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Q&A: Unilever’s Global Marketing Chief on Busting Gender Stereotypes in Advertising

Brands are increasingly addressing the issue of gender stereotypes. In June, Unilever launched #Unstereotype, an initiative that aims to level the playing field in terms of how gender is portrayed in advertising.

Google, Facebook and the World’s Biggest Brands Join Together to Improve Digital Ads

The digital advertising world is getting its act together thanks to the ad-blocking epidemic, which is hurting revenues across the industry.

Is Boring, Oregon, Really Boring? Find Out in This Wonderfully Weird Ad Shot There

Pop culture is full of stories about people trying to escape the boring-ass town they were born in. Not so in Boring, Oregon. As one inhabitant remarks, "Nobody leaves. They think they're gonna go, but they stay."  Just like the Hotel California!  In a short film by Ogilvy & Mather London, a brand that we won't mention until later (to avoid spoiling the reveal) takes us directly to Boring—which actually exists!—to learn its charms, attributes and history. 

Unilever Buys Dollar Shave Club in Reported $1 Billion Deal

Being a disrupter might land you a billion dollar deal.

3 Keys to Bringing a Global Campaign to a Local Market

CANNES, France—How does a global marketer like Unilever put the focus on the individual consumer? At scale, of course. "We have gone from mass marketing to mass customization," said Keith Weed, the chief marketing and communications officer of the CPG giant, at a Cannes Lions talk with the lofty title "The Future of Marketing."

Grey Toronto Wins Grand Effie for Ads Urging Kroger to Change Its Open-Carry Gun Policy

Grey in Toronto nabbed the first Grand Effie award for a Canadian agency tonight at the Effie Awards.

This Unilever Brand Paired Up People With the Same Taste in Food to See if They Fell in Love

Single strangers were asked to go on blind dinner dates and feed their potential matches while being filmed for a new campaign from Knorr. The 177-year-old Unilever brand's thinking? That if it paired up people who like the same kind of food, it might spark a romantic connection. 

Axe May Have Stolen ‘Shower Thoughts’ From Reddit. Here’s What It’s Doing to Make Things Right

Earlier this month, Axe released its latest campaign, "Shower Thoughts." It was quickly accused of being stolen

Dove and Twitter Built a Tool to Measure How Positive or Negative Your Tweets Are

After first teaming up to tackle negative social chatter a year ago, Dove and Twitter are now taking a deeper dive to examine how social media affects self-esteem.

Dove and Comedy Central’s Emoji Data Show Why Brands Are Now All About Messaging Apps

More than 500 people packed into a Hilton conference room Friday at SXSW in Austin, Texas, to get insight into brands' success with emojis.