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Hyundai will tease its Super Bowl ad during both the NFC and AFC Championship games on Sunday. The teaser will also be available for viewing online and on the brand's social channels. It suggests a kind of follow-up to last year's "A Better Super Bowl" from Hyundai agency of record Innocean, with the brand promising...
We hear a lot about "storytelling" in one form or another these days. It's become one of the most overused and hotly debated buzzwords in the business. Now, acclaimed commercial director Rodrigo Saavedra puts storytelling in sharp focus for Francis Coppola's winery in "The Red Stain," a 10-minute brand film that debuted Friday at the...
Businesses on Facebook have the Facebook Pages Manager application, and businesses on Messenger have Analytics for Apps data for their Messenger bots. And now, businesses on WhatsApp have some tools of their own. The Facebook-owned messaging app announced the launch of WhatsApp Business, a free Android application for small business owners on the platform, which...
One of the neatest things about living outside the U.S. is discovering soccer culture, which is as strident and culturally charged as football is in America. On March 9, Italian club F.C. Inter Milan will turn 110 years old. To celebrate that historic benchmark, in November it launched "He110, this is Inter," a massive project...
Instagram's latest update to its iOS and Android applications borrowed a feature from sister app Facebook Messenger. The app's messaging feature, Instagram Direct, now includes activity status, which adds a line below user names sharing the last time those users have been online. Users can opt out of the feature, but should they do so,...
NBC News is still hoping to secure an interview with President Trump on Super Bowl Sunday, a tradition that goes back more than a decade. "Without getting into specifics, I can tell you that there have been conversations between NBC News and the White House about a conversation format, the timing, the location, those sorts...
We're getting pretty well-versed in testicular cancer awareness ads, and in the weird--sometimes creepy--ways associations find of getting people to do something we oddly all hate doing: checking ourselves regularly to ensure early prevention. Here's the Colombian League Against Cancer's approach. It might not be the most imaginative, but we like how the act of...
After last week's news that Facebook is revamping its News Feed, small businesses needed some good news from Facebook, and they received it in the form of an update on the Facebook Community Boost program, which was originally announced last November. Facebook Community Boost is aimed at helping small businesses in the U.S. grow and...
Facebook's board of directors welcomed its first African-American member, as American Express chairman and CEO Kenneth Chenault will take a seat effective Feb. 5. Chenault has been with American Express for 37 years, and he is retiring as chairman and CEO effective Feb. 1, to be succeeded by vice chairman Stephen Squeri. Zuckerberg said in...
As global leaders gather in Davos next week to try to create a shared future in a fractured world, what's the role of marketers and creative agencies? In this era of seismic disruption, technology is overturning entire business models and transforming the way that customers live, buy and think. Marketing today requires thinking well beyond...
Mastercard has added a new wrinkle to its famed Priceless campaign, which has already spanned two decades. The company worked with its creative agency, McCann, for the last year to develop the addition to the campaign. Called "Start Something Priceless," the new effort is meant to inspire people to do something they have always wanted...
Facebook Messenger has come a long way since vice president of messaging products David Marcus left his post as president of PayPal to join the social network in June 2014. Marcus shared six trends that he believes will emerge for the messaging application in 2018 in a note published on Facebook Tuesday. Those trends were:...
This is a real offer: Try a healthy snack that tastes like some combination of hyena crap, garbage, resentment and sawdust. Bring it on, you say? The marketer Kind feels confident that its new protein-packed bar is considerably more palatable than that. But you--the first 10,000 consumers to step up, that is--can be the judge....
The whirlwind of last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is in the rearview mirror now. Not surprisingly, the event was full of data and stats about everything from the Internet of Things to smart TVs and artificial intelligence. Here's what stuck out to us last week, as well as a couple of numbers...
Wait, we're not done with the 2017 lists yet! Here's an intriguing one from research firm System1 ranking the 10 most emotionally engaging spots of the year--based on testing of 705 award-winning or viral global TV ads and digital films among 56,400 consumers. Coming out on top was a little-known British ad with less than...
Scripps Networks Interactive launched an HGTV Facebook Messenger bot, designed to help users discover design inspirations that they can implement in their own homes. The bot, named Hazel, allows users to access decorating tips related to specific rooms, browse trends based on style type and project and save galleries for easier access later on. Users...
Jeff Brooks, formerly president and chief marketing officer of digital agency Huge, has gone client-side, joining mattress company, and Huge client, Casper as CMO. Casper named Huge as its creative agency of record late last year. "I've appreciated the product as a customer, admired the brand as a consumer, and can't wait to take the...
Ever wonder why Taco Bell doesn't sell fries? That question sets off Josh Duhamel on a epic quest in the brand's new faux movie trailer for a thriller called Web of Fries, which looks like the perfect plane movie. The 90-second spot, from Deutsch, hits every thriller trope with aplomb, and making the big bad...
Remember when Don Draper's had his epiphany at the meditation retreat? It inspired him to dream up a famous commercial, but it could easily have led to something like KFC's "Comfort Zone," a hallucinogenic new campaign by Wieden + Kennedy that suggests--by playing around with the tropes of meditation--that KFC's Pot Pie is just the...
Pringles has released a short teaser to its first Big Game ad, revealing Trainwreck actor Bill Hader as the star. He'll be showcasing "flavor stacking" in the Super Bowl LII 30-second spot on Feb. 4. "More people will see me in this than they have in the past three movies I've been in," Hader jokingly...