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Life After the Infamous ‘Saatchi 17’ Walkout The Burns Group founder reinvents himself with help from 500,000 consumers

Specs: The Burns Group  Who: Joanne McKinney (l.), chief strategy officer; Michael Burns, managing partner; Ann Morton, COO; and Jim Wilday, partner What: Advertising agency Where: New York After spending a quarter of a century…

October 27, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

David Beckham Has a Really Difficult Time Keeping His Clothes on in Ads [Video] As illustrated in this supercut of the soccer star

We've been gawking at him since he first stepped onto the pitch 22 years ago. Not much has changed since. The footballer turned international star has commanded our attention with…

October 22, 2014, 11:09 AM EDT

How One Man Hopes to Restore the Legacy of Kodak Steven Overman is the new CMO

Steven Overman has been passed a torch that is very bright but awfully heavy. On Oct. 1, he was named CMO of Kodak. Remember Kodak? With the first handheld camera…

October 20, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

The Old Flame That Indiana Jones and Don Draper Have in Common Zippo's windproof still knows how to light America's fire

Photo: Nick Ferrari Indiana Jones considered his a lucky charm. Ricky Ricardo pulled his out at the club. And Don Draper’s is key to the guy he really is. What is…

October 20, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

This Small Shop Uses a Precise Approach to Punch Above Its Weight Iris Concise’s powerful parent gives it a full-service edge

Specs Who Director Mike Navarrete (l.) and global CEO and co-founder Benj Chilcott (r.) flank managing director Adam Abrahami What Global strategic consultancy Where New York True to its name, Concise—part of iris Worldwide—seeks…

October 20, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

Despite Season-Ending Injury, Giants Star Victor Cruz Scores Global Ad Campaign for Gap Factory Brand stands by its man

Being sidelined by a dramatic injury isn't stopping New York Giants star Victor Cruz, who has landed a global endorsement deal with Gap Factory. Cruz will serve as a “global ambassador”…

October 17, 2014, 10:21 AM EDT

The Week's Best Parties: From New York to Paris Celebs rubbed shoulders with the industry's brightest at Advertising Week and beyond

Actor Kevin Spacey and SapientNitro CMO Bill Kanarick at the shop's Idea Exchange event.

October 12, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT

BBDO Leaders Reflect on a Decade at the Top Andrew Robertson and David Lubars on partnership, change—and that merger

As wooing goes, Andrew Robertson’s efforts to seal the deal with David Lubars was not particularly auspicious. In 2004, the newly named BBDO global chief stepped up his efforts to…

October 12, 2014, 9:07 PM EDT

Why America Still Gets Fired Up Over Fiestaware The colorful plate that shattered tradition

On a January day in 1936, The Homer Laughlin Co. set up its booth at a trade show in Pittsburgh, poised to introduce a new line of dinnerware. Laughlin had…

October 12, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT

Emirates Is the World's Most Glamorous Airline The American-bound carrier has rivals feeling turbulence

By now, we’ve all seen the ads and read the glowing magazine profiles about the world’s most luxurious airline, Dubai-based Emirates: the flat beds in private quarters, the lobster and…

October 12, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

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