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Dogs: Marketers' Best Friends

Dogs: Marketers' Best Friends

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Budweiser, IKEA, Subaru, and KLM leverage the power of the pooch to leave their (paw) print on consumers.

News Byte: Comcast Expanding Global Ad Delivery Through Partnership

News Byte: Comcast Expanding Global Ad Delivery Through Partnership

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Through a partnership with Adstream , Comcast's AdDelivery Service expands its footprint across the globe.

Chrysler Scoops Itself

Chrysler Scoops Itself

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Ron Burgundy steps back into his maroon suit as the new pitchman for Chrysler's Dodge Durango.

Infographic: Digital and TV Costar as the Next Dynamic Duo

Infographic: Digital and TV Costar as the Next Dynamic Duo

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Captivating audiences via video is no longer a solo act; multichannel is where video shines.

Target and Neiman Marcus give the Gift of Revenge

Target and Neiman Marcus give the Gift of Revenge

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Target and Neiman Marcus team up with ABC to deliver commercial drama

Enterprise airs TV ads to drive integrated campaign

Enterprise airs TV ads to drive integrated campaign

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car's new television creative, combined with its digital assets, underscore the automotive rental company's "dramatically shifted" media mix.

Marketers prolong TV-centric approach

Marketers prolong TV-centric approach

Twice a year, the marketing business pauses in its reinvention to expose its fear of fundamental change and highlight the disconnect that exists between what it says and what it does.

Integrated Honda campaign tells fans to get busy living

Integrated Honda campaign tells fans to get busy living

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To promote its new 2012 compact CR-V, Honda and agency of record Rubin Postaer and Associates (RPA) put a spin on the traditional concept of bucket lists.

Yahoo can buy itself back into the display market

Yahoo can buy itself back into the display market

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I don't begrudge new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson deflecting questions about Yahoo's display advertising prospects (even though he must have brainstormed his options considering talks with Yahoo began in November). But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a little fun and project some possibilities.

Online ads expected to thrive in 2012

Online ads expected to thrive in 2012

Media services companies ZenithOptimedia and GroupM softened their independent global ad spending predictions for 2012 in forecasts released in early December. MagnaGlobal, a unit of advertising giant Interpublic, also cut its global advertising forecasts for 2011 and 2012, citing a "worsening economic outlook." But with positive effect of quadrennial events, such as the Summer Olympics, European soccer championship and U.S. presidential elections, will there still be some winning channels?

Red Cross drives gift-giving

Red Cross drives gift-giving

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The American Red Cross launched a multichannel year-end campaign to allow consumers to buy regular gifts for loved ones through a gift catalog that places these items side-by-side with gifts and services for those less fortunate.

Q&A: Brian Lesser, CEO, Xaxis

Q&A: Brian Lesser, CEO, Xaxis

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Four months after WPP launched audience buying company Xaxis, CEO Brian Lesser discusses the firm's position in a crowded marketplace and what Xaxis has planned over the next year.

Barnes & Noble campaign for Nook tablet to be company's largest

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Barnes & Noble will launch a campaign on Nov. 14 to promote the Nook tablet that will be the "largest campaign in Barnes & Noble history," Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch said on Nov. 7 during a company event in New York.

TV, magazines most effective affluent marketing media: study

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Affluent consumers are more receptive to TV and magazine advertising than other media, according to a survey from market-research firm Ipsos Mendelsohn.

TV Everywhere with threaded, interactive ads

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Why not encode a TV episode's online version to pack in-show ads with clickable interactions?

Winning votes with interactive TV

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It's a given that marketers - including politicians in election years - target precise messages to specific groups of consumers.

GroupM shrinks 2011 forecast to 4.8% growth

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Global ad spending will grow by 4.8% in 2011 to $505.8 billion, online media company GroupM said on July 6. The company shaved 1% off its December prediction of 5.8% growth because of the Japanese disasters and unrest in the Middle East.

Jell-O Pudding turns frowns into smiles with social media

Jell-O Pudding turns frowns into smiles with social media

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Jell-O Pudding's "Pudding Face" campaign seeks to turn frowns upside down, both on consumers' faces and on their social media pages. The Kraft Foods brand will offer incentives to Twitter and Facebook users.

IHOP launches integrated marketing campaign

IHOP Restaurants launched an integrated advertising and marketing campaign on June 27 that will feature email, social media, TV and regional direct mail communications, said Joe Adney, VP of marketing at IHOP. Agency of record, McCann Erickson, is handling the work. Adney would not reveal spending on the campaign, but the brand tallied $74.4 million on advertising in 2010, according to its earnings statement.

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