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Top 10 Branded Videos: Air New Zealand Enlists The Hobbit for In-Flight Safety Video, Again Peter Jackson reminds you to store your electronic devices

Air New Zealand's quirky "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made" marks the airline’s latest go at enlisting characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth to spoof the stuffy in-flight safety video. The…

October 31, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

Taco Bell Explains Its Social Media Blackout and How It Lit Up Mobile Orders Within Hours Diners used new app at 75% of stores

One day after launching a mobile payment and ordering app, Taco Bell says its stunt to shut down social media had some initial success. On Tuesday, 90 percent of the chain's…

October 30, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

Why Did Taco Bell Just Wipe Out Its Social Media Accounts? An unorthodox approach to launching an app

Taco Bell made a bold move today to grab the attention of hungry millennials. It darkened its social media pages (even appearing to wipe out its 1.4 million Twitter followers and erase…

October 28, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

How the Washington Wizards Are Winning With Online Search Building on lessons learned last season

When the Washington Wizards' first game of the season kicks off tomorrow night, the NBA team will already be ahead of the game in digital. Google claims that searches made for…

October 28, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

Inside Whole Foods' Store of the Future Tackles sustainability with digital displays

Just one week after launching its first national branding campaign, Whole Foods is promoting its sustainability cred in stores. The upscale grocer—with the help of SapientNitro's Second Story—has loaded up its…

October 27, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

IHeartRadio's Vending Machine Turns Instagram Photos Into Swag Targets college students' nostalgia for hometown radio

IHeartRadio is touring the country with a T-shirt vending machine that accepts Instagram photos as payment. The marketing effort has racked up 5.7 million impressions—likes, shares, views—in the first week…

October 24, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

6 CEOs Who Have More Twitter Followers Than Their Companies Some expected and some wildcards

Sure, you would probably suspect for some of the world’s biggest brands to have a mass following on Twitter, but what about the chief executive officers behind those companies? While…

October 24, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT

How T-Mobile Trashed Its Own Industry and Gained 22 Million Subscribers in the Process CMO sees opportunity because wireless 'still blows'

Over the past 18 months, T-Mobile has rolled out seven different campaigns under its Uncarrier messaging that aggressively targets competitors by debunking the wireless industry in hopes of gaining market…

October 23, 2014, 6:25 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Whoa, Facebook Actually Made a Great Little TV Ad About Modern Love

Facebook swaps out its usual grandiose advertising with this cute TV spot from Wieden + Kennedy that captures some of the intimate emotions behind social media. In the past, Facebook's ads…

October 22, 2014, 9:59 AM EDT

Top 10 Branded Videos: LG Hits Gold With Vine Star Expands on short-form social videos

Zach King is best known for cranking out six-second Vine videos on behalf of brands like Chrysler, Lacoste and Buick. In his latest work, LG recruited King to create four…

October 22, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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