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Topic: Best Buy

Best Buy Sorry for Tweet Joking About 'Serial' Murder at Its Store

Says it lacked 'good judgment'

Best Buy had to pull a misguided tweet today that referenced the hit podcast Serial— which is based on a murder that happened outside one of its stores—a familiar exercise for…

Can Apple Win Over Retailers With Its Digital Wallet?

Walmart already is snubbing Apple Pay

Launching a revolutionary digital wallet is going to prove challenging even for Apple as it lobbies retailers large and small to invest in the technology. Just two days after Apple debuted…

How 'Honest Trailers' Picks (and Profits From) the Movies It Skewers

Parody series is a hit with fans and advertisers alike

Whether it's pointing out the litany of forgettable characters on Game of Thrones or how Queen Elsa of Frozen is really a manic-depressive with god-like powers, Honest Trailers consistently entertains the…

Jamie Gallo Returns to Agency Fold After NBA

Becomes New York president of Wunderman

Jamie Gallo has reentered the agency world after two years with the NBA. Gallo, who was evp of global marketing at the NBA from 2012 until March 2014, is now president…

Pulpo Media Debuts Data Platform for Hispanic Advertisers

Brands' targeting gets more sophisticated

Pulpo Media, an agency that services brands such as Kellogg's, Nike, General Mills, Disney, Best Buy and FedEx, has announced a data platform that is designed to better define Hispanics…

National CineMedia Buys Screenvision for $375 Million

Could dominate in-cinema advertising

National CineMedia (NCM) is buying its largest competitor, Screenvision, for $225 million in cash and $150 million in stock, the companies announced late on Monday. Once the transaction closes, the…

Social Marketing Company WayIn Looking for Fresh Cash

Seeks up to $20 million

The Twitter-focused marketing company WayIn, backed by Sun Microsytems founder Scott McNealy, is looking to raise up to $20 million, a source with knowledge of the fundraising told Adweek. WayIn has…

Which Big Brands Are Courting the Maker Movement, and Why

From Levi’s to Home Depot

To pack more wallop among the denim-and-leather set, Levi's is turning to people like Alice Saunders, a 29-year-old designer and history buff in Boston with a fetish for World War…

Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: Ads Featuring Tweets and Vines

Twitter looks to expand second-screen presence

Twitter and National CineMedia (NCM) are looking for a brand to buy into a one-year exclusive deal that will entail social media-anchored advertising on the big screen. The partnership was initially…

Can LivingSocial Bounce Back?

CMO Barry Judge says this is its best holiday season ever

After 13 years at retailer Best Buy, Barry Judge last February joined LivingSocial as marketing chief, right around the time the daily-deals site looked like a sinking ship. Industry watchers…

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