Blackstone Group Doubles Down on Ad Industry Investment as John Bernbach Becomes Chairman of Ai Media

Last October, private equity firm Blackstone Group entered the digital media and marketing industry for the first time in its 30-plus year history by acquiring a minority stake in Ai Media, a search engine marketing organization that defines itself as an agency rather than an ad-tech company. This week Blackstone, whose CEO Stephen Schwarzman currently…[…]


Creative Duo Behind John Lewis ‘Tiny Dancer’ Ad Join Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Goodby Silverstein & Partners has hired the two British agency veterans behind John Lewis’s 2015 “Tiny Dancer” ad. Jo Cresswell and Sian Coole recently moved stateside to join the San Francisco agency as copywriter and art director, respectively, after spending approximately seven years with adam&eveDDB in London. The two, who work as a pair, joined…[…]


John Cena Defines Patriotism Brilliantly in This Remarkable Ad for Fourth of July

"To love America is to love all Americans." It's a simple proposition—and an urgent one this Fourth of July, when the U.S. has rarely seemed more divided. And it's delivered in bracing fashion by John Cena, who muses on the meaning of patriotism, and the things should unite rather than divide us, in this remarkable[…]