Topic: content marketing

Excedrin Won the Debate on Twitter Before It Even Started by Curing Your #DebateHeadache

Generated a 3,100% lift in chatter

It all started with what seemed like another forgettable promoted trend ad on Twitter on Wednesday morning. Excedrin, the pain reliever, was trying to poke a little fun at how…

iCrossing Is Aiming to Build Next-Generation Content With Data and Long-Game Branding

Bolsters abilities by hiring its first CCO

Digital agency iCrossing today announced the hiring of its first chief content officer, Kayvan Salmanpour, whose career has included executive stops at Novel and NewsCred. Salmanpour plans to combine data with…

This Agency Created an Ad-Free, Niche Cooking Magazine

Sous-Vide is HZDG's second publication

A new magazine hit newsstands this week—a niche cooking magazine called Sous-Vide—and the team behind it might surprise you. The cover of Sous-Vide's debut issue. While the concept for the magazine came…

6 Reactions by Marketers to the End of 'Free Social' as the Algorithm Era Unfolds

Instagram and Twitter's tweaks alter strategies

Instagram last week unveiled its updated algorithm, which will reorder the images and videos users see in their news feeds based on their interests instead of how the posts were published…

Mindshare’s Content Guru on What It's Like to Be a Creative in a Media Agency

And why he hates the branded content label

Specs Current gig Co-president, Mindshare Content+ Entertainment N.A. Age 39 Twitter @gvmanago Adweek: What was it like to transition from TV to becoming a creative guy in a media agency? Greg Manago: When I started…

3 Things Content Marketers Should Learn From the Super Bowl

This year's best ads refined the message and built momentum

If football players and marketers have one thing in common, it's that their biggest day of the year comes in February: the Super Bowl. And while the outcome of the…

How Facebook (not YouTube) Is Helping Chubbies Make Videos About Men's Shorts Go Viral

Retailer sees results in both views and engagement

For some men, the mere idea of wearing shorts is cringeworthy. But e-commerce site Chubbies thinks it's found its niche among millennial guys online. The retailer began in 2011 with the mission…

Do Offline Charities Hold Promise for Digital Branded Content?

Robin Hood Foundation and United Airlines test the concept

When guests arrived at New York's Javits Center last week for the Robin Hood Foundation's annual gala, they may have been surprised to see that United Airlines was sponsoring the…

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Still Hip With Instagram Audiences

Not quite as popular as Taylor Swift's cats, though

If you approached random millennials in the U.S. and mentioned the line, "in West Philadelphia born and raised," there's a high probability they'd not only the finish the phrase—"on a playground…

Taylor Swift's Cat Reenacted a Super Bowl Interception and Blew Up Instagram

This kitty clip is clutch

Pop Warner coaches constantly drill the words "two hands" into the ears of their wide receivers, hoping to train grade-schoolers to properly catch a football. Sometimes the youngsters get the…