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5 Intriguing Takes on Advertising and Technology's Relationship Status

New thoughts from industry's heavy hitters

The advertising and technology worlds have worked hand in hand since the early days of paper, evidenced by commercial messaging found in the ruins of Pompeii, as just one historical…

How Silly Putty Became the World’s Most Malleable Toy

A bungled WWII chemistry experiment saved by an adman

A few days shy of Christmas 1968, the Apollo 8 mission blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Fla., with Captain James Lovell and two other astronauts aboard. The mission would accomplish…

What Happens When a Group of OMD Execs Jumps Ship and Moves to the East Village

Expertly pairing media with creative

Specs Who From left: Co-founders Jonathan Haber, Marc Simons, Trevor Guthrie and Alan Cohen What Media and content agency Where East Village, N.Y. and Los Angeles, Calif. Giant Spoon, launched by former OMD media execs,…

Percolate Raises $40 Million to Build the Ultimate Marketing Machine

Also plans San Fran expansion

This marketing company may be a CMO's secret weapon. It reportedly helped Unilever save millions of dollars in marketing costs, and GE uses it to get more social on places…

This Midsize Agency Says Long-Term Relationships Are Key to Better Work

Leads to detailed knowledge of clients' needs

Specs Who Chief strategy officer John Lane (l.), COO Tami Gaythwaite and founder, CEO Charles Long What Content marketing agency Where Raleigh, N.C. Centerline is an agency in it for the long haul. Founded…

Nest Isn't Just Smart and Sleek, But Funny Too, in First TV Ads

Device spots debut in time for holiday shopping

The connected-home company, Nest, is about to air its first TV commercials, a series of four humorous spots that show off the company's smart thermostats, smoke alarms, Web cameras, etc.…

A Robot Butler and Martha Stewart Are Proof That Not Every Marketing Stunt Goes Viral

This service droid isn't the real deal

Robot butlers just didn't quite catch on this week, even after one took a picture with Martha Stewart. It's a dream concept, and it seems ripe for a social explosion—a…

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…

Did Vine Star Jerome Jarre Just Walk Out on $1 Million Ad Deal?

Tells world he's done selling out

It's like Michael Jordan retiring before ever actually signing with the Bulls. Jerome Jarre, a huge social video star, can't take it anymore and is leaving the ad game, just…

We Ask the Experts: Which Brands Are Killing It Right Now?

#AWXI attendees laud marketing peers

Which brand—besides your own—is currently impressing you? That was the question we posed to Advertising Week attendees Thursday. Check out a handful of their responses in the Instagram videos below. Siobhan Murphy,…

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