The word ‘integrated’ is used a huge amount these days by anyone and everyone in the marketing industry and a lot of the time it doesn’t really mean much at all. However, I saw a superb banner ad for Seasick Steve’s new album this morning and realised firstly how good banners can be and secondly, how good a real integrated campaign can be.
For those of you who have been under a rock (or a rusty ol’ combine) for the past few years, Seasick Steve is a blues guitarist and singer who made his first major public appearance on the Jools Holland show back in 2006. Since then his ‘authentic’ and pared-down music has found favour with a massive audience around the world. I saw him in Hyde Park earlier in the year and was hugely entertained by his sliding, twanging and hollerin’.