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Microsoft Creates a Surprisingly Amusing Game to Help Wean Us Off Windows XP Evade IE6 icons and the dreaded Clippy

With millions of Windows XP users clinging desperately to the reliable but officially obsolete operating system, Microsoft has created a surprisingly fun new game to nudge us all into the…

April 10, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

The Story of Microsoft's 'Bliss,' One of the Most Famous Photos Ever Taken Photographer of XP wallpaper tells all

Microsoft wants to make sure you remember the famous image of the blue sky and rolling pasture that graced so many computer screens for so long. As the world mourns (or…

April 10, 2014, 8:33 AM EDT

Here Are the Most Effective Ads of 2014 (So Far) Includes work from Budweiser, Procter & Gamble, Google—and a certain potato brand

As it turns out, a lot of people found they had dust in their eyes after sitting through Budweiser's poetic tale of star-crossed companions in its "Puppy Love" Super Bowl spot.…

April 3, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

Skype's Message to Facebook and WhatsApp: Millennial Use Growing Tops 300 million people

Skype is making its case to marketers that it is hip with millennials, that highly coveted youth demographic. Skype now counts more than 300 million users and said it reaches…

March 31, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

Foursquare's New Ads Tap Twitter and Require $100K Commitment Memo to agencies reveals check-in-and-tweet promos

Foursquare has a new ad product that invites users to tweet marketing messages when they check into businesses. The product is called Tap to Tweet and will be available in…

March 26, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT

Does Foursquare Offer Enough to Woo Advertisers Long Term? Some stats on the social-mobile company

During this year’s mercilessly cold winter, Foursquare managed to reignite its business, scoring a $15 million funding round from Microsoft as well as a three-month integrated campaign with Heineken. The…

March 23, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

Microsoft Tells Agencies What They Must Do to Win Its Coveted Global Account Spends more than $1 billion annually in media

Microsoft is in the middle of reinventing itself—and it wants the agencies vying for its global creative and media business to be open to change, too.    The tech giant last year…

March 9, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

This Shop Has Thrived by Helping in the Early Stages of Marketing Challenges Hub Strategy’s clients include Microsoft, Google, Oakland A’s

Specs Who Peter Judd (l.), creative director, director of design; D.J. O’Neil, CEO, creative director What Advertising, design and production shop Where Presidio Bowling Center, near the agency’s San Francisco office Twelve years ago,…

February 27, 2014, 6:43 AM EST

Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: Ads Featuring Tweets and Vines Twitter looks to expand second-screen presence

Twitter and National CineMedia (NCM) are looking for a brand to buy into a one-year exclusive deal that will entail social media-anchored advertising on the big screen. The partnership was initially…

February 24, 2014, 12:34 PM EST

21 Reasons the NewFronts Will Be Huge (No. 1: BuzzFeed Is In) Web video showcase expanded to two weeks

This spring, get ready for a cocktail party with 5 Insanely Amazing Appetizers You Can't Stop Eating and a presentation focused on 13 Mind Blowing Reasons You Should Shift Dollars…

February 6, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

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