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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Google's $1,000 Stock Means Billions to Founders' Bank Accounts

It's a good time to be Sergey Brin or Larry Page

$1,000. Google’s stock price hit its all-time high today, making the rich founders even wealthier. Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each saw their fortunes rise more than $250 million…

The Definition of Advertising Has Never Been More Unclear

Source of both opportunity and crisis

For most of the past 100 years, if a marketer said he needed a new advertising campaign, everybody knew what that meant. The machine turned on. The marketer called the…

What Does 'OmniPub' Have to Do With Creativity?

Economies of scale finally trumps the power of the idea

I was beginning to wonder why all this advertising stuff is so hard. Thank goodness someone has figured out how to make advertising cheap, and easy. It’s all about size.…

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