Did you happen to notice how fast Visa brought new commercials (featuring new Gold Medal winners) to the airwaves during the London games? In many cases the athlete’s heroic story (as told in 30 seconds by a global credit card purveyor) appeared on NBC stations within minutes of the medal round competition. Here, take a […]
Get ready: The London Olympics are coming in a few weeks. To be honest, I’m not much into the Olympics as a whole, although it was quite cool to be living in Atlanta in the Summer of 1996 when the games were there. But it’s no secret that brands and marketers leap at the chance […]
It’s an Olympics year, and with social media bigger than ever, Fox Business takes a look at how Olympic sponsors plan to get social: Take Samsung Electronics, which recently launched its U.S. Olympic Genome Project. It uses a game called “How Olympic Are You?” to establish people’s connections to the Olympics, such as finding athletes […]
Courtesy of Wieden + Kennedy, we get this two-minute tribute to moms. At least, the moms who nurture Olympic champions. Oh yeah, and this ad is for Proctor & Gamble. If my mom actually knew how to use a computer (she doesn’t), I’d go click the Thank You Mom App on Facebook.
“Wolfpack of Reseda” is the first made-for-the-Web series from Fox Digital Entertainment, a new division of the 76-year-old West Los Angeles movie studio. Wolfpack Of Reseda | Myspace Video According to Meg James of Los Angeles Times, the series brings feature film production values to the Internet, which is something marketers have been clamoring for. […]
Chevy is sponsoring Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero, a new commercial-free show on Discovery and the Science Channel that examines the rebuilding efforts underway in lower Manhattan today. I love the commercial-free sponsorship approach to this highly emotional content. What I do not like is clicking over to the Discovery website and getting blasted by Chevy’s […]
This post is sponsored by tbd. I like how Mashable handles sponsored posts. The value for the advertiser is the fact that the “ad” is embedded in the post, which means it reaches RSS subscribers. AdPulp has 6400+ RSS subscribers, so it’s no small thing to reach this segment of our readership. And for readers […]
Metrics is the word of the day in client conference rooms and digital agencies throughout the land. But digital isn’t the only communications channel that’s being measured, or not measured, as the case may be. While client-side marketers say that measurement, evaluation and accountability are critical to measuring the success of sponsorship and event marketing […]
The Oregonian is running a feature on work Portland marketing agency, The Great Society, is doing for Brooks Sports, the athletic shoe company based in Bothell, WA. The campaign, Run Happy Cavalcade of Curiosities is a running-inspired traveling carnival in support of Brooks’ sponsorship of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, a series of races paired with […]
Hyundai is an official sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Here’s one of the brand’s new TV spots, from Korean-owned agency, Innocean, in support of the sponsorship.
Phil Rosenthal of Chicago Tribune reports that L.L. Bean is trading WGN-Ch. 9 sportswear in return for exposure on the channel. Label it what you will: If you wonder why some reporters at Chicago Tribune parent Tribune Co.’s WGN-Ch. 9 might be seen wearing jackets with both the station’s logo and that of L.L. Bean, […]
Brands have stories to tell, and when the company in question can trace its role to pivotal moments in American history, the stories are aching to be told. Even more so when the stories can act as salve on an ugly, open wound. According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the “ad” above is part of a $4 […]