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Topic: Nestlé

Global Ad Buys Might Finally Become a Reality

Marketing across borders

When the holding companies Publicis and Omnicom announced last month they were joining forces to form the world’s largest ad agency group, they called it “a new company for a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Purina Goes Upbeat at Westminster

Brand replaces longtime sponsor Pedigree with campaign from Leo Burnett

Nestlé Purina is bringing a new, upbeat message to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, thanks to ad agency Leo Burnett. The brand launched a new campaign for its Pro Plan…

Cadbury Wins Color Purple Rights

Sees off trademark row with Nestlé

British confectioner Cadbury has won a trademark dispute with Nestlé over the rights to the “iconic” purple color that Cadbury uses on its wrappers. The U.K. Intellectual Property Office ruled that…

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