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Scotts Miracle-Gro Is Looking for a New Media Agency

adweek.com — Scotts Miracle-Gro is looking for a new media agency, with requests for proposal due back to the lawn and garden products company on January 9, sources said. WPP's MEC network, which started working on the business in 2003, is the incumbent along with independent barter shop Active International, which handles national broadcast.
Dec 19, 2014

#ADWEEK New $100 million media agency review. bit.ly/1v94ame Scotts Miracle-Gro is up for grabs.

Shutterstock's Homage to Famous Modern Directors Was Made Entirely With Stock Footage

adweek.com — Shutterstock has scoured its library of footage and music to compile a truly impressive tribute video to some of today's most visually iconic directors. Tracking shots, wide shots, old-school technology? Yep, that's Wes Anderson. Low-light, blue-filtered, almost voyeuristic images of shadowy chambers? Totally David Fincher.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @AdFreak: This homage to today's top directors was made entirely w/ stock footage: adweek.it/1DRJtVo pic.twitter.com/ycn07qLkKO

Dec 19, 2014

This homage to today's top directors was made entirely w/ stock footage: adweek.it/1DRJtVo (h/t @designtaxi) pic.twitter.com/qLl0B7LPgr

The 10 Most Ridiculous Things TV Network Presidents Said in 2014

adweek.com — We've spent a lot of time talking about the best that 2014 had to offer, but what about what lies on the other end of the year's quality spectrum? The network presidents spent much of 2014 bragging about, and defending, their various programming and scheduling decisions, no matter how foolish some of them turned out.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @jasonlynch: Red Band Society is the new Glee! Bill Cosby's troubles will blow over! RIP Pilot Season! adweek.it/1wRCIMN

Dec 19, 2014

The excellent @jasonlynch on network execs' unintentional comedy this year. Mulaney is the new Seinfeld! adweek.it/1wRCIMN

The Colbert Report Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert

adweek.com — In his second night as host of The Colbert Report, Oct. 18, 2005, Stephen Colbert made a joke that wasn't really a joke. Over the course of the show's run, he promised, viewers would be treated to installments in "a 435-part series" called Better Know a District.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @samthielman: Tonight, @StephenAtHome ends the magnificent Colbert Report, an incredible work of comedy, news, and public service. adweek.com/news/televisio…

Dec 18, 2014

Tonight, @StephenAtHome ends the magnificent Colbert Report, an incredible work of comedy, news, and public service. adweek.com/news/televisio…

Instagram Purge Hits Brands Like National Geographic, Nike, Forever 21 the Hardest

adweek.com — The great Instagram purge of the past 24 hours hit Justin Bieber hardest-3.5 million lost followers-but some of social media's biggest brands felt the sting of loss, too. National Geographic, Nike, Adidas and Forever 21 were among the top 100 Instagram accounts that saw their follower counts pummeled after the spam hunt.
Dec 19, 2014

Here are the brands whose follower counts were hit hardest in Instagram's spam purge adweek.it/1wUDU1X

24 Hours in Advertising Dec 19

adweek.com — Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Carnival will run its first Super Bowl ad Carnival Cruise Lines announced it would run a Super Bowl ad and will ask viewers to select one of four rough cuts created by BBDO.
Dec 19, 2014

#ADWEEK 24 Hours in Advertising: Carnival crowdsources its Super Bowl bit.ly/1r8N0bU American Apparel looks to repair its brand.

Inside Pornhub's Crusade to Tear Down the Taboos of Watching Sex Online

adweek.com — Even if you aren't one of Pornhub's 50 million monthly visitors, you've probably heard the site's name this year in a surprisingly safe-for-work context. Maybe you read about its non-pornographic ad design contest, Times Square billboard, Arbor Day tree planting initiative or any of the other mainstream, unsleazy marketing pushes that the brand (and it most certainly is a brand) has used to expose itself to a wider audience.
Dec 18, 2014

Curious about @Pornhub's SFW marketing tactics? I dig into whether the adult brand can become mainstream: adweek.com/news/advertisi…

Google Rolls Out Store Visits to Link Online and Offline Sales

adweek.com — Google wants to prove to advertisers that there's a direct correlation between someone seeing a search ad and then going into a brick-and-mortar store.
Dec 19, 2014

Google's Making It Easier to Figure Out if Online Ads Actually Drive In-Store Traffic adweek.it/1zBckYD

Dec 18, 2014

OoOoO via @LaurenJohnson Google's Making It Easier to Figure Out if Online Ads Actually Drive In-Store Traffic adweek.it/1zBckYD

Sarah Koenig Buckles Under the Pressure of Serial's Final Episode in This Outstanding Parody

adweek.com — Fans are already preparing themselves to be disappointed when Serial releases its final episode tomorrow, a fact that Funny or Die has captured masterfully in its new parody. In "The Last Episode of Serial," versatile comedian and SNL alumna Michaela Watkins puts herself in Koenig's shoes as the tremendously popular podcast prepares to come to a close.
Dec 17, 2014

Sarah Koenig Buckles Under the Pressure of Serial's Final Episode in This Outstanding Parody adweek.it/1uTmH4W

Dec 17, 2014

Happy #SerialThursday: Sarah Koenig Buckles Under the Pressure of Serial's Final Episode in This Outstanding Parody adweek.it/1uTmH4W

Dec 17, 2014

Classic parody here: Sarah Koenig Buckles Under the Pressure of #Serial's Final Episode adweek.it/1uTmH4W

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Can American Apparel's New CEO Tone Things Down Without Turning It Into Old Navy?

adweek.com — American Apparel has long been defined by its founder and former CEO, Dov Charney, a man who became infamous for the brand's marketing and the scandals he was embroiled in. With his ouster, the retailer has a chance to redefine what it is and will be.
Dec 18, 2014

Can American Apparel's New CEO Tone Things Down Without Turning It Into Old Navy? adweek.it/1zBFqbD pic.twitter.com/xk43maMZh2

This New Year's, Raise a Toast to the Strong-Willed Widow Who Reinvented Champagne

adweek.com — Tragic deaths generally aren't good for business, with the notable exception of Veuve Clicquot. It was 1805, and Francois Clicquot, the owner of a failing vineyard in Reims, France, was felled by typhoid. His wife, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, had hailed from a wealthy family and easily could have shuttered the business.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @BarrettAll: This New Year's, raise a toast to the strong-willed widow who reinvented champagne: adweek.it/1yZlz1V pic.twitter.com/jSVXiiwhn8

Sony Hack Reveals Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Bought Friend's Startup and His Real Thoughts About Facebook

adweek.com — It's not just Sony whose corporate secrets are being outed by an ongoing leak of hacked documents. Emails released today also reveal Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel green-lit the $15 million purchase of a smartglass company owned by his college friend.
Dec 18, 2014

Sony hack reveals Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel bought friend's startup and his real thoughts about Facebook adweek.com/news/technolog…

Chick-fil-A Loses Trademark Battle With Small Vermont T-shirt Company

adweek.com — Bo Muller-Moore, the man behind a line of "Eat More Kale" screen-printed shirts and bumper stickers, wanted to trademark his catchphrase to protect it from poaching. Chick-fil-A, however, considered itself poached.
Dec 18, 2014

Ah, America: Chik-fil-A fails to suppress Eat More Kale t-shirts; Vermont governor cheers as victory for state: adweek.it/1BVFF3h

Dec 18, 2014

Chik-fil-A's attempt to shut down the “Eat More Kale” guy has failed bit.ly/1zzInJV

Dec 17, 2014

Chick-fil-A Loses Legal Battle to Block 'Eat More Kale' T-shirts adweek.it/1BVFF3h

The Best (and Worst) Celebrity Weekly Covers of 2014

Dec 20, 2014

RT @peterlattman: People magazine's worst-selling cover of the year was Hillary Clinton. @Adweek bit.ly/1ztaCIS

Dec 17, 2014

People mag's best-selling 2014 cover-Robin Williams 1.17M. Worst seller-Hillary Clinton interview Barely 500K bit.ly/1GNFjdc #Yawn

Dec 16, 2014

People mag's best-selling 2014 cover-Robin Williams 1.17M. Worst seller-Hillary Clinton interview barely 500K bit.ly/1GNFjdc #Yawn

Dec 16, 2014

Bad omen for Hillary? Her People cover was mag's worst-selling issue fo the year adweek.it/1DCWiCA

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