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Adweek’s Klara Debuts History Book 'Perspective' writer shifts his critical eye to the White House

Robert Klara writes about the history of advertising in our pages—in fact, he authors the Perspective department each week. But Klara also writes about American history in his new book…

October 21, 2013, 11:06 PM EDT

Starbucks' End-the-Shutdown Petition Spans Social, Mobile and Print Other brands jump into fight over government funding

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz doesn't exactly shy away from politics, and he's gone all-in today on affecting the national debate about the federal government shutdown. The coffee retail exec appears…

October 11, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

Big Brother Is Watching You From Mysterious Billboards in New York and San Francisco Teaser ads, but for what?

Mysterious billboards have appeared in New York and San Francisco bearing the message that "Your data should belong to the NSA." As Gothamist astutely points out, it already does, regardless…

October 8, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

Company Mailing Out Free Vibrators to Federal Workers During Shutdown Idle hands get a devil's plaything

If you're a federal employee with some time on your hands, Vibrators.com has something they'd like to put in those hands—for free! That's right, the e-commerce hub that bills itself as…

October 7, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

Obamacare Provider's $1.2M Effort Focuses on Social and Local Ads Health Republic of New York unleashes promotional blitz

The federal government may be shut down for the time being, but insurance providers planning to utilize Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces aren't waiting to promote what they offer. For instance,…

October 1, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

A Communications Strategist Discusses the Overlap of Politics and Branding Kevin Hauswirth’s lessons learned in social media

Specs Who Kevin Hauswirth Age 29 New gig Senior strategist, Purple Strategies Old gig Chicago’s first director of social media What’s it been like to move to the private sector after working with Mayor…

September 15, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

Mayoral Hopeful Makes Ad Soaking Wet in His Underwear, Swears Off Strip Clubs Kookiest political spot ever?

Man, who woulda thunk Midwestern municipal politics could make Anthony Weiner's campaign antics look boring? But Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jeff Wagner has pulled it off, emerging from a lake dressed…

September 13, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

GOP Votes to Punish NBC, CNN Over Hillary Clinton Programming Won't partner with the nets for 2016 debates

The Republican National Committee unanimously voted this morning not to partner with CNN and NBC News for any presidential debates during the 2016 election cycle, a rebuke of the networks’ plans…

August 16, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

'Bribe the Senate' Gun-Control Campaign Is Altered Because, Well, Bribes Are Illegal Goodby creatives avoid jail time

A jokey-yet-serious campaign called Bribe the Senate, intended to get the U.S. Senate to at least discuss the idea of mandatory background checks on gun purchases, has hit a legal…

July 25, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT

The Most Intense Ad Ever Made for a City Council's Cable-Access Broadcasts Blockbuster from Yukon Territory

Pulse-pounding thriller music and dramatic editing capture all the "excitement" of cable-access city-council broadcasts in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, in this tongue-in-cheek (but 100 percent real) promo. The commercial is nearing…

July 22, 2013, 8:20 AM EDT

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