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Obama Will Nominate Former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Announcement expected today

President Obama has chosen former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as his new secretary of veterans affairs, according to White House officials cited by The Washington Post. The decision follows a report on…

June 30, 2014, 6:01 PM EDT

9 Brands Halt Clippers Sponsorships After Owner's Racist Rants [Updated] CarMax, Virgin America, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and others won't stand with Sterling

UPDATED: Red Bull, Mercedes-Benz, Sprint and Corona stated that they are halting their agreements with the Los Angeles Clippers, too, according to reports this afternoon. The racist rants by Los…

April 28, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

6 Buzziest Pro- and Anti-Obamacare Marketing Moments Between two ferns and a creepy Uncle Sam

GetInsured, a nine-year-old health insurance online retailer, gathered social media numbers for the various buzzy moments that have transpired around the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a., Obamacare) during the last several…

April 22, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT

How Samsung and David Ortiz Roped the President Into a Promotional Selfie Obama photo was a planned social stunt

Has Samsung gone selfie crazy? The smartphone maker behind the Oscar selfie tweeted 'round the world has now brought President Barack Obama unwittingly into its marketing act. Unbeknownst to the leader of…

April 2, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

6 Ways Twitter Stole the Oscars Record retweets for Ellen selfie with stars

Twitter stole the Oscars last night, reaching new milestones and just dominating the conversation. It’s not a stretch to say Twitter outshined the actual show. Ellen Degeneres’ selfie with the…

March 3, 2014, 11:26 AM EST

A Creative Agency That Applies Political Tactics to Brands Former political election consultants

Specs Who Front, l.-r.: partners Rebecca Matovic, Kate Rothen; chief creative officer and partner Bobby Hershfield. Rear, l.-r.: founding partners Rob Shepardson, Lenny Stern, Mark Kaminsky; partner and president Bradley Kay What…

August 22, 2013, 7:05 AM EDT

NFL Held Invite-Only Show Right Before SXSW Began Panels included Twitter, Instagram, Blue State Digital and other notables

Tech players and marketers are now consuming their final drinks for South by Southwest Interactive, a five-day conference wrapping this evening. For the National Football League's digital marketers still in…

March 12, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT

Obama Gets Tweet Heat Before State of the Union Orgs zero in on #SOTU chatter

President Obama's State of the Union address has politically minded marketers trying their hand at real-time ad buying on Twitter today. The mostly nonprofit brands are calling on the president…

February 12, 2013, 2:58 PM EST

Twitter Hikes Promoted Trend for Super Bowl Looks to maximize revenues during biggest media days

Twitter's 24-hour Promoted Trend ad buy has sold for $120,000 per day during the last couple of years, allowing brands to occupy a prime slot on a popular site that…

January 22, 2013, 12:34 AM EST

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