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FTC Chair Edith Ramirez Fights for Data Security and Privacy Rights Consumers come first

One year into her tenure as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Edith Ramirez is putting the agency front and center as the nation’s leading enforcer on privacy and data…

May 27, 2014, 6:03 AM EDT

Ford's Social Media Star, Scott Monty, Talks About Leaving—and Not Looking Back Declares social marketing is at 'critical juncture'

Scott Monty is leaving Ford after leading its social media efforts for six years, with a flair for innovation. It shouldn't be a total shock to those who know of…

May 20, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Gus Van Sant Directs Trio of Breathtaking Spots for the BMW i8 Leaning on category conventions while upending them, too

Leave it to the auteur Gus Van Sant to take some of automotive advertising's biggest clichés—self-glorifying narration over footage of a luxury car in the desert—and somehow still turn them…

May 14, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

Lorde's 'Royals' Hit Maybach-Targeting Marketers in the Wallet Cautionary tale about programmatic

They'll probably never own a Maybach, but that hasn't stopped millennials from being curious about the car brand thanks to it being referenced in "Royals," an infectious tune by New…

May 12, 2014, 2:06 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Cadillac, Spike Lee Tell Teddy Bridgewater's Touching Mother's Day Story A pink Escalade for Rose

When Teddy Bridgewater was 9 years old, he promised his mother Rose that when he made it to the NFL, he would buy her a pink Cadillac Escalade. The first part…

May 9, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

This Music Marketing Firm Mixes Brands, Bands and Fans How do you create campaigns that seem organic, not contrived?

Mirrored Media Who Justin Lefkovitch, founder and CEO What Experiential music marketing firm Where Santa Monica, Calif. In marketing, the relationship among brands, bands and fans can be tricky. Brands want to appropriate artists’ “cool”…

April 9, 2014, 9:23 PM EDT

Women Spend $300 Billion Per Year on Auto Repair And Pep Boys would like more of them to drop by

Despite the fact that women drop a cool $300 billion on auto repair each year (and buy 65 percent of all new cars), the automotive business is still pretty much…

March 31, 2014, 11:19 PM EDT

Retail, Automotive Biggest Spenders in 2013 P&G, GM, AT&T among Kantar's top 10 spenders for the year

The absence of the Summer Olympics and political spending in fall 2013 (compared to their presence in 3Q 2012) may have put a damper on advertising expenditures, but total ad revenue…

March 25, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

Why Ricky Gervais Was Right for Audi's A3 Campaign 'Uncompromised' talent, and an assist from Queen

IDEA: Endorsers needn't be universally loved. They just need to reflect—or better, embody—the brand promise. Take Ricky Gervais. Some people love him; others loathe him. But he's great for any brand…

March 25, 2014, 8:16 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Firestone Gets Impulsively Romantic With an Adorable Tale of Young Love Lance Acord spot set to perfect Daniel Johnston track

You don't expect strong storytelling or cinematic filmmaking from tire companies. But that's what Leo Burnett has been delivering for Firestone in an ad campaign that continues with this gorgeous…

March 21, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

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