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Here’s Why Your Favorite Brands Are Making Their Own Emoticons

Mentos, Coca-Cola, GE, Comedy Central and more

Cute-Crazed. Selfie-Obsessed. Bad Happy. These are just three of the names of Mentos' new branded emoticons, or "ementicons," which will soon be available for the mint brand's socially savvy fans…

How Lyft's CEO Plans to Overtake Uber in the Ride-Sharing Race

Logan Green's triumphant return to SXSW

Hey, look. There's that Zimride dude, Logan Green, in the South by Southwest program. Remember him? How did he get there? For those of you who happened to meet Green during…

AT&T’s Catherine Borda Spills the Secrets to Millennial Marketing

Decoding how they use smartphones

Specs Who Catherine Borda Current gig Director of youth marketing at AT&T Previous gig Brand manager at Georgia-Pacific Twitter: @CatherineBorda Age 36 You're responsible for spearheading AT&T's millennial efforts. What have you learned that works with this…

Why So Many People Are Suddenly Wearing $600 Canada Goose Coats

Thank Sundance, Kate Upton and penguins

Supermodel Kate Upton is already known for her enormous … accomplishments, but her most impressive by far took place in December 2012. Wearing little more than boots and a bikini…

Converse’s Street-Style Campaign Shows How People Rock Their Chucks Around the World

Lived-in looks from Tokyo to São Paulo

Converse's Chuck Taylor, the stitched-canvas, rubber-toed basketball shoe, is somehow at home everywhere from magazine spreads to mosh pits. So it's no surprise that celebrities from Andy Warhol to George…

After Conquering Reality TV, Kim Kardashian Is Taking the Mobile World by Storm

How she built a $74 million app addiction

Kim Kardashian West first grabbed our attention in October 2007 with the premiere of E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Who could have guessed where that basic-cable reality show moment…

Reebok Is Quietly Emerging as a Challenger Brand to Contend With

Athletic company is leveraging 'tough fitness' movement to boost sales

For Reebok, the race to distill the soul of its brand—and ignite sales to reverse its market-share decline—has been more of a marathon than a sprint. But with its "Be…

How an Ordinary Coat Lining Became Fashion’s Most Stylish Scarf

The checkered past of Burberry’s perfect plaid

As the story goes, the invention of fashion's nattiest scarf was a complete accident. In 1967, the manager of Burberry's Paris store was arranging a group of the brand's signature…

How Hilfiger Exports the Culture of Cool

CMO Avery Baker on the brand's vision of 'American classics with a playful twist'

Avery Baker is the embodiment of Tommy Hilfiger's ambitions to export its preppy vision of Americana, full of plaid and cozy sweaters, to the rest of the world. With a…

Peter Mayer Advertising Infuses New Orleans Flavor in National Campaigns

Family-run agency even helps brands break world records

Specs Who (l.) president Mark Mayer; CCO Josh Mayer What Full-service advertising agency Where New Orleans Just like its clients, Peter Mayer Advertising has its roots firmly planted in the culture and history of…

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