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Historic Trumps Hip for Levi's New Campaign CMO says 501 jeans spot is inclusive, soulful

You don’t have to be hip, young or a cultural trendsetter to rock a pair of Levi’s jeans, according to Jennifer Sey, global CMO of the Levi’s brand. The company,…

July 6, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

How the Fashionable Miss Dior Devolved Into a Mass-Market Perfume for Millennials The smell of branding gone bad

A green chypre laced with patchouli, Miss Dior was somehow both well-mannered and seductive. The Guerry Colas-designed bottle managed the same feat. A testament to Miss Dior’s enduring appeal, this ad required no messaging beyond the name…

July 1, 2014, 11:27 PM EDT

CMOs Are Preparing for Digital to Grow to 75% of Marketing Budgets But almost half are worried about managing this change

A survey of CMOs shows they understand the industry is going digital, but they are still resisting the "digital" label for their companies. Infographic: Carlos Monteiro

July 1, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT

How Banana Republic Moved From Skinny Models to Gay Guys Couple keeps the brand beautiful—and authentic

This 1992 ad marked the beginning of Banana Republic advertising’s black-and-white period, which would continue nearly to the end of the decade. While the hunky (and sometimes shirtless) male models tiptoed up to…

June 25, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT

Here Are Some Advertising Slogans. Do You Remember the Brands? [Video] We test people in Times Square

What's the last advertising slogan you remember? Every year, advertisers and marketers spend millions of dollars pushing taglines to get you to buy their stuff. But do they work? To find…

June 25, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

The Best-Loved Brands in the LGBT Community Is supporting gay rights good for business?

Many major brands have been vocal on both sides of the gay rights issue. It’s not advertising—and for that reason, it may be the best kind of marketing. YouGov BrandIndex found…

June 24, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT

Oracle Buys Micros Systems for $5.3 Billion Latest in a long string of acquisitions

Oracle is purchasing Micros Systems for $5.3 billion as part of a bigger push into retail and hospitality marketing. Oracle’s acquisition comes out to $68 a share, making it one…

June 23, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

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

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

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