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Topic: Jcpenney

JCPenney's 4 Cent Video Ads on Twitter Could Threaten YouTube's Longtime Dominance

Retailer shows how social is changing

JCPenney says Twitter was behind its most successful social program—not Facebook or YouTube—and credited the platform's new video creation and viewing capabilities. The retailer only paid 4 cents for every…

24 Hours in Advertising: Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

JCPenney spreads joy, global ad revenue grows, and dads dance for Sainsbury's

Here's everything you need to know about the past 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Anheuser-Busch bets big on social media For the upcoming Super Bowl Anheuser-Busch will…

Ad of the Day: JCPenney Has Store Shoppers Surprise Complete Strangers With Gifts

Awkward stunt then gets all warm and fuzzy

Is giving to others the greatest gift of all? Even the sourest Scrooge might admit the idea has merit after checking out JCPenney's #JustGotJingled campaign from EVB and Victors & Spoils. In…

JCPenney Reviews Its Media Business After More Than a Decade With OMD

Retailer spent nearly $430 million in media last year

Longtime JCPenney media agency OMD is expected to defend in the retailer's review of its media account, according to sources. The brand's media spending approached $430 million last year, down from…

10 Big-Spending Advertisers That Prove Tumblr Could Make $100M in 2015

A marketing guide with BMW, Gatorade, Aeropostale

On Tuesday, Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer told investors that Tumblr would likely make more than $100 million in 2015. In our series this week, we learned that the social platform's…

How Banana Republic Moved From Skinny Models to Gay Guys

Couple keeps the brand beautiful—and authentic

This 1992 ad marked the beginning of Banana Republic advertising’s black-and-white period, which would continue nearly to the end of the decade. While the hunky (and sometimes shirtless) male models tiptoed up to…

Year of the Troll: Brands Learn to Love Messing With Consumers

But are they risking trust?

Is JCPenney drunk tweeting the Super Bowl? Is Sports Illustrated putting Barbie on the cover of its Swimsuit Issue? Does Groupon really think Alexander Hamilton was president? When each of these…

Blue Chippers Return to the Red Carpet

American Express, McDonald’s, Sprint spiff up for Oscars

While two of the biggest advertisers have rotated out of ABC’s Academy Awards broadcast, many more blue-chip sponsors are returning to the Red Carpet. As first reported by Adweek, General Motors…

Poll: Was JCPenney's Super Bowl Stunt on Twitter a Big Win or Just Lame?

Social data has JCP trailing only Budweiser among all brands

Per Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud's data, JCPenney was the second-most mentioned brand on social media platforms during last night's Super Bowl, trailing only Budweiser. The King of Beers garnered 192,527…

Two of the Oscars' Biggest Sponsors Have Decided Not to Return This Year

Rivals have already swooped in

After a lengthy stretch during which they served as exclusive category sponsors of the Academy Awards, Hyundai and Coca-Cola have decided to leave the red carpet behind. The automaker and soft…

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