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Christopher Heine

Why That Scary Omaha Zoo Video Is a Gorilla-Sized PR Nightmare

5 million views so far, but marketers criticize the damage control

According to TripAdvisor, the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska, is the best zoo in the United States. Situated near the Missouri River on the Nebraska-Iowa border, the…

J.J. Watt Creates Immediate Buzz for Reebok With a DIY Video

The NFL player's 'box jump' clip already has 2 million views

J.J. Watt, the Houston Texan and NFL defensive player of the year, has signed an agreement with Reebok to make the shoes he'll wear on the field. What's interesting is…

When It Comes to Naming Your Startup, Simple Is Better

Doostang? Thoof? Tech companies move from bizarre to brand-friendly

Ever hear of Doostang? Probably not. The careers site, born during the Web 2.0 era, ended up as a poster child for oddly named digital companies. Its Wiki page reveals…

Infographic: a Historical and Data-Driven Look at Will Ferrell's Branding Genius

'Ferrellvertising' is a pretty big deal

Will Ferrell last week got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was nicely timed to promote his hit movie Get Hard, where he co-stars with fellow comic…

These Oscars Advertisers Got the Biggest Brand Lifts on Social Media

Samsung finds a new way to win, while Dior wowed viewers

Samsung didn't need an epic Oscars selfie this year. It beat out other TV advertisers in terms of positive social media sentiment, according to research being released today. Data company 4C Insights…

Lego's Movie May Have Been Snubbed, but It Still Dominated Digital Discussion at the Oscars

'Everything Is Awesome' sparked 47,290 mentions

For Lego's marketing team, everything is, well, awesome today when it comes to social buzz garnered from last night's Oscars.  According to Amobee's Brand Intelligence division, the toy brand received 47,290…

HomeAway Invests 'Tens of Millions of Dollars' in Global Campaign

New CMO wants to appeal to modern families, pet owners and millennials

HomeAway last summer hired its first global chief marketing officer in Mariano Dima, who had served in the same role for Visa Europe, and promised to increase ad spending worldwide…

Here Are the Super Bowl Advertisers That Got the Biggest Brand Lifts

GoDaddy and Bud flourished, while Nationwide floundered

Bully Pulpit Interactive surveyed 700 people before the Super Bowl and another 700 folks after to gauge which Big Game advertisers achieved the greatest brand lift, a metric designed to…

Wix.com's Super Bowl Spot Captured a Ton of Late-Game Buzz

These charts time-stamp when ads got the best engagement

Wix.com's Big Game commercial got positive reviews Sunday night, but the website-design company also benefited greatly from the dramatic, late-game developments of the New England-Seattle contest, according to 4C's data. The…

Pepsi's Super Bowl Sponsorship Paid Off Where It Counts—in Store Aisles

Instantly's research shows the power of physical display

You pride yourself on independent thinking—heck, let's say you even have a master's degree in philosophy. But just like any American, you were shopping last weekend for potato chips in…

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