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Dunkin' Donuts Wants to Take Loyalty Up a Notch With Mobile and Social Big Twitter push for football season

Last year, Dunkin' Donuts partnered with ESPN to create TV spots entirely from Vine videos, and now the two are rolling out a Twitter-heavy promotion for football season. And while most…

September 30, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

Can Mobile Rule the Ad World? After early struggles, the small screen may ultimately emerge as the winner

For years, mobile was seen as a slick sideshow—the possibilities of engaging people on a platform that commands, even consumes their attention has always held great promise but also appeared…

September 29, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

Why Does This Scandal Star Keep Tweeting in All Caps? Darby Stanchfield isn’t mad, she’s just 'Sassy Abby'

Specs Who Darby Stanchfield Age 43 Claim to fame Stars as Abby Whelan on ABC’s Scandal (Thursdays, 10/9c) Base Los Angeles Twitter @darbysofficial What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I usually look at Twitter…

September 29, 2014, 12:08 AM EDT

#FreeSimmons Is Trending on Twitter in Support of Suspended ESPN Journalist Bill Simmons sounded off on NFL commissioner

Grantland editor in chief Bill Simmons' profanity-laced rant about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may have placed him in hot water with his company, but the public is showing overwhelming support…

September 25, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

Brand of the Day: How Athletes Helped to Build ESPN Into a Powerhouse Subject and audience are one

ESPN calls itself "the worldwide leader in sports." And it got there partly thanks to quite a bit of free advertising—happily provided by the very athletes it covers. Basketball, hockey, baseball,…

September 23, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

Nike Cuts Adrian Peterson as Brands Continue to Condemn NFL Marketers have reached a tipping point

Nike will no longer sponsor National Football League star Adrian Peterson, who was re-suspended by the Minnesota Vikings this morning stemming from allegations of abusing his 4-year-old son. "Nike in no…

September 17, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

Meet the Agency That Dreamed Up Life-Size Hot Wheels And broke 2 world records in the process

It’s not often that advertisers get to break world records. But when Mistress Creative, a boutique agency based in Los Angeles, was tasked with helping Mattel’s Hot Wheels reach a…

September 16, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

ESPN Thinks Women Need 'Relationship-Based Rankings' to Grasp Fantasy Football Top athletes are labeled 'marriage material'

ESPN thinks Fantasy Football is too complicated for the female brain to understand, so it's simplifying the stats into terms women will comprehend by posting "relationship-based rankings." An article on ESPNW—the…

August 28, 2014, 6:41 PM EDT

This Is How the NFL Is Getting Butts Back in the Bleachers Photo ops with cheerleaders and hanging with the owner

Atlanta Falcons CMO Jim Smith is rewarding loyal season ticket holders with the kind of stadium “memories” they can’t get from watching on TV at home. For the second year,…

August 26, 2014, 5:58 AM EDT

ESPN Host Suspended Over Billboard Mocking LeBron Le Batard took aim at NBA star for leaving Miami Heat and rejoining Cleveland Cavaliers

ESPN Radio host Dan Le Batard was suspended for two days following a public jab at Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James.  The sportswriter and radio host drew ire from his superiors after buying…

August 12, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

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