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Spirit of 1930s New Deal Murals Lives On in Morgan Stanley Campaign The art of capitalism

IDEA: Morgan Stanley is charting the future of wealth management by looking back at public art made almost a century ago celebrating capitalism and the American Dream in their darkest…

July 9, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

Bloomberg Beta to Focus on Startups New fund's launch raises ethics questions

Bloomberg L.P., the parent company of Bloomberg News, has launched a $75 million venture capital fund on Wednesday. The fund, VentureBeat reports, is called Bloomberg Beta and will focus on…

June 5, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Bank of America BofA cedes spotlight to generations of a family's customers in Hill Holliday's retro spot

This lovely "Portraits" spot for Instagram really does wonders with the fuzzy yellow filter that just screams late '70s/early '80s, and the casting and direction bring you into this family's…

April 10, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Barclays Here's a better way to finance the avarice of your wretchedly spoiled children

Considering the scorn with which the banking industry is generally viewed, it makes sense that many banks often use their ads to project a kinder, more human side to the…

January 17, 2013, 2:14 PM EST

How Much Are New Year's Resolutions Worth? Answer: They're big business for brands

As you read this, millions of American consumers are trying to make good on that annual exercise in grand aspirations known as the New Year’s resolution. According to a study…

January 14, 2013, 12:00 AM EST

The Spot: Toy Overload Paying for a gift is a lot easier than choosing one in BBH's Christmas ad for Barclaycard

IDEA: It's no secret that holiday shopping, particularly offline, can be hell. Britain's Barclaycard, a credit- and debit-card company, doesn't claim to ease all the pain—just a portion of it.…

November 27, 2012, 4:09 AM EST

The Spot: Can't Buy Me Love Money talks, but has bigger stories to tell, in theatrical ads for TD Ameritrade

IDEA Rubber fish tossed on a chef's prep station. A skydiver caught by stagehands. A 2-D dog floating through painted pastoral scenes. Full of wires and props, scenery and costume…

November 6, 2012, 6:13 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Ally Bank Nobel Prize-winning economist Thomas Sargent lends his expertise, or not, to Grey's threatrical campaign

This week's honors for least likely endorser in a commercial go to Thomas Sargent, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics, who, for whatever reason, agreed to shoot one…

September 7, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Credit Suisse Euro RSCG hauntingly updates a classic Ovid poem to promote the client's Titian exhibition

In the classic tradition of the financial world bankrolling the artistic one, Credit Suisse is sponsoring an exhibition titled Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 at London's National Gallery this summer—and called on…

July 12, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

Politico Is Making Money With Subscriptions The site's sub service boasts a 96% renewal rate

In an era where it has been difficult to get anyone to pay for quality reporting, Politico is finding ways to make some cash. Eighteen months ago, Politico went out on…

June 21, 2012, 3:50 PM EDT

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