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Digerati Converge on Cincinnati for Private P&G Conference

adage.com — Signal Event, Now in Fifth Year, Draws Facebook Google, Alibaba, Twitter and More The biggest digital-marketing event you probably never heard of and can't attend is under way Wednesday, as Procter & Gamble Co. holds the annual Signal conference at its Cincinnati headquarters with top executives from Facebook, Google, Alibaba, Twitter, NBC Universal and BuzzFeed, along with top marketers from Under Armour, Lego and Verizon.

Bevel Survives Scrape With Gillette, Most Ad Claims Intact

adage.com — NAD Finds Company Can Support Claim Its Single Blade Prevents Irritation Better Than Multi-Blade Razors Any doubts that multi-blade behemoth Gillette has noticed the competition from tiny Bevel single-blade safety razors has now been put to rest. So has most of the Procter & Gamble Co.

Unilever Buys Dollar Shave Club for $1 Billion

adage.com — Founder Michael Dubin Will Stay as Unilever Eyes Global Expansion Unilever has agreed to buy the Dollar Shave Club subscription grooming service for a whopping $1 billion, giving the world's second biggest ad spender an entry into one of the most profitable segments of personal care, and Dollar Shave Club a platform for global expansion.

RB Moves Lysol and Dettol to McCann, Gives Havas New Role

Gillette's Olympics Music Video Shows Gritty Side of Athletic Competition

creativity-online.com — Think about "The Best a Man Can Get" and you don't envision a guy hugging the porcelain goddess. But while ads featuring Olympic athletes usually show the glory, Gillette's anthem video for the Summer Olympics breaking today instead focuses on the gritty, including what appears to be the first razor advertising that shows a guy throwing up.

See the Spot: Gillette Shows the Gritty Side of Olympics

adage.com — The Olympics Think about "The Best a Man Can Get" and you don't envision a guy hugging the porcelain goddess. But while ads featuring Olympic athletes usually show the glory, Gillette's anthem video for the Summer Olympics breaking today instead focuses on the gritty, including what appears to be the first razor advertising that shows a guy throwing up.

Vita Coco Bets on Coconut Oil As Beauty Product

adage.com — Coconut Water Brand Vita Coco Pushes Into Beauty Products Can coconut oil be the next coconut water? Vita Coco is betting it can - and the bet has little to do with using it as a food product. The brand that dominates the fast-growing coconut water business is turning its attention to coconut oil, mainly as a skincare and hair-care product.

Schick to Unleash New Superhero on Comic-Con: Robot Razor

adage.com — Seven-Foot Icon's Power Is to Make Life Less Irritating, From Bottled Water to Bathroom Breaks The marketing world, and Comic-Con, have a new walkabout brand icon and superhero - the Schick Hydro Robot Razor. His super powers include handing out tote bags and holding your place in line while you take a bathroom break.

Unilever's Weed on Gender in Ads and Solving Digital Woes

adage.com — Unilever's Weed on Gender Issues and Solving the Ad World's Digital Woes For Keith Weed, advertising that takes progressive stances on gender issues is like spinner luggage: It makes perfect sense when you see it, but took far too long to happen.

Mr. Clean Jingle Returns, Rocking a New World in Three Languages

creativity-online.com — Mr. Clean's 57-year-old jingle is making a comeback, with a hipper treatment and versions in Spanish and French, as the brand looks to refresh its appeal for a new generation. New 15- and 30-second spots breaking today from Leo Burnett Canada aim to revive the jingle, which originally ran 60 seconds in 1959.
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Jul 02, 2016

Germany Could Consider Offering Passports to Young British Nationals  http://www.wsj.com/articles/germany-could-offer-passports-to-young-brits-in-wake-of-brexit-vote-1467464839  Will Germany give me a passport if Trump wins?

Jun 25, 2016

RT @wsakdinan: This satirical #Brexit picture is loaded with so much meaning. https://t.co/OcjtJQFeNs

Jun 21, 2016

Gail Tiffford of Unilever on stage with Chris Martin at iHeart/Medialink Cannes concert. https://t.co/ypymH9dX3V

Jun 21, 2016

Conscious but not so uncoupled, Gwyneth Paltrow makes peripheral cameo at Chris Martin's IHeart/Medialink concert. https://t.co/IIBgE9s2c3

Jun 21, 2016

Chris Martin at iHeart/Medialink Cannes events: My one message: I Heart has the best radio as space.


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