Q&A: The Mullen Lowe Group CEO Alex Leikikh on why this time will be different
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Q&A: The Mullen Lowe Group CEO Alex Leikikh on why this time will be different

"We have clarity in terms of leadership, so it won't be dual CEOs butting heads. It will just be one guy in charge."

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To be a top brand, it pays to be techie ... and Chinese
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To be a top brand, it pays to be techie ... and Chinese

Eastern brands triumph, and Apple edges Google for first time.

How Unilever leverages Indonesia's social media
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How Unilever leverages Indonesia's social media

The company's Indonesian media director discusses the opportunities of the region's strongest social market

Skyn condoms get on the softer side of Japanese couples
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Skyn condoms get on the softer side of Japanese couples

Condom maker asks Japanese couples to discuss feelings

Taco Bell 'Sharing Sucks' by Deutsch LA
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Taco Bell 'Sharing Sucks' by Deutsch LA

Fast food company rallies against over-sharing

In brief: Brands' emoji fever, Indian vs. UK ad industries
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In brief: Brands' emoji fever, Indian vs. UK ad industries

In other news: Twitter courts Chinese clients despite ban ... Noam Chomsky slams native advertising ... Mobile first in Southeast Asia ... British Airways plays games with commuters.

GE 'Time Upon A Once' by BBDO New York
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GE 'Time Upon A Once' by BBDO New York

Ad shows how technology can change perspectives

Digital ad spend to near $60 billion in 2015
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Digital ad spend to near $60 billion in 2015

Retailers will account for more than a fifth of that, followed by automotive and financial services.

European shakeup in the works for 21st Century Fox media budget
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European shakeup in the works for 21st Century Fox media budget

The move is part of a global overhaul of its media strategy, run from the US

Google patents cuddly toys that listen, learn and report back to server HQ
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Google patents cuddly toys that listen, learn and report back to server HQ

Three-year-old patent details anthropomorphic toys that eavesdrop on kids

Apple promotes Jony Ive to chief design officer
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Apple promotes Jony Ive to chief design officer

Designer behind iPod and OS X Yosemite to helm all design including retail stores

From CEO to intern: How to get your ideas heard
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From CEO to intern: How to get your ideas heard

Havas Worldwide's global CEO says newcomers should be prepared, strategic, anticipate skepticism, and stay open

In India, Google helps older women learn to surf
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In India, Google helps older women learn to surf

The #TogetherOnline campaign by Lowe Lintas is part of the Helping Women Get Online initiative

Argentina transplant PSA tugs heartstrings
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Argentina transplant PSA tugs heartstrings

"The Man and the Dog" from DDB Argentina offers a poignant tale of a faithful companion

Modern Muslims: Faithful and mainstream
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Modern Muslims: Faithful and mainstream

You don't have to be a "Muslim brand" to successfully connect with a new generation of Muslim consumers

'Stealth' campaign for Australian movie 'Partisan' takes a beating on social media
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'Stealth' campaign for Australian movie 'Partisan' takes a beating on social media

Internet mob offers lesson on how not to stage an alternate-reality game

Ken Jeong for Bridgestone tires
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Ken Jeong for Bridgestone tires

Actor takes tires for a fuel-efficient ride to Vegas

Olive Garden 'Home' by Grey New York
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Olive Garden 'Home' by Grey New York

Italian eatery's new ad focuses on personal moments

We Save Lives 'Weed Advisor' by Bravo/Y&R
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We Save Lives 'Weed Advisor' by Bravo/Y&R

Organization rolls out a PSA on the dangers of impaired driving

Heineken launches quirky ad featuring a man, his cow and a gymnastic routine
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Heineken launches quirky ad featuring a man, his cow and a gymnastic routine

In the UK, Heineken rolls out major new campaign for its beer brand John Smith

Delta's 'The Internetest safety video on the Internet'
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Delta's 'The Internetest safety video on the Internet'

Video with Internet celebs takes flight

Five black Pencils awarded at D&AD 2015
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Five black Pencils awarded at D&AD 2015

Always "#LikeAGirl" and R/GA topped the awards for campaign and agency, respectively

YouTube rolls out video ad feature
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YouTube rolls out video ad feature

TrueView For Shopping lets advertisers overlay videos with information

Trading places: People moves for the week
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Trading places: People moves for the week

Industry comings and goings include Mullen Lowe Group, Isobar and BBDO Singapore

Networks take baby steps into data, and buyers shrug
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Networks take baby steps into data, and buyers shrug

Upfront packages show promise but lack specificity and consistency, buyers say

Lego: How to build a social team
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Lego: How to build a social team

The toymaker's social boss talked about Lego's Kronkiwongi project and how it staffs for social