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FORTUNE — An ATM that spits out cupcakes instead of cash doesn’t necessarily scream “genius business idea.” Nevertheless, the quirky invention is now filling a popular demand in the American market: late-night cravings for freshly baked sweets.<p>In six cities across the country including Chicago, …

10 Fitness Brands Winning on Social Media

Get the State of Social Marketing Report<p>Download<p>We’re emerging from hibernation into the height of tone-up season as days get longer and swimsuit …

How Ford Hijacked The Tonight Show Using Social Media

by Nick Cicero on Apr 03, 2014<p>See top industry experts speak at <b>Social Fresh 2018</b> / Dec. 5-7<br>Where social marketers go to get inspired. Speakers …

Messaging Wars: Vine vs. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat

It’s been hard to ignore the meteoric rise of the private messaging industry over the past two months.<p>First came Facebook's jaw-dropping $16 billion …

Why We're Not Satisfied with Social Media Sites

How much time will you spend online today — to shop, bank, stay connected with friends, get the latest news or plan a trip?<p>More importantly, how much of that time will be pleasurable and how much will be aggravating and unproductive?<p>According to a new American Customer Satisfaction Index survey, …

Report Slams Marlboro for Marketing to Teens Globally

A cohort of consumer advocacy groups are calling for Philip Morris International to end its global "Be Marlboro" campaign, charging that it knowingly …

Public Health

The Weird Way Brands Are Winning People Over On Twitter

JCPenney, Denny's, DiGiorno. The proof is in the pizza—Weird Twitter's gone normal, and in a fittingly weird twist on the "if all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?" hypothetical, it's actually working.<p>The bridge in question is what some people would call sanity, others, standard social …

Why Good Advertising Works (Even When You Think It Doesn't)

<i>From Best Buy to Old Spice, these 11 great spots show why Madison Avenue is still a $70 billion business</i><p>I was having dinner with friends the other evening, and one of the guests made a familiar statement. "I am not influenced by advertising," she said.<p>For those of us in marketing, this is a …

Don't Trust The Pictures Hotels Post On Their Websites

Professional reviewers from hotel review website Oyster visited vacation properties from Barbados to Boston, and the photos they took didn't quite match up with the online fantasy.<p>If you're thinking of booking a warm getaway as the cold weather sets in, let these "photo fakeouts" serve as a …

Toyota halts sale of key models over fire risk

Thousands of cars and trucks are affected<p>Toyota today halted the sale of several popular models after being alerted to padding near seat heaters that doesn't meet flammability standards.<p>About 36,000 unsold cars in the U.S. equipped with seat heaters — including Camry, Corolla and other popular …

10 Ads That Companies Were Forced To Apologize For In 2013

But all that chatter also gives brands more opportunities to put their feet in their proverbial mouths. And so it has gone in 2013, a year in which major corporations from AT&T to Unilever have been forced to apologize for ads that were sexist, homophobic, racist, or just plain wrong.<p>Many of the …

What the Most Interesting Man in the World Can Teach Marketers

I am in a bar in the West Village with my husband, daughter, and nephew. My husband David gets up to order a drink in the other room. "It's happening …

Advertising

Axe Is Winning the Super Bowl So Far

Who's winning the big game? No players from Denver or Seattle have taken the field yet, of course, but marketers are already competing in another …

Branford Weight-Loss Company Busted For Alleged False Advertising

A federal lawsuit alleged that LeanSpa LLC, NutraSlim LLC and NutraSlim U.K. Ltd. used unfair and deceptive practices to advertise, market, and sell …

Tests Show High Level Of Possible Carcinogen In Pepsi One

As recently as last summer, Pepsi was called out (by the Center for Environmental Health) for continuing to use a controversial caramel coloring — …