Andrew Adam Newman
Want to Sell Men’s Grooming Products? Hire an Athlete, Not a Hollywood Star
When it comes to endorsing beauty brands, actresses are a popular choice.
How the Build-Your-Own Meal Craze Is Reshaping Restaurants
As fast-food giants like McDonald's struggle to get their sizzle back, fast-casual restaurants like Chipotle and Shake Shack have flourished.
How This Mad Men Co-Producer Made Don Draper’s Work Believable
TV / Video
Josh Weltman, a co-producer of Mad Men, created most of the ad campaigns seen on the show. Beginning as an art director in the '80s, Weltman went on to be [...]
How Mad Men, by Looking Back, Changed the Future of Advertising
TV / Video
"On Stage 9, the wardrobes of the male cast members include white shirts, cuff links, tie clips and hats," Stuart Elliott wrote in his New York Times advertising column in [...]
Since the Ebola Scare, This Sanitizer-Dispensing Ad Company Has Been Cleaning Up
Sales of hand sanitizer surged during the Ebola scare, increasing about 56 percent in October 2014 over the previous year, according to data from IRI, a market research firm.
More and More, Marketers Venture Into Bathroom Humor
Call it progress, or clutch your pearls. Bathroom humor that would have been rejected by network standards departments in earlier eras is now sailing through—and going viral.
The Minority Report
Black athletes, musicians and actors figure more prominently in ad campaigns than ever, but the chances that African Americans actually created those ads are pretty slim. According to Bureau of [...]
Pick a Pro: Rivals Play Media Match Game
Kate Manfull, a publicist in St. Louis, recently hit pay dirt for her client, Kathryn Sansone. An author, consultant and mother of 10, Sansone, who runs the Web site shapeup [...]
Apply Liberally: Consumers Use Products as They See Fit
Preparation H is generally not something you’d dab on while waiting in line outside a Manhattan dance club, but according to recent media coverage, that’s exactly what some men are [...]
Profile: Steve Lambert
Steve Lambert, a conceptual artist and co-founder of the Anti-Advertising Agency, is, depending on your perspective, a wry cultural critic or a loose cannon who must be stopped. Such opposite [...]
Talk Dirty to Me
In a new Cottonelle commercial, people fall on their butts while rollerblading, perch on bike fenders and sit on scorching car hoods. “The world can be tough on bottoms,” intones [...]
Report: Hunter College Probe Slams Coach-Sponsored PR Class
NEW YORK A Hunter College Senate Committee’s investigation of a Coach-sponsored PR class slams the college’s administration on numerous academic freedom grounds and says that the PR practices taught in [...]
The True Story of a Bogus Blog
(CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATE TO THIS STORY.) Hunter College students in New York couldn’t miss the poster plastered around the Upper East Side campus. Reading “MISSING — $500 reward!!” [...]
The Skinny on Male ‘Dieting’
On a recent Friday morning, Bill Cohen, 40, walked into an office in midtown, removed his Green Bay Packers jacket, belt and shoes, and stepped onto a scale. One of [...]