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-eyeball ushers in a new era of VH1 Classic (video above). -Nike suspends contract with Adrian Peterson. -McDonald’s names Fred Ehle as its first VP-customer officer. -Sands China announced the appointment of Saatchi & Saatchi ChinaShow More Summary

People in Japan Are Making Tiny, Adorable Beds for Their Wallets and Purses

Here's an odd slice of weird from Japan. As seen on Japanese blogs, people are putting their purses and wallets into tiny beds before going to sleep themselves. The resulting pictures are strangely charming. Kazuyo Matsui TV and Internet...Show More Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch Gets Wet, Mr. Darcy Style, for Charity Campaign

There are moments in cinema when a collective wetting of panties results in an advertising ripple heard through the decades, as marketers struggle to give the people what they want. One such moment was when Colin Firth exited a lake in a dripping-wet white shirt during the BBC's 1995 remake of Pride and Prejudice. Show More Summary

Change Management is a process

Change Management – Leading Organizational Change from johnnyg14

Woman Gets a Giant Reebok Tattoo, and Her Very Own Ad to Go With It

When Reebok urges its most die-hard fans to get a big tattoo of the brand's logo, it means a big tattoo. Last month, the sportswear company set up a pop-up tattoo shop at the Tough Viking competition in Stockholm, and promised to give...Show More Summary

So What Do You Do, Tiffany R. Warren, Chief Diversity Officer for Omnicom Group?

Some people simply talk and others do. Tiffany R. Warren belongs to the latter category. When she tired of seeing the same groups being honored year after year at advertising awards shows, Warren took it upon herself to create a space to celebrate diversity in the advertising, marketing, PR and entertainment industries. Show More Summary

David&Goliath Shows Different Side of Blake Griffin for VIZIO

David&Goliath launched a new campaign for VIZIO featuring Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin cast in a different light. Griffin spends the spots dishing out poetry on subjects like the mouthguard, tear-away pants and bobbleheads in what looks like a slam poetry cafe. Show More Summary

TBWA\Chiat\Day Wins Miller Lite

Twitter hashtags didn’t quite do the trick for Leo Burnett: TBWA\Chiat\Day will be creative AOR for Miller Lite. The agency is currently referring all media inquiries to the client, but a spokesperson (and several tipsters) confirmed that the announcement happened minutes ago in its L.A. Show More Summary

US: Demo Targeting Smells Suspicious | Germany: Google Should Out its Algorithm | Social Ain't Free

Privacy: The FTC, rummaging around for more trouble it can make for online marketers, is starting to look at how data companies are serving up demographic groups and clusters, with an eye - presumably - for finding problems with racial biases or other discriminatory uses. The FTC has traditionally been the agency to enforce "redlining" behaviors [...]

See How Droga5 Actually Made the Insanely Intricate Sets for Moto's New Ads

Who needs CGI when you can build your own outlandishly complex ad props by hand? Clearly Droga5 is up to the challenge, as illustrated by the behind-the-scenes video just released by the agency to recap how it created four new spots for Motorola Mobility. Show More Summary

Saatchi & Saatchi Pulls Heartstrings for Cheerios

Saatchi & Saatchi gets emotional in its latest spot for Cheerios, entitled “3rd Shift.” The 30-second broadcast spot tackles the harsh reality of juggling family life with an unorthodox work schedule for hardworking Americans. At the...Show More Summary

Ralph Lauren Celebrates Artist Warehouse Communities in Fashion

The fashion house's Denim & Supply brand has launched the creative initiative and global campaign, 'Project Warehouse'

Gridlock on the Beltway? Take a Local Detour

The months leading up to midterm elections are never the most promising in terms of moving a public affairs agenda through Congress. Add the polarization of the current political environment, and the prospects of affecting policy change...Show More Summary

180LA and Zumba Dance While Everyone Is Watching

Confession: we’re still not quite sure what Zumba is. Many face the same dilemma despite the fact that the company “counts 15 million weekly dance class participants in a 180 countries worldwide.” For this reason, Zumba enlisted 180LA...Show More Summary

Samsung Gets Cute with Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard

Samsung finally lets up on Apple in its latest spot, instead getting cozy with cute real-life couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. In the 90-second spot, the couple continuously ditch other plans in favor of staying in and entertaining themselves with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. Show More Summary

The Foundation of Understanding How KISSmetrics Works: People, Events and Properties

The best way to get started with KISSmetrics is to understand people, events, and properties. People are the actual people (not pageviews) who visit your site, events are any important actions they take, and properties are any additional information about those people. In this post, we’ll break down these three types of data. We’ll start […]

Bryan Cranston Acts Out Baseball's Greatest Moments in Fantastic Ad For the Postseason

As the Baltimore Orioles became the first Major League Baseball team to clinch a division last night, baseball fans, fairweather and hardcore alike, are gearing up for the most exciting time of year—the postseason. And TBS, which plays...Show More Summary

We Hear: Did CP+B Win Infiniti or Not?

Last week we reported that the number of agencies still involved in the ongoing Infiniti pitch had gone down from four to two: CP+B and GS&P. Silence on the PR front confirmed that story, but as soon as we posted it we began to receive...Show More Summary

Naked Breasts Adorn Billboards For Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel, which has previously urged college students to touch each other's breasts and presented us with the Topless Female Trampolining World Championships, is, again, placing breasts front and center...Show More Summary

Strange Prada Storefront in the Middle of Nowhere Can Remain, Texas Decides

It's the world's oddest Prada store. And now, it looks like it won't be torn down. Prada Marfa, an art installation 26 miles northwest of the West Texas town of Marfa—featuring a fake Prada storefront containing luxury goods—is not an illegal advertisement and can remain on its site off U.S. Show More Summary

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