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The Tall, Cold Tale of the Big Gulp

Thanks to 7-Eleven, large will never be the same

The average American citizen will drink 44 gallons of soft drinks this year, and a good many of them will head off to the local 7-Eleven to fill up. In…

Could Fifty Shades of Grey's Popularity Put Sex Toys on Mainstream Retailers' Shelves?

Adult industry says film could be a tipping point

In 2012, E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey opened up a whole new market for the sex toy industry. With Universal Pictures' adaptation hitting theaters Valentine's Day weekend, retailers are…

How a Naked Woman, a Horse and a Family in Belgium Created Godiva Chocolate

America's most coveted confection

If you're not among the 54 percent of Americans planning on celebrating Valentine's Day, you may wish to reconsider. Some 53 percent of women surveyed a few years ago reported…

U.S. Media Agency of the Year: MediaCom's Team-First Approach Landed a Ton of New Business in 2014

Including A-B InBev and Mars

Last August, during final presentations for Anheuser-Busch InBev's $575 million domestic planning and buying assignment, Sasha Savic took his vow to raise the creative bar at MediaCom to a whole…

Infographic: Things Super Bowl Viewers Love (Besides the Big Game)

A closer look at their behaviors and interests

How do the interests of Super Bowl viewers compare to those less invested in the Big Game? Audience measurement firm GfK MRI asked 25,000 U.S. adult Super Bowl fans about their…

Adweek Debuts Print Redesign With Super Bowl Issue

Our new playbook

As in football, sticking with a playbook in publishing for too long can have dire consequences. If your routes become obvious, or stale, your competition will either do an end…

Tesco, Britain's Largest Grocer, Leaves Wieden + Kennedy for BBH

Coveted account spends $170 million annually

The London office of Bartle Bogle Hegarty is the new creative lead for Tesco, the U.K.'s largest retailer and one of the country's biggest ad spenders, at nearly $170 million…

A $1.5 Million Loss? Furniture Chain Says Football Promotion Was Actually a Big Win

Ohio store drew national attention with refund pledge if Buckeyes won

When Ohio State won college football's championship game Monday night, it was obviously good news for fans back home. But it was especially good news for those who took part…

How Yesterday's Blue-Collar Brands Became Today's Coolest Clothes

Dickies and Carhartt move from factory floor to millennial closet

Just a few years back, the L.C. King Manufacturing Co., founded in 1913 and the oldest family-owned cut-and-sew garment factory in the U.S., was nearly extinct. Inside the company's weathered…

Tomorrow's CMO Will Be Plugged Into the Entire Marketing Cycle

Introducing the Chief Everything Officer

The checkout screen at the gas station knows more about you than you think. Illustration: Shaw Nielsen   As the gas station clerk scanned each of the snacks I purchased during a recent…

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