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YouTube’s 10 Most-Watched Ads in October

They say nothing kills a bad product faster than good advertising. And perhaps that's the problem with Samsung's Galaxy Gear. Outside of Oprah Winfrey, Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch isn't getting […]

Former Strategy Chief at UM Lands at Heat

The former head of strategy at Universal McCann has taken a top role at Heat in San Francisco. Mike Barrett joins his new agency as managing director of communications strategy and media. At UM, a unit of Interpublic Group, Barrett led strategy for North America. He had worked at the agency since November 2008.

Kohl’s Hires Zenith for Media

Kohl's has confirmed its hiring of Zenith for media planning and buying. In a statement, a Kohl's representative said, "We believe that they will help us deliver on our marketing strategy to raise our share of voice and reach a broader audience."

Social to Play Second String on Game Day

While Facebook and Twitter are increasingly becoming an integral part of the Super Bowl marketing mix, there is a growing debate over their true value and effectiveness beyond generating buzz.

Kohl’s Confirms Media Agency Review

As if the holiday season isn’t hectic enough for the marketing department at Kohl’s, the company confirmed it has launched a review of its media account. Universal McCann is the incumbent.

McCann Erickson Wins Fast Food Account

McCann Erickson is back in the fast food business: The Interpublic agency, which previously worked for Applebee’s, won Joe’s Crab Shack after a review. The search, which was conducted by Pile and Company, also included agencies like Havas Worldwide.

Media All-Stars

In an expansive, ever-morphing multimedia world, never has the media buy been more complex—and never have media buyers worn as many hats. Negotiator. Analyst. Cultural guru. Digital expert. Mathematician—and in some cases, magician.

American Laser Skincare Finds Lead Shop

In rethinking its marketing efforts, American Laser Skincare aims to become less tactical and more expansive. Previously, the company relied mainly on search engine optimization, affiliate marketing and digital display ads, according to chief marketing officer Tom Downey. Now, American Laser is mulling other types of marketing and has turned to Doner to lead the way.

Media Buyers Suit Up for NFL Season

The National Football League is putting on its game face, huddling up with media buyers from 16 leading agencies for its annual Fantasy Football Draft party.

Media Plan of the Year 2012

With the proliferation of media choices comes the natural evolution of media strategies. Here, Adweek singles out some of the most innovative and effective brand blueprints of the last year as determined by our staff—plans that moved the needle for clients like Chrysler, Samsung and Dunkin’ Donuts.