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10 Brands That Changed the World They don’t merely influence our spending habits, they determine who we are

From fast food to fast fashion, a glass telephone to plastic money, some brands don't merely influence our spending habits—they determine who we are. All are household names, not just…

November 17, 2013, 9:53 PM EST

Millennials With Kids Are Not as Coddled and Image Conscious as You Think Brand names are less important

America’s closely watched millennials are now old enough to have kids of their own. Among those 25-34, there are 10.8 million households with children, according to a new report by…

October 23, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Alexa Ray Joel, Dhani Harrison Play Their Fathers' Songs for Gap Are they being themselves?

Talk about "pop" music. I'm both attracted to and repelled by this "Back to Blue" campaign for Gap—by ad agency Peterson Milla Hooks—featuring Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy, and Dhani…

September 19, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT

Gap and Other Brands Are Already Using Facebook GIFs Code-breaker Giphy is hearing from publishers, too

Tech firm Giphy this morning tweeted that it had launched a Facebook GIFs product, and the digerati immediately buzzed with interest. Within a couple of hours, The Gap posted one…

August 29, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT

Old Navy Splits With Crispin Porter + Bogusky Ends five-year relationship

Old Navy has parted ways with Crispin Porter + Bogusky, five years after first hiring the agency as its lead creative shop. The marketer, owned by Gap, has no immediate plans…

July 16, 2013, 7:33 PM 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

Marketers Need to Embrace Peer-to-Peer Activities The sharing economy

There’s a group of hardware store employees in the San Francisco Bay Area who embody that sage observation that we humans are not “cisterns made for hoarding—we are channels made…

May 27, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT

How to Attract Eyeballs to Branded Content Millions more pageviews

Web publishers and big brands are starting to feel the pull of Gravity. The four-year-old Web personalization tech firm, founded by former Myspace COO Amit Kapur, helps publishers surface more relevant…

May 13, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT

Twitter Vines Get Shared 4x More Than Online Video Researcher says nascent tool packs branding punch

Marketers love them some Twitter Vines—and for good reason, it turns out. Unruly Media's research reveals that branded Vines (see Doritos example below) are shared four times as often as…

May 9, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

Agency Expansion Plan AKQA raises profile with new outposts from Paris to Tokyo, account wins from Gap and Google+

"I’m based in San Francisco and on United Airlines,” says AKQA chairman Tom Bedecarré, sitting in the client lounge at his agency’s New York office. “That’s what I like to…

December 10, 2012, 12:03 AM EST

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