Walgreens Is Trying To Find Out If Mobile Coupons Work [THE BRIEF]

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Walgreens and Duane Reade teamed up with L’Oreal to launch a mobile coupon campaign. They companies hope to find out if an ad on a smartphone can lead to brick-and-mortar purchases. Data on the products someone purchases using the coupon (found on L’Oreal’s Pretty in my Pocket app) is then collected so that the company can gain consumer insights. The coupon program is facilitated by Sparkfly.

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Grey president Tor Myhren sent an in-office memo to his staff congratulating them on the shop’s first Emmy nomination in its 96-year history.

Gary Pascoe is going to lead the creative team at Commonwealth. He was previously at Team Detroit.

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Syncapse, a social media marketing firm in Toronto, laid off a “significant number” of its 110 person staff to stay in business.

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  • Why Chase Is Partnering Up With Reality TV
  • People Share GEICO’s ‘Hump Day’ Ad 2,500 Times More On Wednesdays Than Other Days
  • These Racist Texas Car Ads Are Offensive To Almost Every Group
  • VW Turned A Beetle Into An Underwater ‘Flying’ Shark Cage For Shark Week
  • Social Media Targeting Firm LocalResponse Is Looking For Buyers And Sellers
  • Statistical Proof Is Piling Up That Apple’s Ads Are Failing
  • Twitter And LinkedIn Are Expanding Their Ad Offerings

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