Topic: Oscars

Why NBC Is Betting Big This Fall on Live TV—and Neil Patrick Harris

Network offers real-time viewing 5 nights a week

Forty years after launching Saturday Night Live, NBC's mantra this fall seems to be Every Night Live. The network, hoping to stay No. 1 this season in adults 18-49, will…

'Milk' Screenwriter and LGBT Activist Creates a Powerful Anti-Bullying Campaign for Coke

Dustin Lance Black and the case for compassion

In his inspiring Oscar acceptance speech for Milk, the 2008 film about the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and openly gay city official Harvey Milk, screenwriter Dustin Lance…

Can Neil Patrick Harris Put the Spark Back in Live TV?

His variety show, Best Time Ever, debuts Sept. 15

Networks are embracing live programming this fall as a way of getting audiences to watch in real-time, even though recent attempts in the genre have had mixed results. Exhibit A:…

Samsung's 6 Greatest Marketing Moments on Todd Pendleton's Watch

U.S. CMO exits after 4 fruitful years

Samsung, in four years under U.S. marketing leader Todd Pendleton, went from an also-ran to a household name. With "The Next Big Thing Is Here" campaign in 2011, which slyly punched…

Media and Entertainment Stars Toasted the Oscars

A peek at the red-carpet fetes [photos]

The 87th Academy Awards were held in LA on Feb. 22, where the biggest stars in media and entertainment celebrated another year in film.

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…

These Oscars Advertisers Got the Biggest Brand Lifts on Social Media

Samsung finds a new way to win, while Dior wowed viewers

Samsung didn't need an epic Oscars selfie this year. It beat out other TV advertisers in terms of positive social media sentiment, according to research being released today. Data company 4C Insights…

Stars Trace Their Path to Success in Ogilvy's Grand New American Express Campaign

'The journey never stops'

American Express tells four heartfelt stories of celebrity struggle, and ultimate success, in these spots from Oglivy & Mather. The ads—featuring queen of soul Aretha Franklin, sitcom star Mindy Kaling,…

How Lego Designed Its Own Oscar and Stole the Show

Michael McNally on the night's hottest souvenir

The best thing about the Oscars ceremony last night might very well have been pop band Tegan and Sara's performance of Everything Is Awesome, the least ironic song ever written,…

Here's How Google Instantly Built Real-Time Ads to Promote Oscar-Winning Movies

Data showed interest in winners lasts just 15 minutes

Google hit the Oscars with a rare real-time marketing campaign, one that quickly began promoting links to buy and stream the winning films moments after stars accepted their awards. Google said…