Topic: Summer Games

Every One of the 'Final Five' Gymnasts Absolutely Crushed the Internet Last Week

The women dominated on the floor and in social

They call themselves the Final Five in honor of their retiring coach Martha Karolyi, but they may as well call themselves the First Ladies of Social. Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby…

Triumph, Cuteness and Controversy Make the Olympics a Messy Mix on Social Media

From Bolt to Baby Phelps to #LochteGate

Thursday's buzziest moments from the Summer Olympics were a strange mix of triumph, cuteness and controversy. Media technology player 4C looked at the highlights and lowlights that garnered the most…

Usain Bolt Has Strengthened His Social Brand by Bringing Levity to Live Action

In-race grins and laughs light up Facebook and Twitter

Jamaican Usain Bolt has become an incomparable figure in Olympics history, leaving his mark in 2008, 2012, and now 2016. Bolt is the first male sprinter to hold the world record for both 100…

The Olympics May Give Virtual Reality Its Long-Anticipated Close-Up

NBC and Samsung will offer 85 hours of footage

How NBC and Samsung's virtual reality partnership plays out during the Olympics could easily end up being one the most interesting things—to tech observers, at least—to emerge during the Summer…

Snapchat's 7 Brand Partners for the Summer Olympics

Walmart, Samsung and others dig in with social ads

Snapchat revealed today its seven official brand partners that will run ads in its Olympics content via dedicated Live Story and Discover channels: Sony Pictures, Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Hershey's,…

Olympics' Agency Predicts Summer Games Will Be 'Largest Social Media Event Ever'

VML's Brian Yamada on IOC's campaign

CANNES, France—WPP-owned VML has been running public service announcements for the past couple of months for the International Olympic Committee, including multilingual voiceover work from the likes of Uma Thurman…

Lazarus: NBC Broke Even on Olympics

Long-term impact of London Games yet to be determined

Having tallied up all the advertising dollars that poured into its coffers during the 2012 London Summer Olympics, NBC on Thursday announced it broke even on the Games. Speaking at the…

Put a Ring on It (or Five): Olympics-Themed Spots Soar

P&G, Coke score in Ace Metrix ad survey

The opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Games aren’t set to unfold for another week, but already the competition for the best Olympics-themed advertising is starting to heat up. According to…