Movie-related merchandise is big business. And it’s not all schawg. Now, thanks to “TRON: Legacy”, which opens in theaters on Friday, movie fans can shell out for high-end merchandise like a $2,600 Rotenier necklace and $795 spiked sandals from Rousseau. With the haute-couture flourish, Disney’s marketing machine is reaching beyond the core science-fiction and fantasy […]
Several years ago I pitched Camel on the idea of starting a record label. The idea was for the brand to “discover” emerging artists and support them by producing their first album, which would then be distributed via Camel.com and the brand’s event series, as well as through traditional merchandising channels. There really ought to […]
Earlier this year, Procter & Gamble and Walmart teamed up with NBC to produce original content in hope that viewers would buy more P&G products at Walmart. According to Ad Age, it was a good investment. P&G spent $4.5 million alone on the production of “Secrets of the Mountain,” but the packaged goods king also […]
According to Brandfreak, Quentin Tarantino is back with this short film Lemon Drop, a 10-minute webvertainment venture by TBWA\Chiat\Day on behalf of Absolut’s lemony brand. But Brandweek jests, this branded short was actually directed by Traktor. Whoever made it and however derivative it is, will this effort sell more Absolut Lemon vodka? That’s what the […]
American Family Insurance has no gecko, but they the company’s marketing pros do have a clue. According to Ad Age, the brand’s content play, “In Gayle We Trust,” is now entering its second season with an even stronger focus on targeting and tracking new customers. American Family is also bring gaming to the forefront with […]
Iron Man 2 opens in theaters and IMAX today and LG is ready, thanks to a little help from Young & Rubicam/New York.
Seattle-based Cole & Weber United worked with indie rock video director Patrick Daughters to put together this imaginative spot for Washington’s Lottery. Daughters was nominated for a Grammy for his Feist “1234” video; he also directed the video for Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks,” the same indie darlings that scored this new Washington’s Lottery spot. Clearly, […]
Ad Age is reporting on the vanishing line between content and advertising, and using Dr. Pepper’s spot last week on NBC’s “30 Rock,” as an example. Yes, it’s true, in the early days of TV, networks were happy to mix commerce and content, with talk-show hosts also serving as pitchmen. Many of them do that […]