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JCPenney Isn't Drunk Tweeting the Super Bowl—It's Wearing Mittens Stunt causes buzz and goads Kia Motors and Doritos

Nicely played, JCPenney. In the last hour, the retailer's Twitter account has tweeted messages that appeared to be typed by an intoxicated individual. But it was all just a Super Bowl…

February 2, 2014, 7:52 PM EST

Nearly One-Quarter of Shoppers Plan to Shop on Thanksgiving Black Friday is creeping forward

The day after Thanksgiving is still the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season, but the holiday itself is starting to become the new Black Friday as a growing number…

November 20, 2013, 6:33 AM EST

JCPenney Turns to Kraft's Debra Berman for Marketing Struggling retailer looks to branding vet for comeback

JCPenney has turned to Kraft's Debra Berman, an executive with deep brand and agency experience, to direct the struggling department store giant's comeback. At Penney, Berman is svp of marketing.  Her…

August 5, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT

16 of the Gayest Ads in History From Ivory soap to Marky Mark

With advertisements from The Gap, Amazon’s Kindle and JCPenney acclimating the public eye to seeing frank images of same-sex couples, it’s easy to conclude that we’re simply seeing the product…

June 16, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

Gay Advertising’s Long March Out of the Closet Same-sex imagery is much older than you think

James Cash Penney, the son of a Baptist minister and founder of one of America’s enduring retail empires, probably rolled over in his grave. Tucked in the glossy pages of JCPenney’s…

June 16, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

JC Penney Cans Ron Johnson, Brings Mike Ullman Back CEO shake-up at struggling retail brand

JC Penney's board ousted CEO Ron Johnson today and replaced him with his predecessor, Mike Ullman. Johnson, a former Apple exec, took over the struggling retailer's leadership 17 months ago and…

April 8, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

Martha Whips Up Sponsors for New PBS Cooking Show JCPenney, University of Phoenix sign on

If your salad-tossing technique is getting a little rusty, fear not. The debut of lifestyle guru Martha Stewart’s newest cooking show is right around the corner. Martha Stewart’s Cooking School will…

October 1, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

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