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Topic: Promoted Trend

Crocs Bets Big on Interactive Twitter Videos With 'Funway Runway' Effort

Leans heavily on the social platform

Summer just started, so Crocs, the maker of lightweight sandals and other beach-friendly footwear, is gearing up for its big sales season with an interesting Twitter push today.  Working with agency…

To Kick Off Summer, Miller Lite Stages a Mini Awards Show on Twitter

Buys $200K Promoted Trend to spur submissions

Last year, Miller Lite brought back its classic "It's Miller Time" tagline and retro packaging with a Twitter campaign that turned social photos into a TV commercial. Today, the beer…

UPDATE: T-Mobile Appears to Pull Twitter Ad After Backlash

#NeverSettleForVerizon reaps negative tweets

T-Mobile walked into a hornet's nest on Twitter after buying today's Promoted Trend—which costs around $200,000—and employing the hashtag #NeverSettleForVerizon. Many former T-Mobile customers tweeted in protest to the ad,…

What $4.5 Million Could Buy If Spent on Social Ads Instead of Super Bowl Spots

Digital's premium placements look like a bargain compared to TV

With NBC charging a record-setting $4.5 million for 30-second ads, it's no wonder brands are using digital media to either complement or replace a Super Bowl spot this year.  But how…

Why Is Alfonso Ribeiro Tweeting for Wendy’s?

Chain recruits retro stars to launch new products

If you tune into Wendy’s Twitter account today, you may be surprised to see that actor Alfonso Ribeiro, filmmaker Ralph Macchio and retired professional wrestler Steve Austin have taken over…

Burger King Pulled Pricey Twitter Ad When Robin Williams News Broke

Real-time reaction to Hollywood tragedy

When Robin Williams' sudden passing began circulating in social media early Monday evening, Burger King marketers quickly placed a call to Twitter headquarters to pull a Promoted Trend. The national ad,…

3 Reasons McDonald's World Cup Has Already Been Memorable

Two good, one not so good

McDonald's is already an intriguing brand story when it comes to the FIFA World Cup, a three-week event that started yesterday. Below are three reasons why. 1. Sneaky stockings According to…

Nonprofit Wins Big on Horse Racing's Triple Crown

Common Ground Alliance lands a promotional trifecta

You’ve probably heard a lot about California Chrome, the thoroughbred vying for the Triple Crown this weekend. But there’s a behind-the-scenes story involving the equine that makes for a marketing…

NBC Buys Big Twitter Ad for USA-Canada Hockey Webcast, but Why Is It Stopping There?

#FAILs to purchase Promoted Tweets

NBC probably made a wise choice in buying Twitter's prominently featured Promoted Trend ad to alert folks about the USA vs. Canada hockey match today. Computer-tethered people tend to lose…

Facebook Video Ads Could Bite Into Twitter's Social TV Dominance

Tube marketers may prefer auto-play's buzz to static units

Facebook’s auto-play video ads will certainly attract marketing niches that are already invested in online video—from entertainment (movies, particularly) to automotive to consumer-packaged goods to retail. But one of the…

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