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The Internet Hates Kmart’s New GIF Ads

You may have noticed that Kmart has had a lot of weird commercials lately. Whether it is Satan promoting a layaway or guys doing a Chippendales-inspired “Jingle Bells” dance in their boxers, there have definitely been plenty of alternatives to the more traditional, Mum-friendly ads. But with some hits there […]
The Internet Hates Kmart’s New GIF Ads
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Shark Dies In Backyard Pool During Kmart Commercial Shoot

[credit provider=”Wikimedia, CC” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oceanic_Whitetip_Shark.png”] A 5-foot-long white-tipped shark died after it was placed into an above-ground backyard pool in Van Nuys, California, during a commercial shoot for Kmart, the LA Times reported.White-tip sharks are on the list of threatened species due to a decline in population following the popularity of […]
Shark Dies In Backyard Pool During Kmart Commercial Shoot
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Reebok Keeps Flip Flopping Ad Agencies [THE BRIEF]

[credit provider=”Screengrab from mmwwaa100 on YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9ZaAkYEES8″] Good morning, AdLand. Here’s what you need to know today:Reebok brought back DDB as its agency of record, dumping McGarryBowen. This has actually happened before as McGarryBowen did Reebok’s creative between 2004 and 2009; then DDB took over; then Reebok gave creative duties […]
Reebok Keeps Flip Flopping Ad Agencies [THE BRIEF]
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This Woman Claimed Walmart’s CEO Took Diamonds And Yachts From A Contractor

[credit provider=”JulieRoehm.com” url=”http://juliearoehm.com/?page_id=2″] Thus far, the Department of Justice probe into whether Walmart paid bribes in Mexico to expand its operations there is focusing on violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. As the name of the law suggests, it covers alleged crimes committed by American companies in foreign countries.But […]
This Woman Claimed Walmart’s CEO Took Diamonds And Yachts From A Contractor
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BIZARRE: You’ve Never Heard Of The Largest Ad Agency In The U.S.

[credit provider=”Betty Braun / Flickr”] Industry insiders thumbing through Ad Age’s 2012 Agency Report, which ranks agencies by revenue size, might do a spit-take with their coffee when they see the name of the largest agency in the U.S.It’s Epsilon, a consulting, marketing data, and technology shop.
BIZARRE: You’ve Never Heard Of The Largest Ad Agency In The U.S.
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See Miller Lite’s New ‘Punch Top Can,’ Which Makes Shotgunning Easier

[credit provider=”Miller Coors”] Miller Lite has launched a “punch top can” version of its beer, which allows drinkers to shotgun the brew more easily. The easily-perforated top creates a hole where air can flow into the can as beer flows out into your mouth.The new launch will almost certainly invite […]
See Miller Lite’s New ‘Punch Top Can,’ Which Makes Shotgunning Easier
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Inside Ad Agency DraftFCB’s Gigantic Chicago Office Tower

[credit provider=”DraftFCB, with permission” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/draftfcb/”] With roughly 800 employees, the second-largest ad agency in Chicago is DraftFCB. (Leo Burnett is probably the largest). Take the tour > DraftFCB has had its ups and downs recently. It lost the massive S.C. Johnson account, worth $350 million in billings, last year (after […]
Inside Ad Agency DraftFCB’s Gigantic Chicago Office Tower