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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

Ad of the Day: Tesla Thinks This Fan-Made Ad Is Out of This World, and You Will Too Elon Musk loves Everdream spot

How do you impress Elon Musk? Combine two of his favorite things into one incredible spec commercial. That's what the enterprising creatives at Everdream Pictures did with the impressive homemade spot…

March 18, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

Connected Cars Intersecting With Wearable Tech: The New Mobile Marketing? SXSW looks down the road

Is it possible that so-called connected cars will soon customize an owner's vehicular experience according to data such as if the person starts the engine at certain times of the…

March 7, 2014, 8:24 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Cute, Quirky Chevy Commercial on the Oscars Was Made for $4,000 We talk to the director

Imagination and ingenuity can drive you almost anywhere—even to the Academy Awards telecast. So learned Jude Chun, a South Korean independent filmmaker whose delightful minute-long winning entry in Chevrolet and Mofilm's…

March 3, 2014, 2:45 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Jeff Gordon, PepsiMAX Get Revenge on Writer Who Said 'Test Drive' Was Fake Sequel to viral smash

PepsiMAX had an enormous viral hit last year with its "Test Drive" video, in which Jeff Gordon, in disguise, took a car salesman for the most terrifying ride of his…

February 27, 2014, 10:44 AM EST

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