Good riddance, 2016. For many of us, it was 12 long months full of bad news, fake news and surreal news, the most controversial election anyone can remember, plus too many other highlights and lowlights to mention.
Before Nov. 8, the big advertising holding companies faced a straightforward, slow-growth future. The business would continue to evolve, and the agencies would continue to adapt by expanding their capabilities, especially in digital media. But the election cast a blanket of doubt on the prospects for the major players.
Traveling is probably the least pleasant thing about the holidays, but apparently it's bearable (sorry) if you're a couple of elderly teddies on your way to a loving reunion. London's Heathrow Airport has released its first-ever Christmas commercial, a cute 70-second spot that's starting to trend on Facebook with more than 3 million views and growing. And no wonder—it's an adorable little story that shows the bears landing, going through immigration, getting their baggage and more.
If you're tired of seeing nasty political ads running across the internet leading up to the election, Hefty has a plan to wipe the web clean of them for the next few days.
James Charles may not seem like the typical ambassador of a beauty brand—and he's not. Meet CoverGirl's first CoverBoy.
In 2015, GlaxoSmithKlein and Novartis completed a deal worth more than $20 billion that combined the two companies' assets. In November of that year, various sources reported that the newly created company planned to launch a review of its agency partners to effectively reset its global relationships.
This is the story of an adventurous little suitcase that heads to Heathrow Airport in London, makes it through security relatively unmolested and falls in step with another cute carryall on the same journey. Oh, the romantic possibilities.
Jennifer Marszalek is the new chief talent officer for Havas Worldwide Chicago, joining the agency from GrubHub where she ran human resources at the mobile and online food delivery service.
Realtor Phil Dunphy, a key character on ABC's award-winning comedy Modern Family, is the star of Arnold Worldwide's latest initiative for the National Association of Realtors.
Specs Who (Clockwise from left) founder and CEO James Shani, head of production Alicia Martinez, creative director Ryan Phillips and president Joe Staffel What Content studio