Rabbit Holes Discovered In Philadelphia

Alice, which premiered last night and continues tonight, is a four-hour movie event starring Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates as the Queen of Hearts and Caterina Scorsone as Alice. To promote the show SyFy (a unit of NBC) turned to Fallon for a multimedia marketing campaign, which includes the following twist on out-of-home: [via Brand Flakes […]

Adlandia’s New Creative Challenge: Episodic Thinking

On October 8th, Ikea’s EasyToAssembleTV moves into its second season on MyDamnChannel. The branded entertainment series created by and starring actress Illeana Douglas has been viewed over one million times and is gaining momentum, according to Ad Age. And the client loves it. Ikea’s marketing chief, Magnus Gustaffson, took a hands-on role with the project […]

Music Videos Are Commercials For The New Album — This One Features The Retailer’s Logo Throughout

BTW, Pearl Jam is on tour right now. They’re playing Vancouver, WA next Saturday, the 26th, with Ben Harper opening.

In Gayle Evans American Family Trusts

Brands are increasingly turning to the entertainment industry for answers that used to be supplied by ad agencies (and in some cases still are). For instance, American Family Insurance is partnering with NBC to deliver 10 episodes of In Gayle We Trust, a comedic take on the life of Gayle Evans, a fictional American Family […]

Hollywood Ventures Into The Web’s Tool Shed

Content Helps Brands Fulfill Integrated Marketing’s Promise

A few progressive lifestyle brands are moving boldly into a brave new world where they see themselves as media companies, for that’s partly what the democratization of media means. It’s not just that citizens are reporters now, it’s that brands are media companies (or capable of becoming media companies). Pepsi is one of these early […]

Buy The Disc, Get The Mag

Ad creep has now made its way to compact discs. When Mariah Carey’s new release Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel drops on Sept. 15, it will include a 34-page Elle magazine insert that includes lifestyle ads from Elizabeth Arden, Angel Champagne, Carmen Steffens, Le Métier de Beauté and the Bahamas Board of Tourism. According to […]

Palm’s Pre Is Dreamy

According to Ad Age reporter Andrew Hampp, Gary Koepke, co-founder and executive creative director at Modernista!, loves that some people are creeped out by his agency’s ads for Sprint’s Palm Pre. In related news, Palm is entering into two branded-entertainment partnerships. First up is an exclusive sponsorship of “Bollywood Hero,” a three-part musical miniseries premiering […]