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Topic: Robin Williams

The VMAs Inspired Good and Bad Branded Tweets

But no break-out winner

The good and the bad were on full display in last night’s tweets for MTV’s Video Music Awards. Nicki Minaj's wardrobe malfunction and praise for Beyonce as the queen of…

This Little-Known Robin Williams Ad Will Break Your Heart All Over Again

A fitting reminder of the joy he brought

Earlier this week, we recapped some of the best moments from Robin Williams' contributions to advertising, but a reader pointed out that we omitted one of his last—and most touching—commercials. In…

PR Giant Edelman Apologizes for Calling Robin Williams' Death an 'Opportunity'

But says blog post on sparking mental health discussion will remain live

Edelman is usually tapped with helping brands avoid or disentangle themselves from public backlash, but the global PR firm instead found itself in the hot seat this week. At issue was…

Robin Williams Left a Legacy of Humor and Humanity in Ads

His talents ranged from high-energy showmanship to powerful narration

“The powerful play goes on and you contribute a verse.” The powerful monologue Robin Williams recited in Dead Poets Society is also part of his legacy in advertising, as it became…

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,…

Fizzy, Busy Finale for ABC’s Scandal

As Beltway drama blows up, 3 other network series await word of their fate

With no fewer than four broadcast series calling it a day, Thursday night was a time for cliff-hangers and farewells. But as has been the case throughout the season, only…

Ad of the Day: Apple Borrows From Dead Poets Society in Evocative Ad for the iPad Air

'What will your verse be?'

Apple was having some trouble with words last year—stumbling a bit in the copywriting department as it struggled to breathe life into the stilted, inward-looking "Our Signature" campaign. The company…

Here Are the Hot List TV Winners

It was a big year for FX

John Landgraf, FX Networks Photo: Karl J. Kaul/Wonderful Machine Under John Landgraf, FX has produced some of the decade’s most critically acclaimed original TV series. With the addition of the Cold War spy…

CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to 3 Freshman Comedies

Network commits to The Millers, The Crazy Ones and Mom

CBS today announced that it has given back-nine orders for its three remaining comedy series: The Millers, The Crazy Ones and Mom.  The seemingly inevitable full-season pickups were made shortly after…

Robin Williams, CBS Win the Retro Battle

The Crazy Ones Trumps the Michael J. Fox Show

They may not go head-to-head in Week 2, but if Thursday night’s numbers are anything to go by, Robin Williams is beating Michael J. Fox in the Comeback Kid ratings…

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