The North Face Finds A Place For Their Brand Story

Outdoor gear purveyor, The North Face, is delving deep into content. According to Media Buyer Planner: The North Face and Pace Communications have launched a new online publication, Epic, penned by world-renowned climbers, alpinists, long-distance runners, skiers, snowboarders and others. Epic unites the adventure-sports industry across multiple disciplines, featuring advice, trends and coverage of events […]

Content Is Catching On

According to Ad Age, the big guys are recognizing the need for content, not advertising. Branded-entertainment veteran Doug Scott is moving to Ogilvy & Mather North America, where he’ll develop the agency’s content offering. His mandate is to bring together the wide variety of Ogilvy’s disciplines, from ads to promotion and PR, to develop and […]

“Online Storytelling” Coming To A Small Screen Near You

Adweek reports on the continued rise of branded content. MSN is making a bold dive into the original Web-only content realm via a new initiative, MSN Originals, while also signing two development deals with Internet producers to generate new series for the portal. The focus of MSN Originals will be online storytelling, Microsoft officials said. […]

To The Consumer Content Is Content (Homemade Or Otherwise)

News.com covered a wide-ranging discussion on tech trends at the Milken Institute’s Ninth Annual Global Conference, held this week in Los Angeles. While consumers’ desire for home-grown content and social networking has grown with the rise of sites like MySpace.com and YouTube.com, so has their demand for branded content. “What’s both exciting and frightening is […]