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Topic: Star Wars

Heading to Austin? Here Are 10 Must-See Marketing and Media Sessions at SXSW

Obama headlines, but there are plenty of other intriguing speakers

Below are 10 events from the SXSW Interactive agenda that caught our eye. The Austin, Texas, festival runs from March 11 to March 15, and all events are listed in…

Princess Leia and Ridley Scott Reintroduce the World to Artifical Intelligence in IBM's Oscars Ads

'Obsolete' robots will live tweet the Academy Awards

Here's what millions of Star Wars fans around the world want to know: What has General Leia Organa been up to since helping destroy the Starkiller Base and defeat the…

These Brands Broke the Internet in 2015

Lego, NFL and MTV led the way in social engagements

The Force was strong with Lego this year. The toy maker, one of many brands that partnered with Disney and its record-setting Star Wars: The Force Awakens, outpaced every other brand…

Disney's Massive Marketing Push for Star Wars Was Relentless, but Also Masterful

Game-changing case study shattered box office records

After a record-shattering weekend at the box office, if you haven't felt the force of Star Wars, you must be living in another galaxy. Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit…

5 Brands That Used the Force of Star Wars on Twitter

Hashtags harness a new hope

Many (but not all) might argue that a tweet isn't nearly as powerful as a lightsaber. However, last week a number of brands joined the Star Wars frenzy on the…

The Brands Awaken: Disney's Co-Branding Push for New Star Wars Film Is Unprecedented

General Mills, Kraft, Verizon and more

Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn't feel like it's in galaxy far, far away anymore. Maybe that's because it opens in theaters Friday, or because Disney has partnered with a…

How Star Wars Action Figures Became the Toy World’s Most Powerful Force

7 Films, 140 figures and millions of blissful collectors

A long time ago, in a shopping season far away, Kenner made toy history. Yes, this is a story about Star Wars action figures. But first it's a story about…

How a Mom-and-Pop Creamery in Brooklyn Became the Official Ice Cream of Star Wars

Ample Hills' success story reads like a Hollywood script

Brian Smith and his wife, Jackie Cuscuna, operate a two-parlor chain in Brooklyn called Ample Hills Creamery and sell pints of their homemade gourmet ice cream online.  Yet this family business is…

Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter on Covers, Caitlyn and Trump

Our Editor of the Year perfects the union of digital and print

To say it's a magazine cover that made history doesn't quite cut it. We're talking about a project so massive, so secretive that only eight people inside publisher Condé Nast…

Ad of the Day: HP Vows to 'Keep Reinventing' in Fun Series of Star Wars Ads

BBDO and 180LA step up

The Force is strong with this one. HP ties in with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in these fun, impressive commercials from BBDO New York and 180LA that introduce the technology…

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