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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…

4 Trends That Will Keep Your Brand Globally Competitive

Adapting to cultural contexts is key

Specs Claim to fame Shankar Gupta-Harrison, vp of strategy at 360i; makes the best sangria in the world. Base New York Twitter @SGMagnus When marketers take their brand positioning and messages global, a lot…

Problems in the Bedroom? Ikea Shows You Exactly What to Do With Your Junk

'Shelf discovery' from BBH

Ikea does a ton of marketing worldwide, but its looniest ads come from one agency—BBH Asia Pacific. Just in the past year, it made the hilarious "Bookbook" ad, imagining the…

Adweek and Clio Awards Form a Duet for Our Annual Music Issue

Partnership tuned to the evolving relationship between artistry and marketing

We've all experienced it, the powerful, emotional upwelling when you hear a piece of music for the first time that really hooks into your soul. For me it happened with…

Rent the Runway CEO Tells SXSW: 'We Need to Put UPS and FedEx Out of Business'

Future of e-commerce may depend on delivery upstarts

Discussions of retail don't usually make for the most bombastic presentations, but Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman was certainly an exception as she addressed (and won over) the crowd…

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…

Clothing Retailer's Shopping Bags Turn Inside Out to Become Recycling Mailers

Buy something new, donate something old

Attention, Swedish shoppers: More Rag Bags are on the way! For now, check out DDB Stockholm's case study video for the sustainability campaign, which generated significant media coverage last year, along…

AT&T’s Catherine Borda Spills the Secrets to Millennial Marketing

Decoding how they use smartphones

Specs Who Catherine Borda Current gig Director of youth marketing at AT&T Previous gig Brand manager at Georgia-Pacific Twitter: @CatherineBorda Age 36 You're responsible for spearheading AT&T's millennial efforts. What have you learned that works with this…

Why So Many People Are Suddenly Wearing $600 Canada Goose Coats

Thank Sundance, Kate Upton and penguins

Supermodel Kate Upton is already known for her enormous … accomplishments, but her most impressive by far took place in December 2012. Wearing little more than boots and a bikini…

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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