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How Price Affects a Consumer’s Path to Purchase Comparing a small purchase and a much bigger-ticket buy

Knowing and trusting a brand is a prime consideration for penny buys while good reviews top the list of criteria for expensive purchases. Here's how the buying journey differs for…

September 29, 2014, 12:10 AM EDT

The Week's Best Parties: Award Shows and Galas Led the Way And some special guests showed up at industry mixers

From left, Meredith EICs Lauren Purcell of EveryDay With Rachael Ray, Cheryl Brown of Allrecipes and Jessie Price of EatingWell enjoy cocktails at an agency mixer on the rooftop of…

September 29, 2014, 12:05 AM EDT

The Week's Best Parties: From Central Perk to Central Park [Photos] Fashion Week fêtes, Oprah's 'Standing O-Vation' and a timely domestic violence campaign

Adweek's new Facetime section pulls together pics from the hottest parties in the industry. Here's a look at last week's bashes in New York and beyond.

September 23, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT

People Who Prefer Local to National News Tend to Be Bigger Social Sharers Weather, current events, sports are tops for everyone

People who read predominately community news were found to be more active sharers of the news on social media sites in a study of more than 2,300 adults by Advance…

September 22, 2014, 7:40 AM EDT

These Top New Supermarket Products Show How Much We Love Carbs Instant.ly Shelf Score platform measures consumer purchase intent

Eating low carb, minimally processed foods may be the diet fad du jour, but clean eating doesn’t stand a chance against the likes of Eggo’s new blueberry cobbler waffle variety,…

September 18, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

A Glimpse Into Marketers’ Social Media Strategies Even the big guys struggle to measure ROI

Almost every company puts much money and effort behind social media strategy, with goals ranging from enhanced brand awareness to direct leads or sales. But while 97 percent of those…

September 16, 2014, 10:58 AM EDT

How Having Higher Income Affects How Men Spend and Consume Media Rich guys are more likely to see newspaper, TV ads

Men tend to spend money on the same goods and services regardless of wealth, but the rich are roughly twice as likely to take a luxury vacation and eat organic,…

September 10, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

Fewer Than a Quarter of Marketers Have Used Programmatic Buying They don’t understand enough about it to feel comfortable

In spite of programmatic buying's popularity as a buzzword, only 23 percent of the marketers surveyed by Forrester and the Association of National Advertisers said they understand how programmatic works…

September 3, 2014, 8:40 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

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