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Infographic: Who Will Watch the Rio Olympics, and What Will They Buy?

Mostly men, and they love cognac

Thanks to Rio's U.S.-friendly time zone, the games are expected to draw significant prime-time viewers. With such a large captive audience within reach, advertisers are zeroing in on key demographics…

From the Hardwood to the Runway: Russell Westbrook on His Love for Fashion

And what it's like to hang with Anna Wintour

Russell Westbrook may be a brand ambassador for major outfits including Nike and Mountain Dew (which is trying to break into the sports beverage arena with its Kickstart energy drink),…

How Russell Westbrook, NBA Renaissance Man, Is Redefining the Role of Spokesman

With a burgeoning fashion career and devoted social following

Most professional athletes define their legacy exclusively by what they accomplish in the game. That doesn't work for Russell Westbrook. Though he's become a legitimate superstar in the National Basketball…

Why Wrestling's Biggest Brand Came to Cannes (and Why It Fits Right In)

Stephanie McMahon on the media innovation and storytelling of WWE

  brightcove.createExperiences(); The next time somebody asks what Chris Jericho and Sasha Banks have in common with Rigoletto and The Magic…

Ad of the Day: Cleveland Fans Are Stunned to Be Champs in Nike's Salute to the Cavaliers

NBA title is 'Worth the Wait'

The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached the playoffs 20 times in their 46-year history. But on Sunday night, they finally reached the promised land—winning the NBA title on their third trip…

Ad of the Day: McDonald's Brings Nations Together in Outdoor Ads for Euro 2016

BETC fosters a sense of unity

Scenes of fan violence have been quite brutal during Euro 2016, which kicked off in France last week. But McDonald's is doing its part to broadcast a message of peace…

Ad of the Day: Cristiano Ronaldo Swaps Lives With a Kid in Nike's Epic Euro 2016 Film

Ringan Ledwidge directs the brand's longest-ever spot

The only way England will produce its own Cristiano Ronaldo is if the Portuguese superstar accidentally crashes into a young British fan at a game and—in a bit of Freaky…

Ad of the Day: Linus Karlsson Tries Comedy Again With a Bizarre Fishing Anti-Campaign

Most anglers love Smith's ChromaPop sunglasses. Not these guys

Eight out of 10 fishermen prefer Smith sunglasses over other brands. So, what on earth is wrong with the other two guys? That was where Linus Karlsson and his team started…

Golden State Warriors Tally Another Win With This Great Branding Work for the Playoffs

GS&P has team's number

The Golden State Warriors have got game in the branding world, too. The NBA champions recently hired San Francisco agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners to whip up some cool branding work…

Why Video-Game Stephen Curry Is Thrilled About Real-Life Stephen Curry's MVP Award

Under Armour and NBA 2K16 team up for fun stunt

Something strange happened with Stephen Curry this season—well, stranger than his usual otherworldly feats. The real-life Stephen Curry started playing so ridiculously well that he began to outpace the NBA…

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