As ad professionals with both client side and longtime agency experience, we’ve often wondered about the lack of pretesting done on ad campaigns. Doesn’t it make sense to gauge the perceived value of advertising among its intended audience before final production and media money is spent?

As the size of the advertising budget grows, the stakes get higher. Without pretesting, you may never discover potential messaging flaws. You could easily spend good money failing to get the audience’s attention. Or even worse, you could succeed in getting attention only to create the wrong perception. Either way, a loss of awareness and sales will likely result.

The Sean Cummins viewpoint as published in Ad Age 6/19/15 is another wake-up call for all of us in ADVERTISING.  All the buzz words thrown about in our business tend to obfuscate the fact that advertising is indeed about getting someone to do something. And creating effective advertising, requires a rigorous process and experience—perhaps not available with simply “branded content” providers. We’re proud to be a 4A’s advertising agency.

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