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Janet Stilson

Study Shows Prevalence of Consumer 'Webrooming'

More people researching online and buying in local stores

Retailers who fume about showrooming may find a new report from Merchant Warehouse is a welcome reality check. The company, which is focused on business payment solutions, has melded together…

Obamacare Turns Hospitals Into Insurers, and Insurers Into Healthcare Providers

Brand messages have flip-flopped

An elderly woman looks around her home fondly as she sings “There’s no place like home” in an advertising message for a service that helps senior citizens live a happy,…

Retailers Are Using Data-Based Approaches to Fight Showrooming

A ‘call, click or come over’ strategy

Technology has given consumers the ability to be multichannel shoppers, giving rise to the showrooming phenomenon whereby people check out the merchandise in the stores, then go online and buy…

Binge Viewing, Cord Cutting and Streaming Platforms Are All the Rage at NATPE

‘The syndicated model is broken’

Some hot issues are sure to be addressed at the annual National Association of Television Program Executives gathering this week in Miami—among them, cord cutting, binge viewing, social media and…

Consumer Confusion Slows Healthcare Exchange Ad Market

Many states, insurers waiting for clarity

The confusion surrounding healthcare exchanges has had an unanticipated negative impact on the media sales business over the last few weeks. Advertising tied to healthcare reform was expected to slam dunk…

Ad Agencies Flock to MIPCOM in Search of Branded Content

The face of the global programming bazaar keeps changing

Jeffrey Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television, first noticed the changing vibe at MIPCOM a few years back. The global programming bazaar held every fall in Cannes, France, had…

The Neighborhood Watch

Why do community news sites, once hailed as the future of journalism, so often flop?

Spelunking equipment, climbing gear and snowshoes are Steve Sutorius’ life. That’s clear watching him as he peddles outdoor-sports merchandise in his shop, Wildernest, on this 10-mile-long jewel in Puget Sound…

Issue Ads to Go Into Overdrive

Post-election advertising is now a bona fide category

So long, Mitt. Hello, “Got Debt?” Spoofs of landmark ads are part of a new campaign from the Fix the Debt group, and they are the tip of a tsunami of…

Real Hispanic Insights from the Census

Lopez Negrete identifies three key strategic segments

There was a clear case of “aero-loco” going on last year, and Alex López Negrete set out to do something about it. The president, CEO and chief creative officer of…

Laura Lang Focuses on What Matters

The Time Inc. CEO is firm and fearless…qualities she’ll need in her new job

Bob Lord was in a state of agitation. The global CEO of Razorfish had just come out of a stressful meeting at Publicis Groupe’s headquarters in Paris with Laura Lang,…

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