| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, was trying to explain recently why her state has remained "internationalist" in its soul, even as it shares the national anger about Iraq and Afghanistan. In Minnesota, she says, "internationalism is not just...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
ABC's "Modern Family" is one of the most-loved programs on television. So why are advertisers sparking backlash when they try to adopt its storylines?
Coca-Cola Co. and General Mills have vaguely similar businesses. One makes and distributes sodas,...
| Jan 26, 2014
Debates both silly and serious are raging over mascots. In the silly category is the uproar over Clark the Cub, recently invented to promote the ballclub at Clark and Addison. Critics have nitpicked various aspects of Clark, including a drawing in which...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Cheerios has released its first-ever Super Bowl ad, and it's ridiculously cute.
The ad, which can be viewed above, features the interracial family that starred in a Cheerios' ad that prompted controversy last year. In this year's ad, the father tries to...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
HSN has shopped for and found its partners to expand its footprint in Hollywood.
The shopping giant has named United Entertainment Group as its marketing partnership agency of record.
HSN already has opened a Los Angeles office with UEG to develop and...
| Nov 12, 2012
On a warm September day in Chicago, Rishad Tobaccowala counseled a roomful of Leo Burnett executives on how to sell high-tech gadgets -- told in terms of hot dogs.
Tobaccowala, who has spent 30 years at Leo Burnett and affiliated agencies,...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Students at Youth's Benefit Elementary School in Fallston received a big surprise Thursday morning when they learned their school was the grand prize winner of $25,000 in the Scott Shared Values Box Tops for Education Sweepstakes.
Scott Brand and...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Same-sex marriage advocates are reveling in their four victories at the ballot box after 32 straight defeats, calling the results in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington on Tuesday a sea change for the gay rights movement.
“When the history...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Kellogg Co., maker of breakfast brands such as Cocoa Krispies cereal and Eggo waffles, said its U.S. morning foods unit suffered a 3.3% sales decline in the second quarter.
Overall North American sales were up 3.3% to $2.4 billion, while the American...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
After each gay couple made their way down Minneapolis City Hall’s five flights of marble stairs – past flashy floral arrangements and packs of photographers, past a brass quintet and a gay men’s chorus – they paused for a private...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:31 AM
DreamWorks Animation marketing chief Anne Globe has resigned from her job after 17 years with the Glendale-based studio.
DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg told his staff Monday morning that Globe had "made the decision to leave...