Sprint has wrangled comedian Will Ferrell, or at least the character he plays in an upcoming NASCAR-themed flick, to star in commercials promoting Sprint's exclusive mobile content from the movie. So Sprint is running commercials to promote exclusive content which is, sort of, promoting the new movie.
In the TV spots, Ricky Bobby, the main character in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," watches clips from the movie on a Sprint Phone. The commercials were produced by TBWAChiatDay New York.
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Pamela Parker is a former managing editor of ClickZ News, Features, and Experts. She's been covering interactive advertising and marketing since the boom days of 1999, chronicling the dot-com crash and the subsequent rise of the medium. Before working at ClickZ, Parker was associate editor at @NY, a pioneering Web site and e-mail newsletter covering New York new media start-ups. Parker received a master's degree in journalism, with a concentration in new media, from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
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