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Topic: MTV

20 Creepy, Quirky and Funny Sponsored Gifs That Blew Up Tumblr in 2014

Marketers' top entertainment posts, ranked

It's the end of the year, and Tumblr is recapping its top branded entertainment posts of 2014. With the average desktop user spending 14 minutes per visit in October, according…

Viacom’s Downturns Have Gotten So Predictable They’re an Easy Buck for Investors

Conglom is trying to figure out the multiplatform game

As usual, Viacom is doomed. People have been preaching the End of Days for the company since Tom Freston left and was replaced by Philippe Dauman in 2006, and yet it…

Did Vine Star Jerome Jarre Just Walk Out on $1 Million Ad Deal?

Tells world he's done selling out

It's like Michael Jordan retiring before ever actually signing with the Bulls. Jerome Jarre, a huge social video star, can't take it anymore and is leaving the ad game, just…

Brands Make Prankvertising Positive

A safer way to take advantage of the popularity of stunt ads

In March, Defy Media’s Prank It Fwd series surprised a waitress named Chelsea by giving her the “Best Shift Ever.” Instead of receiving tips, Chelsea got a bevy of bonuses…

Can MTV and Adam Levine Get Millennials to Hang Out at Applebee's?

MTV sponsorship taps into music, nightlife

Applebee's will launch a multimonth sponsorship with MTV on Monday to connect young consumers with popular bands—starting with Maroon 5. And the restaurant hopes the move will bolster its image…

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…

15-Year-Old YouTuber Lohanthony Doles Out Advice for Vloggers

He has MTV's attention

At the age of 14, most people are concerned about starting high school. YouTube star Anthony Quintal—known to his fans as Lohanthony—had to manage hosting his own MTV Web show…

Parents Television Council Is Already Upset About What Nicki Minaj Will Do on Sunday

Watchdogs foresee VMA lewdness

Really, you wonder if the Parents Television Council is secretly letting MTV write its press releases. Nicki Minaj's butt-heavy video for her new single Anaconda (why, yes, it does sample…

MTV Launches Ariana Grande's New Album With a Little Help From Twitter

Pepsi sponsors tweets to songs

Ariana Grande is amplifying her album release with a Twitter campaign starting today. The singer and MTV, along with their sponsor Pepsi, are using Twitter's Amplify advertising to debut four…

New Movie Promotion Asks You to Dish on Your Closest Relations

Paramount taps Whisper app for marketing

There's nothing like a Whisper campaign for building movie buzz. The secret-sharing app is a key element for promoting the new Paramount Pictures film Men, Women and Children, asking people to…

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