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Secret Weapon Marketing Gets Animated for SoCal Honda Dealers

On the heels of the nostalgia-stoking “Happy Honda Days” national campaign from RPA, Secret Weapon Marketing is releasing a similarly nostalgic regional campaign for SoCal Honda Dealers. Whereas RPA’s effort pines for the holiday toys...Show More Summary

Is Your Marketing Ready for the Holiday Shopping Season?

Think you're ready for the holiday shopping season? Here are three tips to help you prepare for it. Read the full article at MarketingProfs

Who’s Responsible for This Snapchat Ad?

The company is supposedly worth $10 billion, and its newest venture provides users with a way to (securely) send cash to one another…a very appealing option for a company that is notoriously dishonest about its own privacy practices. What...Show More Summary

Why Your Products Aren't Leaping Off the Shelves

You've put time, effort, and money into crafting fine products, but no one buys them. Why not? Read the full article at MarketingProfs

PP+K Takes Bright House Networks to its ‘First Dance’

Tampa agency PP+K is launching a new campaign for Bright House Networks with a 60-second broadcast spot entitled “First Dance.” The spot follows the story of a young boy as he learns to dance and attempts to win over a crush, getting help from Bright House Networks products and services along the way. Show More Summary

Why Combined Campaigns Benefit Your Marketing

Here's a look at what combined campaigns are and how they can help your marketing. Read the full article at MarketingProfs

M&C Saatchi Buys Minority Stake in SS&K

M&C Saatchi, after two failed attempts to set up shop in New York City, is purchasing a one-third stake in SS&K, to serve as M&C Saatchi’s New York outpost, The New York Times reports. Both agencies are expected to make the announcement today. Show More Summary

21 Designers Show Off Their Tattoos, and Tell the Stories Behind Them

There's a certain amount of pressure on designers when they decide to get tattoos. It's like a hairdresser's hairstyle, or an architect's home—the choices you make seem weightier, more personal somehow, given your background. Creative Bloq recently asked 21 designers to show off their tattoos, and explain what makes them special. Show More Summary

AirBnB, KLM Renting Out a Commercial Jet for a Night

The airliner and lodging brand team up to offer a one-night stay on one of the former's planes at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

Dave & Buster's Just Posted a Tweet It's Going to Regret for a Long Time

And your massive brand Twitter fail of the day goes to … Dave & Buster's! To advertise its Taco Tuesday, the restaurant chain made a joke that pretty clearly went over the line, prompting incredulity from its Twitter followers. "I hate tacos, said no Juan ever," the tweet read. Show More Summary

This Grocery Store's New Look Was Inspired by Everything From Pixar to BuzzFeed

Sure, megachains like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's can pull off a hip, millennial-savvy vibe. But what about those old-school regional grocers? Lowes Foods, with around 100 locations in the Carolinas and Virginia, recently gave Winston-Salem,...Show More Summary

This Apple Store in London Looks Just Like a Regular Apple Store, Except It Sells Real Apples

Don't come looking for free WiFi. This Apple Store doesn't have it. That's because it sells real apples—the nontechnological kind. London's Borough Market, one of the oldest markets in the U.K., is marking its 1,000th anniversary this year. Show More Summary

Mini-Documentary Looks at How to Balance Inspiration and Obligation as a Creative

Mac Premo is a guy who makes art, and has always made art, and here's a pretty cool mini-documentary about Mac Premo that you might well mistake for an ad for Mac Premo. Created by a guy named Bas Berkhout, it's beautifully shot and edited, with a narrative that pretty much breezes right by. Show More Summary

Kmart and Joe Boxer Go for Belly Laughs in Holiday Sequel to 'Jingle Balls'

Kmart and Joe Boxer's "Show Your Joe" ad (rechristened "Jingle Balls" by some) was one of the big hits of 2013's holiday season—to the tune of 18 million YouTube views. Now, here's the sequel, promoting Joe Boxer men's sleepwear. The musical body parts have changed a bit, but fans of last year's spot will appreciate the surprise ending here. Show More Summary

Here's a Pretty Fly Apartment on Airbnb: a Refurbished KLM Airplane

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, which warmed heart cockles recently with its lost-and-found beagle, delivers another winner by listing a "Spacious Airplane Apartment" on Airbnb. Yes, they turned an airplane parked at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam into an apartment with two bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, WiFi and a panoramic view from the cockpit. Show More Summary

Infographic: The Typical Life of an Agency Employee, at Work and at Home

What inspires agency people? How do they get to work? What's their favorite color? What animal would they be? What would they be doing if they weren't working in advertising. Shushu, a senior copywriter at BBR Saatchi & Saatchi in Tel-Aviv,...Show More Summary

10 Ad Mascots You Probably Didn't Know Were Related to Kermit the Frog

Jim Henson creations have a storied history in advertising, going back to the 1950s, when a violent proto-Kermit pitched Wilkins Coffee with 10-second TV spots. Tappy, the latest creation from Jim Henson's Creature Studio, is similarly off-kilter in his role as a living credit-card reader at a checkout counter. Show More Summary

Toyota Dealer Makes the Year's Most Cringeworthy SNL Parody With 'Keys in a Box'

Almost eight years later, "Dick in a Box" lives on as one of Saturday Night Live's more hilarious digital shorts. And since there are no rules that say that jokes become stale after that amount of time, some car salesmen in Oak Lawn, Ill., fired up their cameras and created a parody to the tune once made popular by Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg. Show More Summary

Why Everyone From Cameron Diaz to Gwyneth Paltrow Is Praising Two Random Agency Creatives

Proud of your dozens of LinkedIn endorsements? You're going to look like a right tosser next to Matt Roach and David Lawrie. The creative team at M&C Saatchi in London have secured testimonials from a whole slew of celebrity A-listers—from Cameron Diaz to Gwyneth Paltrow to George Clooney—or so it would appear from the amusing video below. Show More Summary

This IT Company Just Made the Best Mind-Numbing Corporate Video Ever

Given they have a "shit ton" of clients and have "won every award ever," you might think Risual wouldn't need to advertise at all. What's that, you've never heard of them? Well you're about to. They're a British IT services organization (real, not fake) specializing in the Microsoft platform. Show More Summary

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