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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.

Poll: If Life Hands You Lemons… — If Life hands you lemons ... Reckon that'll come in handy. This scurvy is a bitch. Oh well isn't Life a regular fancy lad, swanning about handing out lemons like he's the King of Citrus. I don't have room for another damn thing. Get 'em out of here. Lemonade?

Le Choo Choo: Cannes to Paris — Bonjour from France, yall. I'm typing this post out while hauling ass through the South of France on a TGV train, the arid, hilly countryside and villages filled with sandy-colored houses topped with red-tile roofs. It's the sort of region in which you could film Western movies and the audience wouldn't know the difference.

Shocker: Week in Southern France Not Bad Way to Make Living — As I write this, the sun hasn't quite set on the final weekday of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. And I really wish it would. You'd think a Louisiana boy would be made of tougher stuff, but today the heat is finally getting to me.

Harvey Nichols' Shoplifting Ad Takes Cannes Film Grand Prix

Under Armour's 'Phelps' Wins Film Craft Grand Prix — What Michael Phelps does in the dark has earned the spotlight for Under Armour and Droga5 at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. An ad from the "Rule Yourself Campaign" and featuring the Olympic Gold Medalist preparing for his last shot at glory took home the Grand Prix in the Film Craft Category, which honors "the quality and aesthetic of the individual elements of the film-making process."

U.N. Gathers Holding Company Heads on One Stage at Cannes — Cannes Lions In an effort to simplify the very complex, the United Nations has turned to branding and, in particular, the world's advertising, marketing and communication agencies. And what better place to do that than the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity? U.N.

Cannes Day 4: Ad-Tech Culling, Gender Scandal, Ad Age Party

Is Trump Better at Marketing Than Everyone in Cannes? — Cannes Lions Considering the constant chatter in Cannes about Brexit and Donald Trump, it was a mild shock that today's "Creativity on the Stump" presentation started out not with The Donald, but with a clip from "SNL" of Larry David doing Bernie Sanders. But it wasn't long before Mr. Trump began to dominate the conversation.
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Jul 29, 2016

RT @adage: Follow the money: presidential campaign spending on Hispanic TV

Jul 29, 2016

@Aerocles Not even close, David. Not even close. Stick to ribs. Those pizza carbs'll kill you.

Jul 29, 2016

RT @adage: Who'da thunk? Trump spent 4x as much on digital ads as Clinton, Hillary Victory Fund in June 

Jul 29, 2016

RT @siavm: People being upset Bradley cooper who played the American Sniper is not a republican is like me being upset he is not a real space raccoon.

Jul 29, 2016

RT @adage: Trump vs. Clinton: The better candidate doesn't win, the better marketer does

Jul 29, 2016

Now this is a pitch headline: "Is Social Media Murdering America?" (But I quit reading right after that because it's ridiculous)

Jul 29, 2016

RT @crupicrupicrupi: Complacency = death, but holy mother of pantsuits, when Hillary debates Trump on policy, she's going to make him look…

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