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Topic: Jcpenney

Inside Jonathan Adler's Duplex, an Ever-Changing Creative Lab Packed With His Own Creations

Furnishings guru opens his doors for Adweek’s Design Issue

On a few weekends each year, an arts and crafts fair sets up shop along University Place, a narrow, leafy street in New York's Greenwich Village that borders the apartment…

How Agencies Are Cracking Down on Creatives Who Post Unapproved Ads

Playing with brand equity is hazardous to your career

Call it friendly fire. An agency art director posts an unsanctioned version of a TV ad for a client on his personal website to enhance his portfolio. It was the…

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…

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