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Topic: Gap

The Gap's Biggest Problem Is That It Lost Its Brand Identity

Once effortlessly cool, now everything—and nothing—to everyone

This week The Gap said it would close 175 of its stores in North America, or roughly a quarter of them, due to lackluster sales. The retailer also plans to cut…

Former Gap CMO on How His Fashion Marketing Experience Will Influence Spotify

Seth Farbman wants to make streaming app indispensable for music fans

Specs Who Seth Farbman Current gig CMO at Spotify and CLIO Image Awards juror Previous gig CMO at Gap Age 46 What transfers over from marketing a fashion brand to a music streaming company? Cultural…

Visa's Innovation Lab Lets Brands Play With Digital Payments

Returns to San Francisco roots with technology

By all accounts, payments are moving mobile and digital for retailers. But trying to explain what is largely an intangible (and sometimes hypothetical) industry to marketers is nearly impossible, which…

Here Are Forbes' 50 Most Influential CMOs of 2014

Study says males are 22% more influential than female peers

Male chief marketing officers on Forbes' third annual Appinions CMO Influence Study, which was released today, are 22 percent more influential than their female peers. Although women make up 32 percent…

Ad of the Day: Sofia Coppola Directs 4 Oddly Charming Holiday Spots for Gap

Love, but not understanding

Gap's new tagline, introduced a few months back, is "Dress normal." But the retailer knows your family is anything but—particularly at the holidays. Having launched the new positioning with David Fincher…

Upworthy Claims It Can Deliver Its Positive Spin for Brands

Says ads improve perception up to 25%

At some point, you've probably come across a post from Upworthy, the publisher known for its emotional stories that make readers feel pumped up about the world. While this tactic has…

Ad of the Day: David Fincher Brings Darkness and Mystery to Gap's Fall Campaign

W+K's four black-and-white spots

For years, Gap's ads—and its clothes—were all about bubbly, drenching color. But this fall, it's time for a new look in both, as the brand has brought in David Fincher…

Gap's New Celebrity Ads Tell Us to 'Dress Normal.' What Does That Mean, Exactly?

Redefining the whole concept

See this Gap ad with Anjelica Huston? How would you describe her look? Stylish? Sophisticated? Exceptional? Not according to Gap, which, as you can see, chooses a more unlikely word:…

Gap Runs First Social Campaign for Kids’ Accounts

UGC drives model search for 2015 campaign

It’s back-to-school time, which means moms are already gearing up to take those first-day-of school pictures (which are equally loved and dreaded by social media users nowadays). Gap Kids is…

Bono's Urgent Call for Brand Partnerships Energizes Cannes to Combat AIDS

(Red) needs big marketing ideas more than ever, singer says

CANNES, France—A packed crowd of the world's top marketers thought they were turning out today to see Bono. What they didn't realize was that he was actually there to see…

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