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Topic: Walmart

Q&A: Why McCann's Rob Reilly Still Gets Excited for Super Bowl Ads

And how the former CP+B exec is creating a new global creative powerhouse

Specs Who: Rob Reilly New gig: Global creative chairman, McCann Worldgroup Old gig: Worldwide chief creative officer, Crispin Porter + Bogusky Age: 45 Why did you create this year's first "Super Clio," recognizing the best Super Bowl…

Geena Davis Is on a Mission to Highlight Female Filmmakers. Her Biggest Ally? Walmart

'Empowering women is the right thing to do,' retailer says

It's not surprising that, amid a national debate over gender equity, a star and activist like Geena Davis would launch a film festival celebrating female and minority filmmakers. What might…

Big-Box Stores Like Target Think These New Apps Can Defeat Amazon

Can they stop the showrooming monster?

Not so long ago, retailers struggled mightily to direct shoppers away from browsers and over to their newfangled branded apps without much success. This holiday season, however, might prove to…

How Target Identifies the Hottest Retail Tech 18 Months Before It's Cool

Its innovation lab in S.F. has shifted from learning to making

When Target opened its San Francisco innovation lab in 2012, the goal—as with most brands—was to work closely with tech startups to apply digital smarts to retail. With two years…

Why Black Friday Is Overrated (and Always Was)

The hot shopping day that's actually...meh

Travis Dent hopes Black Friday just dies, not least because it's already killed seven people. "The only thing 'doorbuster' deals has going for it is novelty," said Dent, a Web…

Walmart Amends Price Matching Policy After Cheap PS4 Debacle

Excludes marketplace vendors, third-party sellers, membership or auction sites

For those looking to score a cheap PlayStation 4 at Walmart by using the devious tactic of showing a false Amazon listing for an underpriced console, the gig is up. The…

This $473 Billion Retailer Wants to Be the Next Ad-Tech Star

@WalmartLabs pioneers digital innovation trend

If you're like most Americans, you probably don't think of Walmart as a major digital company. But within the digital marketing industry, the retailer is on everyone’s lips as a…

Meet 7 Brands That Are Building the Future of Digital Retail Through Innovation Labs

These marketers think big by going small

At first glance, Westfield San Francisco Centre appears to be a typical American shopping mall with the usual rotation of mass-market retailers, a food court and a movie theater. But…

This Might Be the Best Branded Parenting iPad App of the Year

Stride Rite is ramping up its mobile game

The data points around mobile are simply relentless, and here's the latest stat from Adobe: Smartphones and tablets will account for $1.6 billion in sales on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and…

Whoa, Walmart.com. Why Do You Have a Section Called 'Fat Girl Costumes'?

Not a good look for the retailer

Either someone at Walmart has made a terrible mistake, or else the retailer's SEO trolling is top notch.  Jezebel points out this morning that Walmart's collection of Halloween costumes includes a…

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