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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Is Rebranding Ciroc for the Millennial Mindset

The vodka's new message is more about 'we' than 'me,' says the mogul

Sean "Diddy" Combs has always been a hip-hop marketing pioneer, extending his brand into fashion in the late '90s and top-shelf liquors in recent years. Since 2009, he's helped Diageo's Ciroc…

10 Ad Mascots You Probably Didn't Know Were Related to Kermit the Frog

The many commercial creations of Jim Henson's Creature Studio

Jim Henson creations have a storied history in advertising, going back to the 1950s, when a violent proto-Kermit pitched Wilkins Coffee with 10-second TV spots. Tappy, the latest creation from Jim…

Is Your Company’s Digital Transformation Really Happening?

Study shows a disconnect between perception and reality

CMOs are leading the way in steering their companies in a digital-first direction, but while most believe they’re deeply involved in the transformation, only a quarter actually have a clear…

How a Fledgling Florida Agency Defied Recessionary Headwinds

Pinnacle has become one of the state’s fast-growing shops

Specs Who Peter Gary, founder, CEO What Full-service ad agency Where Boca Raton, Fla. Pinnacle has bucked the headwinds of Florida's recent economic downturn, with the 3-year-old Boca Raton agency becoming a rapidly…

Microsoft's Marketing Totally Backfired When CNN Used Its Devices as iPad Stands

Not quite ready for its close-up

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 had a bad election night on CNN when the on-air talent used the device to prop up their iPads. Microsoft was a CNN partner as the…

The Rise and Fall of the World's Most Hated Clothing Brand

From buffalo checks to oral sex, the weird story of Abercrombie & Fitch

You may not have heard of Lasse Hansen, Carter Czech or James Flook, but chances are you’ve seen them naked. Or nearly so. How? You’ve seen their chiseled torsos in…

Check Out This Week's 10 Must-See Digital Marketing Stats

Michael Jordan, LeBron and Instagram's data reach rarified air

Here are this week's 10 most intriguing statistics from the digital marketing world, including a trio of basketball-driven data points as the NBA season is upon us. Check them out…

20 Years of Digital Advertising: From Banner Ads to Sponsored Snapchats

A landmark birthday

AT&T ran the first banner ad two decades ago today via the then-popular Web browser Netscape, which offered a palette of 16 colors—a fraction of what modern digital designers have…

Inside Whole Foods' Store of the Future

Tackles sustainability with digital displays

Just one week after launching its first national branding campaign, Whole Foods is promoting its sustainability cred in stores. The upscale grocer—with the help of SapientNitro's Second Story—has loaded up its…

How Carhartt Found Its Groove With Fixers and Hipsters

Brand's top marketer on going from boots to beer

Tony Ambroza and the Maker Movement arrived at the Dearborn, Mich., offices of Carhartt about the same time four years ago. With stints at Nike and Under Armour under his…

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