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Healthy Kids Feast on Unhealthy Foods in Vintage Back-to-School Ads A simpler time

In the spirit of back to school, let's fatten up our kids and send them into anaphylactic shock! Seems that wasn't much of an issue in the '50s, when fall…

August 26, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: JCPenney's Precocious Fashionista Gets Sassy for Back to School Tween in a leather jacket lays down the playground rules

Anyone with even the slightest memory of his or her childhood is sure to recall the suffocating pressure that came with picking an outfit for the first day of school.…

August 16, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

[Updated] Office Max Tests Web Program That Offers Political Targeting LivePredict can pinpoint blue and red voter groups

Office Max, which goes against back-to-school competitors such as Staples, Office Depot, Walmart and Target, thinks it has a secret weapon as the annual shopping season hits the mid-way point. (UPDATED:…

August 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

JCPenney Turns to Kraft's Debra Berman for Marketing Struggling retailer looks to branding vet for comeback

JCPenney has turned to Kraft's Debra Berman, an executive with deep brand and agency experience, to direct the struggling department store giant's comeback. At Penney, Berman is svp of marketing.  Her…

August 5, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT

Kmart Ad Turns Schoolyard Taunts of 'Yo Mama' Into Compliments Whose mama got the best stuff on layaway?

Draftfcb stages a spirited, brand-centric schoolyard game of "Yo Mama" to tout Kmart's free back-to-school layaway plan in this new commercial. "Yo mama get that hoodie at Kmart?" "Yeah, dawg."…

July 16, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

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