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Banker in Need of an Orgasm? There's a Vibrator for That

adweek.com — The 1 percent truly get everything catered to them. Sex toy maker Lelo has launched Pino, a vibrator especially made for bankers. The device itself is your standard stretchable vibrating silicon ring, but the devil is in the packaging details.
Nov 22, 2014

I'll take creepy weird shit for $1000 “@eringriffith: oh look, it's "Pino, a vibrator especially made for bankers" adweek.com/adfreak/banker…

Nov 21, 2014

Wall St gets all the perks RT @eringriffith: oh look, it's "Pino, a vibrator especially made for bankers" adweek.com/adfreak/banker…

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Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons Fronts Intel's New Fourth-Quarter Ad Campaign

adweek.com — Earlier this fall, Intel execs were visiting their new agency, mcgarrybowen, when they noticed an Adweek featuring The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons on the cover. That chance encounter planted the creative seeds for the agency's first campaign for the semiconductor manufacturer, which breaks on November 24.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @bobduffy: AdWeek: Jim Parsons Gets to Be His Lovable, Geeky Self for Intel in His First Big Endorsement #RealSense adweek.com/news/advertisi…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @tonymedia: When did @intel decide Jim Parsons would be the perfect pitchman? When it saw him on @Adweek cover at @mcgarrybowen adweek.com/news/advertisi…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @tonymedia: When did @intel decide Jim Parsons would be the perfect pitchman? When it saw him on @Adweek cover at @mcgarrybowen adweek.com/news/advertisi…

Nov 21, 2014

When did @intel decide Jim Parsons would be the perfect pitchman? When it saw him on @Adweek cover at @mcgarrybowen adweek.com/news/advertisi…

Nov 21, 2014

Jim Parsons #Adweek cover provided inspiration for new Intel campaign. bit.ly/1xZjUwu His first big endorsement.

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This Hipster Business Name Generator Is About to Become Your New Obsession

adweek.com — Forget all those sites that randomly generate band names, stripper names and hobbit names. This one could make you rich, my friends. Brooklyn rich! The Hipster Business Name Generator creates a random combination of quirky nouns and drops them under a stylized X, with the requisite stylish dingbats and initials.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @nprnews: FRIDAY TIME SUCK! 'This Hipster Business Name Generator Is About to Become Your New Obsession' adweek.it/1xHVOrt @Adweek

Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

RT @nprnews: FRIDAY TIME SUCK! 'This Hipster Business Name Generator Is About to Become Your New Obsession' adweek.it/1xHVOrt @Adweek

Nov 21, 2014

FRIDAY TIME SUCK! 'This Hipster Business Name Generator Is About to Become Your New Obsession' adweek.it/1xHVOrt @Adweek

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Exclusive Facebook Program Called Grapevine Lets Big-Spending Brands Measure Public Sentiment

adweek.com — Facebook is giving select brands exclusive access to information gleaned from its 1.3 billion users, letting high-rolling advertisers find out what consumers really think about them based on comments and other telling social activities, according to industry insiders familiar with the special program.
Nov 21, 2014

Fancy focus group....Facebook Lets High-Rolling Brands See What Users Really Think in This Elite Program adweek.it/1tn4Dzt #marketing

Nov 21, 2014

RT @GarettSloane: $1 million or so will get a brand into Facebook's exclusive program that measures public sentiment adweek.com/news/technolog…

Nov 21, 2014

$1 million or so will get a brand into Facebook's exclusive program that measures public sentiment adweek.com/news/technolog…

Nov 21, 2014

Facebook lets high-rolling brands see what users really think in this elite program adweek.it/1tn4Dzt

10 Must-See Digital Marketing Stats From the Week: Nov. 17-21

adweek.com — Here are this week's 10 most enticing data points from the digital marketing space, including stats from newsmakers Google and Uber. Check them out below. 1. Google's humongous Times Square digital billboard caught people's attention this week-even if they weren't in midtown Manhattan.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Adweek: The week's 10 must-see digital marketing stats, from Uber to Times Square: adweek.it/1vx9jtK pic.twitter.com/5JRAOwlNay

TGI Fridays will be bringing its restaurant drone to America

adweek.com — Lots of couples kiss in restaurant booths, but the ones doing so at TGI Friday's this holiday season may want to be careful: A device hovering overhead might be taking pictures. This week, the casual dining chain launched a camera-equipped drone to buzz around a U.K. restaurant.
Nov 21, 2014

Brand of the Day: TGI Fridays Going Drone for Holidays & yes they are coming to U.S. locations adweek.it/1tn4DiU pic.twitter.com/mwgNmn7ZWX

Facebook's New Algorithm Could Force Brands to Buy Ads

Adweek Highlights the Major Ad Accounts in Review

adweek.com — Accounts in Review, Agency Search, American Family Insurance, Bbdo, Bloomin' Brands, Brown-Forman, Carat, Carmax, contenders, Creative, External View Consulting Group, Figliulo & Partners, finalists, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Grey, Hasan + Co., Jcpenney, Mccann Erickson, Media, Mercer Island Group, Nba, Ogilvy & Mather, OMD, Pitch, Review, Select Resources International, Silver + Partners, Sprint, Starcom, U.s.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Adweek: A roundup of pending ad accounts as American Family comes off the market: adweek.it/1zKkWf8 pic.twitter.com/QPxTpEdcrW

Apple Opens iAd to Programmatic Ad Tech Partners Like AdRoll

adweek.com — Apple is finally showing it is serious about mobile advertising. Its iAd business has gone through several iterations and struggled, and the company is now tapping the ad tech community to open the service widely so marketers can get access to its iPhones, iPads and computers.
Nov 21, 2014

Get ready for more mobile ads on your iPhones as Apple launches new iAds adweek.it/11KRLNR

Adorable Ad Might Actually Make You Care About the Plight of British Hedgehogs

adweek.com — The cuteness factor is awwwf the charts in "Saving Harry," a two-minute animated film by Wildlife Aid U.K. that follows the journey of the titular hedgehog from suburbia back to the woods where he belongs. An adorable hedgehog puppet moves through an amazingly well-realized illustrated world.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @AdFreak: Adorable ad might actually make you care about the plight of British hedgehogs. adweek.it/1FaGi8f pic.twitter.com/1iQXTBWd65

Visa Envisions the Future of Commerce in San Francisco Lab

adweek.com — By all accounts, payments are moving mobile and digital for retailers. But trying to explain what is largely an intangible (and sometimes hypothetical) industry to marketers is nearly impossible, which is why Visa's latest digital bet takes place in a physical space that mirrors real-life experiences.
Nov 21, 2014

Visa's lab in SF helps brands "get" digital payments, per @laurenjohnson: adweek.it/1uKFmD8 pic.twitter.com/7ofg5p9End

The 20 Most Viral Ads of 2014

adweek.com — Dancers spike the football in celebratory PS4 ads

IAB Turned Facebook Away From NewFronts

adweek.com — Facebook has been removed from the 2015 NewFronts lineup by the event's organizer, the International Advertising Bureau (IAB), because the company didn't plan to present original content, a source close to the situation told Adweek. The tentative 2015 NewFronts schedule obtained by Adweek on Wednesday afternoon showed Facebook was s

24 Hours in Advertising Nov 21

adweek.com — Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Stephen Colbert charms at Ad Council dinner The comedian, on his way to take over CBS' The Late Show, was the emcee at this year's Ad Council fundraising dinner and won over the crowd with his ad jokes.
Nov 21, 2014

#ADWEEK 24 Hours in Advertising bit.ly/1qI9Yaa Colbert woos the ad industry; Italians dis Pizza Hut; Yahoo eyes ad tech companies

Stephen Colbert's 5 Funniest Lines as Emcee of the Ad Council Dinner

adweek.com — FedEx CEO Fred Smith was ostensively the main man at the Ad Council's annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday night-as winner of a public service award-but it's hard to compete with The Man Who's Succeeding David Letterman.
Nov 21, 2014

Video of Stephen Colbert's opening remarks at the @AdCouncil dinner adweek.it/1r05aY8 this week. @StephenAtHome

Nov 20, 2014

Stephen Colbert's 5 Funniest Lines as Emcee of the Ad Council Dinner adweek.it/1r05aY8

Brand of the Day: Pizza Hut Gets a Millennial-Inspired Makeover

adweek.com — There was a time that Pizza Hut was famous for deep-dish pies and a waiting list to be seated. Unfortunately, that time was a long time ago. This week, the restaurant chain hauled a piping hot rebranding effort from the oven.
Nov 20, 2014

Brand of the Day: Pizza Hut Wants You to Know Italians Hate Its Pizza adweek.it/1uVCAMK

Nov 20, 2014

not so sure they loved the old menu, either MT @adweek: Italians hate @pizzahut's new menu adweek.it/1uVCAMK

Ad of the Day: Ogilvy Fits Entire Hemingway Novels Into 15-Second Instagrams

adweek.com — Ernest Hemingway novels are about a lot more than old men fishing and young men dying. But 75 years after their publication, they're often perceived as spartan scenarios accented by the occsasional bullets and bullfights.
Nov 21, 2014

Genius: Ad agency turns Hemingway novels into 15-second Instagram videos adweek.com/news/advertisi…

Legendary Athletes Gain Endorsement Deals After Death

adweek.com — The number of recent scandals involving athletes has driven advertisers away from young sports stars and toward long-retired-or even departed-legends. When MLB sponsor MasterCard was planning its campaign for the 2014 World Series, it could have cast just about any baseball star.
Nov 20, 2014

The @reputationdr weighs in on dicey future of athletic endorsements in Part 3 of @ADWEEK’s feature this week. bit.ly/1vtAjua

Nov 20, 2014

How scared R sponsors about athletic endorsers embarrassing them? Some would rather hire dead stars than live ones. bit.ly/1vtAjua