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Old Spice Lets Its Fingers Do the Walking in Real-Time Twitter Campaign

'How many fingers am I holding up?'

Idle hands are the devil's playthings, and those hands look particularly evil when they have 14 fingers or the heads of chickens. Earlier today, Old Spice posed a simple question on…

How a Remarkable Twitter Campaign Got This Ohio Teenager a Bionic Arm

The story of #HandforTorri

Here's a powerful example of the potential of social media and brand charity. Friends of an Ohio teenager who was born without a full right arm launched a #HandforTorri campaign on…

Brands Are Out in Force With Intergalactic Tributes for Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you

A long time ago in a brand galaxy far, far away... May the Fourth be with you. Perhaps news of the cast of the newest installment in the Star Wars saga…

NatGeo's Instagram Video Goes Wild

And doesn't need sound to do it

National Geographic is making by far its best showing on the VideoWatch/Shareablee Top 10 weekly rankings for branded Instagram videos. From April 21-26, NatGeo's 15-second spot—that sweeps over the scenery…

Pantene Philippines Takes Its Battle for Gender Equality to Facebook

Social postings follow earlier viral spot

In December, a powerful Pantene Philippines ad went viral, with each scene depicting a gender double standard. The goal was to address labels in the workplace, and the campaign has…

Twitter Fans Make DirecTV's New 'Get Rid of Cable' Ad One of the Bleakest Yet

Putting all that negativity to work

When you leave people to their own devices, they tend to get nihilistic. When they get nihilistic, they make darkly comic scripts for DirecTV. Case in point: the satellite-TV company's Twitter-sourced…

Here Are the Top 10 Brands Using Instagram Video

UFC, NBC seem gung-ho with the format

This week's VideoWatch/Shareablee chart—the third in a young-but-ongoing series—illustrates an intriguing development about how some brands are now dedicating meaningful resources to Instagram's videos. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and NBC's…

See Heineken's 15-Second Film Based on a Fan's Tweet About an Evil Abe Lincoln

'Linclone' was even screened at Tribeca

Fifteen seconds is short for an ad, never mind a film. But Heineken and Wieden + Kennedy New York premiered just such a movie at the Tribeca Film Festival on…

Starbucks Shows That Instagram Videos Don't Need to Be Thrillers

Simplicity helps brand break weekly Top 10 ranking

If the first two weekly editions of the VideoWatch/Shareablee Top 10 branded Instagram videos chart are any measure, people who use the social-mobile app love action above all else. High-flying…

Tribeca Film Fest Names Vine #6SecFilms Winners

Just because it’s not a full-length feature doesn’t mean it isn’t cinematic

If you blink, you may miss the majority of the content in Vine videos. However, the Tribeca Film Festival felt so strongly about the originality in some of these mini films…

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