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Topic: Alcohol advertising

Alcohol Ads Increased 400% Over 40 Years, but Americans Aren't Drinking More

Advertising drives choice, not consumption, new study says

Alcohol marketers have two reasons to feel good about the findings of a new academic study on advertising impact. For one, their money seems to be well spent on generating new…

This New Year's, Raise a Toast to the Strong-Willed Widow Who Reinvented Champagne

Veuve Clicquot made bubbly what it is today

Tragic deaths generally aren't good for business, with the notable exception of Veuve Clicquot. It was 1805, and Francois Clicquot, the owner of a failing vineyard in Reims, France, was…

David Beckham Has a Really Difficult Time Keeping His Clothes on in Ads [Video]

As illustrated in this supercut of the soccer star

We've been gawking at him since he first stepped onto the pitch 22 years ago. Not much has changed since. The footballer turned international star has commanded our attention with…

Quinn Kilbury Serves Up a Newcastle Revolution

2014 Brand Genius winner for beverages

Actress Anna Kendrick was 28 years old, beautiful, and pissed. “I’ll just give you an endorsement right now,” she huffs. “Hi, um, Newcastle Brown Ale—the only beer that promised me…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: July 4-11

A Thai tearjerker, a Lego lesson and a well deserved beer. Vote for your favorite spot

In this week's best ads, two mobile companies—Samsung and Thailand's DTAC—are as far away in their marketing approaches as they are geographically, with the former continuing its attacks on Apple…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: June 27-July 3

Monty Python, Shark Week and lots of pride

The World Cup is still bringing excitement to soccer fans around the globe, but the U.S. is out of the running, and so it might be time ... for something…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: May 9-16

Brands are driving, riding and never looking back. Vote for your favorite

Save for a Coca-Cola ad that leans heavily on cuteness, all of this week's best ads seem to meander around a central theme of moving, either on or forward (preferably,…

FTC Study Reveals How Alcohol Advertisers Use Digital Marketing

Spirits firms increased expenditures fourfold since 2008

Keeping tabs on marketing alcohol to underage consumers, the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday released its fourth study of self-regulation in the alcohol industry.  While there are no headlines on the…

The Changing Role of Bartenders in Ads

He’s not the old Jake we used to know

In 1956, intrepid reporter Hal Boyle of the Associated Press asked drinkers everywhere for a small favor: show a little love for the barkeep. “If you have sent flowers to…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Feb. 21-28

Boys and girls, kitties and crazies. Vote for your favorite spot

In this week's best new commercials, Katy Perry and other famous women launch a new battle cry for CoverGirl. Jeff Gordon pulls another prank for PepsiMAX. British mobile company Three…

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