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LeBron's Brand Shifts to 'the Good Guy' and Cash Windfall Awaits Could mean $50 million to Cleveland franchise

In the first hour today after LeBron James revealed he was going back to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the development was mentioned on Twitter 1.44 million times, per Kontera.…

July 11, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

NFL Exec Says Wearables Could Crack Second-Screen Advertising But will brands buy in?

In step with those marketers embracing Google Glass and other wearables, the National Football League is now testing innovations like tech-enabled clothing and on-field tablets for its 32 teams. Even though some…

July 11, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

Germany-Brazil World Cup Match Was Bigger Than Super Bowl on Twitter Broke sports record with 35.6 million tweets

Yesterday's World Cup semifinal between Germany and Brazil (in which Germany routed the host nation 7-1, setting a record for largest deficit ever in a semifinal match) became the most…

July 9, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT

Nike's World Cup Triumphs Summed Up in One Infographic Swoosh scores big with video marketing

While competitor Adidas has had its hands full with Luis Suarez's biting incident in the World Cup, Nike seems be enjoying a clean run of global marketing success during the…

June 27, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

San Francisco 49ers Target Year-Round Football Fanatics With Rewards Program Plans for more digital in-stadium activations

The San Francisco 49ers are betting that sports fans will have a big appetite for digital year round with the launch of a new rewards program today. Fans rack up points—or…

June 17, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Hashflags Raised, Twitter Storms Brazil for the World Cup GSP spot heralds digital goodie bag

Twitter is doing plenty of digital activations around the World Cup, and now it's done a good old-fashioned video to get you pumped up as well. The spot, from Goodby, Silverstein…

June 10, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Nike's 5-Minute Animated World Cup Film Has Humans Everywhere Cheering Attack of the clones

Last week we wondered if another marketer had managed to out-Nike Nike with a flashy short film around the World Cup. Nike probably didn't care, though, as it was busy…

June 9, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

Which World Cup Sponsors Are Resonating With Fans? Omnicom breaks down the social love

As the World Cup quickly approaches, brands are pouring millions into showing the world that they love and understand soccer that much more than their competitors. But are fans listening,…

June 9, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: McDonald's Films the Craziest Soccer Trick Shots Ever … and They're Real World Cup wonders

For every big-budget advertising opus timed to the World Cup (I'm looking at you, Nike and Samsung), there are always a few real gems that don't show any soccer stars…

June 4, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

Nike Inches in on Adidas’ World Cup Social Turf Still time to win the chatter game

Nike is not a sponsor of next week’s coveted World Cup, but exclusive data from Globe Runner reveals that the brand is catching up to Adidas’ official stake via social…

June 2, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT

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