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Editors Pan Fashion Week’s Smorgasbord of Sponsorships Is the brand boom a bust?

From the Oscars to the Met Ball, plenty of events have borne the nickname “The Super Bowl of Fashion.” But when it comes to matching the Super Bowl’s propensity for…

September 15, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

This Guy's Replies to 9/11 Brand Tweets Sum Up Everything That's Wrong With 9/11 Brand Tweets Should marketers say anything today?

Brands that try to get in on the social conversation around 9/11 can come off as crass and opportunistic. But it takes a witty foil to really show how dumb…

September 11, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

Apple, Amazon and Google Go After Business Customers To compensate for slower consumer growth?

After years of triumph in the consumer marketplace, tech giants Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. are boosting efforts to court the business sector. Bloomberg reported that Apple, which expects…

August 26, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

Taco Bell Quietly Debuts Dollar Cravings Menu Some prices actually went up a bit in the process

With very little fanfare, Taco Bell went national this week with the 11-item, everything's-a-dollar menu that it had been testing in select locations for almost a year. The move marks…

August 20, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

Sex and the City Supercut Shows How Much It Loved Name-Dropping Brands Manolo Blahnik. Manolo Blahnik. Manolo. Blahnik!

Sex and the City's leading ladies—Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte—turned everything from Manolo heels to sex swings into household names during the series' run on HBO. To show the women's love…

July 23, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

Striking Portraits of People Lying in Their Own Trash Show How We Get in Bed With Brands '7 Days of Garbage' is art with a message

Photographer Gregg Segal is fascinated by the trash we make.  In his artist statement about this ongoing project, he explains, "'Seven Days of Garbage' is a series of portraits of friends,…

July 14, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

Twitter Tells Brands They Can Reach 30% of Their Followers for Free Sharing new stats with marketers

Twitter is telling brands, "Come to us if you want to reach fans freely." The company said today that marketers can hit an audience equal in size to 30 percent…

July 11, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

Who Says There Are Too Many Facebook Ads? Developing World Says More Brands, Please Global users find unique marketing

Kelly MacLean’s job as Facebook’s lead ad planner in emerging markets is to watch people watch ads. She travels to places like Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa to study the local…

July 2, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT

Here Are the World Cup Countries That Twitter Advertisers Need to Consider Not the nations you'd necessarily expect

Global advertisers may have planned their World Cup campaigns months ago in terms of traditional media, but marketers in digital newsrooms should still be tweaking what they do on Twitter.…

June 20, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

Instagram Brings Ads to U.K., Canada and Australia Global expansion of nascent biz

Instagram ads are going international. The company announced today that it would start delivering ads to users outside the United States. Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia are the first…

June 9, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

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