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Ad of the Day: John Lewis Runs, Jumps and Dives Through 150 Years in Lovely Birthday Spot Brand and customer, bonded through time

Get ready for good feelings, as British department store John Lewis is back with another music-driven montage from adam&eveDDB, this time to celebrate the retailer's 150th anniversary. The gist of the…

May 5, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

Brand Genius 2014 Call for Submissions Adweek is accepting nominations for marketing's top honor

For a quarter of a century, Adweek’s Brand Genius Awards have recognized the sharpest marketing minds in the business—but we need your help in finding them. Do you know a…

April 29, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

The Life and Times of the Snuggle Bear Lecturing us about laundry for 30 years, and now a social-media star

In 1983, Unilever took the wraps off of Snuggle, a new brand of fabric softener designed to take on Procter & Gamble's Downy, the unchallenged, 800-pound gorilla of the segment. Since…

April 23, 2014, 9:51 PM EDT

Amy Poehler Goes From Lawyer to Fast-Food Worker in Old Navy Campaign Want fashion with that?

Amy Poehler is back to grilling strangers about their Old Navy outfits. Last month, she played a high-powered lawyer questioning a job applicant about her checkered pants. Here, she plays a…

April 21, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

Sperry's Top-Sider Battles a Flotilla of Imitators The storied 'boat shoe' not just for boatmen anymore

As legend has it, Paul Sperry—Dartmouth man, World War I naval officer—was sailing his cutter Sirocco on a cold day in 1935 when he nearly slipped on the wet deck…

April 16, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

Brands Need to Stop Trying to Play Hero The goal should be participation

Illustration: Miguel Montaner Did you ever know that you’re not my hero? There. It had to be said (or sung). Consider this amusing yet pertinent disconnect in the spirit of helping…

April 15, 2014, 6:09 AM EDT

Want to Sell a Dorky Product? Just Add Electric Guitars From polyester slacks to milk

Fifty years ago, a clothing company called Glen Oaks Industries, renting office space in a faded building on 34th Street, was battling it out with countless other brands in New…

April 9, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT

PopSugar Launches Full-Service Unit The Bakery Want to know what women want? Lifestyle company may have the answer

If you are a company looking to target the ladies, PopSugar is serving something up for you. The women’s lifestyle company today unveiled The Bakery—a full-service, in-house team dedicated to helping advertisers…

April 9, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: British Supermarket Ad With a Young Gardener Couldn't Be More Charming Tom Tagholm for Waitrose

A British supermarket has turned to a superhuman director to radically shift gears in its advertising. Waitrose's new campaign from BBH London is its first to focus on the grocery chain's…

April 7, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

Why Blackglama Minks Dumped Their Divas These days, just a pretty face will do

Advertising impresario Jane Trahey orchestrated successful campaigns for Olivetti typewriters and Hamilton wristwatches, but it took a bunch of mink ranchers trooping through her door before she created a legend. The…

April 2, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

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