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Stuart Elliott Takes Buyout as NYT Continues to Lose Top Media and Advertising Reporters

Iconic ad columnist joins outgoing TV, press writers

The giant sucking sound you might be hearing from Manhattan this week is probably the vacuum of media and marketing insight being created by New York Times buyouts. Stuart Elliott, the…

Ad of the Day: Stressful Week? Watch This Beautifully Serene Ad About Urban Deer

Canon's quiet, mesmerizing look at nocturnal explorers

Sometimes, the most attention-grabbing thing you can put in an ad is silence. That's definitely the case with this lovely ad from Canon Europe and agency JWT London. The 90-second spot…

What Were the Best Ads of 2014? Join #AdweekChat Today to Share Your Picks

Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. ET

The end of the year is always an exciting time to look back at the funniest, most powerful and truly innovative advertising that emerged in the past 12 months.  We've already…

Ad of the Day: Airbnb Created a Beautifully Intricate Tour of the World in Miniature

Lovely visuals, lovingly crafted

In an age of boundless CGI, the best creatives are increasingly asking themselves one question: How can we bring this to life in the real world?  Hand-crafted effects (with some help…

The New Star Wars Trailer Has Arrived, and the Year-Long Wait Has Begun

What will the next Star Wars film look like, feel like and sound like? We've had no idea ... until now. The trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens…

Emmitt Smith Printed and Signed 400 Fan Tweets, Including a Marriage Proposal

Most tweets have a shelf life shorter than a fourth down on the goal line, but a few hundred Emmitt Smith fans will be keeping their tweets around for a…

Rapper and Weed Lover Waka Flocka Flame Finds His Calling as a Throat Drop Spokesman

You know how Saturday Night Live commercial parodies have that certain feel to them? Overly sincere music plays as a testimonial begins, then the audience starts to laugh as they're…

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…

This Hipster Business Name Generator Is About to Become Your New Obsession

Forget all those sites that randomly generate band names, stripper names and hobbit names. This one could make you rich, my friends. Brooklyn rich! The Hipster Business Name Generator creates a…

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…

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