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The Oscars Is Still an All-Star Destination for Advertisers

Amex, Cadillac among brands paying record rates to be in the big show

Actors, directors and costume designers aren't the only ones poised to score on Hollywood's biggest night. The Oscars remains one of the most important events of the year for advertisers. The…

How the Academy Hopes to Move Beyond the 'Oscars So White' Firestorm

Managing the diversity crisis

During Oscars season, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is used to celebrating achievement in film and putting on a lavish awards show—not managing a public relations nightmare. But…

Inside the Relentless Marketing Push Behind Every Oscar Winner

Film festivals, talk shows and—for Leo—meeting the Pope

In this eventful and entertaining election year, the campaigning is not limited to Hillary and Bernie and Marco and Trump. Also out there stumping—for another high-profile and much-coveted albeit very…

Giant Ben Franklin and Giant Cheesesteak Battle in Inexplicably Weird Philly Tourism Ad

The City of Brotherly Love looks hip, inviting and postcard-perfect in a scenic new tourism ad ... that is, until a skyscraper-size Benjamin Franklin starts pounding the pavement to do…

How Vine's Hunky Goofball Logan Paul Plans to Become a Mainstream Superstar

Brands are smitten. Will Hollywood be, too?

With his sandy blond hair, bright blue eyes and shredded physique, Logan Paul could have stepped from Greek lore. The 20-year-old social media megastar who's poised to become a millionaire…

Peeps 2016! Candy Brand Campaigns to Kick Punxsutawney Phil to the Curb

Punxsutawney Phil makes his depressing prediction nearly every year: Keep the coats and snow shovels handy because there's likely to be at least six more weeks of winter. Isn't it…

No One on This Earth Loves McDonald's All-Day Breakfast More Than This Guy

Meet Will Perkins, a cardigan-clad Milwaukee resident who loves all-day breakfast at McDonald's so much that he's composing power ballads in its honor. Thanks to the parody mavens at Jingle Punks,…

T.J. Miller Warms Up for Critics' Choice Awards Hosting Gig With Booze-Soaked Promos

Actor and comedian T.J. Miller was "dumb, and not in a funny way," in the big-screen flop Yogi Bear in 3D. And he's game for trotting out the memory of…

Pitch Agency's Year-End Cookies Are a Tasty Way to Test Your Knowledge of 2015

Is there a way to make the bile-spewing Donald Trump a little more, well, palatable? Turn him into a dessert item, perhaps. Los Angeles-based Pitch Agency isn't actually trying to win…

Google's 2015 Year in Search Is an Encouraging Look at What People Truly Care About

The questions we ask reveal who we are, according to Google's 2015 year-end video. If that's true, then it appears we're a benevolent bunch of globally minded folks who want…

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