Agency Says Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Stole Its Brand Concept

When Tampa, Fla., branding agency Spark conjured up a brand concept for Gary Johnson back in June, they never intended for the Libertarian presidential candidate's campaign to actually employ it. Turns out, according to the agency, the campaign did just that, using a very similar color scheme and design elements without permission, and without implementing the thorough "brand system" devised by the agency.In fact, the Johnson camp is still using a distinctive color scheme, design composition and similar font on its website home page, Twitter and Facebook pages and elsewhere, all of which unmistakably mirror ideas originated with Spark.In June, the agency published its quarterly magazine, Stick, which featured a variety of articles relating to the "underdog" theme. The agency -- which does not work with political clients -- decided to take a stab at creating branding specs for an underdog political campaign and chose to use the third party hopeful, former New Mexico governor and triathlete, as its guinea pig. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2016-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cannes Today—Netflix x Google, Paris Hilton x Gary V, and the branded yacht scene explained

Welcome to Day Two of Ad Age’s Cannes Today newsletter. Reading this online and want it delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Joining us late? Catch up on Day One here.Netflix talks to Google about its ad plans “Netflix’s ad tech business is one of the hottest deals on offer in... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Agencies and Brands skip work, donate ad space for Global Climate Strike

Employees at ad agencies, tech companies and brands skipped work today to join the Global Climate Strike, a protest of government and corporate inaction on climate change. Today's strike, scheduled just ahead of the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York, is the third event in a series of... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-09-20 22:10:02 UTC ]
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Agency Brief is abuzz with 'purpose-driven, branded entertainment'

It’s 2019, so naturally every person in advertising feels the need to casually drop buzzwords into every conversation they have. All “thought leaders" do everything “holistically,” for example, as if that means anything to anyone. But what’s buzzier than all the buzz right now? Arguably,... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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The Ozone Project woos brands as agencies hold back

Touted just under 12 months ago, the joint digital display-ad sales platform operated by four major news publishers is now up and running. So, what's the early prognosis? Continue reading at Media Week

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Industry Notes: Hay Festival’s New Branding; BKS Agency’s Sale to Canongate

The Hay Festival has a new look that changes its colors with each of its international festivals, and the fledgling BKS agency has a London Book Fair sale to Canongate. The post Industry Notes: Hay Festival’s New Branding; BKS Agency’s Sale to Canongate appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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UK’s Blake Freeman Johnson Media: ‘An Original Cyber Publishing Concept’

Put together by three former key players in the UK's Bonnier Publishing, Blake Freeman Johnson Media is to focus mostly on nonfiction. The post UK’s Blake Freeman Johnson Media: ‘An Original Cyber Publishing Concept’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Duffield unveils author branding agency

Pan Macmillan's former creative director Geoff Duffield has unveiled his one-man branding agency for authors, Geoff Duffield Stories. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Slack-averse brands and agencies gravitate to Facebook, Microsoft alternatives

Despite steadily gaining traction among tech and publishing companies over the past few years, Slack has been slow to catch on with most brands and agencies. And with two new entrants -- Facebook’s Workplace and Microsoft’s Teams -- heating up competition in the space, the $4 billion unicorn... Continue reading at Digiday

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AOL Now Has an In-House Creative Agency to Make Ads for Brands

Add AOL to the list of publishers that have gone from selling ads to making ads.AOL has created an internal division called Partner Studio that is charged with creating content for advertisers. Both the name and type of work may sound familiar. AOL-owned Huffington Post has its own in-house... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Identity Crisis at Gawker? Nick Denton's Blogging Empire Working with Branding Agency Redscout

Gawker Media, which is battling heavily financed digital publishers like BuzzFeed and Vox for audiences and ad dollars, is working with brand-strategy agency Redscout, according to two people familiar with the matter. The relationship began last summer, one person said.Former Gawker employees... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Brand RX part two: The state of brand safety one year later

It's been a year since we've surveyed our audience about the state of brand safety in digital media. Since then, marketers, publishers, social platforms and tech providers have worked overtime to help brands avoid unfortunate adjacencies. Complete the survey and you'll receive a $5 Starbucks... Continue reading at Digiday

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On-Brand, Off-Page: Magazine Brands Aim to Build Social Communities

Both Domino and Seventeen look beyond their pages to interact with audiences. The post On-Brand, Off-Page: Magazine Brands Aim to Build Social Communities appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Agency Rights Update: Athens’ Ersilia Literary Agency

Adult fiction and a middle-grade environmentally engaging series are on Evangelia Avloniti's list in the run-up to Frankfurt Book Fair. The post Agency Rights Update: Athens’ Ersilia Literary Agency appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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If Magazine Brands Are So Valuable, Why Are There So Many Non-Branded Offshoots?

Publishers take deeper dives into targeted topics, looking to appeal to millennials, expand ad inventory, and drive names into their databases. The post If Magazine Brands Are So Valuable, Why Are There So Many Non-Branded Offshoots? appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Salomonsson Agency Acquires Storytellers Agency

Storytellers Agency, a literary agency owned by Swedish publishing group Bonnierförlagen and authors Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril, is being sold to the Salomonsson Agency. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Trio of Literary Agencies Merge Into an Italian Super Agency

Three literary agencies in Italy — Marco Vigevani, the International Literary Agency, and Luigi Bernabo — merged to form The Italian Literary Agency. The post Trio of Literary Agencies Merge Into an Italian Super Agency appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Marketing in the metaverse—what science fiction can teach brands about Web3

With marketing ploys that are just transaction schemes extended into a digital space, marketers are falling behind the innovation pack. Continue reading at Advertising Age

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How the Karma’s World Doll Launch Became a Meeting Ground for Brands and Culture

Karma's World is officially making its mark, and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges couldn't be happier. That's because it took the award-winning rapper, actor, producer and now children's book author over a decade to bring the animated children's program to audiences. Now, the show and its titular... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Panel Mania: All Your Racial Problems Will Soon End by Charles Johnson

Novelist, essayist, professor, and, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Charles Johnson has worked for years as a professional cartoonist and illustrator, and his new book, 'All Your Racial Problems Will Soon End,' collects 50 years of his cartooning. An 11-page excerpt. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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