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Want to Spot Rich People? Head to Walmart Why wealthy shoppers are slumming it

It’s a statistical fact that wealthy shoppers rave about the pampering they receive at upscale retailers like Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor and Barneys. But here’s a question to ponder:…

July 11, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

How Banana Republic Moved From Skinny Models to Gay Guys Couple keeps the brand beautiful—and authentic

This 1992 ad marked the beginning of Banana Republic advertising’s black-and-white period, which would continue nearly to the end of the decade. While the hunky (and sometimes shirtless) male models tiptoed up to…

June 25, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT

Pinterest Users Don't Mind Ads—Up to a Point Adding value to conversations is key to acceptance

If you think the only people using Pinterest are moms and craft hobbyists, think again. While your typical Pinterest user is likely female (14 percent are men), they're a more…

June 3, 2014, 11:12 PM EDT

Target Gets Twitter Heat From Gun Control Group Moms Demand Action jumps on provocative pics by 'Open Carry' org

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a Michael Bloomberg-backed organization in favor of more gun control, is applying notable pressure on Target via Twitter this evening. The activist group is…

June 3, 2014, 10:47 PM EDT

FTC's Data Security Case Against Wyndham Worldwide Moves Forward Closely-watched case could determine authority

In a victory for the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge declined to dismiss the agency's data security case against Wydham Worldwide Hotels, allowing it to move forward. The case, in…

April 7, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

Women Are Getting More Data Exec Gigs and 4 Other I-Com Takeaways Confab shows that fraud and viewability are hot-button issues

The 5th I-Com Global Summit just wrapped here in Seville, Spain, where a few hundred data marketing execs met to address industry challenges this week. Below are five takeaways from…

April 4, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

Chandelier’s Richard Christiansen Talks Ads, Airlines and Sheep Racing The Aussie creative who changed advertising in New York

Richard Christiansen first learned about selling during a “vaudeville” upbringing on an Australian farm that, in the wake of a drought, lured Japanese tourists with attractions like sheep racing. Outback…

March 31, 2014, 11:26 PM EDT

Target Is Washington's Poster Child for Data Breach Debate Report shows where retailer went wrong

Target is quickly becoming the poster child for Washington policymakers anxious to find a solution to curb the growing number of data breaches that steal and compromise the personal information…

March 25, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT

Infographic: Consumers Just Say No to In-Store Tracking Consumers favor opt-in consent

Given the choice, consumers are likely to just say "no" to their movements being tracked in retail stores via their smartphones. According to a new survey by Chicago-based OpinionLab, eight…

March 24, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

Retailers Are Finding That Data Vulnerability Can Undo Years of Brand Equity How to bolster defenses and clean up the PR mess

Data breaches, as we have all learned, can be #EpicFails with far-reaching and destructive implications for brands. Once sensitive consumer information—payment-card data, home addresses, phone numbers—are stolen, the ramifications can…

March 23, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT

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