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Follow Newcastle Brown Ale on Twitter, and It Will Send You a Check for $1 Yes, one-millionth of a million dollars

It pays to follow Newcastle Brown Ale on Twitter. Not much, but it pays. The British beer brand continues its tongue-in-cheek ribbing of traditional marketing by pledging Monday night to pay…

June 2, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

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…

May 8, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

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…

May 5, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

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…

April 29, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

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…

April 24, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

Media Storm Signs Eyeview as Exclusive Partner Coming to a location-based video ad near you

Independent media agency Media Storm had made a deal with Eyeview to further personalize its video offerings. Charlie Fiordalis, managing director of digital at Media Storm, said that one of the…

April 22, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

How a 'No Makeup Selfie' Trend Suddenly Became a Cancer Awareness Effort Viral posts evolve organically

In an age when social media has made us even more aware of how we look at any given moment ("A picture? Now? Wait, how's my hair?"), asking women to…

March 24, 2014, 9:28 AM EDT

Domino's Calmly Deals With Twitter Customer Who Says He Burned His Junk on a Pizza Only slightly off script

Here's a pretty good example of a brand dealing well with a troll on Twitter—mostly by sticking to the script, with a few flourishes along the way. On Monday, Domino's Pizza…

February 25, 2014, 1:38 PM EST

Esurance Hands Out That $1.5 Million, Releases Mind-Boggling Stats From Twitter Stunt 200K entries in first minute

Despite not actually airing a commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Esurance had an extraordinarily successful night, thanks to its #EsuranceSave30 sweepstakes on Twitter. The company snagged the first ad…

February 6, 2014, 4:01 PM EST

Arby's Slayed the Grammys With This Tweet About Pharrell Williams' Hat Chain cooks up a chart-topper

If there was one big winner at last night's Grammy Awards that was even more surprising than Daft Punk getting Album of the Year, it was Arby's scoring the tweet…

January 27, 2014, 9:27 AM EST

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