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Kohl Norville Becomes Motive's First Content Director He'll help build the agency's New York office

Kohl Norville believes the best branded content is participatory—whether it's a concert or surprise event—and in his new role as content director for Motive he aims to find new ways…

April 3, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

Mountain Dew Is Running Vine-Based TV Ads for the Nascar Race This Weekend Check out the soda's six-second spots

Following in the footsteps of Dunkin' Donuts, Virgin Mobile and Trident, Mountain Dew is testing a couple Vine-based TV spots. As in Dunkin's effort, the soda is utilizing television's emerging five-second…

October 16, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

Are Celebrity Social Endorsements Worth the Big Bucks or the Gamble? The new frontier for firing up a brand

In the brave new world of social media, marketers are doubling down on celebrity endorsements, banking on stars’ earned media mojo to help their campaigns catch fire. Take HTC’s splashy, $1…

September 30, 2013, 9:49 PM EDT

The Top Ads of Summer 2013 [Video] A roundup of the hottest spots this season

Like saplings turning to face the sun for sustenance, so at this time of year do marketers and advertisers—especially when there are no big sporting events such as 2012's Olympics…

July 29, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

Adult Swim Greenlights Mike Tyson Show, Renews 17 Including Controversial Loiter Squad Slate features Galifianakis and Dan Harmon's Rick and Morty

UPDATED: Turner's Adult Swim has greenlit five new series, including a show from retired heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson called Mike Tyson's Mysteries, from Warner Bros. Animation (Warner Bros. owns Turner).…

May 10, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

Mountain Dew Uses Twitter Ads to Promote Apology Marketers chime in on if it's the pro move

Mountain Dew today purchased Promoted Tweets to push its apology for the highly controversial Tyler, The Creator video on Twitter. In a story that was broken by Adweek, the PepsiCo…

May 2, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

Mountain Dew Fiasco Shows Brands Desperately Want Street Cred PepsiCo soda, Adidas and Ford execute 'edgy' poorly

Mountain Dew's problems with cultural sensitivity this week culminated with the pulling of its "Felicia the Goat" spot today, after suffering similar marketing damage when the family of Emmett Till…

May 1, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT

Mountain Dew Pulls 'Arguably Most Racist Commercial in History' Video sparked outrage in recent days

PepsiCo says it's pulling an outrageous Mountain Dew commercial that has offended online viewers in recent days due to sensitivities in terms of racism and violence toward women. The 60-second…

May 1, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Aug. 18-23 Spots that shocked, mocked and invented a holiday

This week, a headless pair of breasts sought to sell scents, we saw a final spot from the late Tony Scott, and The Sun found a way to shine. Many of…

August 23, 2012, 4:28 PM EDT

Behind the Music Call it borrowed authenticity or just plain good marketing, but brands are reaching out to indie bands, and both are coming out ahead

This is going to be big,” Todd Porter recalls thinking last September, when the music supervisor at Goodby Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco first heard “We Are Young” by…

March 20, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT

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