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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…

Here's to a Retail Future Where You Don't Look Like an Idiot in Wearable Tech

JCPenney director says gadgets may become fashionable (eventually)

Taking a quick break from the annual Omnicom Media Group opening night CES party at the Hyde Bellagio club in Las Vegas, Sean Ryan, director, social and mobile at JCPenney, spoke…

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…

The Myths and Mysteries of Apple's Apple

How a piece of fruit with a bite mark became the world's most famous logo

Earlier in December, conservative commentator Glenn Beck raised eyebrows when he managed to link Apple's famous logo to, among other things, Nazis, homosexuality and Benedict Cumberbatch. Beck had been sent…

More Top Media Publications Trust Programmatic For Premium Ad Inventory

Time Inc., News Corp., American Media, Wenner Media get on board

More top publishers are opting into programmatic ad networks to sell premium advertising. Varick Media Management recently signed deals with Time Inc., News Corp., American Media Inc. and Wenner Media and…

The Biggest Risks to Men’s Weight Loss Resolutions: Booze and Binge-Watching TV

They gave up fast food years ago

Eating better and losing weight are consistently among the top New Year's resolutions for a reason—in a society awash in the temptations of food, drink and streaming video, they've become…

Longtime Abercrombie CEO Michael Jeffries Resigns After Disappointing Sales

He oversaw the '90s rise and recent fall

From bare-chested models to the scent of cologne emanating from its stores, Abercrombie & Fitch has left a mark on modern retail. Yet after raising the brand to great heights…

Here's Harvey Nichols' Follow-up to One of the World's Most-Awarded Ad Campaigns

Has the retailer finally found the Christmas spirit?

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols practically swept the 2014 Cannes Lions with its last holiday campaign, which won a staggering four Grand Prix. Now the brand has returned with its highly…

5 Instagram Food Photographers Who Keep Fans and Brands Hungry for More

Getting shoppers to bite

Marketers hope they can make consumers hungry for their products from Instagram posts. And it's not just food brands getting in on the action—online services and retailers like Expedia and…

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