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Samsung Will Go Door to Door to Generate Emmys Buzz Epic celeb selfie is 'so last spring,' vp says

While Samsung turned to Ellen DeGeneres to facilitate an epic selfie moment during the 2014 Oscars, the brand for tonight's Emmys broadcast on NBC is going door to door to…

August 25, 2014, 5:58 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Why Chobani Got Real on the Most Fake Night of the Year Taking 'How Matters' to the Oscars

Pitching the virtues of "real" is an intriguing marketing choice on Oscar night, the fantasy industry's biggest Botoxed evening of the year. Then again, contrast is the underlying theme of…

March 4, 2014, 12:51 PM EST

Arby's Buys Pharrell Williams' Hat for $44,100 Cool branded social play

Arby's is paying Pharrell Williams $44,100 for his Vivienne Westwood designer hat, which achieved Twitter fame when the pop artist wore the eye-catching lid during the Grammys on Jan. 27. The…

March 3, 2014, 3:04 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Cute, Quirky Chevy Commercial on the Oscars Was Made for $4,000 We talk to the director

Imagination and ingenuity can drive you almost anywhere—even to the Academy Awards telecast. So learned Jude Chun, a South Korean independent filmmaker whose delightful minute-long winning entry in Chevrolet and Mofilm's…

March 3, 2014, 2:45 PM EST

Bumpy Start for Oscars Live Streaming Initiative Demand for ABC feed maxes out servers

ABC’s first pass at live-streaming the Academy Awards didn’t exactly go off without a hitch last night, as user demand knocked the service out of commission. The live video feed streaming…

March 3, 2014, 12:21 PM EST

MediaCom Studies Hollywood to Help Train Its Staff Learning new ways to tell an interesting and compelling story

It’s late on a Monday morning and eight staffers at MediaCom are watching Argo. No, they’re not slacking off but rather learning how to tell a story from two Italian filmmakers:…

March 2, 2014, 10:41 PM EST

Oscars Produce Strange Promoted Tweets [Updated] Oxygen's Kim Novak ad sticks out

When it came to real-time marketing for Sunday's Oscars, it was a success—if you were looking for bizarre results or if you work in Twitter's revenue department. The gala's red…

March 2, 2014, 9:06 PM EST

Take 2: Real-Time Marketing at the Oscars Brands hope for better results than last year

Branded tweets during the Academy Awards Sunday night promise to inspire scores of reactions for the second year in a row. The 2013 Tinsel Town gala disappointed real-time marketing followers…

February 25, 2014, 4:09 PM EST

Blue Chippers Return to the Red Carpet American Express, McDonald’s, Sprint spiff up for Oscars

While two of the biggest advertisers have rotated out of ABC’s Academy Awards broadcast, many more blue-chip sponsors are returning to the Red Carpet. As first reported by Adweek, General Motors…

February 6, 2014, 1:37 PM EST

Two of the Oscars' Biggest Sponsors Have Decided Not to Return This Year Rivals have already swooped in

After a lengthy stretch during which they served as exclusive category sponsors of the Academy Awards, Hyundai and Coca-Cola have decided to leave the red carpet behind. The automaker and soft…

February 2, 2014, 10:03 PM EST

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