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In the midst of a super-charged patriotic week—between the USA's World Cup game yesterday and Independence Day on Friday—Adweek wanted to ask people a few questions about American brands. So we descended on a landmark New York gathering place, Union Square, to find out how Americans feel about their native brands—and if they even know them. 

What's the last advertising slogan you remember?

Getting people to watch videos online is difficult. After all, there's no exact science. Or is there? Electronic dance violinist Lindsey Stirling has it figured out, and now everyone is taking notice.

The food world has exploded. Eating is a national past time, and foodie culture is on everybody's lips.

How would you describe your personal style? Swamp ocean princess, or are you very, very basic? It turns out that describing your style may be more challenging than you think, as we discovered in Brooklyn this week.

Quirky Is Telling the World Just How Unimportant Its CEO Is It's all about the inventors

At the moment, you may not know who or what Quirky is—but you will soon. Founded in 2009 by Ben Kaufman, Quirky is a company that helps bring people's inventions to…

May 30, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

These Sharks Are the OGs of Venice Beach Zambezi aims to turn consumers into fans

Specs Who Brian Ford (l.), co-founder, ecd, and Chris Raih, co-founder, managing director What Full-service creative agency Where Venice, Calif. What if not all sharks live in the water? A block east of the…

May 15, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT

This New York Anti-Agency Helps Clients Like HP Do Good in the World Also has worked for the Clinton Global Initiative

Specs Who (From left) Sean Donovan, strategy director; Jeff Smith, chief innovation officer; Rob Holzer, co-founder and CEO; and Nancy Elder, co-founder and chief strategy officer What Creative agency Where New York Societal change…

April 23, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT

A Lesson in Real-Time Marketing From SXSW A few notes from the Cap'n

The real-time marketing landscape is a difficult space to understand—especially if you're not working with millennials. After all, when is the precise moment to say anything via social media? Of…

March 11, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

Joanna Coles Came to Austin to Take a Selfie With Seth Myers SXSW isn't just for startups anymore

One can expect the announcement of major tech deals or exclusive interviews with Julian Assange at SXSW 2014. But the interactive convention has evolved far beyond just the tech nerds.…

March 9, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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