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Topic: Neil Patrick Harris

Ad of the Day: Neil Patrick Harris Comically Pitches Heineken Light Money Back Guarantee

With much ambivalence

The comically reluctant celebrity endorser can be a fun character, when done right. Ricky Gervais practically perfected it last week for Optus and Netflix in Australia. Now, Neil Patrick Harris…

Top 10 Branded Video Chart: Facebook and YouTube Square Off in New Weekly Chart

Each requires different tactics and creative

Welcome to Adweek's revamped top 10 branded video chart, which tracks the biggest moves in online video every week. For those of you who have followed the weekly chart, the biggest…

Lego's Movie May Have Been Snubbed, but It Still Dominated Digital Discussion at the Oscars

'Everything Is Awesome' sparked 47,290 mentions

For Lego's marketing team, everything is, well, awesome today when it comes to social buzz garnered from last night's Oscars.  According to Amobee's Brand Intelligence division, the toy brand received 47,290…

Twitter Debuts Native Video With Neil Patrick Harris

Social platform looks for user growth with the feature

Twitter unveiled its native video product today in style, allowing Neil Patrick Harris to promote the upcoming Academy Awards, which he will host on ABC. In a 30-second "scoop" clip…

The Nominations Are Out, and Here's a New Eye-Bending Oscars Ad With Neil Patrick Harris

In the category of visual effects

Whether you agree with the nominations (The Lego Movie was ROBBED), it's an exciting day for Hollywood, as the Oscar contenders were announced this morning, including esteemed cinematographer Dick Poop. Everyone's…

Heineken Exec Says Facebook Now Rivals YouTube for Video Ads

Newsfeed ads reached 35 million users in three days

Nine months after Facebook debuted auto-play video ads, one major brand utilizing them is willing to put the social media platform on par with YouTube when it comes to video…

Inside the Academy's Quest to Be Known as More Than Just the Oscars

First CMO is lifting the veil on a famed but faceless organization

Mickey Mouse, Ronald McDonald, the Geico gecko, Mr. Clean—brand icons so embedded in the global mind-set that babies can recognize them before they can even speak. And then there’s Oscar,…

Ad of the Day: Neil Patrick Harris Doesn't Get Why He Can't Drink Heineken Light on TV

But here's the explanation, if you're interested

Most ad agencies that work with alcohol brands have a general loathing for the myriad guidelines that shackle them from showing much of anything, including someone drinking a beer.  But in…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Feb. 14-21

This week's ads ran hot and cold. Pick your favorite

You're probably sick and tired of those feel-good Olympic commercials. So this week we have some fresh spots: one featuring a failed rapper; one with a "legen-dary" actor; two brands'…

Neil Patrick Harris Sings a Sexy Song for His Favorite Sleep-Inducing Beverage

Hopping in bed with Neuro Sleep

Neil Patrick Harris goes all Miley Cyrus on a bottle of Neuro Sleep in this goofy music video for the brand's "Sleep With Neuro" campaign. The video was directed by Jon…

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