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Why George Clooney Wears James Dean’s Pants After 141 years, Levi's 501s are still the coolest jeans in America

In May 2001, a relatively new auction site called eBay had the media world abuzz. For sale was an artifact, dated to 1880, and dug up from the mud of…

October 6, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

Canon's Michelle Fernandez Finds Hollywood's Future Talent 2014 Brand Genius winner for electronics

Last October, five relatively unknown filmmakers from around the country found themselves at a place they had probably only dreamed about—on the red carpet at New York’s Lincoln Center, sipping…

September 29, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

Brand Publishers Are Ditching Facebook in Favor of Microsites They want to own their data, content

Brand publishers are more aware that they’re really just renting social media space on Facebook and are moving resources away from the social network. One agency said its clients are pulling…

September 22, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

Gravity Award Winner: Nivea Sun Solar Ad Charger FCB Brazil found a way to make a magazine ad give back to readers by charging their phones

Acouple of years ago, Max Geraldo and his team at FCB Brazil in São Paulo needed a fresh way to make Nivea Sun’s line of lotions and moisturizers shine. They…

September 22, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

OgilvyOne Soars to Direct Grand Prix for BA's Plane-Detecting Billboards Interlude takes gold for Bob Dylan video

CANNES, France—Ogilvy & Mather, which won four Grand Prix in 2013, is off to a good start at this year's festival, too, winning the Direct Lions Grand Prix here tonight…

June 16, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

What Does a Programmatic Sales Chief Actually Do? Meredith’s Chip Schenck discusses his new gig

Specs Who Chip Schenck Age 43 New gig Vp, programmatic sales and strategy, Meredith Old gig Vp, publisher, development, PubMatic There’s still a learning curve around programmatic. Do you have an analogy you use to explain…

February 23, 2014, 9:44 PM EST

Facebook's New Custom Ad Tools Target an Audience From Desktop to Mobile Bullseye on users allows businesses to focus messages

Facebook advertisers can now hit moving targets—users as they switch from laptops to smartphones to tablets. The social network announced new self-serve tools for marketers today that bring retargeted advertising…

October 15, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

Mattress Ads Wake Up to Human Sexuality Not so long ago, ads showing couples sharing a bed were taboo

The fact is largely forgotten, but first lady Eleanor Roosevelt used to host a weekly radio show sponsored by the Simmons mattress company—a cultural footnote immortalized by Cole Porter in…

May 16, 2013, 6:42 AM EDT

Nearly Half of Second-Gen Hispanics Feel Like Ads Don't Target Them Ethnicity influences brand decisions

By now, it’s obvious that targeting Hispanics in the U.S. means more than just translating an ad into Spanish and casting ethnic stereotypes as spokespeople. For one thing, the first…

May 15, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT

Direct Marketers Crank Up Lobbying Campaign Members of DMA to visit with lawmakers on Wednesday

The direct marketing business, which is just about every company these days that uses data to more precisely target customers and prospects, could be in for the fight of its…

March 12, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT

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