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Ad of the Day: PNC's Dreamy Commercial Imagines the Ultimate Fairy-Tale Wedding

But are you buying it?

Fairy-tale weddings aren't seen as particularly cool in advertising these days, not since the industry discovered girl power. (As those famous Mercy Academy ads reminded girls back in 2013, when…

Why Cuba’s Best Cigar Is Still Hot (Despite a 52-Year Embargo)

The full-flavored story of H. Upmann, JFK’s favorite smoke

It was Friday, Feb. 2, 1962, and President John F. Kennedy summoned his press secretary Pierre Salinger into his office for an urgent meeting. "I really need some help," said Kennedy. "What…

Can Karin Timpone Make Marriott More Millennial?

The Walt Disney marketing veteran packages hotels for a new generation of travelers

As places where people from all walks of life converge, hotels have always been sources of great stories. Everybody knows that—but no marketer knows it better than Karin Timpone. As…

Ad of the Day: Taco Bell Launches Cold War Against McDonald's With Propaganda Imagery

That despotic clown

Egg McMuffins aren't just mediocre pastries stuffed with microwaved eggs, bright yellow cheese and ham product. They are a form of tyranny. That, at least, is the upshot of "Routine Republic,"…

VIA Agency's Jam Sessions Inspire the Creative Spirit

Using playtime to foster better work

Specs Who From left: John Coleman, founder, CEO; David Burfeind, chief knowledge officer; Leeann Leahy, president; Greg Smith, CCO What Full-service ad agency Where Portland, Maine The VIA Agency built a business by thinking…

4 Trends That Will Keep Your Brand Globally Competitive

Adapting to cultural contexts is key

Specs Claim to fame Shankar Gupta-Harrison, vp of strategy at 360i; makes the best sangria in the world. Base New York Twitter @SGMagnus When marketers take their brand positioning and messages global, a lot…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: March 13-20

A fake gun store in NYC, and several ways to get closer in the bedroom

It was a week of guns and roses on Adweek.com, with our story about Grey's fake gun store in New York City going viral—counterbalanced by several brands who wanted to…

Ad of the Day: A-B Tricks Brooklynites Into Drinking Budweiser, and They Don't Hate It

Blind taste test in NYC

As part of its continued assault on microbrew-swilling beer snobs, Budweiser headed to Brooklyn during Restaurant Week and orchestrated a little stunt to get people to actually drink Bud—and even…

Ad of the Day: Here's What Happens When You Open a Gun Store in the Middle of NYC

Every weapon has a history

States United to Prevent Gun Violence and its agency, Grey New York, have teamed up for some truly hard-hitting PSAs, including 2013's famous "Ed" spot, which won a Silver Lion…

What Is London's Hottest Agency Doing at SXSW?

Cannes darlings adam&eveDDB move well beyond their famous TV work

It's a quiet Thursday morning in early November last year, and John Lewis' latest blockbuster Christmas ad, more than six months in the making, has just been uploaded to YouTube.…

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