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Michael McCarthy

5 Lessons Honda Learned About Reaching Millennials With Music

YouTube success will mean smaller TV spend

Marketers and agencies are always saying that content is king. But few clients have put money behind that maxim like American Honda Motor Co., which a year ago rolled out…

Ad of the Day: Honda Stretches Your Face in Fun, Trippy Launch Spot for HR-V

Looking for that perfect fit

Conventional wisdom says millennials don't buy a lot of new cars. They're too busy playing with their iPhones. Or they're ideologically opposed to gas-guzzling, pollution-spewing automobiles. Conventional wisdom is often wrong,…

Ad of the Day: Dick's Sporting Goods Goes the Extra Mile in Its First Campaign for Women

Just like they do

Athletic women are increasingly wearing workout gear as everyday fashion. And so are women who never go near a gym—giving rise to the "Athleisure" fashion trend. And with women's activewear…

5 Reasons Mayweather-Pacquiao Has Become One of the Biggest Sports Events of All Time

Drama and dollars on a Hollywood level

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've likely seen the media hype surrounding the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao welterweight boxing match on Saturday night. If you're a boxing…

NBA Ditches Coke for Pepsi After a 30-Year Partnership

Pepsi gets beverage rights for all 4 major sports leagues

By severing Coca-Cola's nearly 30-year relationship with the NBA, PepsiCo will achieve a clean marketing sweep of the four major professional sports leagues this fall. Under the five-year deal, PepsiCo will…

Why Baseball Clubs Are Resorting to Feather Boas and Booze

Even if they risk striking out

In a bid to attract more female ticket buyers, nine Major League Baseball clubs will market Ladies Nights during the 2015 season: the Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners, Minnesota…

Ad of the Day: Jordan Himself Finally Appears in Gatorade's 'Be Like Mike' Revival

Along with a slew of stars from Serena Williams to Cam Newton

Gatorade has saved the best for last in its nostalgic, eight-week-long "Be Like Mike" campaign revival. In a 60-second video that went live this morning, we finally see present-day Michael Jordan…

Fox Sports Gets World Cup Fans Revved Up for Round 2

New campaign reignites the flame

Remember the frenzy over the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup? The crowds in the streets? The viewing parties in apartments and bars? The social…

Porsche Will Be the First Advertiser on Derek Jeter's Digital Publishing Venture

'They like what we're doing' with The Player's Tribune

Derek Jeter's digital media company, The Player's Tribune, has been ad-free for its first four months, but now it's bringing on its first big sponsor: Porsche. The retired New York Yankees…

Ad of the Day: Adidas Comes Out Swinging in Big New Brand Campaign

How athletes seize the moment

Some key things separate pro athletes from weekend warriors. Of course, there's the natural talent and physical skills. But there's also the mental approach. The pros excel at being able…

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