Mediums such as Direct Mail, Yellow Pages and Outdoor have been around for a long time. It’s certainly interesting to see how these have evolved (or devolved) over time as the digital landscape began to make a significant impact on the way we advertise.
Some years ago I wrote a paper entitled, ‘The Culture’s not just in the Yoghurt’ in which I attempted to explain to agencies the missing ingredient in campaigning. What I wrote was decried as utter nonsense and it was dismissed as “Voodoo” by one agency MD.
In marketing and advertising terms, a campaign is a war much the same as any fought between opposing armies, from ancient Romans building their empire to the present conflicts around the globe (thankfully without the death and destruction though).