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Live Events Are King for Getting People to Recommend and Buy Brands Music makes people feel the most positive

Word-of-mouth marketing may be the hot new trend, but when it comes to getting people to recommend a brand, nothing gets people talking up a brand like live experiences do,…

November 13, 2013, 6:16 AM EST

Big Papi's World Series Run Means a Cool Million in Ad Bucks And Pepto or Mylanta may go after BoSox relief pitcher, per analyst

Want to know who was the big winner in terms of ad dollars from the memorable, six-game World Series, which wrapped last night with the Boston Red Sox defeating the…

October 31, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

FXX Is Bulking Up Its Subscribers Ratings are also climbing steadily for the network

It’s Champagne time for the latest cable network to rebrand and relaunch. 21st Century Fox’s male-skewing FXX took the place of Fox Soccer Channel on Sept. 3, and in that…

October 9, 2013, 6:35 AM EDT

The Empire That Is Adam Carolla Comic is quite the savvy businessman

Aspiring entertainers often pay the bills waiting tables or serving Starbucks. Adam Carolla used to punch the clock as a boxing trainer, carpet cleaner and rebuilder of earthquake-damaged homes. With…

October 7, 2013, 10:13 PM EDT

NBA Teams Increasingly Leverage Digital to Sell Brand Sponsorships Houston Rockets are the latest

The Houston Rockets and ZTE are unveiling an exclusive deal where the China-based telecom equipment brand will appear via digital ads, social media, email, TV, in-game activations and out-of-home billboards…

October 5, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

Make an Ordinary Brand Fancy: Send It to College The art of co-opting the Ivy League

Nobody’s sure where the term originated. One story holds that in 1935 eight college athletic teams—Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania—decided to form an…

September 25, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: ESPN Takes the Sounds of SportsCenter Beyond the Network Broader push for 'DaDaDa' campaign

ESPN has traditionally aired ads for SportsCenter, its famed highlights show, only on ESPN networks—a strategy that senior marketing director Seth Ader told Adweek last year was "a treat for…

September 24, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

NFL Kicks Off ‘Together We Make Football’ Campaign Fan contest launches in tonight’s Thursday Night Football tilt

A new promotional campaign from the National Football League kicks off during tonight’s Chiefs-Eagles game, and the star of the show is a 10-year-old phenom named Samantha Gordon. A tiny running…

September 19, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT

Brooklyn Nets Add Security Brand to Impressive Roster SecureWatch24 lands sponsorship for rising NBA team

Football season just kicked off, but Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets, wishes his NBA team's basketball schedule was only hours from getting underway. And who could blame…

September 16, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

Will Controversial Sports Team Names Be Gone in Five Years? Prominent Native American activist says yes

Could the National Football League’s Washington Redskins and other pro teams with names that some groups and individuals find offensive shed those monikers sooner rather than late? Perhaps in the…

September 11, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

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