Tag Archive: advertising agency

Salvation Army Coats for Kids
09.23.2015

A Good Deed for Kids in Need


Did you receive a “Thank You” card from Florida, recently? That’s the real estate market from that sunny perch, expressing gratitude for a New England winter so bitterly cold and so long that it blew new life into real estate sales. On those frigid days when the weather dominated water cooler conversation, can you recall passing by someone on your commute who was woefully underdressed for the conditions? It seems likely that there were plenty of people. The good news... Read More

A Hefty Risk with Big Reward


Take a moment to watch one of these TV spots or two (they’re pretty entertaining; you might find yourself watching all three).       What makes these ads so great? Hefty took a risk. While it can be intimidating to bring a creative, “out-of-the-box” idea to a board of directors, a safe approach doesn’t always make an impact. In this party mom campaign, skeptics would say that Hefty ran the risk of alienating some more traditional consumers. However, by... Read More

To Buy or Not to Buy?


In today’s environment, budgets are limited, and companies are being forced to do a lot more with a lot less. This is very evident in the world of advertising. Often, the best advertising campaign can be lost with an ineffective media buy. Intelligent media buying prevents the ‘throw it at the wall and see if it sticks’ trap that many businesses fall into. In a small market like Springfield, it’s unusual to have four major TV network (ABC, NBC, CBS... Read More

Candace Kasper
07.25.2014

I Know What You Did Last Summer


Okay you got me. I missed the Excel spreadsheets too much. We just have an inseparable bond you wouldn’t understand. I couldn’t bear to stay away for much longer, so here I am back for another summer interning at Market Mentors. It’s been a long school year, filled with late nights, scribbled lecture notes, and enough caffeine to outlast the Energizer Bunny, but it’s over and now… I’m baaaack! Let’s take a quick stroll down memory lane, shall we? This... Read More

digital embossing example
12.17.2013

Digital Embossing: The ‘Wow’ Effect


As a designer for Market Mentors, I get to attend seminars from time to time that detail the latest developments in our field. We are always on the lookout for the next big thing to ‘wow’ our clients and their customers. One of the most exciting things we have been working with lately is Digital Embossing. It’s basically a UV coating that can be applied digitally to enhance your prints. This is big news and really cool stuff. Digital embossing... Read More

Alex, Kelly, Amanda and Caroline folding t-shirts for the Pink Day event
11.11.2013

Not Your Average Intern


We have all seen movies and heard the stories about the nerdy intern who serves as a slave to their boss. This stereotypical intern starts their day getting coffee, breakfast, dry cleaning, making copies, and whatever else their power abusing boss commands them to do including scheduling their day followed by a major overdose of unwarranted compliments and over courteous gestures. The days pile up with no real value (for the intern) making the experience a pointless disaster. When I... Read More

Tickled Pink to Be Turning 10!


All of us at Market Mentors are ‘tickled pink’ to announce our 10th year in business. Our humble beginnings date back to 2003 when Michelle Abdow opened shop in her Longmeadow, Massachusetts home. Since then, we have grown to include a strong client base of small to medium-sized businesses and international companies with global reach. In celebration of our first double-digit anniversary we have organized support for Rays of Hope, a local philanthropic initiative that will benefit our community and... Read More

Recipe for Effective Advertising


Ingredients: Your company or brand Market Mentors Grease elbows thoroughly; brainstorm and consider our top five tips: Define what you want the ad to accomplish  Define your target audience Answer the question: “What’s in it for the customer?” Declutter your messaging Make an authentic offer or call to action Advertising is everywhere. This article by Bloomberg Businessweek highlights some extreme places that businesses are now considering to compete for your attention — among the most unusual: eggs with logos and... Read More

Michelle Abdow named “Top Woman in Media”


Agency Principal, Michelle Abdow, was recently named the “Top Woman in Media” by the Western Mass Women Magazine, who’s recent edition featured the Top 25 Women to Watch in western MA. Congratulations to Michelle! From the article: Michelle Abdow of Longmeadow, MA, started Market Mentors in August 2003. Prior to this, Abdow worked in media for 10 years. “I had always wanted to start my own advertising agency, so the timing felt right to open up shop,” she said. Abdow... Read More