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This Company Went From Selling Street Meat to Saks Fifth Avenue Roaming Hunger connects food trucks with brands

Specs Who (From left) Ross Resnick, founder and Big Burrito; Ryan van de Griendt, director of operations; Megan Madsen, account manager; Cory Murphy, director of new business What Experiential marketing agency and…

June 18, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

Kicking the Figs out of Fig Newtons How Nabisco solved its fruit filling identity crisis

Did you know that Fig Newtons have been around for 123 years? Wait, scratch that. Fig Newtons were actually around for 121 years, and Newtons—just Newtons—have been around for two years.…

June 18, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: In Sequel to Viral Smash, Pantene Urges Women to Stop Apologizing Brand continues to challenge gender norms

As a woman who has been called out for apologizing too much, watching Pantene's "Not Sorry" video made me cringe. It hit too close to home, and that's the beauty…

June 18, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

Marketers' New Tactics in the Food Label Wars Health takes a backseat

You’ll need a strong stomach to serve in this war, no matter which side you’re on. Few consumer conflicts have been more bitterly fought than the battle between the food and…

June 17, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

This Long Island Iced Tea Won't Give You a Hangover Taking on the beverage titans

Mention a Long Island iced tea to most people, and they’ll probably remember falling off a bar stool (if they remember that much). But there’s another Long Island Iced Tea…

June 17, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT

Top Chefs and Caterers Use Pot as a Secret Ingredient Going beyond the brownie

Put down that pot brownie. In a bid to join the mainstreaming of marijuana, chefs and caterers are pairing cannabis with cuisine—not just to keep up with the times, but…

June 15, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

Breaking the Rules at Deutsch Creative chief Kerry Keenan wants to act small, win big

Specs Who Kerry Keenan New gig Chief creative officer, Deutsch, New York Old gig Global executive creative director, YR Entertainment Twitter @kerry_keenan Age 45 After studying religion in college, how did you end up in advertising? I…

June 9, 2014, 9:57 PM EDT

You Need More Than Great Ads to Win at Cannes Agencies get quirky in their video entries

Some recent case-study videos have become just as creative—sometimes more so—than the campaigns they tout. As award show entry numbers swell—the Cannes Lions festival got 37,427 submissions this year, up…

June 9, 2014, 9:54 PM EDT

Dove's New Ad Shows What Dads Really Do Besides resenting gender stereotypes

Dove Men+Care’s digital campaign for Father’s Day riffs off the idea that dads are sick of their Ward Cleaver image and want credit for changing diapers, making dinner and consoling…

June 8, 2014, 8:29 PM EDT

Husband-and-Wife Media Shop Seeks Outsized Results SwellShark wins an Effie for Applegate campaign

Specs Who Mary Perhach, president, and Nick Pappas, CEO What Media agency Where New York office Three years ago, when former agency buyer and media sales executive Nick Pappas started SwellShark, he took inspiration…

June 4, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

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