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Creativity Editor — Advertising Age

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Starbucks 'Race Together' Cup Messages Go Away

adage.com — CEO Says Chain 'Didn't Expect Universal Praise' Starbucks employees will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups, ending the first stage of the company's controversial effort to spur a discussion on U.S. race relations. The coffee chain is now moving ahead with the next phase of the program, CEO Howard Schultz said in an open letter to workers on Sunday.

CAA Marketing Co-CCO Jesse Coulter to Depart

adage.com — Creative Leader Spearheaded Talent Firm's Celebrated Efforts for Chipotle CAA Marketing Co-Chief Creative Officer Jesse Coulter has announced he will be leaving the company. Mr. Coulter joined the marketing division of the Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency in 2006 and is leaving on his own accord, in the hopes of moving onto his next creative pursuit, which is yet to be determined.

Anomaly's Latest IP Investment? Art

adage.com — You may find the fruits of Anomaly's next initiative sitting on your office desk, or perhaps in a museum or art gallery, rather than online or on TV. Already known for successful intellectual property creations such as Eos lip products and the cooking show "Avec Eric", the agency is now intensifying its sights on China and its environs through a joint venture with street-culture brand Mighty Jaxx.

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The Apple Watch Is Out, As Are Others. How Do Ads Compare?

adage.com — Going by the gorgeous advertising, it's hard to dispute that Apple's new smartwatch has some tremendously compelling features and impeccable design. But Apple Watch is far from the first entry in the budding category, and the others have ads too. How does smartwatch advertising stack up, circa March 2015?

Hotels.com's Captain Obvious Knows You're Ignoring Him

adage.com — Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday.

Photos: Scenes from the Creativity 50 Dinner in Los Angeles

adage.com — Ad Age Teamed With Droga5 and WME to Host Creative Finest Last night in Los Angeles, Advertising Age and Creativity teamed with Droga5 and WME to host a celebration toasting the honorees of the 2014 Creativity 50 as well as some of the alumni of C50s past.

Escape Drone Attacks with Audi; See the Newest Ad on TV

adage.com — Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday.

'Saturday Night Live' Going to China in Sohu Partnership

adage.com — Live from China: It's Saturday Night. After 40 years as a weekend staple on U.S. TV screens, "Saturday Night Live" will start a Chinese version in partnership with Sohu.com, operator of an online search engine and video streaming sites.

Jimmy Smith and DGWB Partners Launch Amusement Park Brands

adage.com — Re-Branded Agency Becomes Part of Amusement Park Mini-Media Conglomerate Advertising veteran Jimmy Smith is adding something new to the mix of his mini-media "conglomerate" -- traditional advertising. In 2011, the TBWA and Wieden & Kennedy vet known for such projects as Nike "Battlegrounds" and Gatorade "Replay" launched his own transmedia venture, Amusement Park Entertainment with a minority backing from IPG.
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Mar 19, 2015

How far would you go for creativity? Pentagram designer used own blood to make this poster. bit.ly/1H60U53 pic.twitter.com/ri9qmDgWay

Mar 13, 2015

You can use your spare foreign change to play Pac-Man & donate to charity at Arlanda Airport bit.ly/1BC7njw pic.twitter.com/SooQYkhLDD

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