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Garett Sloane
10 Ad Mascots You Probably Didn't Know Were Related to Kermit the Frog The many commercial creations of Jim Henson's Creature Studio

Jim Henson creations have a storied history in advertising, going back to the 1950s, when a violent proto-Kermit pitched Wilkins Coffee with 10-second TV spots. Tappy, the latest creation from Jim…

November 15, 2014, 8:21 AM EST

Microsoft's Marketing Totally Backfired When CNN Used Its Devices as iPad Stands Not quite ready for its close-up

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 had a bad election night on CNN when the on-air talent used the device to prop up their iPads. Microsoft was a CNN partner as the…

November 5, 2014, 2:26 PM EST

Verizon Tries for a 'Ship My Pants' Moment by Poking Fun at Its 'Half-Fast' Rivals Another brand turns to mildly risqué wordplay

Watch your mouth and your online speeds, because if you're doing "half-fast" work on an Internet connection other than Verizon FiOS, it could come out sounding dirty. Verizon is the latest marketer…

October 7, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

One Push Notification Too Many Will Make Consumers Delete Your iBeacon App Message overload happens quickly

A new marketing menace is emerging with the explosion in iBeacon technology: message overload. Almost every retailer and brand is starting to test the new location-aware sensors known as beacons,…

September 29, 2014, 12:06 AM EDT

The iPhone 6 Should Make Mobile Ads a Bigger Deal New features could also enhance the iBeacon

Marketers will keep close watch on Apple’s Sept. 9 event when it is set to introduce the iPhone 6, the next evolution of its phone that dominates the U.S. and…

August 31, 2014, 7:08 PM EDT

Who Says There Are Too Many Facebook Ads? Developing World Says More Brands, Please Global users find unique marketing

Kelly MacLean’s job as Facebook’s lead ad planner in emerging markets is to watch people watch ads. She travels to places like Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa to study the local…

July 2, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT

NFL Says It’s The Champ of Twitter's Amplify Program It makes millions from extra sponsorships

The National Football League is huddling with Twitter to score more highlights and exclusive game coverage on the social site through its Amplify program, which lets brands share in-tweet video…

June 29, 2014, 7:54 PM EDT

This $35 Billion Company Will Spend 50% of Ad Dollars on Digital Mondelez bets big on programmatic buys

It’s snack time for programmatic. Mondelez International has embraced a new video-buying strategy that focuses on devices everywhere. The CPG giant, whose stable of brands includes Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Toblerone and Trident,…

June 15, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

Amazon Gets Schooled on Advertising A lot to learn from e-commerce giant Alibaba

Amazon has a lot to learn from its Chinese doppelgänger, Alibaba Group, and its marketing machine, according to advertising industry experts and executives. Alibaba, planning its Wall Street debut possibly this…

May 27, 2014, 6:09 AM EDT

LinkedIn's Roadshow Heads to Cannes With a new slate of ad offerings, a social network goes deal-making on the Riviera

The Cannes Lions festival has become a tech playground, and LinkedIn has embraced the event to strengthen its industry ties. At last year’s festival, agencies and brands still demanded improved products…

May 20, 2014, 6:16 AM EDT

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