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What Brands Need to Know About Back-to-School Shopping Habits Get your slice of the annual educational spending spree

With spending on back-to-school and college estimated to reach $74.9 billion this year, the annual end-of-summer scramble for new clothes, tech products, pencils and pens now rivals the holiday season.…

August 27, 2014, 12:12 AM EDT

Here Is Everything You Need to Know About the Millennial Consumer They’ve cut every cord—except to mom and dad

No demographic is as appealing to marketers as millennials, those folks born between 1981 and 2000. Many articles and studies have focused on reaching this elusive adult consumer, who has…

August 13, 2014, 9:08 AM EDT

Advertisers Say Gaming App's 'Winning' Approach Is Creating More Sales Than Display Ads Freeway rewards engagement with free stuff

Anyone can serve an ad to a consumer, but how to get that consumer to click through—or even better, to actively engage with the brand—is one of the central struggles…

August 12, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: July 25-Aug. 1 Cars and Carl's, a boat and a ballerina. Vote for your favorite spot

By car or by boat, brands are trying out new vehicles this week to drive consumers down the path to purchase. Only one of them is actually selling an automobile—German compact-car…

August 1, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

Advertisers Are Struggling to Keep Up as Spending Shifts to Mobile Obstacles include a lack of tech, skills and insights

While a whopping 91 percent of the advertisers polled by data company Jivox said their companies will spend more on mobile ads this year, many reported feeling frustrated by new technology…

July 30, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: July 18-25 Brands salute sports, athletes, dads—and you. Vote for your favorite spot

This week, four of our five best ads pay tribute to a person or activity. Cheerios continues its trend of heartwarming family spots with a cheerful and exciting Canadian ad about…

July 25, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

Instant.ly Says It Can Tell Brands Which New Products People Will Actually Buy Platform measures consumer purchase intent

If you recently found yourself hovering over a box of Chewy Chips Ahoy With Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and then took that box of chocolately cookie goodness up to the…

July 22, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: July 11-18 Some people dance naked, while others are fast asleep. Vote for your favorite

Sports are a major theme of this week's roundup of the best ads, as Samsung propels fútbol into a dystopian future, ESPN uses plucky '70s walk-on Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger to spark…

July 18, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

Amazon Has the Best Consumer Perception of Any Brand Mid-year rankings show Target hit hard by data breach, TV viewing habits changing

Target’s much-publicized data breach cost the company more than the $400-$450 million that’s been estimated—it also levied heavy damage on the retailer's perception among consumers, according to new rankings from…

July 16, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

Who Exactly Is Seeing Your Pricey Times Square Billboard? Stats on some of the most expensive ad space in the world

Times Square is often called the "crossroads of the world." That may be one reason buying billboard space of any kind in the heart of New York's tourist mecca can…

July 16, 2014, 7:54 AM EDT

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