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Can Once-Famous Gaming Giant Atari Turn a New Generation on to Pong? Reboots classics for online and mobile

Brands come and brands go, but only rarely does one dig its own grave. That’s exactly what Atari did 31 years ago. It was 1983, and so poor were the sales…

July 6, 2014, 7:56 PM EDT

Will Video Game-Toy Hybrids Save the Industry or Eat It? Trend could a bubble or the future of playtime

Until recently, your kid’s brain has been the best place to stage battles between Spider-Man and Skeletor. But technology has made this a brave new world, and digital architects have…

February 16, 2014, 11:11 PM EST

OMD Has Been Selected the Global Media Agency of the Year [Updated] Revenue growth of $225 million in 2013

Steady are the hands that guide OMD. It’s a Monday afternoon in early January, and a handful of the media agency’s top executives are gathered at its headquarters near Wall Street to…

February 9, 2014, 9:07 PM EST

Big Account Wins Make Grey the 2013 Global Agency of the Year Strategic and creative renaissance under CEO Jim Heekin

Even a confident Jim Heekin admits that waiting for the Gillette decision from Procter & Gamble was a nail-biter. As the Grey Group CEO sat in his fourth-floor office overlooking New…

December 8, 2013, 9:48 PM EST

Grey Wins Hasbro Brands Incumbent Uproar also competed

Grey New York has won a sizeable global share of Hasbro brands after a review that included incumbent Uproar. The win is a homecoming for Grey, which worked for the…

October 15, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT

Agency Founder Patrick McGrath Dies New York shop began in a suite at the Plaza Hotel

Patrick McGrath, co-founder and former CEO of Jordan Case McGrath, died Saturday from complications related to prostate cancer at the age of 79. He lived in Pelham Manor, N.Y., and…

June 24, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT

Hasbro Transforms Between a strong video game franchise and growing success at The Hub, Hasbro's big screen missteps might not matter that much

For Hasbro, the last few years since Michael Bay’s first Transformers have been something of a slow-motion rebrand, in which the toy maker has decided to be an intellectual property…

October 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

The Hub Hires a New CMO NFL Network vet Kaplan to oversee marketing at kids' network

Discovery Communications' joint venture with Hasbro, The Hub, has tapped Dena Kaplan to join its team as the company's new chief marketing officer. Kaplan hails from NFL Network and will…

July 2, 2012, 5:25 PM EDT

Discovery's The Hub Ponies Up The network, a joint venture with Hasbro, sees redux of Gen X-targeted kids shows as a way to appeal to today's young demos

Under her cardigan, Margaret Loesch is wearing a black T-shirt with a cartoon pony on it. The pony, eyes closed, smile wide, appears to be cheering in a moment of…

March 5, 2012, 12:07 AM EST

Like an Adult in a Toy Store: Hasbro Shows Off Its Wares to Collectors Marketer caters to nerds at expo

The Hasbro Fan Media Day at New York's annual Toy Fair is more or less what it sounds like—a motley collection of bloggers, amateur photographers and fan site administrators whose…

February 13, 2012, 8:33 PM EST

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