Indonesia cigarettes flout graphic ad law

Jun 25, 2014

Indonesia cigarettes flout graphic ad law

Tobacco companies largely ignored an Indonesian deadline to put graphic health warnings on all cigarette packs on sale, another setback for anti-smoking efforts in a country that has the world’s highest rate of male smokers and a “wild, Wild West” of advertising. Despite having ...

Apr 28, 2014

Burger King bringing back 'Subservient Chicken'

Burger King is bringing back one of its strangest advertising creations: the Subservient Chicken. The campaign, which was considered groundbreaking when it ran in 2004, featured a website where a giant chicken dressed in garters appeared to perform any task visitors commanded. A costumed ...

Mar 18, 2014

Kauli plans IPO to fund U.S., Asian expansion

Kauli Inc., a digital-advertising company, is planning an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to finance expansion in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. The Tokyo-based company is seeking to go public by March next year, Chief Executive Officer Katsuhiro Takata said in ...

'Dumb Starbucks' stunt draws throngs, social media buzz

Feb 11, 2014

'Dumb Starbucks' stunt draws throngs, social media buzz

It was a caffeine-charged Hollywood whodunit: Who created the “Dumb Starbucks” coffee shop that popped up and started serving free drinks from the corner of an otherwise uncelebrated California shopping center. After several days of speculation, the news arrived Monday: The shop had been ...

| Feb 3, 2014

In the mobile Internet Age, ads watch you

by Glenn Chapman

Ads are evolving from blaring TV spots to nudges from smartphones that know where we are, what we like and what we might be in the mood for. The transformation promises to pick up speed thanks to Internet-linked eyewear or watches and technology that ...

Fat and tattooed: Mannequins get real

Jan 29, 2014

Fat and tattooed: Mannequins get real

The mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover. Stores in the U.S. are using more realistic versions of the usually tall, thin, faceless mannequins in their windows and aisles. It’s part of retailers’ efforts to make them look more like the women who wear their ...

Jan 25, 2014

Automakers gird for Super Bowl

by Andy Fixmer and Mark Clothier

From the Muppets to James Franco, Hollywood will be working hard for carmakers at the Super Bowl. At least seven auto brands will advertise during Fox TV’s telecast of the National Football League championship game on Feb. 2, researcher Kantar Media said, making the ...