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Is Cuba ready for an ad industry?
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Is Cuba ready for an ad industry?

Does the US government's shift in Cuba policy mean the island nation is ready for a robust advertising and communications industry? Not so fast, says Burson-Marsteller's Ramiro Prudencio

Maurice Lévy calls 2014 'annus horribilis' for Publicis
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Maurice Lévy calls 2014 'annus horribilis' for Publicis

The Publicis Groupe CEO pulls no punches in describing this year's failed merger with Omnicom

NY Times' ad column may go dark; Putin talks pay TV ad ban
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NY Times' ad column may go dark; Putin talks pay TV ad ban

In other news: What's in store for Cuba's ad market? ... End of the line for NY Times' ad column? ... TripAdvisor heads to Brazil ... Brands abandon "Sorority Sisters"

Kraft CEO steps down
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Kraft CEO steps down

CEO was "instrumental" in leading the creation of Kraft Foods Group two years ago

GE taps Nas for music content partnership
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GE taps Nas for music content partnership

One film features a song comprised entirely of sounds from GE devices

Samsung 'Holiday Dreams' by R/GA
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Samsung 'Holiday Dreams' by R/GA

Samsung's holiday spot by RG/A is a dream over 74 screens

Lenovo summons selfies for holiday campaign
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Lenovo summons selfies for holiday campaign

The #Holiday360 campaign focuses on a 360-degree view

Let's 'do social' in Southeast Asia -- or maybe not
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Let's 'do social' in Southeast Asia -- or maybe not

In 2014, the region rushed to catch up with the West. Now it's time to take stock

Agency holiday videos, 2014 edition
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Agency holiday videos, 2014 edition

Creatives welcome the holidays in style

McCann takes RB's vitamins business
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McCann takes RB's vitamins business

The agency's success with Mucinex earned it MegaRed and Airborne, RB said

Johnnie Walker hires Anomaly to global creative account
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Johnnie Walker hires Anomaly to global creative account

The announcement ends a 15-year relationship with Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Orion launch fuels NASA's social-media trajectory
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Orion launch fuels NASA's social-media trajectory

The space shuttle may be history, but the agency is urging Americans to look to the future

Jameson, Wild Beasts pair on digital novel
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Jameson, Wild Beasts pair on digital novel

GIF illustrator Mattis Dovier brings this section of "The Jameson Works" to life

Google rolls out 'Year in Search' list
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Google rolls out 'Year in Search' list

The company names the most-searched terms of 2014. And the winners are ...

Uber festive stunt provides free taxis in UK
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Uber festive stunt provides free taxis in UK

UberGiving lets riders donate funds for food charities

Puma appoints Rihanna global ambassador
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Puma appoints Rihanna global ambassador

The pop star will feature in Puma's "Forever Faster" campaign

Mars awards MediaCom global media planning business
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Mars awards MediaCom global media planning business

The move rolls up business that had been split among multiple agency networks

For ad spend, China's digital giants overtake US rivals
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For ad spend, China's digital giants overtake US rivals

Only Google and Facebook brought in more than Baidu and Alibaba -- and this may be just the beginning

Hootsuite's holiday owl video
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Hootsuite's holiday owl video

Social-media management service Hootsuite asks if "yule" watch an owl and fireplace for 40 minutes

Mother flies 'Jesus' to London for Christmas
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Mother flies 'Jesus' to London for Christmas

A noted LA Jesus impersonator takes to the streets of London

Sony shuts down campaign for 'The Interview,' Coca-Cola topples 'Idol'
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Sony shuts down campaign for 'The Interview,' Coca-Cola topples 'Idol'

In other news: SD's highway safety department takes a beating for racy ad ... Microsoft taps new ad/media boss ... Liam Neeson will endorse you on LinkedIn

Burberry gets personal with Twitter gift advice
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Burberry gets personal with Twitter gift advice

Last-minute holiday shoppers can get individual tips with tweets

'Gingerbread BNB' by McKinney
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'Gingerbread BNB' by McKinney

The agency's virtual gingerbread-house booking service helps real families find shelter

WPP names Roberto Quarta chairman
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WPP names Roberto Quarta chairman

The new executive replaces Philip Lader, who has held the position for 14 years

N=5's 'Zeitgeist 2014: Year in Review'
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N=5's 'Zeitgeist 2014: Year in Review'

This unforgettable "year in review" video will leave you asking questions until the end