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Topic: Star Wars

Timothy Simons on How Veep's Political Fiascos Mirror Real-Life Scandals

And why he hits 'unfollow' on Twitter

Specs Age 36 Claim to fame Stars as Jonah Ryan on HBO's Veep (Season 4 finale airs June 14 at 9:30 p.m.) Base Los Angeles Twitter @timothycsimons What's the first information you consume in…

Today's #AdweekChat: Why Topical Social Content Is So Lame, and How to Fix It

Weigh in on Twitter at 2 p.m. ET

This week is shaping up to be a social media manager's dream (or nightmare?) with the #RoyalBaby, #StarWarsDay and #CincoDeMayo—and Mother's Day is right around the corner. The ensuing torrent…

Quiznos' Parody Ad Comically Mashes Up Star Wars and Entourage

Sci-fi characters go Hollywood

Star Wars: Episode VII doesn't hit theaters until December, but the parade of marketing around the movie has already begun. Quiznos today is launching a parody ad on YouTube that…

Can Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Market Itself As Healthful?

New ads play up the protein in classic comfort food

Can Kraft Macaroni & Cheese credibly market itself as healthful? That's a core question behind new TV and digital ads from Crispin Porter + Bogusky that tout the brand's protein quotient…

A Year Out From Release, Star Wars Is Already Killing It in Social Media

Throwback Instagram video hints at the digital deluge to come

Marketing for Star Wars VII—in an age of social and experiential media—is going to be fun to watch before the film hits theaters in December 2015. Take the entertainment franchise's Instagram…

The Top 20 Tumblr Ads of the Year

Buzziest brand promos revealed

When Tumblr introduced in-stream sponsored posts last spring, skeptics predicted millennials would flee. But the blogging site soared to 47 million visitors in October, up 42 percent since the ads…

5 Great Snapchat Ideas for Big Brands

Best-of concepts from 583 social creatives

Tongal wanted to wrap its head around Snapchat marketing, so in mid-November the crowdsourcing contest platform encouraged its social-media-minded community to contribute ideas for major brands. Five-hundred-eighty-three creative folks quickly…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is the Hottest Ticket at Comic-Con

Avengers spinoff draws an SRO crowd of Whedon, Gregg fanboys

Despite a notably toned-down presence among Disney-owned properties at Comic-Con, there was no hotter ticket than the 90-minute panel for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC’s much anticipated fall drama series.…

When the Digital Revolution Hit Washers

Here’s how your laundry went high-tech

Humans have been washing clothes as long as they’ve worn them, a fact that’s made laundry the oldest, most tedious chore in history. No surprise, then, that forward-thinking entrepreneurs gave…

Brands Are Flocking to the Star Wars Nerd Procession

The Course of the Force attracts big sponsors

If you’re driving down the Pacific Coast Highway this summer, and you see a cadre of Sand People or a lightsaber-wielding Boba Fett, don’t be alarmed. The Course of the…

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