFL mock draft....

Posted by ryanblair | April 21, 2015

Mad Men Marketing's 3rd Annual NFL Mock Draft...

Posted by ryanblair in Economics, International, Jacksonville Ad Agency | March 6, 2015

Apple to Join The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Posted by ryanblair in Industry News, Jacksonville Ad Agency | September 24, 2014

Cadillac is packing up its HQ and moving to NYC...

With 3 billion eyes glued to the World Cup over the course of a month, a lot of advertising dollars are pushed in its general direction....

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Communications, Industry News | June 4, 2014

(Kim Braesch) Net neutrality’s demise may have a greater impact than just a longer load time on your Hulu videos. ...

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Jacksonville Ad Agency, Media | May 15, 2014

(Kim Braesch) Sometimes logos change for the better and sometimes they completely miss the mark....

Posted by ryanblair in Jacksonville Ad Agency, Local | May 6, 2014

(Kim Braesch) When you're asked about local activities, do you even know what to suggest? What IS there to do in Jax?...

Our 2014 NFL Mock Draft...

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Jacksonville Ad Agency, Media | April 1, 2014

The Myspaceification of Facebook...

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Industry News, Jacksonville Ad Agency | March 14, 2014

Google developing a way to cross digital boundaries......

Embrace them or neglect them, they're here to stay....

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Economics, Industry News | February 14, 2014

The dynamic between consumers and those with a product to sell or service to offer has changed both dramatically and forever....

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, International, Jacksonville Ad Agency | January 27, 2014

World Cup > Super Bowl > Winter Olympics...

Posted by ryanblair in Agency News, Economics, International | October 17, 2013

A fun rant about protectionism, import/export, and misplaced nationalism...

Posted by ryanblair in Economics, Industry News, International | October 14, 2013

Mobile e-commerce is spreading like wildfire as mobile devices become the dominant medium to surf the web....

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Agency News, Creative | October 4, 2013

A brand-new car becomes a canvas for 9 local artists...

Posted by ryanblair in Jacksonville Ad Agency, Local | September 19, 2013

It's no secret that parking downtown is dreadful, but things may be looking up.......

Posted by ryanblair in Agency News, Jacksonville Ad Agency | September 17, 2013

EVP/Creative Services Director, Michele Bozzuto joining DVI's Marketing & Communications Committee...

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Agency News, Jacksonville Ad Agency | September 17, 2013

September through December is always my favorite time for TV. TV limps through the summer without its big lineup and instead offers a smattering of game shows....

Posted by ryanblair in Agency News, Creative, Jacksonville Ad Agency | September 13, 2013

Mad Men Marketing Craft Brew Crew kicks of their initiative on Friday the 13th....

Posted by ryanblair in Agency News, Communications, Economics | September 5, 2013

It appears the U.S. is on the verge of becoming embroiled in another altercation in the Middle East...

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Agency News, Economics | August 29, 2013

Methodology, Analytics, Research Methods, And Why It All Matters...

Telecommunications, the top 2 search engines, social networking, and more......

Posted by ryanblair in Communications, Jacksonville Ad Agency, Media | August 14, 2013

All loyal Apple users should abandon all hope of Apple returning to the creative behemoth that they once were....

Posted by ryanblair in Economics, Jacksonville Ad Agency, Research | July 15, 2013

There's a litany of clever acronyms used to describe socio-economic standing. ...

Tomorrow is Independence Day and Chris McCaffrey from Jacksonville Running Company joined Mad Men Marketing at tonight's Art Walk...

Everyone's heard of the black market. Does anyone know what it is exactly? Did you know there was a grey market?...

The dust has settled and day 1 of the NFL draft has come to an end. Here is a synopsis of our picks and how they stacked up to what happened....

This is it! The final installment of our mock draft, the day before the draft! Picks 26-32...

This portion of our mock draft will cover the mid-latter portion of the first round. Update has been made to 2nd portion due to Revis Trade. Picks 17-25...

If you saw the blog yesterday and were really excited to see who we'd be selecting today, wait no longer! Picks 9-16...

This is the first time we've ever done an NFL mock draft, but they're fun, and I've been thinking about doing one for awhile. Picks 1-8...

Posted by ryanblair in Community, International, Jacksonville Ad Agency | April 15, 2013

You may have heard rumblings that One Spark is coming to Jacksonville, and that it's a big deal....

Posted by ryanblair in Community, Jacksonville Ad Agency, Social Media | April 8, 2013

I've said it before, Google never does anything half-assed....

Posted by ryanblair in Economics, International, Jacksonville Ad Agency | April 3, 2013

Last night, my friend Cecilia, who is from Argentina, asked my opinion on the new Pope. ...

Posted by ryanblair in Creative, Jacksonville Ad Agency, Media | March 18, 2013

Last Saturday I was at the beach with some friends and family, soaking up the Florida sun. ...

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Creative, Jacksonville Ad Agency | March 11, 2013

Boxing fanatics may remember the 90's when boxers would have temporary graphics painted on their body (often Golden Palace)....

Posted by ryanblair in Economics, Industry News, Jacksonville Ad Agency | March 6, 2013

The mere fact that the general population prefers to say that they're going to Google something instead of simply saying they're going to search for something...

Posted by ryanblair in Agency News, Jacksonville Ad Agency, Local | February 27, 2013

2013 has been a whirlwind at the Mad Men office. The new year has ushered in new clients, new personnel, and new opportunities....

Posted by ryanblair in Economics, Industry News, International | February 22, 2013

This past week saw Heinz sold to Warren Buffett and 3G Capital, a Brazillian investment firm to the tune of 23 BILLION dollars. ...

Ever heard an attorney make the bold statement that they'll "fight for you"? Of course you have. Do these amorphous legal combatants in suits have your back?...

Posted by ryanblair in Creative, Industry News, Jacksonville Ad Agency | January 7, 2013

The way you present yourself or your business is a direct reflection to the business community at-large of who you are....

A long time ago, a law firm told me that they weren't interested in marketing, advertising, or any kind of social engagement with prospective clients...

Posted by ryanblair in Industry News, Jacksonville Ad Agency, Research | September 14, 2012

We've all been there. It's time to buy a new car. You shop around and you feel constantly hounded by a salesman....

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Economics, Jacksonville Ad Agency | September 1, 2012

"Conjure magic for them, and they will be distracted". ...

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Communications, Jacksonville Ad Agency | September 1, 2012

"Dude, you're getting a Dell"! Remember that? These and countless others were staples of strong marketing campaigns that led to the growth of emerging companies...

Posted by ryanblair in Jacksonville Ad Agency, Local | August 29, 2012

We all have our little spots, our hole-in-the wall places that we adore. So here is the rundown of all the Mad Men favorite places to dine....

Posted by ryanblair in Community, Jacksonville Ad Agency, Local | August 22, 2012

Jacksonville is very near and dear to my heart. Of all the sun-drenched places in the world, I chose this locale of my own volition....

A new era has begun in Jacksonville, and Jaguar fans should be excited. Head coach Mike Mularkey has implemented a high-octane, balanced, and efficient offense...

The nation's economy and its lack of perceived upswing will be at the heart of the political discussion this election year, as it should be....

Posted by ryanblair in Economics, International, Jacksonville Ad Agency | July 30, 2012

Four years have passed since Michael Phelps' accolades at the Olympic games in Beijing. ...

Posted by ryanblair in International, Jacksonville Ad Agency | July 25, 2012

For those of you that don't know, a hostel is like a bed and breakfast for minimalists. Up until my exploits in Argentina, I had never been exposed to a hostel....

Posted by ryanblair in International, Jacksonville Ad Agency | July 20, 2012

As I look back on the time that I've spent in Argentina, I would like to single out an individual who put forth a great deal of effort to ensure my group had a ...

After 3 weeks in Argentina, a few glaring business opportunities have managed to seize me by the throat and throttle me....

I have been in Rosario, Argentina since the 20th of June. Since then, I have observed several differences between our countries based on observation....

Posted by ryanblair in International, Research | June 21, 2012

How much does peace of mind cost? How much should it cost? We as Americans spend more money than any other nation, hands down, when it comes to national defense...

Posted by ryanblair in International, Jacksonville Ad Agency, Media | June 20, 2012

This November will find millions of Americans at the polls to determine who will be the face of our nation for the next four years....

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Community, Jacksonville Ad Agency | June 14, 2012

The fundamental problem with an advertising campaign that incorporates a statement like "All In", is that not only does it carry with it a lot of expectations.....

Posted by ryanblair in Economics, International, Jacksonville Ad Agency | June 11, 2012

In 1817, David Ricardo first described the concept of comparative advantage. ...

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Jacksonville Ad Agency, Media | May 29, 2012

The recent tropical storm made me think about how important diversifying communication efforts in a business can be....

Let me pose a question. If you're a dieter, but you still enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of a premium cola beverage, which ONE do you choose?...

Right now, at your fingertips, you have a limitless compendium of information. ...

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Jacksonville Ad Agency, Research | May 10, 2012

Epistemology is the nature of knowledge, or as one philosopher so eloquently put it, "how we know what we know"....

Posted by ryanblair in Advertising, Communications, Creative | May 7, 2012

The modern-day consumer is flooded with advertisements throughout the day. Why should movies and video games deviate from that successful formula?...