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Increasingly, clients are hiring independent agencies on a project basis—with no annual retainer, smaller fees and offers of work that last for as little as a month—almost all with the caveat that they not engage with competing brands, sometimes...
From: AdWeek | By: Andrew McMains | Monday, May 4, 2015
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NORFOLK Smug, shirtless boys with ripped abs: Get outta here. Ugly clerks with mustaches: C'mon in. Abercrombie & Fitch, the clothing retailer with hot ads and cold sales, is toning it down. As of July, no more "sexualized marketing." That means...
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Nostalgia time: I can't remember the title of a series of direct-mail nature videos advertised on TV.These were from the late '80s or early '90s. My science teacher my senior year of high school actually ordered the thing, and that was 1991-92, but I'm...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Mister Moofoo | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Dozens and dozens of spreadsheets are taped to the walls of Douglas Carswell’s campaign HQ. The printed tables contain addresses of voters in Clacton, a constituency on the eastern coast of England — those that have received a leaflet are crossed...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Mona Chalabi | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Exclusive: Users select a product, watch a short video ad, and then answer trivia questions. Winners get the product for free, and others get a discount....
From: VentureBeat | By: Barry Levine | Monday, May 4, 2015
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If you've used ad-sponsored Android apps, you've probably wondered where those ads are coming from, and whether or not there's anything to be worried about. According to French researchers, you have a reason to be cautious. They've found a way to aut......
From: Massively | By: Jon Fingas | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Copyright * Comments on Blurrred Lines jury verdict. NY Times. Raustiala & Sprigman. The defense attorney. Tim Wu. Eriq Gardner. Wendy Gordon. Judith Finell musicologist’s expert report.  NY Times: “Owing to the specifics of copyright law,...
From: Eric Goldman | By: Eric Goldman | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Over the years, Google has acquired more than 180 different companies.  On its top ten acquisitions alone, it has spent more than $24.5 billion dollars.  That's a lot of money, but Google has learned how to make the most of those purchases. Time Magazine...
From: Business Insider | By: Jillian D'Onfro | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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The popular neurosurgeon prepares to formalize his presidential bid, a move that delights his supporters and worries his rivals....
From: The Atlantic | By: Emma Roller | Monday, May 4, 2015
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From depression to introspection to first loves.
From: The Kernel | By: Leslie Anne Jones | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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The social media giant’s still muddled on the issue of female nudity.
From: The Kernel | By: Selena Larson | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Yes I just blasphemed against the gods of landscape photography. Not using a polarizing filter for landscape photography could be considered sacrilegious among some circles and indeed, I myself have written ad nauseam of the importance of this simple...
From: Burda Style | Monday, May 4, 2015
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At the end of 2014, publicly traded companies in Bulgaria registered a net profit of BGN 147.286 M, according to summary data from the regular survey of the annual financial results of the companies whose shares are traded on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange...
From: Novinite | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Circa, the clever smartphone news app, failed to live up to its promises. The fiasco stems from the smartphone advertising market’s inherent weakness, from Circa’s inability to catch up with evolving reading habits, and from an insufficient editorial...
From: Monday Note | By: Frédéric Filloux | Monday, May 4, 2015
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While entertainment companies and authorities believe they are necessary to stem the tide of online infringement, many current anti-piracy strategies are putting Internet users at risk. Domain suspensions, seizures, plus search engine down-rankings are...
From: TorrentFreak | By: Andy | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My interviewer rejected me for a job and then tried to sell me luxury suits I recently applied to an office assistant position at a local insurance agency. The posting was very simple and straightforward...
From: Ask a Manager | By: Ask a Manager | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Here’s a friendly reminder about just how much you’ve shared.
From: The Kernel | By: Mike Wehner | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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You might not know the name Nicola Formichetti, and yet even the least fashion-savvy among us is sure to have seen his work. The 37-year-old Japanese-Italian designer got his start as a columnist for Britain's Dazed & Confused magazine, becoming...
From: AdWeek | By: Emma Bazilian | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Though candidates with business backgrounds often campaign on their boardroom bona fides, chief executive officers have historically failed to convince voters they have what it takes to be commander in chief. “Your typical valley worker looks at government...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Joe Garofoli | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Five Years Ago This week in 2010, the world was abuzz over the prototype iPhone that was left in a bar, and we discussed the legal fallout and its implications for bloggers-as-journalists. At the same time, another case found that a blog commenters was...
From: Techdirt | By: Leigh Beadon | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Just thought I'd share:STEPHANOPOULOS: And Senator Bernie Sanders joins us now. Welcome to "This Week." Why are you the best choice for president of the United States?SANDERS: Because for the last 30 years, I've been...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Bernie Sanders says America can learn some things form Scandinavian countries. “In countries in Scandinavia like Denmark, Norway, Sweden, they are very democratic countries,” Sanders said. “Voter turnout is a lot higher than it is in the United...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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A story of our times, with massive First Amendment issues embedded. Kill Jews A federal judge ruled that a group (more below, who they are makes this case even more complex) may put up posters on New York’s public buses and subways saying “Killing...
From: Firedoglake | By: Peter Van Buren | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard once had a stint filing and typing for the company. She also dropped out of law school, survived breast cancer and once ran a campaign ad featuring demon sheep.
From: NPR | By: Brian Naylor | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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The whole idea of Democratic Socialism is met with suspicion and often, scorn, when it is mentioned in this country. This is because our media is corporate-owned, and the last thing they want is to show how other systems of government work in a manner...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Howie at DWT featured a piece this morning about a fatuous right wing attempt to co-opt the legacy of the great Barbara Jordan in the cause of bigotry. (Don't ask ... ) He quotes a piece from the National Review...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Some are wondering why Kendall Jenner removed a sexy black-and-white photo from her Instagram account. The 19-year-old model teased fans by sharing a sensual photo of a nude couple in bed together. Kendall then later removed the post from her account....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Chanel Adams | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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BANNING POLITICAL SPEECH:  It has come to this.  New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority has voted to ban all political, religious and opinion ads. The reason?  An April 21 decision by federal district judge John Koeltl to enjoin the Transit...
From: Instapundit | By: Elizabeth Price Foley | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Recently announced 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appeared Sunday morning on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. During the interview on ABC, Sanders was asked about the fact that many believe his candidacy has no real chance of resulting...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Ryan Droste | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Jim Cramer fills his blog on RealMoney every day with his up-to-the-minute reactions to what's happening in the market and his legendary ahead-of-the-crowd ideas. This week he blogged on: Sandy Cutler's assessment of the...
From: TheStreet | By: Jim Cramer | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Note: SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg passed away suddenly last night. His brother, Robert Goldberg, announced the news on Facebook this morning. "No words can express the depth of loss we feel," he wrote. Business Insider had the chance to interview...
From: Business Insider | By: Julie Bort | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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On This Week, host George Stephanopoulos asked just-announced 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) whether he could win an election outside of Ben and Jerry land as a socialist. Sanders praised the democratic socialist systems of Scandinavia,...
From: Mediaite | By: Evan McMurry | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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It's springtime, I've hung my hammock, and I'm considering getting a backyard fountain to add some white noise to help drown out the sound of cars from the busy two lane street that runs in front of my house.Do you have a noisy backyard fountain you...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: deludingmyself | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Not our bloghost, but faithful Garden Chat correspondent JR in WV: I’ve been a little busy, rehab for my titanium shoulder, spring busting out suddenly after a long cold winter. But I have been sneaking outside with the camera, and have finally made...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Do you recommend any particular freelance site or marketing firm?We are a brick and mortar, mom and pop retailer specializing in outdoor gear. An REI came to town recently and we would like to better compete by selling products online, too. We have the...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: MansRiot | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Jeb Bush’s super PAC is exploiting a “loophole” in current campaign finance law to raise nearly unlimited and unaccountable level of money for his upcoming campaign for president, MSNBC is reporting. The key to this is simple, Jeb Bush has yet...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Dean Chambers | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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“We can’t wait for some deus ex machina to save our republic. Our republic is ours to save. Or better, it is only ours if we save it.” By Alex Freeman Boston, MA (TFC) – In his 2012 book, Republic, Lost, Lawrence Lessig writes, “We can’t...
From: Firedoglake | By: CTuttle | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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As "Mad Men" brings its epic look back at agency life in the 60s and 70s to a close, we asked today's agency leaders what "Mad Men" would look like if it were set in the future -- specifically 10 years from now.Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP GroupIn 2025 the...
From: Ad Age | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Matthew Weiner, resting comfortably in a brown leather armchair, shifts his weight toward a silver tray holding crystal tumblers and a bottle of Johnnie Walker. He turns the bottle to hide the label. "You don't want any brands in the shot, do you?" he...
From: Ad Age | By: Alexandra Bruell | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Executives from two Omnicom Group shops in Austin, Texas, are opening a new multicultural agency together to target Hispanic millennials.And that's why it's called Sibling. The new agency is the brainchild of Alejandro Ruelas, co-founder, managing partner...
From: Ad Age | By: Maureen Morrison | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Continue reading at AdAge.com...
From: Ad Age | By: Ken Wheaton | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Silicon Valley Primer — a short but interesting precis of what made the Valley great, with stories of the nobility. From a historian. All these new people pouring into what had been an agricultural region meant that it was possible …
From: O'Reilly Radar | By: Nat Torkington | Monday, May 4, 2015
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4. All major agency disciplines grew last year, with U.S. revenue gains from 4.4% for ad agencies to 10.3% for the resurgent field of health-care communications.5. Media agencies registered robust revenue gains in 2014, propelled by digital. That includes...
From: Ad Age | By: Bradley Johnson | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Baby boomers account for about half of all consumer spending, yet only 10 percent of marketing dollars are aimed their way. Correspondent Ina Jaffe talks advertising strategy with NPR's Scott Simon.
From: NPR | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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May The Fourth Be With You is bigger and better than ever, as the fandom gathers all over the world to celebrate Star Wars day, and the excitement is tenfold this year, with the much awaited release of The Force Awakens. Star Wars is one of the most...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patricia Didelot | Monday, May 4, 2015
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A May 5 Michigan ballot measure that would raise taxes to fix roads is attracting millions from the construction industry.
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Rachel Baye | Monday, May 4, 2015
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The city Transportation Department is airing a grim ad to drive home the point that motorists need to pay attention — and slow down.
From: New York Daily News | By: REUVEN BLAU | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Social network kills MS-Dos gaming fun, saying interactives and games breach its embedded cards terms of serviceFaster than Ryu KOing Ken, Twitter has killed off the ability to play MS-Dos games in tweets.Just last week, users discovered they could take...
From: The Guardian | By: Samuel Gibbs | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Hungaryʼs Competition Office (GVH) fined Jugis 2007 Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató HUF 6.1 mln on charges of misleading advertising, the competition office said today.
From: Budapest Business Journal | Monday, May 4, 2015
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The green consumer journey starts with one sustainably-made product. Our job, as sustainable businesspeople, is not just to communicate a sustainability message, but also to get consumers to use and enjoy that first green product. This is the gateway...
From: Triple Pundit | By: 3p Contributor | Monday, May 4, 2015
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