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Topic: Funny or Die

Snapchat's 'Crazy Engaged' Users Can't Resist a Message From Taco Bell

Brands see success despite marketing in the dark

Taco Bell’s Nicholas Tran said Snapchat followers are “crazy engaged.” When the brand sends a Snap, 90 percent of friends who open a message view it in its entirety, and…

Funny or Die Reveals 10 Percent of Its Kik Fans Click on Video Messages

'Never seen that kind of number'

Funny or Die found a new way to boost video views. All it takes is a little Kik—help from the messaging apps' new Promoted Chats product. The digital comedy crew…

Missing Mad Men? Here's Christina Hendricks Trying to Work in a Modern Office

Though the '60s aren't totally over

The final half of the seventh and final season of Mad Men won't premiere until next spring (although filming has wrapped—and according to Elizabeth Moss, there was a lot of…

How Between Two Ferns Landed Obama

Zach Galifianakis never thought he’d interview the president

The Originator Award Programming - Gold Rumpled comedian turned movie star Zach Galifianakis couldn’t believe his good fortune—seriously, he couldn’t grasp it. After being ushered through the White House gates this spring, he…

JetBlue's Pigeon Reflects on Human Foibles in Web Series From Funny or Die

City birds, they're just like us

Humans generally consider themselves to be better than pigeons in all ways, significant or not. But are we, really? JetBlue's "Air on the Side of Humanity" campaign from Mullen, which launched…

HitFix Launches Multiplatform Video

Making original comedy in addition to usual staple of entertainment news

After dabbling in video pieces over the last few years, entertainment news site HitFix announced today the full launch of HitFix Video. “Basically, for us, video is the way, the hook,…

Ad of the Day: Robert Redford and Will Ferrell Ludicrously Debate How to Help the Colorado River Delta

Fun way to tackle a dry subject

Robert Redford wants to restore the Colorado River Delta, which has dried up severely over the past century, to its former lush glory through the "Raise the River" project. Will Ferrell…

OMD's Final Front Brings Together Brands and New Original Content

Multiple client bids for each idea

They came, they saw, they bid. Nearly 40 blue-chip advertisers—among them PepsiCo, FedEx, State Farm, Toys R Us, Intel and JCPenney—snapped up original ideas during a recent first-of-its-kind event that put…

OMD to Host First Upfront-like Session for Branded Content Projects

Dubbed the Final Front

Media powerhouse OMD will bring big money and big ideas together in a first-of-its kind Hollywood event this week that will put deep-pocketed advertisers directly in touch with cutting-edge content…

AMC Orders 2 New Series, Halt & Catch Fire and Turn

Network prez Charlie Collier announces pickups at confab

Charlie Collier told an audience at the Television Critics Association confab in Los Angeles this morning that the network will be picking up its two scripted drama pilots—Halt & Catch…

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