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Twitter's CMO Explains Today's Brand Refresh and the New 'See What's Happening' Ads — What is Twitter, and what is it for? Those are pretty basic questions for a company that's been around for a decade and, by its own reckoning, has 90 percent name recognition among consumers worldwide. But nonusers, by and large, still can't answer them.

Adweek's Creative 100: The 2016 List in Alphabetical Order — Below is Adweek's full Creative 100 list for 2015. Note: There are 118 individuals total, as 17 pairs of people and one trio were recognized as one entry each. Congrats to all the honorees.

Adweek's Creative 100: Meet the Top Thinkers, Makers and Doers in Marketing and Media — If creativity, deep down, is just inventive problem solving, clearly it's more in demand than ever in a world of increasingly complex business challenges-and a political and cultural landscape, in America and globally, that seems to be spiraling into nightmare.

50 Creatives Whose Brilliant Ideas and Beautiful Craft Will Make You Jealous — We've also dug deeper to find younger talent whose names you might not know, but whose work you've undoubtedly seen over the past year. They sit side by side here with some U.S.-based global chief creative officers-showing a full range of exceptional talent from literally entry-level people to global network chiefs.

Q&A: Gov. Tim Kaine Reflects on 40 Years of 'Virginia Is for Lovers' — In 1969, creatives at the Richmond, Va., ad agency Martin & Woltz, which would later become The Martin Agency, were tasked with developing new tourism advertising that would draw the next generation of visitors to the state. The line they came up with, "Virginia is for lovers," has become one of the most enduring and recognized tourism slogans of all time.

Inside 'The Field Trip to Mars,' the Single Most Awarded Campaign at Cannes 2016 — Virtual reality was the talk of the 2016 Cannes Lions festival. But in truth, most VR entries were underwhelming. The Film jury, for example, gave out just one Lion (a bronze) to a VR project, and jury president Joe Alexander openly admitted it was almost a token award to ensure VR was represented among the winners.

'Love Has No Labels' Will Battle 4 Brand Spots for the 2016 Emmy for Best Commercial — Gatorade and Snickers are Emmy nominees for a second straight year, as five spots were announced Thursday as contenders for the 2016 Emmy Award for Best Commercial. Gatorade is a nominee for "Dear Peyton" by TBWA\Chiat\Day, and Snickers for "Marilyn" by BBDO.

MasterCard Explains Its New Logo, Both What's New and What Isn't — MasterCard has a new look, though it might seem a bit familiar and that's on purpose. For the first time in two decades, the company unveiled a new logo and brand identity today. Created by design firm Pentagram, which revamped Verizon's face last fall, the look will roll out in the fall in conjunction with a new secure digital payment system, Masterpass.

Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein Just Made Their Own Anti-Donald Trump Ad — Some of the top creatives in the ad business have been weighing in on this year's loony presidential election-and predictably, they haven't been lining up with Trump. Droga5 has been doing advertising for Hillary.

Fruit of the Loom Makes Better Cooling Products for Your Junk Than These Two Idiots — CP+B goes with an elaborate anti-pitch in its work for Fruit of the Loom's new Micro-Mesh Breathable Boxer Briefs, which are intended to keep guys a little cooler below the waist. The campaign features the ridiculous and desperate co-owners of Josh and Donny's Supercool Superstore for Men, which was apparently the go-to place for men's pelvic cooling products before Fruit of the Loom came along.
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Jul 30, 2016

RT @Adweek: BREAKING: Saatchi chairman placed on 'leave of absence' over gender comments -

Jul 28, 2016

RT @kristinamonllos: Do you work at a diversity-challenged agency? We (me & @ktjrichards) want to hear your story. DM me or use this form:h…

Jul 26, 2016

@xloubellxx Does it make a crackly sound for about 60 seconds and then say YOU'VE GOT MAIL?

Jul 26, 2016

RT @darrenrovell: Under Armour taking FAO Schwarz space in the NYC as new flagship. Last at $20M a year, it's among highest retail rents in city.

Jul 26, 2016

@xloubellxx It's a lot of photos and embeds but generally seems to load (if a bit slowly) on most connections.

Jul 25, 2016

@babyCMO I hope he pronounces Cannes properly this time.

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