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Gap Baffles NASA Fans by Featuring the Space Shuttle in an Ad About 1969

Brand says its ad is just being misunderstood

Gap's been running ads celebrating "iconic Americana moments" and playing up the chain's founding in 1969. But one of its retro choices left NASA fans flummoxed. A tweet from the recent…

Channing Tatum Heats Up Hearst's Pitch to Advertisers With 'Magic Mike Live' Teaser

Company announces an ambitious slate of shows at NewFront

Some might say it was a magical Wednesday evening at the first-ever Hearst Magazines Digital Content NewFront House Party at Hearst Tower in New York. First, Magic Mike star Channing Tatum…

Kohler Ad Explains Why the Robots of the Future Will Spend All Their Time in the Toilet

To be closer to their friends

En route to annihilating humanity, would robots take time out for a bathroom break? Apparently they would, if this amusing slice of high-tech potty humor from DDB Chicago, touting Kohler's…

You Can Now Order Condoms With the Touch of an Amazon Dash Button

Trojan and 77 more brands join service on April Fool's Eve

Amazon has announced Dash buttons for 78 brands, including Red Bull, Energizer, Illy Coffee, L'Oréal Paris Revitalift, Slim Jim, Clorox and—safe-sex advocates will like this one—Trojan, the condom company. So now…

High-End Hunting Apparel Is Killing It With Hipsters and Baby Boomers

Camouflage goes upscale

Hunting: It's not just for the Duck Dynasty set anymore. The activity so often associated with rural America is increasingly being marketed as an adventure sport, with more consumers signing…

This Study Shows Why Retailers Should Ramp Up Their Email Game for Millennials

Young adults are going old school

Epsilon's new shopper behavior study may be the latest indication that millennial consumers are no longer spring chickens. In fact, they are using—and hold on to your ironic fedoras, folks—email…

This Digital Design Agency Creates User-Friendly Experiences for Big Brands

Just don't ask Four32C to make a microsite

Specs Who (L. to r.) Creative director Mark Jarecke, design director Mike Lee and strategy director Elizabeth Stafford What Digital design studio Where New York Brands as diverse as Bobbi Brown, Bon Appétit and CBS…

Under Armour's CEO Just Hinted at How His Company Can Grow to $7 Billion by 2018

Kevin Plank says 'data is the new oil'

At South by Southwest Interactive on Monday, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank recalled crying at a tollbooth about 10 years ago while trying to explain to the attendant that he…

Why the New Crop of E-commerce Brands Should Really Scare Traditional Retailers

Data and social media are changing the game

Even as pundits swear that bricks-and-mortar shopping isn't dead, anyone who works at a traditional retailer may have been sweating a little while listening to a South by Southwest Interactive…

With Vinyl's Resurgence, Here's How Brands Are Capitalizing on Music's Most Analog Medium

In a streaming era, records represent a 'premium experience'

The resurgence of vinyl has everybody talking, and listening. Maybe you've thumbed through a trend piece in The New York Times, crediting analog-loving millennials as the impetus for the revival. Or,…

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