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How David Maddocks Is Putting a Spring in Cole Haan’s Step

Converse marketing all-star updates a heritage brand

When Nike plunked down $305 million for a slightly down-at-the-heel Converse in 2003, it tasked David Maddocks with getting the brand back in the running. (He did, helping to increase…

Could 3-D Body Scanners Help You Find the Perfect Pair of Jeans?

Peer into the fitting room of the future

A couple of years ago, the apparel industry was abuzz about Me-Ality, a tech startup from Nova Scotia, Canada, with a radical proposition: If 3-D digital scanning booths could size…

Quilted Northern Helps You Forget Your Bathroom Experience, but Not Everyone Is So Lucky

Droga5's quirky new campaign

No one wants to dwell on time spent in the bathroom, and toilet paper that's done its job well is easily—and best—forgotten. But Quilted Northern, a brand forever condemned to bathroom…

Ad of the Day: Minute Maid Shows What Children Really Think of Their Parents

And it's not what you think

Most parents underestimate their parenting skills, at least compared to how their kids view them. That's the premise of Minute Maid's new "Doin' Good" campaign, breaking today. The four-minute video from…

Ad of the Day: Hefty Cups Turn Ordinary Moms Into Slang-Spewing Party Animals

Havas Worldwide on fleek

They may have played beer pong with red Solo cups in 1999, but moms have upgraded to crack-resistant party cups in Hefty's sharp and funny new campaign by Havas Worldwide…

Ad of the Day: Dirty Dishes Don't Have to Rule Your Life in These Delightful Ads for Soap

W+K brings another mundane product heroically to life

Modern life is riddled with dirty dishes, and Finish wants to help. A new 40-second, rapid-fire ad created by Wieden + Kennedy London for the dishwasher soap (owned by Reckitt Benckiser)…

How Starving Artists, Students and Strivers Made Cup Noodles Great

The 3-minute meal that’s been eaten 30 billion times

See if you can identify the product associated with the following directions: "Pull back lid. Fill with boiling water. Let stand for three minutes. Stir well and enjoy." Well, you either…

VIA Agency's Jam Sessions Inspire the Creative Spirit

Using playtime to foster better work

Specs Who From left: John Coleman, founder, CEO; David Burfeind, chief knowledge officer; Leeann Leahy, president; Greg Smith, CCO What Full-service ad agency Where Portland, Maine The VIA Agency built a business by thinking…

This Chicago Shop Barters for Stakes in Small Brands, Gaining Business Smarts

But Schafer Condon Carter also loves making ads for the Cubs

Specs Who Managing partner, president David Selby (l.) and founding partner, CEO Tim Condon, with visiting pooch Charlie What Full-service agency Where Chicago Beyond creating ads for the likes of Land O'Lakes, ConAgra Foods…

Converse’s Street-Style Campaign Shows How People Rock Their Chucks Around the World

Lived-in looks from Tokyo to São Paulo

Converse's Chuck Taylor, the stitched-canvas, rubber-toed basketball shoe, is somehow at home everywhere from magazine spreads to mosh pits. So it's no surprise that celebrities from Andy Warhol to George…

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