Topic: 2014 Oscars

Here Are the Most Effective Ads of 2014 (So Far)

Includes work from Budweiser, Procter & Gamble, Google—and a certain potato brand

As it turns out, a lot of people found they had dust in their eyes after sitting through Budweiser's poetic tale of star-crossed companions in its "Puppy Love" Super Bowl spot.…

Why the Oscars Won With Women, and Adland Lost

Telecast's spots were vapid

The Oscars has been dubbed the “Super Bowl for Women,” although in many ways it is the antithesis—fewer breaks, snacks and alcohol. But this year’s Oscars marked a departure from…

Arby's Dishes on Awesome Pharrell Williams Tweet

It took 'just a few seconds' to write

Arby’s quietly plucked Josh Martin from digital marketing firm Engauge a few years ago to become its social media director. But his work only grabbed our attention in the last month…

Exclusive #Oscars Data: Top 20 Brand Tweets

Socialbakers stats bode well for Arby's and Victoria's Secret

Arby's Twitter conversation with Pharrell Williams during the Oscars turned out to be another big win for the brand. In a tweet, the fast-food company brilliantly revealed that it had…

Arby's Buys Pharrell Williams' Hat for $44,100

Cool branded social play

Arby's is paying Pharrell Williams $44,100 for his Vivienne Westwood designer hat, which achieved Twitter fame when the pop artist wore the eye-catching lid during the Grammys on Jan. 27. The…

Ellen's Selfie Scores Oscar Gold for Samsung

Tops brand mentions across social, while Pepsi blows up Twitter

When Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres snapped that epic selfie with the Samsung Galaxy Note during last night's ceremony, it effectively snagged "Best Picture"—among marketers, that is. According to Kontera, which analyzed millions…

Oscars Produce Strange Promoted Tweets [Updated]

Oxygen's Kim Novak ad sticks out

When it came to real-time marketing for Sunday's Oscars, it was a success—if you were looking for bizarre results or if you work in Twitter's revenue department. The gala's red…

Take 2: Real-Time Marketing at the Oscars

Brands hope for better results than last year

Branded tweets during the Academy Awards Sunday night promise to inspire scores of reactions for the second year in a row. The 2013 Tinsel Town gala disappointed real-time marketing followers…