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An FCC Commissioner's Reddit AMA Went About as Terribly as You'd Expect Mignon Clyburn gets buried under a downvote avalanche

Passionate support of net neutrality and vocal skepticism of government regulators are two of the few opinions shared by a majority of Redditors, as an FCC commissioner learned first-hand in…

November 22, 2014, 1:43 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Ogilvy Fits Entire Hemingway Novels Into 15-Second Instagrams Author's foundation hopes mini-movies intrigue readers

Ernest Hemingway novels are about a lot more than old men fishing and young men dying. But 75 years after their publication, they're often perceived as spartan scenarios accented by…

November 20, 2014, 1:35 PM EST

Today's #AdweekChat Topic: How We Shop, and Why We Buy 2 p.m. Twitter chat tackles all things retail as the holidays near

Mobile shopping apps and great digital deals may get the buzz, but when it comes to picking out holiday gifts, millions of Americans still want to get in the car…

November 19, 2014, 10:51 AM EST

Today's #AdweekChat Is All About Reinventing Your Career and Starting Over Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. ET

F. Scott Fitzgerald may have been a keen observer of the human condition, but he couldn't have been more wrong when he scribbled in his notes, "There are no second…

November 5, 2014, 10:55 AM EST

Did a Startup Create the 'Alex From Target' Buzz, or Is Its Claim the Real Hoax? Internet truth is a slippery thing

Alex is real. Target is real. But that's where the reality ends and the social marketing skepticism begins. An influencer network called Breakr claimed today that, without any official involvement from…

November 4, 2014, 9:43 PM EST

Which Fears Hold Back Your Agency, Brand or Career? Exorcise Your Demons at Today's #AdweekChat Twitter chat begins at 2 ET

With Halloween nearly upon us, it's time to confront our fears. But since this is #AdweekChat, we're going to set aside our nightmares of ax-wielding murderers in favor of more topical…

October 29, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

The 9 Best Responses to the Queen's First Tweet An accurate reflection of the Twitter experience

Early this morning (for us here in the western Colonies, at least), Queen Elizabeth II made royal waves by posting what's reported to be her first tweet. Delivered from her own…

October 24, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

U.S. Newspapers Make $40 Billion Less From Ads Today Than in 2000 'The economic devastation would be difficult to exaggerate'

Here's a sobering statistic: From 2000 to 2013, annual U.S. newspaper ad revenue dropped from $63.5 billion to $23 billion.  That 64 percent plummet, noted by The Atlantic, was just one…

October 24, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT

Join Today's #AdweekChat for a Discussion of Cable, Streaming Video and Cutting the Cord Twitter chat at 2 p.m. will include Hulu's ad sales chief

The TV dominance of cable and satellite seems to be eroding quickly this year, as more and more content becomes available on streaming services or for purchase a la carte.  Some…

October 22, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

Ben Bradlee, America's Most Iconic Newspaper Editor, Dies at 93 Oversaw The Washington Post's Watergate coverage

He became the face, voice and spirit of tough-talking, detail-obsessed newspaper editors when his team's coverage took down a president, and Ben Bradlee's legacy is sure to live on among…

October 21, 2014, 9:43 PM EDT