Anal Warts And All, Denny’s Does Episodic Content Right

According to Adweek, Will Arnett and Jason Bateman’s digital content and production studio, DumbDumb, along with Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio, Electus, have produced a series of three-minute videos for Denny’s called “Always Open.” The show is an extension of Denny’s latest nationwide campaign developed by NY ad agency Gotham and adds depth to the new […]

Wear It Like Quorra

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 […]

Yes, Money Can Buy Hipster Caché

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 […]

When You Entertain The Family, You Can Also Feed And Clean The Family

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 […]

B Movie Archtype Used To Promote Flavored Top Shelf Vodka

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 Is Pioneering Trackable Advertainment, Proving That It Helps Sell insurance

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 […]

In A Tough Spot? Call On Your LG Ally

Iron Man 2 opens in theaters and IMAX today and LG is ready, thanks to a little help from Young & Rubicam/New York.

Daydreams And Lottery Tickets Are Like Sushi And Saké

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, […]