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Editor's Letter: Data, Native and Video Are Dominating Digital Strategy The start of 2014 has been shaped by three trends that have caused a lot of handwringing but hold great promise

As we march deeper into the wild and woolly media landscape of 2014, it has become clear that there are three issues the majority of Adweek’s readers are trying mightily…

March 23, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT

Social Signals Guide CPG Product Development, Says General Mills Vet Gayle Fuguitt talks future and past

Gayle Fuguitt spent 32 years working on General Mills' consumer-packaged-goods prowess before switching executive gears to lead the Advertising Research Foundation in 2012. She took a break from getting ready…

March 21, 2014, 7:18 AM EDT

This Digital Agency Serves the Likes of Steve Madden and Ciroc Vodka Edge Collective aims to become a leader in social, music, events and analytic

Specs Who Co-founders Ryan Aynes (l.) and Magnus Erhardt What Digital agency Where New York office Not long ago, Ryan Aynes was homeless, sleeping on a yoga mat at the YMCA, after launching an…

March 20, 2014, 5:48 AM EDT

For Some Retail Brands, Lifetime Guarantees Never Went Out of Fashion No expiration, no questions asked

Even if you’re up on your legal reading, it’s likely that you missed the case of Roy L. Pearson v. Soo Chung, et al. In 2007, Washington, D.C., resident Roy…

March 17, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

A Lesson in Real-Time Marketing From SXSW A few notes from the Cap'n

The real-time marketing landscape is a difficult space to understand—especially if you're not working with millennials. After all, when is the precise moment to say anything via social media? Of…

March 11, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

Kids Need a Cool Lunch Box, and Marketers Know It Who are the stars stamped in metal these days?

According to the U.S. government, more than 50 million of our children head off to school each morning, and roughly 32 million will eat the lunch prepared by the cafeteria…

March 10, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

DDB's Digital Exec on Creating for Instagram and Lovin' It Talks social with clients like McDonald's

DDB’s Azher Ahmed is a part of the creative team working for brands like State Farm Insurance (consumers might recall the “discount doublecheck”) and he is at SXSW talking with…

March 10, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT

Microsoft Tells Agencies What They Must Do to Win Its Coveted Global Account Spends more than $1 billion annually in media

Microsoft is in the middle of reinventing itself—and it wants the agencies vying for its global creative and media business to be open to change, too.    The tech giant last year…

March 9, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

This Startup Helps Folks Manage 'Modern Rituals' Unlike many tech newbies, Vitruvi focuses on real life

Tech startups are all over South by Southwest Interactive this weekend. But Vitruvi's service is all about real life, helping companies work with employees so they can better manage their…

March 9, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

GoGo Takes Texting Into the Skies Over SXSW New messaging app for fliers

“Hi Mom, I’m calling from 10,000 feet!” GoGo took its SXSW marketing to new heights, shall we say, showing off technology that will bring texting to commercial air travel. The airplane Internet…

March 7, 2014, 7:48 PM EST

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