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Topic: Activision

How Snapchats Hidden in Black Ops 2 Led to Today's Big Live-Action Trailer for Black Ops 3

Activision's engaging new platform for its biggest franchise

Activision unleashed its live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 today. And it's a typically impressive production from 72andSunny—a documentary-style look at a world decades from now in…

Ad of the Day: Meet the Crazy Cameraman Who Films Every Kill in Call of Duty

Randall Higgins is not messing around

One of the great mean-spirited pleasures of multiplayer gaming is knowing that whenever you finally seize the day and blow your enemy to smithereens, he or she has to watch…

Instagram's Video Ads Are Finally Live, and Here Are 4 From Major Brands

Disney, Activision and Banana Republic among early buyers

After six months of testing, Instagram's video ads are officially here. Instagram, owned by Facebook, has deals to show 15-second autoplay spots from Disney, Activision, Lancome, Banana Republic and CW. The…

Inside the Massive Campaign Behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Kevin Spacey's digitized mug is only part of the package

Disembodied, badly equalized and with no musical cues or ambient sound around it, the nonetheless recognizable voice of Kevin Spacey in sneering antihero mode fuzzes over the computer speakers. "You…

Why Led Zeppelin, Billy Joel and Dylan Now Readily Sell Their Songs to Brands

Easy money, new audience appeal to classic rockers

When Led Zeppelin licensed “Rock and Roll” to Cadillac for its “Break Through” spot in 2002, it was a huge coup for the carmaker, as the band had never let…

Activision's $500 Million 'Destiny' Launch Shows Power of Online Video

One of the biggest new franchise releases in history

With gaming giants Activision (Call of Duty franchise) and Bungie (Halo franchise) behind it, yesterday's release of Destiny was bound to be a big pre-order event. But the game exceeded…

Ad of the Day: Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song' Drives Epic Live-Action Trailer for Destiny

72andSunny goes planet hopping with Joseph Kosinski

Ad agency 72andSunny assembled quite the crew for its latest live-action trailer for an Activision video game—in this case Destiny, a new post-apocalyptic shooter game coming out Tuesday that's set…

DigitasLBi and SimpleReach Team for Comparative Metrics

Give brands another option for campaign analysis

DigitasLBi and SimpleReach are creating the NewFronts Brand Content Index, which is designed to help brands figure out if their ads are making an impact in the digital space. The…

Will Video Game-Toy Hybrids Save the Industry or Eat It?

Trend could a bubble or the future of playtime

Until recently, your kid’s brain has been the best place to stage battles between Spider-Man and Skeletor. But technology has made this a brave new world, and digital architects have…

Agencies Should Gamify Their Cultures and Operations

Channeling the engagement economy

Back when the massive explosion in gaming first appeared on everyone’s radar in the mid-2000s, alarmed legislators, regulators and old fogies commissioned research to find out exactly what affect all…

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