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Cannes Lions 2015: What Does It Take to Be the Best in the World?

Weigh in at today's #AdweekChat at 2 p.m. ET

There's some tough competition at this year's Cannes Lions festival, with a record 40,133 entries. So what does it take to win the ad industry's most coveted accolade? We rounded up…

Young CEOs Open Up About Their Failures

In new branded videos from insurer Hiscox and Vox

In four years, Hiscox U.S.A.'s budget for branded content has jumped from nothing to 15 percent of its overall marketing spend, according to head marketer Russ Findlay. Along the way, Hiscox, a…

Priceline 'Negotiators' Put Creative Up for Review

William Shatner-hawked travel site spends more than $40 million in media annually

Priceline.com's creative business is up for review, the company has confirmed. Ark Advisors in New York is the consultancy hired to run the process. Ark could not immediately be reached, but…

'Unboxing' YouTube Marketers Are Accused of Tricking Kids

Brouhaha rises over clips of fun toys

The YouTube Kids app can sometimes feel like a shopping channel, with videos upon videos of kids unboxing toys. The clips star pitch-kids who have mastered the art of the…

Ad of the Day: Spotify Helps Deaf People Hear in This Emotional New Spot

Sound comes alive in the Philippines

Hearing brings a world of joy to people, but it's a sense not everyone is lucky enough to have. Spotify recently took a trip to Puerto Princesa, Philippines, with hearing aid…

The Spectacle of NewFronts Is Over. Now the Real Work Begins for Publishers

It's time to get serious about data, standards and research

The 2015 NewFronts are over. For the past two weeks in New York City, the momentum of digital video industry's growth was truly visible. Lines formed outside the city's largest theaters,…

WPP's Martin Sorrell Says Netflix Needs Ads to Pay for Original Content

Asserts that subscriptions alone are not enough

Martin Sorrell is never shy when it comes to expressing his opinion about other businesses, and the WPP Group CEO was at it again today, questioning whether Netflix can consistently…

In a World of Long-Form Video, Make Your Ads Count

Yahoo research finds shorter is better and video viewers notice mobile ads 37 percent more than other platforms

Video is the most powerful medium of digital media today. Bold statement, right? Sure, we all appreciate weirdly (maybe uncomfortably) funny cat videos, inspiring news segments about hometown heroes, and…

Lowe Profero Sells a New Marketing Model to This Packaged-Foods Player

T. Marzetti Co. shifts to online content publisher

Past relationships sparked the first conversations between Lowe Profero and T. Marzetti Co., a packaged-foods player with some 18 brands. But it was the shop's ideas for changing Marzetti's marketing…

Norwegian Cruise Line Follows Royal Caribbean Into the Review Circuit

Incumbent Martin is not participating

Another cruise line account is up for grabs: Norwegian Cruise Line is reviewing its creative and media business, which The Martin Agency has handled since 2011. The assignment spans traditional and…

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