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Robert Klara

Irish Spring's Revival Puts the Bro in Brogue and Keeps Ridiculous Celtic Clichés Alive

Aye lad, the brand's ad comeback still has a whiff of the '80s

Ever wonder what people in Ireland do for kicks? Well, if you want to see for yourself, Aer Lingus runs 12 direct flights daily out of North America. Or you…

Unraveling the Mystery of the Lady on the Miller High Life Bottle

She’s graced the brew for a century, but who is she?

The world is full of famous female advertising icons—Betty Crocker, Bounty paper towels' Rosie the waitress and, most recently, Flo, the irrepressibly perky customer service rep for Progressive insurance. Most…

5 Reasons Marketers Have Largely Overlooked Generation X

They're at the peak of their careers, but many brands have forgotten them

  brightcove.createExperiences(); A few weeks ago, Lincoln Financial began running a 60-second spot about fiscal planning for your family's future. Financial…

How Purell Became the Brand That's Kept Our Flu-Obsessed Fears at Bay

And to think, it was a flop at first

In the Steven Soderbergh movie Contagion, a cook in Macau who's handled bad meat shakes hands with a traveling businesswoman named Beth Emhoff (played by Gwyneth Paltrow), who flies home…

Here's How the 2 Biggest Players in the Battle of the Drugstores Stack Up Head-to-Head

Walgreens and CVS look to become healthcare providers

Drugstores have exploded into a $252 billion business in the United States, and with over 11 million Americans coming into the healthcare system via Obamacare so far this year, it's…

Why Le Creuset Is Still the Hottest Pot in America’s Kitchens

Colorful cast-iron cookware that Julia Child made essential

Family members often find themselves pining for heirlooms—rings, watches, quilts and so on. But who'd elbow a sibling out of the way to get a cast-iron cooking pot? Well, if…

TGI Fridays Just Opened a Prototype in Texas That Could Herald the Chain's Future

Reimagined for the 'millennial-minded'

Mention TGI Fridays to its regular customers and they'll have no trouble conjuring an image of the casual-dining chain: dark-wood interiors, kitschy antiques on the walls, plenty of noise and…

Before Banana Republic Was Mainstream Fashion, It Was a Weirdly Wonderful Safari Brand

Revisiting the pith helmets, Jeeps and life-size giraffes

Mel Ziegler still recalls the day in the early 1980s when he and his wife, Patricia, opened the most unusual clothing store Beverly Hills, Calif., had ever seen.  With its jungle…

Vans Is Throwing Itself a 50th Birthday Party—Make That 10 of Them

House of Vans pop-ups take experiential marketing 'off the wall'

Faithful wearers of Vans sneakers who happen to live in New York or London already know the local House of Vans as a place to chill out, catch a live…

From Ridgemont High to 'Damn, Daniel,' Vans Is Still Kicking It at 50

The staying power of SoCal's classic skater shoe

One afternoon, a sun-tanned 21-year-old actor named Sean Penn sauntered into the Vans store in Santa Monica, Calif., in search of a pair of comfortable shoes. Penn, who had recently…

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