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Target Defends Homepage Redesign but Still Won't Say Who Did It Retailer says traffic and sales have been 'very positive'

Since late last week, when we pointed out the not-so-positive reaction many people had to Target's homepage redesign, we've been trying to answer two seemingly simple questions: Who did the…

November 27, 2013, 10:22 AM EST

Pretty Much Everyone Hates the New Redesign 'Holy drop shadow'

This holiday season, there's one thing everyone's sure to be getting on a headache. The recently relaunched Target site is sparking quite a bit of backlash from the design community,…

November 22, 2013, 12:06 PM EST

Justin Timberlake Surprises Biggest Fans on Set in New Target Commercial A fun prank this time, from Deutsch

Advertising has been obsessed lately with scaring the crap out of people. So here, for your Friday enjoyment, is a more benign prank. Target, which is the exclusive retail partner…

March 22, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

Target Rolls Out Four More Amusingly Fashionable Grocery Ads Mono campaign extended on Golden Globes

If you enjoyed the first four Target grocery ads that pretended to be fashion spots, here are four more—selling diapers, lightbulbs, oatmeal and fruit snacks. They broke Sunday night during…

January 14, 2013, 3:08 PM EST

Wieden + Kennedy Wins Its Fourth Straight Emmy, This Time for P&G 'Best Job' takes prize; see all the nominees here

Wieden + Kennedy is the Bryan Cranston of ad agencies—when it comes to Emmy Awards, no one else seems to come close. The agency picked up its fourth straight Emmy…

September 17, 2012, 9:42 AM EDT

Sweet Acceptance: Target Warms Hearts With College Admission Clips Retailer touts $1 billion education pledge

Here's one of the more compelling YouTube montage ads we've seen. Target and Deutsch LA string together clips of college applicants' reactions to the news they’ve been accepted. It's a…

July 31, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

Ad in Target Circular Either Photoshopped or Features an Alien A dad who really wants to lend a hand

Photoshop fails can range from annoying to awesome. Here's one for the latter pile—a Target circular with a dad who appears to have one too many appendages. The best part…

April 20, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

Adele Is Everywhere, Including This Adorable Target Ad Crowd-pleaser from Wieden + Kennedy

I didn't watch the Grammys, which is fine, because I've already heard Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," and didn't feel an overwhelming need to hear it again on the show,…

February 15, 2012, 12:29 PM EST

150 Reasons to Mourn Target and Wieden + Kennedy's Split A trove of great 15-second spots

Target's unexpected split with Wieden + Kennedy ends one of the most fruitful creative advertising partnerships of recent years. The pair produced a seemingly endless string of wonderful slice-of-life spots.…

January 9, 2012, 11:33 AM EST

Boy With Down Syndrome Becoming an Unlikely Ad Star He models in Target circular, Nordstrom catalog

One young man is making great strides in the modeling world despite what many might see as a significant impediment—he has Down syndrome. His name is Ryan, and he appears…

January 4, 2012, 4:03 PM EST