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Macy's Is the First Retailer to Run Facebook's Auto-Play Video Ads Tested the social spots over the weekend

Following a sprinkling of ads from brands in other categories, Macy's is the first retailer to roll out Facebook's auto-play video ads within mobile newsfeeds, Adweek has learned. A rep…

May 19, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

Out of the Ashtray and Into the Island Paradise: The Journey of the Air Freshener How the winds have changed for Air Wick

In 2012, Air Wick announced a partnership with the National Park Foundation to produce a collection of home scents inspired by places like Yellowstone and Glacier Bay. The company praised…

May 15, 2014, 6:46 AM EDT

Huffy Bikes Go From Boys to Mom New campaign is cool, but the '70s were cooler

At the dawn of the 1970s, the Huffy Corporation (which made gas station equipment before turning to bicycles in 1934) was losing air from its tires. Cheap bikes manufactured in…

May 7, 2014, 10:06 PM EDT

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

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