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How Glass With Chicken Wire Became Trendy The story behind a pricey light’s former life

If you’ve spent any time trying to spruce up your home lately, you might have noticed something interesting. The practice of repurposing old industrial products has become a full-on part…

August 13, 2014, 9:07 PM EDT

The 6 Greatest Spokescats in the History of Advertising Famous felines that found careers in marketing

If anyone needed proof that catvertising has come into its own, it was the announcement earlier this summer that Grumpy Cat—the sour-faced feline who happens to have 6.3 million Facebook…

August 12, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT

5 Words That Major Brands Are Fighting Over in Court Trademark suits steal Victoria’s Secret’s ‘Pink,’ save Kate Spade’s ‘Saturday’

Using the wrong word in a bar can get you into a brawl, but if recent news from the trademark front is any indication, a word—just one word—can get a…

August 12, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT

Adweek Announces Its 2014 Brand Genius Award Winners Marketing's highest honor, now in its 25th year

Adweek is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Brand Genius Awards, the marketing industry’s consummate honor—now celebrating its 25th anniversary—saluting the men and women behind the most creative,…

August 11, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

Why Are So Many People Attacking Vending Machines These Days? Snackers get violent

Crime sprees of any kind can be hard to explain, but a recent cluster of attacks is bound to leave even the savviest criminologists puzzled: More Americans seem to be…

August 7, 2014, 12:24 PM EDT

What's in That Expensive Bottled Water, Anyway? The Toledo water crisis prompts some to wonder

There’s nothing like a toxic algae bloom like the one in Toledo to spur sales of bottled water. When Ohio state officials declared a state of emergency on Saturday, ordering…

August 5, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

We'll Buy Nearly Anything From a Woman in a Red Dress The story of advertising's most sensuous icon

Marketers like to talk about stuff that’s “disruptive.” And when it comes to advertising—actually, when it comes to pop culture in general—few things are quite as disruptive as a woman…

July 30, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

Here Are 12 Heady Ways You Can Ingest Your Ganja Lollipops, ointments, brownies, oh my

Remember when buying pot meant scoring a dime bag in Washington Square Park? Well, good news: There are now 23 states where it’s legal to go weed shopping—like, in a…

July 27, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT

Meet Legal Weed's First Billionaire His ATM machine dispenses pot, not cash

If Americans get their cash from an ATM and their Snickers bars from a vending machine, then why not automated cannabis distribution as well? In 2010, California entrepreneur Vincent Mehdizadeh…

July 27, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

Who Will Become the Starbucks of Pot? Handful of startups want to be America's favorite marijuana brand

During a typical Fourth of July weekend, 1500 Esperanza St., a whitewashed deco warehouse in the Boyle Heights district of East Los Angeles, is deserted. But this year, a line…

July 27, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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