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What Can Brands Do to Capitalize on Real-Time Moments in Live TV?

Jul 17, 2014 - Google says Nike struck gold during the World Cup with its Phenomenal Shot app thanks in part to a new real-time ad tool, but what other options do brands and marketers have? Comments

Adidas to Customize Shoes With Instagram Photos

adidaslogo May 22, 2014 - By leveraging the wealth of social content on Instagram, Adidas will incorporate consumers’ digital experiences into its new line of sneakers. Comments

Former NBA Player Jamal Mashburn Opens Ad Agency

nba-basketball Mar 28, 2014 - Former NBA Player Jamal Mashburn is teaming up with advertising veteran Jonathan Sackett to open an ad agency, with offices in Chicago and Miami. Comments

Team USA Sponsors Seek to Support Olympians Despite #SochiProblems

itsourtimeapp Feb 11, 2014 - Not surprisingly, brands continue to roll out hashtags, microsites, apps, and videos to cater to Olympic excitement. But whether this leads any additional sponsors to get caught up in Sochi controversy remains to be seen. Comments

Manchester United's Twitter Game: Win or Lose?

296px-manchester-united-fc-crest Feb 10, 2014 - It may be the worst season for Manchester United, but the club saw its largest weekly Twitter fan growth with the $62 million signing of Spanish midfielder Juan Mata. Comments

Super Bowl XLVIII Winners, Losers and Lessons

budweiser-hero-welcome-1-1024x576 Feb 3, 2014 - Successful ads in the 2014 Super Bowl opted for serious storylines over laughs and used music instead of dialog. Budweiser had two such spots, which once again, makes it the big winner this year. Comments

Which Commercials Scored in YouTube's Super Bowl 2014 Ad Blitz?

ad-blitz-youtube Feb 3, 2014 - Ads by Budweiser, Doritos, and Coca-Cola all scored last night, but which of the 55 commercials that aired during the Super Bowl will win the most votes in the post-game voting on the YouTube Ad Blitz? Here's a post-game look at ad trends. Comments

ClickZ’s Super Bowl XLVIII Ad Pregame Show

tmobile-puppies Jan 31, 2014 - Highlights of the week leading up to the Super Bowl include: early releases, censorship, live fan auditions, and even a promise from one advertiser to see a woman quit her job in front of millions. Comments

CarMax Follows Animal Planet’s Lead With Puppy Content for Super Bowl Sunday

puppy-carmax-employee Jan 29, 2014 - While CarMax has created an online-only puppy version of its Super Bowl ad, Animal Planet has been busy preparing interactive content for the millions of viewers who have proven there’s a market for animal lovers during the Super Bowl. Comments

Jerry Seinfeld Spoofs Old School Advertising in Acura 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Web Series

2013-12-19-2243 Dec 20, 2013 - The eight ads debuted on Acura’s YouTube channel and will appear on season three of Seinfeld’s web series. Comments

Does Beyonce's Surprise Visual Album Success Mean Social Marketing is the Way Forward?

beyonce-new-album Dec 18, 2013 - Beyonce's surprise visual album dominated social chatter and iTunes sales over the weekend, becoming a major hit - and it all started on Instagram. Comments

Dish Takes Talk Boston Campaign Social With 'Twiddah Translator'

talk-boston Sep 5, 2013 - Dish has expanded its Talk Boston campaign to Twitter with a "Talk Boston Twiddah Translator" that allows people to draft a tweet, translate it to that uniquely Boston accent, and then post their message on Twitter. Comments

Gaming Executives Aim to Bridge the Divide Between Brands and Games

games Aug 22, 2013 - Facebook's head of games and other executives at CBS Interactive, IGN, PaeDae, and Scopely encouraged a room full of marketers yesterday to get serious about gaming as a media channel that is on the upswing and ripe for advertising opportunities. Comments

Social Sharing Helps Boost Box Office Results

movie-theater Aug 14, 2013 - Consumers who share movie-related content are six times more likely to purchase movie tickets, according to findings from a new study by ShareThis. Comments

Bacardi Targets Moviegoers With Shazam-Enabled Content

the-people-take-arms Jul 5, 2013 - Until August 8, consumers in front of 100,000 U.S. movie screens will see a Bacardi-sponsored "film" during previews and will be able to access additional content with their mobile devices. Comments

Puma Asks 'What Does Football Mean to You?'

foap-puma Jul 5, 2013 - Puma partnered with Foap, a Swedish-based mobile photo agency for brands, to ask fans "What does football mean to you?" Comments

YouTube: Gamers Are Engaged and Ripe for Marketing on Video

gamers-on-youtube Jul 2, 2013 - Gamers are increasingly satisfying their hunger for tutorials, relevant news on upcoming titles, and other insider tips on YouTube, according to a new study from Google. Comments

'American Idol' Aims for Mass Engagement With Social Sentiment Ticker

idol-dlt-screen-1 Jun 27, 2013 - Partnering with Mass Relevance, "American Idol" began showing a social sentiment ticker on February 25 to harness the social activities of its fans. Comments

Indie Site SnagFilms Beta Launches Social Platform

snagfilms Jun 6, 2013 - SnagFilms has begun testing a new social version of its site designed to help viewers find films they like more easily and share those recommendations with friends. Comments

Zyrtec: Get Outside After You Play This Game

furtec May 29, 2013 - Zyrtec wants to encourage people to go outdoors and enjoy the fresh air by, paradoxically, getting them to play an online game. Comments

IWNY: Nielsen Study to Show How Tweets Boost TV Ratings

tv-everywhere May 22, 2013 - Do TV-related tweets lead to a spike in a show's ratings? Nielsen and its analytics subsidiary SocialGuide believe they do. Comments

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