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YouTube's 10 Most-Watched Ads in April A pair of megahits led the way in a staggering month for online video

It's shaping up to be an astonishing spring for ads on YouTube. In March, Pepsi MAX's Jeff Gordon spot screeched its way to 33 million views, or about 13 million more…

May 8, 2013, 7:14 AM EDT

The Best (and Worst) Brand Extensions Thinking of nudging your brand name into a new category? Good luck. But please, read this first

It’s a plane! It’s a purifier! It’s both! In theory, launching a successful brand extension should be easy. All you have to do is take a familiar name and slap it…

February 4, 2013, 3:56 AM EST

Vote for the Best and Worst Brand Extensions Which marketers pushed their products to new frontiers—and which ones pushed things too far?

Quick—do you know what Starbucks Coffee Liqueur, Ralph Lauren for the Pet and Mr. Clean Car Wash all have in common? Answer: Each is an example of a brand extension—a…

December 20, 2012, 5:51 PM EST

Putting Brands in Their Place FTC's David Vladeck leads the charge in the feds' crackdown on deceptive ads

Advertisers can’t say they weren’t warned. Three years ago, right after joining the Federal Trade Commission as director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, David Vladeck stood before the ad industry’s…

November 13, 2012, 12:12 AM EST

Facebook: Our Ads Are Just Like TV Social giant pivots hard to branding argument

After years of digital marketers pointing to trackable click data as their main argument to why television-addicted brands were underspending on online ads, it’s come to this. Digital darling Facebook—armed…

October 1, 2012, 7:27 PM EDT

Nestlé Puts GPS Trackers in Candy Bars for Golden Ticket Style Contest Willy Wonka would be proud

Nestlé's "We Will Find You" campaign sounds more like a threat than a marketing stunt, but it's not quite as Orwellian as the name would imply. Six Nestlé chocolate-bar wrappers…

September 24, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

Nestlé Clarifies: Pedobear Is Not Our New Advertising Mascot Company pulls Instagram photo from Facebook

The only thing creepier than the context surrounding Pedobear is the amount of times he shows up in otherwise legitimate products and services. This time it's Nestlé, which had to…

July 23, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

Door Slams on Girl Scouts' Sweet Treats Health advocates lash out at Scouts over Nestlé deal

The Girl Scouts has become a surprising combatant in the war on junk food. Unfortunately, it may be on the wrong side. Health advocates last week renewed their attacks on the…

June 25, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT

Health Advocates Say Nestlé Co-Branded Candy With Girl Scouts Violates Pledge Girl Scouts tie-in attractive to kids

No doubt Nestlé thought that co-branding its Nestlé Crunch candy bars with the Girl Scouts was a good way to burnish the company's image. But health activists fighting childhood obesity…

June 18, 2012, 4:08 PM EDT

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