Topic: Advertising

Fed's Anti-Smoking Fear Campaign Scares Up Quitters

50,000 dump the habit

Fear works. The federal government's use of scare tactics in its national ad campaign to stop smoking has prompted a record number of smokers to give up the habit. According…

Dottie Mattison Is New CEO of Prometheus Global Media

Guggenheim senior managing director to oversee 'Billboard,' 'THR,' 'Adweek,' other properties

Guggenheim Partners senior managing director Dottie Mattison has been named CEO of Prometheus Global Media, the group that owns music, media and entertainment brands Billboard, Adweek, The Hollywood Reporter, Back…

BBDO Creatives Dissect Breakthrough Spots

Execs from New York, London and Mumbai highlight three examples

CANNES, France—In an effort to drill down to the essence of truly great creative, David Lubars, chairman and chief creative officer of BBDO North America, convened a panel of three…

Twitter's Costolo Touts Real-Time Connections

Points to the immediacy and emotion of unfiltered media as new marketing model

CANNES, France—As social media and sharing continue to transform media, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on Wednesday championed the revolutionary benefits that real-time planning can have on creative executions on- and…

Fotopedia Tries to Crack Tablet Ad Model Code

Photo encylopedia believes in high-res, nonintrusive ad experience

The jury is still out on how advertisers should approach tablets like the iPad. But the app maker and photo encyclopedia company Fotopedia thinks it has a solution in the…

How to Reach Off-the-Grid Voters in Ohio

Romney's digital director stresses importance of online advertising

Yesterday at Personal Democracy Forum, a yearly gathering of technologists and political elites, Mitt Romney's digital director Zac Moffatt laid out an interesting challenge facing his boss and President Obama—particularly…

USA's Patrick Trettenero Upped to VP Creative, Branded Content

Exec will oversee on-air creative for social TV, upfront presentations

USA's Patrick Trettenero has been promoted to vp creative, branded content from his previous post as creative director. At USA, Trettenero helped launch the network's in-house agency Character Brandworks, where…

Comcast Must Back Off Internet Speed Claims

Ad assertions examined after Verizon complaint

Comcast needs to slow down its advertising claims that its Xfinity Internet service is the "fastest in the nation," per a recommendation from the National Advertising Division, the ad industry's…

Moat Partners With 24/7 Media With Hopes of Shaking Up Analytics

The startup will now be able to provide analytics to over 9,000 companies globally

As the confusing digital advertising landscape changes with each new day, Moat, a brand intelligence and analytics company, is trying to bring some clarity to move past the basic click metrics.  The…