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Want to Sell a Dorky Product? Just Add Electric Guitars From polyester slacks to milk

Fifty years ago, a clothing company called Glen Oaks Industries, renting office space in a faded building on 34th Street, was battling it out with countless other brands in New…

April 9, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT

Louis CK One Is a Mashup That Smells Like Perfection Self-loathing and despair with hints of citrus

What do you get when you combine the soulless, artsy advertising imagery of CK One with the doughy, balding, angst-sweaty magnificence of Louis C.K.? One awesome Tumblr, that's what. Louis CK…

January 8, 2014, 10:40 AM EST

Men’s Fitness Lets Readers Sample Scents Sales of male grooming products continue to grow

Scent-loving guys will find a bonus in the November issue of Men’s Fitness: fragrance samples in the editorial pages. Global sales of men’s grooming products have grown an average of 6…

October 7, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

David Fincher Directs Rooney Mara in Calvin Klein Fragrance Ad Take a trip Downtown

David Fincher's Calvin Klein commercial starring Rooney Mara exists in a dreary, dreamless dimension beyond banality and cliché. It occupies a zone so soullessly stylized that "style" loses all meaning…

July 12, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

Gay Advertising’s Long March Out of the Closet Same-sex imagery is much older than you think

James Cash Penney, the son of a Baptist minister and founder of one of America’s enduring retail empires, probably rolled over in his grave. Tucked in the glossy pages of JCPenney’s…

June 16, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

For Marketers, Sentimentality Trumps Slapstick From Ram to Subaru

Tugging at the heartstrings: an eternal tactic of marketers of everything from coffee and peanut butter to long-distance phone services and those charities for abused and neglected animals. But a pickup…

April 22, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT

Taco Bell, Doritos Dominated Super Bowl Social Media Paul Rudd and Samsung buzzier than Beyoncé and Pepsi

From Beyoncé to the blackout to the 49ers last-minute comeback, Super Bowl XLVII gave social media users plenty to talk about. But it was reactions to the night’s ads that…

February 4, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

Super Bowl Teams' Fans Pick Favorite Brands Baltimore likes BlackBerry, San Fran digs Calvin Klein

Social media data around the Super Bowl is becoming part of the big game fun—especially in the marketing world. So with that in mind, what can the brands "liked" on…

February 1, 2013, 5:08 PM EST

Calvin Klein, Speed Stick to Make Super Bowl Advertising Debuts Two :30s are all about the underwear

Two more brands are joining the Super Bowl advertising party for the first time—with a pair of ads that really get into underwear. Calvin Klein and Colgate-Palmolive deodorant brand Speed Stick…

January 31, 2013, 7:55 AM EST

Perspective: The Skinny on Skivvies From Kneibler to Klein, a brief history

In the 1958 film Long, Hot Summer, Paul Newman sent moviegoers’ jaws straight to theater floors. His shocking exploit? Doing a scene in his underwear. During the Eisenhower era, men’s…

June 16, 2011, 5:52 AM EDT

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