April Fools’ Day can be a field day for marketers — with a few risks

Skeptics love April 1 — it’s the one day of the year when everyone approaches things with more skepticism. Marketers love it, too, as it’s an opportunity to push out creative ideas without the pesky restraints of, well, reality! Last week we all saw some jarring posts about prominent businesses, either too good or too…
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The medium is (still) the message

Way back when I was in college, we studied the works of a Canadian communications analyst and philosopher named Marshall McLuhan, who developed original theories on the substantive and stylistic differences between radio, print and television, among others. McLuhan’s influential work on “hot” and “cool” media can best be summarized by the 1960 John F.…
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