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Novelist. Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears IN STORES NOW. Opelousas, Louisiana born and bred. Makes the best gumbo in Brooklyn. Managing Editor of Advertising Age.

Why Are You All Still Vacationing Wrong? — Don't Email Me. Don't Call Me. I'm on Vacation. And You Should Be, Too, Dammit I went on vacation last week. This you might have known if you tried to email me and received my autoreply. It states: I'm on vacation and am not replying to work email.

What Will Win at Cannes: Lisa Donohue — Advertising Age and Creativity checked in with top agency creatives and execs around the globe to find out what's likely to take home the hardware at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Ad Age's 2015 Cover Contest Finalists: Pick Your Favorite — Ad Age invited young creatives from all over the world for the sixth year to design the cover of our Cannes Issue that is distributed at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The team that created the winning cover is awarded a trip to the festival, and will be celebrated at Ad Age's cocktail party at the Grand Hotel lawn.

Ad Age's Women to Watch 2015 — Meet 20 Who Are Breaking New Ground in Marketing and Media This year's women to watch have been behind some of the most intriguing marketing in recent memory -- from spooky car washes to the definitive Oscar tweet.

Guess Which Ad Broke Through The Journalist Bubble — Forget the Tech Bubble and Worry About Consumer Bubbles Instead How's the air supply inside your bubble? Are you comfortable in there? Enjoying the view? Do you even realize you're in one? Are you suddenly feeling defensive? "I don't live in a bubble, Ken. Bubbles are for soap, gum and Silicon Valley venture capitalists!"

Faced With Muhammad Cartoon, D.C. Metro Bans All Issue Ads — Washington D.C.'s transit authority yesterday decided to ban all issue-related advertising on commuter buses and trains in the nation's capital. The ban was prompted after the American Freedom Defense Initiative sought to place ads featuring a cartoon of Muhammad. According to U.S.

The Nine Top Slides From Mary Meeker's State of the Internet — Everyone hates drab PowerPoint presentations -- unless, of course, that drab presentation is Mary Meeker's Annual Internet Trends Report. The famed venture capitalist presented her deep dive into tech trends on Wednesday morning, deploying 197 slides while promising to break down the things technologists need to know about the state of the world in 2015.

Neighbors Get a Little Too Competitive in Lowe's Spot — Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by, 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.

Bourdain Invested in Roads & Kingdom After Drunken Pitch — Fledgling Roads & Kingdoms Turning a Profit on Custom Work for Marketers Among the many ways for a business to raise capital these days, sending a drunken e-mail to Anthony Bourdain probably isn't the most fruitful strategy. But it worked for Roads & Kingdoms, a burgeoning web magazine offering an eclectic mix of food, politics, and travel fare.

Using Video to Capture the Elusive Millennial Man — Sponsor Post: How Marketers Can Reach the Distracted Male Marketers have amassed an impressive amount of data on millennial men-where they live, how much disposable income they have, which social channels they frequent, where they eat.
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Jun 29, 2015

Hmmmm. Maybe the best filter for predicting Supreme Court rulings isn't "Is it constitutional?" but: Is it good for Corporate America?

Jun 29, 2015

RT @iowahawkblog: Why don't airlines board passengers by number of Twitter followers? #imaVIPdammit

Jun 28, 2015

We saw the woman who plays Lily in the AT&T ads at Maialino tonight.

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