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This New Year's, Raise a Toast to the Strong-Willed Widow Who Reinvented Champagne Veuve Clicquot made bubbly what it is today

Tragic deaths generally aren't good for business, with the notable exception of Veuve Clicquot. It was 1805, and Francois Clicquot, the owner of a failing vineyard in Reims, France, was…

December 15, 2014, 6:26 PM EST

The Biggest Risks to Men’s Weight Loss Resolutions: Booze and Binge-Watching TV They gave up fast food years ago

Eating better and losing weight are consistently among the top New Year's resolutions for a reason—in a society awash in the temptations of food, drink and streaming video, they've become…

December 15, 2014, 12:35 AM EST

5 Instagram Food Photographers Who Keep Fans and Brands Hungry for More Getting shoppers to bite

Marketers hope they can make consumers hungry for their products from Instagram posts. And it's not just food brands getting in on the action—online services and retailers like Expedia and…

December 1, 2014, 9:48 AM EST

Chances Are, the Clothes You're Wearing Right Now Have Been Washed in Tide How the detergent has reigned for 68 years

Assuming you're not naked as you read this, there's a 40 percent chance that whatever you're wearing has been washed in the last week, and a 38 percent chance that…

December 1, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

The Best Ad of 2014 Was Brilliant and Subversive, and It Wasn't Even Real Inside Newcastle and Droga5's ambushing of the Super Bowl

Technically speaking, the best ad of 2014 didn’t exist. Just ask Anna Kendrick. Last January, millions of viewers watched the Academy Award nominee deliver a two-minute, profanity-laden rant that took Newcastle…

November 30, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Fathers Are Thrilled Their Boys Are Men in Old Spice's 'Dadsong' The moms, of course, are still weeping

Distraught mothers became psychotic stalkers in Old Spice's epic "Momsong" musical, following their sons around and weeping about how they've grown into men too soon, thanks to the brand's female-luring…

November 24, 2014, 10:13 AM EST

What Do So Many Celebrities See in Ray-Ban's Wayfarer Sunglasses? From James Dean to James Franco

Style and color are very important when it comes to sunglasses, but as any fashionista—or just anyone who lives in L.A.—will tell you, no frames get hot until celebrities put…

November 17, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

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…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Pepsi Max Did the One Halloween Prank That Was Pants-Crappingly Awesome You like clowns, don't you?

Welp, it's basically Christmas now, but we've got one more Halloween ad to share with you. Yeah, it's November now, but this gem is still as fresh as that stash…

November 3, 2014, 2:51 PM EST

This Texas-Based Agency Sets Up Shop in a Bar Proof Advertising remains rooted to Austin

Specs Who Executive creative director Craig Mikes (l.) and president Bryan Christian What Full-service agency Where Austin, Texas Some of Proof Advertising's most creative work takes place at Proof Annex, its bar running through…

November 2, 2014, 11:02 PM EST

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