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11 Mascots We Wish Would Be Our Valentines

Advertising Week | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Advertising Week

By Heather Taylor There may be no greater love story in the advertising industry than the one between ad pros and their favorite brand mascots. A ma...

Scrubby, Poppy, Mindy, and Sudsy: Meet the Scrubbing Bubbles!

Advertising Week | Posted 02.01.2017 | Business
Advertising Week

Heather Taylor It was the year of PONG, the debut of HBO as a subscription cable service, and our first introduction to Scrubbing Bubbles. Consumers ...

Advertising Pros Reveal Their Favorite Fast Food Mascots

Advertising Week | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Advertising Week

By Heather Taylor Value menus, drive-thrus, and the ability to say “supersize it” on everything from French fries to sodas. It’s no secret that...

The Face Behind the Gerber Baby

Advertising Week | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business
Advertising Week

By Heather Taylor When Ann Turner Cook turned 90 years old in 2016, it was a monumental occasion. Aside from being a big birthday for Cook, it was al...

Glimpse into the World of "The Real Mad Men of Advertising"

Advertising Week | Posted 01.09.2017 | Business
Advertising Week

By Heather Taylor When Mad Men made its series debut in the summer of 2007, viewers were immediately hooked into the bold, vivacious world of adverti...

Design Evolution: Green Giant

Advertising Week | Posted 01.09.2017 | Business
Advertising Week

By Heather Taylor Ho, ho, ho! Last year, the Green Giant teased a tentative return to the Valley in an ad mysteriously hashtagged #TheGiantAwakens. A...

A Guided Tour Inside the Keebler Hollow Tree

Advertising Week | Posted 01.03.2017 | Business
Advertising Week

By Heather Taylor A couple of weeks ago, we got to know more about one of Keebler’s most famous icons: “chief spokeself” Ernie Keebler. While E...

13 Biggest Brand Mascot Stories of 2016

Advertising Week | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Heather Taylor 2016 was a definitive year for brand mascots doing very big things. From debuting in Rio de Janeiro to driving a NUTmobile cross co...

6 Books That Paint Vivid Portraits Of Iconic Artists

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 08.01.2016 | OWN

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Michael Jackson Biographer on How He Controlled His Public Image

Quora | Posted 07.01.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

16 Transgender People Get Made Over As Their Favorite Icons

Buzzfeed | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.24.2016 | Queer Voices

Images of celebrities play a huge role in our culture, not least of all in providing viewers with representations of themselves. But it’s all too ra...

The Show Will Go On

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment
Johnathan Lee Iverson

We know change is the only constant in life, and yet we are always rattled to some degree when it arrives. Ease and familiarity is what we crave most,...

How Universal Orlando Sets the Stage for Halloween Horror Nights 25 in just 60 Minutes

Jim Hill | Posted 10.16.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It takes a lot of coordination between various departments across the theme park. Not to mention months and months of advance planning.

Cartoon Series Turns Kim K. And Other Style Icons Into Adorable Minions

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Style

Minions aren't just on the silver screen; they're in coffee, on the subway, and even on Sandra Bullock's feet. Now, they're infiltrating the fashion i...

Ruth Zukerman: The Real Deal

Renata M. Black | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

I went through several years of struggle trying to find out who I was, what my new passion was, and what I was going to do with my life. But then I took a neighborhood dance aerobics class and the owner of the studio said to me, "You know, you should really teach here."

Marissa Webb: Roots of Creativity

Renata M. Black | Posted 07.09.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

I hope from these stories you will look at your own situations, struggles and accomplishments through a different lens. At the very least you will be more equipped with real life tools to change your own paradigm.

Caroline Belhumeur: On Trusting Your Vision

Renata M. Black | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

There's something uniquely inspiring about talking to someone who has true passion for what they do. You get that when you talk with Caroline. With a focused vision and rebellious roots, she has proven to be a real force in her field. I'm definitely excited to see what she does next.

Oliver Walsh: Le Sommelier of Style

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Everything I have ever done has been focused on this underlying theme of shifting the paradigm because, "what we think determines what we feel and what we feel determines what we do." Hence why Empowered by You takes lingerie.

Cecilia Bönström: A Natural Born Leader

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.19.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

When you're a model it is all about fashion and you kind of hide behind the clothes. But when you start being a designer you start to create and it's your creations that end up in the store.

Wil Beedle: The Alchemist

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

For me, the way I deal with clothes is an iterative process that has been going on since I was a kid. Especially as a teenager, I started to take in what was around me and interpret it and assemble it.

Cherie Blair: On Paying It Forward

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Everything I have ever done has been focused on this underlying theme of shifting the paradigm because, "what we think determines what we feel and what we feel determines what we do."

Nanette Lepore: On Leaving Her Mark

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

What you really take away when talking with Nanette is how much she really cares. The love she puts into everything she does is so apparent its infectious. She has that special ability to leave a positive and lasting impression everywhere she goes. I have been shifted.

Rozae Nichols Discusses the Road to Discovery

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

When you sit down with Rozae, you instantly know that you are connecting with one of the originals. Her dedication to her work is unparalleled. You just know that expression of transformative creativity is what she was made for.

Trina Turk: On Trusting Instinct

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.01.2016 | Women
Renata M. Black

It's a powerful thing to let the fear of outside perception go in order to achieve your goals. Trina shows us that not only is this possible, but it's incredibly rewarding. With California-cool and a creative outlook on life, she continues to be a refreshing presence wherever she is.

Phillip Lim: On What Dreams Are Made of

Renata M. Black | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

"I always thought being creative meant being different and artistic. But it's how you take that third eye or whatever it is and incorporate it back into everything you do and design the life you want."