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Robert Klara

How the Grammy Awards Is Staying in Tune With the Times

CMO Evan Greene knows they are a changin’

If you were among the 25 million people who watched the Grammy Awards last month, you also watched Evan Greene's act. As CMO of the Recording Academy, Greene's responsibilities include…

The Guy Who Hired Amy Poehler to Make Content 'Snackable'

CMO Cold Call with Old Navy's Ivan Wicksteed

Setting aside the recent controversy about charging higher prices for plus-size women's jeans, Old Navy has been getting its share of good press lately. Celebrating its 20th birthday at the…

Streamy Romance: Americans' Love Affair With B Movies Goes Digital

Video-watching habits may change, but bad film ads never die

On an October morning in 2008, a truck loaded with VHS cassettes pulled away from Distribution Video Audio’s warehouse in Palm Harbor, Fla.—and made history: It was the last major…

Moonshine Leaves the Woods for Store Shelves

Enter Tim Smith’s Climax

Despite grumbling from some quarters that the Discovery series Moonshiners—which shines the camera light on the bootleggers of backwoods Appalachia—is a dramatization, one component of the show just got real:…

Smoke-Free, No Reservations

What's the famed restaurateur Joe Bastianich doing pitching a nicotine patch that's sold at Walmart?

Plenty of big companies boast a celebrity endorser these days, but GlaxoSmithKline scored a coup when it recently signed restaurateur and vintner Joe Bastianich, who runs world-famous restaurants including Manhattan’s…

Perspective: Hide That Thing

Ever since the first TV debuted 73 years ago, TV brands have been trying to make it disappear

When Americans got their initial look at the first commercially available television set at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, the eerie, bluish screen glowing before them measured 5…

Lucky Chang

What's next for the Momofuku empire?

A canvass of the food world reveals that the top 10 celebrity chefs are worth a collective $948 million. As everybody knows, only a relative few cooks will ever reach…

The Electric Cars You Haven't Heard Of

These are heady times for electric vehicles. Experts predict that sales of the internal-combustion engine will peak in 2020—that’s just nine years away—after which EVs will drive into the sunset…

Daymond John: Swimming With a Shark (Q&A)

Daymond John is an unlikely tenant for the 66th floor of the Empire State Building. In 1992, as a teenager in Hollis, Queens, John sold home-sewn, tie-top hats and dreamed…

Red Wing Shoes Is All-American, Makes Videos to Show It

Remember when you used to see Made in the U.S.A. on, you know, things you bought? Most “All-American” brands these days would rather you not know that their stuff isn’t…

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