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BitTorrent Woos Advertisers and Publishers Filesharing company fights association with piracy

BitTorrent, the popular peer-to-peer file sharing platform, is attempting to battle its association with piracy while pursuing publishers and advertisers, Digiday reported earlier today. While BitTorrent is supposedly responsible for as…

September 3, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

Robin Williams Left a Legacy of Humor and Humanity in Ads His talents ranged from high-energy showmanship to powerful narration

“The powerful play goes on and you contribute a verse.” The powerful monologue Robin Williams recited in Dead Poets Society is also part of his legacy in advertising, as it became…

August 13, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT

Four Seasons Launches Global Review Hotelier spends about $40 million in media annually

The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is reviewing the global creative assignment that TBWA has handled for the past two years, sources said. The Toronto-based luxury hotel chain spends an estimated…

August 11, 2014, 12:24 PM EDT

Van Damme's 'Epic Split' for Volvo Trucks Tops The One Show Forsman & Bodenfors work conquers all

The coveted Best of Show prize at The One Show tonight came down to a split decision—an "Epic Split" decision. "The Epic Split," the two-minute online spot starring Jean-Claude Van Damme…

May 9, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT

Facebook's Goodfellas Moment Social net shouldn't be mistaken for an ally

So brands, it turns out, are not people after all—at least on Facebook. The social media giant moved last week (and actually has been moving for some time) toward restricting the organic…

March 27, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

Most Adorable Résumé Ever? Aspiring Intern Pitches Lego Version of Herself to Agencies And she's not even a designer

Usually it's the young designers and copywriters who create awesomely creative new ways to apply for internships. This time, oddly enough, it's someone looking for a spot in account management. A…

March 26, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT

Why the Oscars Won With Women, and Adland Lost Telecast's spots were vapid

The Oscars has been dubbed the “Super Bowl for Women,” although in many ways it is the antithesis—fewer breaks, snacks and alcohol. But this year’s Oscars marked a departure from…

March 7, 2014, 12:41 PM EST

Turner Is Doubling Down on Young Men With Adult Swim Expansion Edgy net will start at 8 p.m. instead of 9

Cartoon Network is losing the 8 p.m. hour to Adult Swim, the edgy sister network that shares its space on the dial. Adult Swim has been one of Turner's most…

February 4, 2014, 9:07 AM EST

Microsoft Launches Global Review of Marketing Services Company spends some $1 billion on media annually

The timing of Microsoft's global marketing services review is curious, given that the company is still searching for a new global CEO. Sources expect the new chief executive to have a…

January 13, 2014, 9:09 PM EST

Outbrain Adds $35M in Latest Fundraising Viral content maker brings total raised to $100 million

Outbrain just picked up $35 million to keep churning out its signature viral advertising links. The company, known for sponsoring the links that appear on websites like ESPN, Slate and other…

October 22, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

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