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Lara O'Reilly

Have you heard the one about the marketer who tried to make his ads funny like everyone else? His campaign was a joke that went down with consumers like a lead balloon.  With the deluge of attempted humour in marketing communications, there is a new wisdom that suggests when everyone else is “zigging”, your brand should try to “zag”.

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