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Cereal Sales Keep Declining, So Some Brands Try Nostalgia But it doesn't appear to be working

Cereal sales continue to decline as health-conscious consumers start their days with healthier fare, according to a New York Times report, which cited a Euromonitor International stat that shows the…

September 11, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

Does See-Through Packaging Really Boost Sales? Maybe but some things are best left unseen

Marketers are beginning to see the benefits and pitfalls of transparent packaging more clearly. Products like tortilla chips, granola bars and yogurt are increasingly showing up in clear packaging showcasing their…

August 14, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

Lucky Charms, the World's Rainbowiest Cereal, Comes Out Big for Gay Pride Month Are you #LuckyToBe?

Sometimes the best thing a brand can do is lean into the conversation that's already going on around it. And that's exactly what Lucky Charms, a brand that some people…

June 9, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

Pulpo Media Debuts Data Platform for Hispanic Advertisers Brands' targeting gets more sophisticated

Pulpo Media, an agency that services brands such as Kellogg's, Nike, General Mills, Disney, Best Buy and FedEx, has announced a data platform that is designed to better define Hispanics…

May 6, 2014, 12:49 PM EDT

General Mills Gleefully Mocks Study on Cereals Being Marketed to Children Mascots drawn to look down at kids? 'Absurd,' VP says

Are cereal mascots really drawn looking down, in a subtle attempt at appealing to children through eye contact? Cornell researchers say yes, which General Mills says is "absurd." In an entertainingly…

April 5, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

Social Signals Guide CPG Product Development, Says General Mills Vet Gayle Fuguitt talks future and past

Gayle Fuguitt spent 32 years working on General Mills' consumer-packaged-goods prowess before switching executive gears to lead the Advertising Research Foundation in 2012. She took a break from getting ready…

March 21, 2014, 7:18 AM EDT

Facebook, Google and Twitter May Be Threatening Rewards-Based Mobile Ads Native mobile ads become industry's new focus

Over the last few years, a handful of mobile startups have emerged in what might be called the rewards-driven ad space. SessionM, Kiip and others have promised a better advertising…

February 10, 2014, 10:09 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Cheerios Brings Back Its Famous Interracial Family for the Super Bowl And a wonderful sequel it is

Sorry, knuckle draggers. If you couldn't handle the sight of a—gasp—interracial family in last year's famous Cheerios commercial, here's some bad news. You'll have to sit through a sequel during…

January 29, 2014, 5:28 AM EST

Big Food Cuts the Fat in Advertising to Kids Companies deliver on commitment to adopt stricter nutrition criteria

Big food advertisers, often vilified for contributing to America’s obesity epidemic, have made good on their promise to cut the fat, salt and sugar in 171 products that are marketed…

January 17, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Cheerios Takes Home Dubious Honor of Most Hated Ad During the Golden Globes Dead grandma spot gets bombed

Twitter is a tough crowd during any high-profile live TV programming, when snark levels always spike. Cheerios learned that the hard way during the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday when…

January 13, 2014, 11:02 AM EST

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