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Christopher Heine

Who Won the Battle of March Madness Brands?

Nationwide and AT&T duked it out for No. 1

College basketball concluded another memorable, 68-team, three-week tournament best known as March Madness. And while hoops fans were entertained last night by the championship game, with Duke defeating Wisconsin 68-63,…

Infographic: What Digital Stats Can Tell Us About Mad Men, Game of Thrones and Daredevil

Each is a case study in TV's buzz-driven life cycle

Between 1 million and 2 million people will watch the return of Mad Men on Sunday night, but based on digital buzz, it seems only die-hard fans and not newcomers…

New MLB Commish Says Digital Media and Hispanic Marketing Can Grow Baseball

Rob Manfred also wants faster play, in-market streaming and more social

Rob Manfred's reign as the 10th commissioner of Major League Baseball will begin in earnest Sunday night with the first pitch of the regular season. The 56-year-old former lawyer, who…

Which Big Brands Have the Most Twitter Followers in Common?

Only 1% of users follow 4 or more companies, so crossover is rare

Which marketers tend to attract the same Twitter followers? To find out, Simply Measured recently analyzed the 100,000 newest followers of the social network's 10 most-followed global brands. Here is a…

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…

Marketers Say Debuting Amazon Dash Right Before April Fools' Day Was Genius

People are already buzzing about how to use the buttons

For a few hours on Tuesday, social media users were puzzled over whether Amazon Dash was an actual, Internet-of-Things invention or an early April Fools' Day joke. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant…

Infographic: Gen Z and Millennials Want Different Things From Brands

The younger generation is more tolerant of digital ads

Millennials believe email marketing is more acceptable than do their Gen Z counterparts, according to the latest edition of Deep Focus' Cassandra Report. But Gen Z—the younger of the two so-called…

Church of Scientology Buys Promoted Tweets to Battle HBO's 'Going Clear'

Claims interest at 'an all-time high'

An HBO documentary that's critical of the Church of Scientology—Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief—had Twitter buzzing last night. The terms "Going Clear" and "Scientology" were both national…

Here Is a List of Celebrities Who Are Already on Meerkat and Periscope

Jimmy Fallon, Madonna, Shaq, Rand Paul and many more

As we've learned throughout social media history, celebrities often drive consumer adoption of new websites and apps. Actor Ashton Kutcher and Twitter are often cited as the ultimate example of…

Check Out This Sweet 16 Bracket for March Madness Brands

Can Chick-fil-A upset McDonald's?

College basketball's Sweet 16 bracket tips off on Thursday night. And while hoops fans watch to see if West Virginia can pull off a miracle and upset favorite-to-win-it-all Kentucky, the…

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