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This Agency Develops New Brand Categories JWalk also helps bolster the profiles of brands like DeLeon Tequila

Specs Who (From left) Michael Lastoria, managing partner; Ashley Heather, co-president, chief digital officer; Sarrah Hallock, co-president, COO; and Doug Jacob, CEO What Digitally focused ad agency concentrating on fashion, beauty and…

March 6, 2014, 5:50 AM EST

MediaCom Studies Hollywood to Help Train Its Staff Learning new ways to tell an interesting and compelling story

It’s late on a Monday morning and eight staffers at MediaCom are watching Argo. No, they’re not slacking off but rather learning how to tell a story from two Italian filmmakers:…

March 2, 2014, 10:41 PM EST

You Won't Believe How Big TV Still Is Staggering viewership numbers and dominant revenue figures

As the upfronts approach and the NewFronts try again to imitate them, expect to hear a lot about the twilight of traditional television with the rise of digital video. But…

March 2, 2014, 10:41 PM EST

How Snickers Fired a Quarterback, Hired a Zebra and Tweaked One of Advertising’s Most Famous Tag Lines The evolution of a brand’s message

Much like songwriters, brand marketers play variations on a theme. Coca-Cola’s famous tag line “It’s the real thing” from 1970 became “Can’t beat the real thing” 20 years later. KFC’s…

February 27, 2014, 6:41 AM EST

This Is How Men Grocery Shop 65% say they’re open to trying new brands

Men today are no longer deterred by traditional gender stereotypes. They're putting family before career! They're taking care of the kids! They're doing housework! So it's no surprise that, as…

February 25, 2014, 10:48 PM EST

Why Do Big Agencies Struggle In Southern California? Entrepreneurial shops in the area are thriving

Earlier this month, Ogilvy & Mather Los Angeles cut 33 jobs, all but eliminating its ad agency presence (already drastically down from its 350 level in 2000). In December, DDB…

February 23, 2014, 9:45 PM EST

What Does a Programmatic Sales Chief Actually Do? Meredith’s Chip Schenck discusses his new gig

Specs Who Chip Schenck Age 43 New gig Vp, programmatic sales and strategy, Meredith Old gig Vp, publisher, development, PubMatic There’s still a learning curve around programmatic. Do you have an analogy you use to explain…

February 23, 2014, 9:44 PM EST

This Agency Keeps Collecting Hits in Seattle Copacino + Fujikado is 'more of a Cal Ripken than a Reggie Jackson'

Specs Who From left, Jim Copacino, co-founder and ecd; Betti Fujikado, co-founder and director of account management; Tim O’Mara, director of engagement strategy; Brandy O’Briant, managing director; and Mike Hayward, creative…

February 20, 2014, 6:49 AM EST

How the Rich Spend Their Money Luxury marketers, take note

Rich people don't all see the world the same way. A report by Shullman Research Center found big differences in the attitudes of those earning $500,000 or more per year…

February 18, 2014, 11:33 PM EST

Will Video Game-Toy Hybrids Save the Industry or Eat It? Trend could a bubble or the future of playtime

Until recently, your kid’s brain has been the best place to stage battles between Spider-Man and Skeletor. But technology has made this a brave new world, and digital architects have…

February 16, 2014, 11:11 PM EST

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