Advertising & Branding



How James Murdoch Thinks the Ad Industry Should Innovate

Empower consumers to make their own choices

James Murdoch, who took over as CEO of 21st Century Fox in July, doesn't see Netflix as a harbinger of a world without advertising. But he said the ways brands…

Here's How Advertisers Will Be Able to Target TV Viewers Who See Competitors' Ads

Millennial Media's first offering after AOL acquisition

Millennial Media is partnering with Rentrak to roll out a first-of-its-kind capability that lets TV advertisers retarget viewers on their mobile devices. It is the the company's first offering since AOL's $238…

How the United Nations Is Using Virtual Reality to Boost Global Diplomacy

Modern storytelling comes to life

During the United Nations' 70th General Assembly last week, the U.N. attempted to bridge the gap between world leaders and Syrian refugees with a mix of virtual reality, documentary-style videos…

How a Popular Show on USA Has Given Lexus a Big Lift

'Suits' boosts brand awareness 22 percent

Lexus has partnered with the USA drama Suits for all five of its seasons. And with the summer finale airing tonight at 9 p.m. ET, the network is sharing a…

Heineken Wants to Show You the Coolest Shops and Restaurants in 5 Cities

Brand makes an interesting analog move

For the past six years, Heineken has enlisted 100 culture and fashion influencers across the country to quietly hawk beer. Well, kind of. Each year, the brand works with fashion designers…

Microsoft Now Leans on AOL for Display, Mobile and Video Ad Sales

MSFT streamlines dramatically

Microsoft will reportedly lay off 1,200 people as it hands over display, mobile and video ad sales to AOL and AppNexus. Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft and AOL revealed a multifaceted deal…

CBS Interactive Debuts a Virtual Reality Comedy Short at Cannes Lions

Hopes Kenan Thompson will inspire creatives

Can virtual reality be funny? Today at Cannes Lions, CBS Interactive hopes to find out. The company is debuting what it believes to be the first virtual reality comedy short during…

It’s a Family Affair at This Website Maker in Williamsburg

Blenderbox, like its married founders, mixes tech with design

Specs Who Jason Jeffries, CEO, and Sarah McLoughlin, creative director What Full-service interactive agency Where Brooklyn, N.Y. A marriage of technology and design describes both Blenderbox's approach to building websites for the likes of…

Why Branded Content Is Poised to Take Over

IAB's head of brand initiatives discusses native ads, viewability and the future

As more publishers launch branded content divisions, native advertising is taking over a larger part of digital marketing. Adweek caught up with Peter Minnium, the Interactive Advertising Bureau's head of brand…

This New Agency Uses Old-Fashioned Spectacle With a Futuristic Twist

Magnetic Collaborative's larger-than-life stunts

Specs Who (From left) Jessica Reznick, managing director; Glenn Marck, partner, design; Brian Schultz, partner, production; Rick Rathe, partner, operations; Gary Johnson, director of strategy What Experiential and promotional marketing agency Where New York Even…