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Why Samsung Should Have Gone Through With Presentation — A couple of thousand people are going to descend on Orlando, Fla., this week for the Association of National Advertisers' annual Masters of Marketing conference. I'll be among the horde subjected to case study after case study, in which marketers take to the stage and humblebrag about how they've succeeded in the past year or so.

Ad Review: Skittles Makes the Play of the Week

Pharmaceutical Marketers Need to Take a Chill Pill — Are pharmaceutical executives insane or have they simply been dipping into the product a little too much? It's a rude question, I know, but it's one worth asking. I was a little flummoxed by some of the industry "reasoning" put forward in our piece about pharmaceutical companies turning to terror tactics in their marketing.

Video Ad Review: AT&T Anti-Texting Ad a Punch in the Gut

McDonald's win is only the beginning for Wendy Clark and Omnicom — Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.

McDonald's Win is Only the Beginning for Wendy Clark — Holding Company Has 120 Days to Build 'Agency of the Future' Wendy Clark was almost speechless. Almost. And only for a minute. But according to the DDB North America CEO, she and Omnicom staffers who'd been working on the pitch for the McDonald's creative review had arrived for a Monday morning meeting with the "understanding it was going to be a commercial terms discussion."

The New York Times Is a Master of Trolling — It's become fashionable to complain about the state of online "journalism" as various sites do what needs to be done to boost page views and goose the most-emailed list. Even as we envy all that sweet, sweet traffic, we castigate. We roll our eyes at Gawker's latest hit job on a beloved pop-culture icon.

TV 'News' Scores an Epic Fail for an Epic Flood — Dear NewsBot, I've got a bone to pick with you, whatever gender you may be. I'm angry. And I'm angry about the fact that I'm even angry, that I've become one of those clowns writing an "open letter." The truth is I typically don't care about TV news or, as I like to refer to it, TV "news."

Clinton Campaign: Don't Look at This Trump Ad — Rebuilding America Now, a super-PAC affiliated with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, is running an anti-Hillary Clinton ad. It's election season, this is what campaigns do. But, according to the New York Post, the Clinton camp is so worked up over the spot that it's reportedly pressuring TV stations to not run the spot.

Pokemon Go: A Crazy Tech Fad That Might Help Your Business — The world is in upheaval. China and the Philippines are squabbling over a patch of ocean. The European Union is about to be rent asunder by Brexit. Even as the country struggles with the sort of racial tension not seen since 1968, the U.S.
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Oct 25, 2016

So James Patterson wrote a book about Jeff Epstein? Wonder if Trump or Bill Clinton make appearances.

Oct 25, 2016

Hate-watching “American Housewife,” a show in which the main character is the least likeable.

Oct 25, 2016

RT @creativitymag: Parents endure torture of hearing cyberbullies' remarks about their kids in awareness campaign via @NortonOnline

Oct 25, 2016

I think I'd be OK with Occupy Wall Street goons attacking the Neiman Marcus offices and bludgeoning them with The Christmas Book.

Oct 25, 2016

RT @Nicole_Cliffe: I have never yet held a job where "here in cash is the money we would have spent on a team retreat" wouldn't have built…

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