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24 Hours in Advertising: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Taco Bell takes on breakfast, and 2015 Shorty Award winners announced

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: 2015 Shorty Award winners Take a look at this year's winners and honorable…

Why Cuba’s Best Cigar Is Still Hot (Despite a 52-Year Embargo)

The full-flavored story of H. Upmann, JFK’s favorite smoke

It was Friday, Feb. 2, 1962, and President John F. Kennedy summoned his press secretary Pierre Salinger into his office for an urgent meeting. "I really need some help," said Kennedy. "What…

Can Karin Timpone Make Marriott More Millennial?

The Walt Disney marketing veteran packages hotels for a new generation of travelers

As places where people from all walks of life converge, hotels have always been sources of great stories. Everybody knows that—but no marketer knows it better than Karin Timpone. As…

Benjamin Moore Debuts Its Biggest Ad Campaign Ever

$50 million effort led by The Martin Agency

Benjamin Moore is launching its most aggressive advertising campaign ever, spending $50 million to differentiate the brand in a commodity category where paint increasingly is just seen as color on…

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Encourages Agencies to Step Up Their Game on Execution

Tells 4A's crowd to take advantage of new opportunities in media

When asked to grade agencies on how well they're leveraging new opportunities in media, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong today gave a measured, qualified response at the 4A's Transformation conference in…

Ameriprise Gets a New Lead Agency

McCann Erickson Detroit succeeds R/GA

Ameriprise Financial has found a new lead agency. McCann Erickson Detroit has beaten three other finalists to land the company's core creative account, with annual media spending of nearly $40 million.…

Ad of the Day: Taco Bell Launches Cold War Against McDonald's With Propaganda Imagery

That despotic clown

Egg McMuffins aren't just mediocre pastries stuffed with microwaved eggs, bright yellow cheese and ham product. They are a form of tyranny. That, at least, is the upshot of "Routine Republic,"…

4A's Celebrates Collaboration in New Awards Program

Partner Awards recognize agencies and brands

The 4A's ended day one of its Transformation Conference on a collaborative note, handing out new awards that celebrate partnerships among agencies and between agencies and marketers. The Partner Awards, which…

VIA Agency's Jam Sessions Inspire the Creative Spirit

Using playtime to foster better work

Specs Who From left: John Coleman, founder, CEO; David Burfeind, chief knowledge officer; Leeann Leahy, president; Greg Smith, CCO What Full-service ad agency Where Portland, Maine The VIA Agency built a business by thinking…

4 Trends That Will Keep Your Brand Globally Competitive

Adapting to cultural contexts is key

Specs Claim to fame Shankar Gupta-Harrison, vp of strategy at 360i; makes the best sangria in the world. Base New York Twitter @SGMagnus When marketers take their brand positioning and messages global, a lot…

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