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'Tryptophan Slow Jam' Video Is Easily the Strangest Thing Century 21 Has Ever Done Mullen's sleeper hit

Century 21 and its agency, Mullen, have been doing some offbeat stuff together lately—pretending to sell Walter White's house on Craigslist; urging Twitter's mascot to upgrade to a bigger birdhouse…

November 25, 2013, 2:12 PM EST

Beastie Boys, GoldieBlox Fight Over 'Girls.' Is It Copyright Infringement or Fair Use? Rain on the parade

UPDATE 2: The Beastie Boys released this statement Monday:     Like many of the millions of people who have seen your toy commercial "GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg & the Beastie Boys," we…

November 24, 2013, 9:15 PM EST

This Shop Is Creating Films for Google Glass Decon’s focus on content creation attracts both brands and media

Specs Who Partners, from left: Sacha Jenkins, svp of culture and entertainment; Peter Bittenbender, co-founder and CEO; Alma Geddy-Romero, vp of development; Misha Louy, executive producer; and Jason Goldwatch, co-founder, director,…

November 20, 2013, 10:33 PM EST

Live Events Are King for Getting People to Recommend and Buy Brands Music makes people feel the most positive

Word-of-mouth marketing may be the hot new trend, but when it comes to getting people to recommend a brand, nothing gets people talking up a brand like live experiences do,…

November 13, 2013, 6:16 AM EST

Facebook Music App Gets Jack In The Box Jumping Absolut also has tested the marketing feature

Jack In The Box has launched a Facebook app that lets viewers search for tunes and click through to Spotify—if they are signed up with the digital music service—to get…

October 16, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

Alison Gold's Insane 'Chinese Food' Video Is the New Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Panda Express gets a shout-out

Patrice Wilson, the guy who gave us Rebecca Black's "Friday" video, is back to his trolling ways with another ludicrously awful production starring a teen singer—Alison Gold's video for "Chinese…

October 15, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

Eminem's 'Survival' Music Video Is a Four-and-a-Half Minute Ad for Call of Duty: Ghosts Interscope-Activision deal

As we've mentioned before, Activision and Interscope brought together two of its juggernaut franchises—Call of Duty and Eminem—for a cross-marketing push promoting the game's new Ghosts title and the rapper's…

October 8, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

Sports Illustrated Is Testing a New Type of Paywall What’s more valuable, time or money?

Sports Illustrated is testing a paywall that lets readers access its print articles early if they watch a 30-second video ad first. The provider is Selectable Media, which has been testing…

October 7, 2013, 10:11 PM EDT

Breaking Bad Ender 'Baby Blue' Climbs Digital Charts Badfinger hit sees top 30 again four decades after release

Breaking Bad fans have fallen over themselves today lauding the show's producers for choosing the beautiful musical send-off—"Baby Blue" by Badfinger—for the drama's final episode Sunday night. And the immortalization…

September 30, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

Pepsi Going for More Speed, Less Data in Music Marketing How the brand pursues relevance and influence

For Pepsi's pop music marketing, keeping up is essential. "Our mission is to move at the speed of culture," said Bozoma Saint John, Pepsi's head of music and entertainment marketing, during…

September 26, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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