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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…

U.S. Media Agency of the Year: MediaCom's Team-First Approach Landed a Ton of New Business in 2014

Including A-B InBev and Mars

Last August, during final presentations for Anheuser-Busch InBev's $575 million domestic planning and buying assignment, Sasha Savic took his vow to raise the creative bar at MediaCom to a whole…

From Humor to Heartbreak, BuzzFeed Thrives by Stirring Emotions

New publisher Dao Nguyen on balancing laughs with hard news

  Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs Who Dao Nguyen New gig Publisher, BuzzFeed Old gig Vp of growth and data, BuzzFeed Age 41 Twitter @daozers What do you do as publisher? Publishing is literally the act of making information available…

More Top Media Publications Trust Programmatic For Premium Ad Inventory

Time Inc., News Corp., American Media, Wenner Media get on board

More top publishers are opting into programmatic ad networks to sell premium advertising. Varick Media Management recently signed deals with Time Inc., News Corp., American Media Inc. and Wenner Media and…

Wearable Tech Is Poised for a Breakout Year in 2015, Forrester Survey Says

Apple Watch will stoke the trend

Wearable technology is going to be a hot-ticket item in the U.S. next year, according to new survey results from Forrester Research. The popularity of computers that you can wear is…

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