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Ad of the Day: Real-Life Eco Activists Battle Police for Replay's Natural Denim Jeans Beautiful, and angry as hell

Can environmental activists also be effective corporate shills? It's a tough balancing act. But 180 Amsterdam wanted only authentically aggrieved talent to star in its striking, filmic new global campaign for…

June 13, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Verizon Reminds Parents That Girls Aren't Just Pretty but 'Pretty Brilliant' AKQA's STEM effort

It's 2014. We're in a post-feminist society, right? Ha ha. Nope. That's why campaigns like "Inspire Her Mind," from Verizon, in partnership with Makers, are so important. The initial spot, which had…

June 12, 2014, 8:05 AM EDT

Horizon Media Adds Multicultural Chief Karina Dobarro shifts from Mindshare

Horizon Media has reached inside Mindshare to find a leader for its multicultural efforts. Karina Dobarro, who was managing director of multicultural marketing at Mindshare, has assumed a similar role at…

June 11, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Hashflags Raised, Twitter Storms Brazil for the World Cup GSP spot heralds digital goodie bag

Twitter is doing plenty of digital activations around the World Cup, and now it's done a good old-fashioned video to get you pumped up as well. The spot, from Goodby, Silverstein…

June 10, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT

How Mullen Brought Century 21 Into the 21st Century With Fun, Fast Social Ads 'Their little mad scientists'

IDEA: Days before the Breaking Bad finale last fall, a curious home for sale popped up on Craigslist. "3BR/2BA Albuquerque ranch is fit for a king," it read. "Great local…

June 10, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

You Need More Than Great Ads to Win at Cannes Agencies get quirky in their video entries

Some recent case-study videos have become just as creative—sometimes more so—than the campaigns they tout. As award show entry numbers swell—the Cannes Lions festival got 37,427 submissions this year, up…

June 9, 2014, 9:54 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Nike's 5-Minute Animated World Cup Film Has Humans Everywhere Cheering Attack of the clones

Last week we wondered if another marketer had managed to out-Nike Nike with a flashy short film around the World Cup. Nike probably didn't care, though, as it was busy…

June 9, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

Which World Cup Sponsors Are Resonating With Fans? Omnicom breaks down the social love

As the World Cup quickly approaches, brands are pouring millions into showing the world that they love and understand soccer that much more than their competitors. But are fans listening,…

June 9, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT

At the Upfronts, Data Is Driving Deals Buyers' new motto: trust but verify

The broadcast ad market is on its feet and moving toward deals as of this week, but one thing that seems to be in much greater play this year is…

June 8, 2014, 8:18 PM EDT

Sheryl Sandberg: Rethinking Marketing to Women Marketers have the opportunity to speak to women in ways that debunk stereotypes

One Presidents’ Day, when my daughter was five, I was teaching her a song that includes the names of all the presidents. When we got to the end, she asked,…

June 8, 2014, 8:11 PM EDT

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