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Barack Obama Washington, D.C. Graffiti and Street Art (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 1:00 PM

Barack Obama inspired his way into the White House in 2008 with a message that resonated on the streets of Washington, DC. Since then, depictions of the President have popped up across the nation's capital.

Here's how the Prez has been depicted during the first four years on the streets...

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The Big Ad Winner of Super Bowl 2012: Facebook [VIDEO]

(2) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 1:20 PM

As we all try to finally decide the officially best and worst Super Bowl ads of 2012, there's one clear winner -- and it's Facebook.

Top commercials are now sending us straight to the company's Facebook Page, rather than their website -- for a chance at a Like, and a...

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Watch This Space: Google's Seven Predictions for Online Display Advertising in 2015

(3) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 5:34 PM

Players from Google's display advertising team presented seven predictions on the outlook of display advertising for 2015, as part of Google's "Watch This Space" campaign, to close the program at Advertising Week's IAB Mixx Conference and Expo.

The expected trends were presented by Google Vice President...

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Twitter Offers Peek at Plans to Monetize Advertising

(1) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 4:59 PM

Twitter Chief Operating Officer Dick Costolo hit the stage at the IAB MIXX Conference and Expo this week for an interview with Advertising Age Editor Abbey Klaassen to talk about Twitter's vision for web advertising and monetization.

Costolo emphasized Twitter's commitment to prioritizing users and the user...

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Google Outlines Mobile Trends at Advertising Week DC's ADWKDC

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2010 | 3:05 PM

2010-09-23-HP4intro.jpgGoogle Mobile Ads' Senior Account Executive Elliott Nix presented Google's latest findings in mobile search trends this week at Advertising Week DC's ADWKDC.

As the world leader in search display and mobile video, Google was eager to share data...

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What Do Super Bowl Ads Say?

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2010 | 12:43 AM

Super Bowl commercials say everything about American culture. Ads tell us a ton about what's up, right now.

This year we had a chance to watch, comment on, and share Super Bowl ads more than ever before. Every 2010 Super Bowl commercial is online, on demand at

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DC's Best Graffiti of 2009

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2009 | 10:25 AM

Graffiti draws a remarkable counterpart to marketing and advertising. Memorable street campaigns take the same creativity, consistency, branding and visibility needed to make marketing work.

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Street artists are marketers gone rogue (also a popular theme of the year) -...

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Motion Graphics Fest Animates DC

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2009 | 10:47 AM

Motion Graphics Festival (MGFest) has been touring the U.S. for nearly 5 years, but you may not have heard of it until now.

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Co-organized by Troy Milstead and Julee Wood of PSYMBOLIC and partner

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Ad Experts Offer Social Media Tips at NYC's Advertising Week

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 3:36 PM

Under the thematic banner of "Fueling Interactive Advertising's Creative Revolution," the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) convened top talent for NYC's Advertising Week "to articulate their visions for unleashing the full power of digital media."

If it comes as no surprise to industry insiders, presenters at IAB's MIXX Expo confirmed...

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Ashton Kutcher Offers Katalyst for Change on the Social Web

(2) Comments | Posted September 23, 2009 | 10:56 AM

Ashton Kutcher closed Advertising Week's IAB MIXX Expo in NYC yesterday with a new look at some of his work you may not know -- a social media agency called Katalyst Media.

Kutcher made waves on the internets this past April when he beat CNN to a million...

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Marketing a Media Renaissance at Media Bistro Circus

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2009 | 6:50 PM

Media Bistro Circus kicked off this week at New York City's Times Center - social media moguls in tow.

Event organizers drew an elite force of digital marketing experts to project "how customer behavior is evolving around technology, [and] explore emerging trends and business models that will shape...

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DC Classic Rock Showdown: 4th Grader Grills Condi Rice on Led Zeppelin Fave

(4) Comments | Posted May 6, 2009 | 5:41 PM

Rice ponders merits of Motown v. R+B.

At her first public appearance in DC since leaving office, former foreign-policy mogul Condi Rice fielded a venerable dream-list of questions yesterday by a group of students at Washington's Jewish Primary Day School.

Courageously championing both...

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Next Best DC Arts Festival: Artomatic

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2009 | 7:27 PM

Hypothesis: confirmed. Artomatic's 2009 showcase showdown is ready to rock it in style.

Days after City Paper's 2009 BESTof readers choice issue named Artomatic DC's next best arts festival, registration response to this year's event has been incredible.

Over 900 artists + 100 performances are set to exhibit...

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Identity Politics: A Social Media Election Retrospective

(3) Comments | Posted January 27, 2009 | 10:43 AM

Presidential politics coursework taught me that right now it's all about identity politics. Has been for a while -- reaching voters with an image that best reflects and represents our self-concept. There's more to it than that, obviously. But not much.

People vote based on personal identity, not on...

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Which One? Anti-Christ vs. Committed Christian Campaign Rhetoric

(1) Comments | Posted January 12, 2009 | 1:17 PM

The Maverick is bringin' it back for us one more time -- way back -- Bible style. John McCain's campaign has released a sequel to an original ad they created a few weeks ago that's been making waves since we first saw it. Maybe you know "The One."

At first,...

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