How Sweet’N Low Taught Americans to Say No to Sugar

Louis Armstrong had two great loves in life–music, of course, and eating. The legendary trumpet player “ate just like a dog,” he once said. Armstrong adored soul food and Chinese food, scarfing down so much of both that he’d also swallow antacids and …

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How Sweet’N Low Taught Americans to Say No to Sugar

Louis Armstrong had two great loves in life–music, of course, and eating. The legendary trumpet player “ate just like a dog,” he once said. Armstrong adored soul food and Chinese food, scarfing down so much of both that he’d also swallow antacids and …

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How WWE Raw Turned the Brand Into a Global Entertainment Company

For Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena, becoming a cultural icon began on WWE Monday Night Raw. It’s the longest-running weekly episodic program in TV history, and will celebrate its 25th anniversary live from New York on Jan. 22. Raw consistently…

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This Agency Puts Storytelling First to Connect Brands and Consumers in a Mobile World

When Day One opened its doors in March 2014, its main mission was to “stop the world in its tracks with stories that connect,” according to agency CEO Josh Rosenberg. That’s happening more and more on mobile for a lot of brands, including some of Day O…

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Meet the Woman Behind Some of the Most Recognizable Brand Typefaces

While art and writing go hand in hand, they’re typically thought of separately in the advertising industry. Agencies have copywriters, and they have designers; those roles rarely cross. But that’s not the case in Nadine Chahine’s world. The U.K. type d…

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Why the Weight-Loss Industry Is Starting to Use More Male Celebs as Spokespeople

Diets: They’re not just for gals anymore! And by the way, it’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle. There are major changes afoot in the weight-loss industry, with many marketers focusing on health and wellness, rather than calories, scales, inches and tape m…

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Where Is the Line Between Creepy and Creative in Advertising?

In 2018, consumers have largely accepted that marketers use an online log of their behaviors and spending habits to target digital audiences with relevant ads. A Pew Research Center study found last year that most Americans determine their online priva…

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As Voice Continues Its Rise, Marketers Are Turning to Sonic Branding

Sound is a powerful tool that can trigger specific memories or emotions. It’s a staple for marketers who have used jingles (think, “I’m a Toys R Us Kid”) to connect emotionally with consumers, whether on TV or radio. But as technology like Amazon’s Ech…

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Why Eliminating Net Neutrality Is Bad for Women

The FCC’s recent vote to eliminate net neutrality stands to impact some of the country’s most enterprising innovators. It’s a shortsighted action likely to result in unintended consequences for many individuals and businesses. One industry certain to f…

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Infographic: How Consumers Perceive and Respond to LGBTQ-Themed Ads

There’s a fine line between authentic representation and exploiting a minority group, and many brands steer away from that space entirely. Others fear they’ll lose customers by getting into “political territory.” However, the times, they are a-changin’…

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