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The 3 Reasons Why Infiniti Picked Crispin

Crispin Porter + Bogusky's culture, experience and energy distinguished the agency in Infiniti's just-completed global creative review, which culminated with the hiring of Crispin as the brand's new lead global agency.

Electrifying Video Salutes the Incredible, Otherworldly Genius of Ad People

Marketing professionals, here's your Friday-morning pep talk—a video anthem honoring your astounding, preternatural, game-changing genius. You've made people follow, share, pin, tweet, re-tweet and like. You've put "vertising" on the end of almost everything. You've become friends with a cookie.

AmEx’s Open Concludes Creative Search

American Express has selected Wieden + Kennedy to handle creative responsibilities on the financial giant's Open subsidiary.

Shops Reply to American Express Open RFP

The creative review for American Express' Open is in the early stages, with replies to the company's request for proposals due back this week.Media spending on the brand exceeded $36 million last year, down from $52 million in 2010 and $41 million in 2009, according to Nielsen. Those figures don't include online spending.

SOPA Halted in the House

The controversial Stop Online Piracy Act has been stopped dead in its tracks in the House. Until there is broader consensus among the lawmakers about legislation that would crack down on foreign Web sites that infringe on U.S. copyright material and counterfeit goods, Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R.-Va.) has agreed SOPA would not come before the House for a vote.

Rep. Smith to Remove Controversial Provision From SOPA

The debate over how to crack down on foreign Web sites that steal U.S. content or sell counterfeit goods took yet another turn late Friday. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said he plans to remove domain name system blocking, a controversial provision, from the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

Leahy Plans Amendment to Controversial Piracy Bill

It looks like the aggressive campaign spearheaded by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., to change the course of debate in Congress over how to stop foreign websites from stealing U.S. content or selling counterfeit goods is starting to pay off.