Advertising has been around for ages, but only just recently has it taken over a new form: social media. Not more than a year ago could you scroll through your Facebook news feed with no interruptions. Not more than 9 months ago, you could scroll down your Instagram home page without seeing accounts that you had no recollection of following, that being because you don’t follow them, they are actually paid promotions…
When it comes to the day and age that we live in, we are constantly being bombarded by a variety of messages. Whether you’re walking down the street passing a never-ending pattern of oversized billboards, or you are watching TV in between the clutter of commercials, you are constantly taking in brands and being exposed to their encrypted messages. Not only are these advertisements created to persuade, inform and entertain those that will see them, but typically, each individual ad holds its own concealed motives behind the text that we absorb.
Mashable, one of Boldwerks’ personal favorite digital media news sites is constantly presenting the latest and most innovative ad campaigns, as well as bringing attention to other trends pertaining to marketing and advertising alike. This resonates well with us, especially when they curate content that educates their followers on how to enhance and augment their own businesses.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952, continues to be a worldwide phenomenon to this day. Their sacred fried chicken recipe has literally been a recipe for success, and what started out as a local chicken eatery is now a multinational company.
Recently fast food giant, Wendy’s, decided to update and modernize their logo, taking it from 1970s-esque motif to more contemporary times. Rebranding yourself can be a good thing, however, in doing so, some brands miss the mark. In my opinion, Wendy’s triumphs over all other fast food joints as far as the quality of the food is concerned, which is reason enough for consumers to be loyal to the brand.