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Ad of the Day: Coke and Pepsi Storm the Field With Dueling World Cup Campaigns One grand, one playful

World Cup fever is heating up fast. Soon you'll need one of the globe's two major soda brands to help you cool down. Following the release of Nike's new soccer ad…

April 2, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Nike Launches 'Risk Everything' Campaign Ahead of the 2014 World Cup Jonathan Glazer directs Neymar, Ronaldo and Rooney

It's a World Cup year, which means only one thing for soccer's major international stars. They're about to feel an almost unbearable amount of hellish pressure. Nike—which isn't a World Cup…

April 1, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT

Allstate’s Marketing Boss Talks Up ‘March Mayhem’ Assessing the ROI from such a large-scale push

From the now-ubiquitous Good Hands field goal net program to the increasingly chaotic pratfalls of anarchic pitchman Dean Winters, Allstate’s Pam Hollander, senior director of integrated marketing communications, has developed…

March 25, 2014, 6:29 AM EDT

Sam Champion Wants to Make The Weather Channel a One-Stop Shop for News Also, thoughts on naming storms

Specs Name Sam Champion Age 52 New gig Managing editor, anchor,The Weather Channel Old gig Weather anchor, Good Morning America You’ve said that your new morning show, AMHQ, will cover news, business, sports and other nonweather…

March 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

The Winner of March Madness? Nike in a Rout 43 of the 68 tournament teams sport the swoosh

While it’s anyone’s guess as to which team will cut down the nets in AT&T Stadium on April 7, the consensus favorite on the apparel front is Nike. Last season, Nike…

March 17, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT

Kids Dream of Being Racecar Drivers as Ogilvy Fine-Tunes Its Repositioning of Nascar Boys and girls, start your engines

IDEA: Astronaut? Firefighter? Movie star? All fine professions. But it's the dream of being a racecar driver that gets kids' pulses racing in many homes across America. A new 60-second Nascar…

March 4, 2014, 9:08 AM EST

This Agency Keeps Collecting Hits in Seattle Copacino + Fujikado is 'more of a Cal Ripken than a Reggie Jackson'

Specs Who From left, Jim Copacino, co-founder and ecd; Betti Fujikado, co-founder and director of account management; Tim O’Mara, director of engagement strategy; Brandy O’Briant, managing director; and Mike Hayward, creative…

February 20, 2014, 6:49 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Samsung Inspires You to Stage Your Own Winter Olympics Kids, sure, but grownups too?

We're deep into the third month of the 2014 Winter Olympics—that's how long they've been going on, right?—and the games' gazillion sponsors are still rolling out TV spots in hopes…

February 19, 2014, 2:19 PM EST

Selling Exercise Equipment: Always a Heavy Lift The rise of exertainment

In 1932, Mrs. Gordon Bergfor of New York City learned from her doctor that she had a chronic neuromuscular disease. The only hope she had was finding an exercise machine…

February 6, 2014, 6:27 AM EST

Some 'Real Americans' Don't Like Coke's Super Bowl Spot #AmericaisBeautiful gets hijacked

America is a diverse place, with a wide diversity of opinions on what it means to be an American. As Coke is quickly finding out. The brand's touching It's Beautiful Super…

February 2, 2014, 8:40 PM EST

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