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Droga5 Hires Niklas Lindstrom Worked on Volvo Trucks at Forsman & Bodenfors

Niklas Lindstrom has joined Droga5, New York, as the agency’s head of interactive production. Most recently he was employed as the digital head for Swedish firm Forsman & Bodenfors, where…

September 17, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

Facebook Fans Bring Back Coca-Cola's Surge After 11-Year Hiatus Sold out on Amazon

Coca-Cola’s citrus-flavored Surge is back on the U.S. market after an 11-year absence and already sold out, thanks to a fan campaign carried out mostly via Facebook. The soda maker announced…

September 16, 2014, 2:51 PM EDT

Cigna Unveils First Work From McCann The ads are tagged, 'Together, all the way'

Cigna today unveiled its first work from McCann Erickson, a rebranding campaign that's tagged, “Together, all the way.” The push includes 30- and 60-second ads for cable TV, a wellness website…

September 8, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

BPN Names a U.S. Managing Director Martha Peterson comes from Maxus

BPN, the fledgling third network of IPG Mediabrands, has named Martha Peterson as U.S. managing director, a new position. Peterson, with a broad background in digital advertising, was previously senior partner,…

September 4, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

Adidas Poland Launches Instagram Game to Promote Cleats Users can win free shoes by liking pics

Putting a unique spin on the "beautiful game," Adidas Poland has found a novel way to get users to like its Adidas Predator soccer cleats. The company claims it has…

August 26, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT

Matthew McConaughey Tapped to Drive Lincoln Luxury SUV Sales Campaign recalls two memorable roles

Lincoln Motor Company is partnering with Matthew McConaughey on a multiyear campaign to advertise its new Lincoln MKC. The actor said he is a longtime fan of the car maker’s…

August 21, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

Taco Bell Quietly Debuts Dollar Cravings Menu Some prices actually went up a bit in the process

With very little fanfare, Taco Bell went national this week with the 11-item, everything's-a-dollar menu that it had been testing in select locations for almost a year. The move marks…

August 20, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

Could P&G Sell Off Iconic Ivory Brand? Sales have slid, no projected growth

Since Procter & Gamble’s Aug. 1 announcement that it intends to shutter or sell off as many as 100 brands, investors, advertising firms and retailers have speculated over which products…

August 18, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT

Nonprofit Startup Redesigns Craigslist Ads for Free New firm wants to transform boring posts

A three-person nonprofit startup, Classify Advertising, has issued an open invitation to everyone around the world to “transform Craigslist posts from boring, ineffective ads into dynamic cash cows.” Ranked as the 10th most-visited…

August 15, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

Smoking Ad Exhibit Traces Message Shift From Pro to Con Rise and fall of cigarette advertising may foretell future of vaping

A Yale University library exhibition of pro- and anti-tobacco advertising that chronicles the 180-degree shift in efforts to shape U.S. public opinion on the benefits and risks of cigarette smoking…

August 14, 2014, 2:07 PM EDT

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