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Topic: Watches

Watch Brand Nixon Hires Creative and Media Shops

TBWA\Chiat\Day gets the creative assignment

Watchmaker Nixon, looking to raise its profile beyond core customers, is hiring its first agencies for creating and placing ads. The Playa del Rey, Calif., office of TBWA\Chiat\Day will handle the…

Baume & Mercier Has Mastered the Combo of Elegant and Laid-Back

Marketing lifestyle and product together isn’t always easy for watch brands

While it might seem like the makers and sellers of wristwatches have a comparatively easy time marketing their wares, it’s actually tougher than it looks. The big problem is that…

How Rolex Runs on Autopilot

Educating is no longer necessary

If there’s a branding equivalent of reaching nirvana, Rolex has done it. The 108-year-old brand is so famous, so coveted, it’s virtually synonymous with the luxury watch category, if not…

Buy a Watch From Us Before You Shrivel Up and Die, Says Diesel

'Days to Live' calculates how long you've got

"Hey, potential customer, you're gonna DIE! Wanna buy a wristwatch?" That's basically the message of this "Days to Live" campaign from Crispin Porter + Bogusky promoting Diesel's Timeframes line. Answering…

Perspective: Hey, Tough Guy

Nothing sells a manly man brand better than the manly man celebrity who uses it

In the long history of celebrity endorsements (Mark Twain, let us remember, was plugging Great Mark Cigars as early as 1875), brands have learned that while a famous face is…

Perspective: Here's the Skinny

For over a century, timepiece brands have advertised a curious idea: the thinner the watch, the better

One of the lesser known dogfights of the branding world happens to belong to one of its most refined sectors: luxury wristwatches. And the brinkmanship is not about what you'd…

Marlon Brando's Grandson: Not Your Typical Ad Model

Celebrity descendants are standard fare in the fashion world, with the assumption being that they're spoiled brats coasting on the family name. Not so with Marlon Brando's grandson, Tuki Brando,…

Man mugged for watch stars in ad for watch

This is pretty badass. Formula One racing boss Bernie Ecclestone was recently attacked by four muggers who stole his pricey Hublot watch, among other things. Ecclestone, 80, who was badly…

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