In the luxury car market, Lincoln and Cadillac both have deeply rooted reputations—but which one has a more successful marketing strategy?
Sprint tapped Digitas and Leo Burnett—known collectively as Team Sprint—to spread the word about its "Truly Unlimited" iPhone 5 data plan.
Product placement done well does more than drive brand awareness—it can help with retention and engagement, as well.
Marketers focus on the three W's (who, what, and where) when targeting digital consumers
In the next five years, will smartphones and tablets drive more annual e-commerce sales revenue than PCs or will PCs develop new capabilities to keep them in the lead?
HSN, formerly known as The Home Shopping Network, has partnered with Universal Pictures to launch a multichannel shopping day that also promotes Universal's film Snow White and the Huntsman, said Brad Bohnert, HSN's director of PR and events. The 24-hour shopping day is scheduled for May 30, before the film's release on June 1.
Ford Motor Co. has launched a gamification campaign to promote its new prime-time reality TV show "Escape Routes," airing March 31 on NBC, confirmed Aaron Miller, Ford product communications coordinator. The campaign includes a microsite and social media elements.
The Fox Crime channel is going live (playing dead?) in Norway this week and Norwegian agency Frank Oslo has produced a series of ads starring some criminally minded trolls to promote it.
Twice a year, the marketing business pauses in its reinvention to expose its fear of fundamental change and highlight the disconnect that exists between what it says and what it does.
To promote its new 2012 compact CR-V, Honda and agency of record Rubin Postaer and Associates (RPA) put a spin on the traditional concept of bucket lists.
DRTV no longer exists in a vacuum. The advent and wide usage of social media has seen to that — which means it's more important than ever for direct response TV marketers to integrate social media into their strategies. Our expert columnists weigh in.
FYI Direct is launching an integrated campaign for its FreeScore.com brand, a company that gives free credit scores online. Two new TV commercials will begin airing on Feb. 6 along with online efforts.
Media services companies ZenithOptimedia and GroupM softened their independent global ad spending predictions for 2012 in forecasts released in early December. MagnaGlobal, a unit of advertising giant Interpublic, also cut its global advertising forecasts for 2011 and 2012, citing a "worsening economic outlook." But with positive effect of quadrennial events, such as the Summer Olympics, European soccer championship and U.S. presidential elections, will there still be some winning channels?
You know all those times you've said, "Man, I wish the History Channel could sell me a bike?" Well, merry freaking Christmas.
Tied to a week of National Geographic Channel programming commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the "Remembering 9/11" Facebook app allows users to share and reflect on their experiences via an interactive map.
eBay's updated iPad app converts the TV's remote control into a consumer's personal shopper.
NASCAR hired digital agency SapientNitro to serve as media consultant for the NASCAR Media Group, Nascar VP of digital media Marc Jenkins said on Nov. 16. The hire took effect during late summer, he said.
Amusement park Six Flags Great America in Chicago is now using text-to-win mobile campaigns in May as a way to incentivize teenage consumers to opt in to its consumer database.
Mountain Dew launched a Facebook sweepstakes on Nov. 7 to promote its partnership with Activision's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" videogame, said Jenny Danzi, assistant marketing manager for Mountain Dew at PepsiCo. Mountain Dew worked with digital agency RFI Studios to create the "Mega Fan Experience" sweepstakes.
Award-winning Indian novelist Chetan Bhagat takes consumers on a virtual tour of his favorite Hong Kong haunts as well as attractions new to the city to showcase Hong Kong's appeal as "Asia's World City," boasting a fusion of Eastern and Western elements.
Toys "R" Us will launch its integrated 2011 holiday advertising campaign on Oct. 30., featuring direct mail, email, social media and TV elements.
Even though Simon (S)cowell, the sourpuss judge of "The X Factor," isn't a Twitter user himself, he's all about integrating the social site into the voting process on the show. The next episode, which airs live on Nov. 2, represents the first time a TV series is using Twitter to help fans cast votes.
As the multitasking consumer population grows and technology evolves, a brand's survival depends on extending a consumer's emotional connection to advertising through multi-screen engagement.
With the explosion of media choices, today's consumers are everywhere at once — and yet, never in one place for very long.
The U.S. Postal Service will let consumers make purchases on USPS.com with PayPal beginning next month. The organization will also streamline users' site accounts into one umbrella login and make site pages available in Chinese and Spanish.
First, debt-ceiling negotiations in Washington, DC went down to the wire. Then Standard & Poor's downgraded the United States' credit rating, prompting a roller-coaster stretch for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. In response, marketers pondered if the economy was entering the second valley of a double-dip recession, or whether the market volatility was just another bump in a slow recovery.
Scott Symonds, GM of media, search and analytics at AKQA, says online video has vast growth potential.
As part of the American Honda Motor Co.'s sponsorship of the UK's Channel 4 Documentaries, the brand has embarked on a campaign to produce mini-documentaries about interesting ways customers use Honda products. Visitors to hub.honda.co.uk can enter to be the subject of the final customer documentary, which will air on TV and be housed on the site.
In honor of the San Francisco Giants' 2010 World Series championship, Comcast SportsNet (CSN) is offering a series of prizes to the expectant couple that has a child closest to the precise, nine-month anniversary of the final game's clinching pitch.
To reach the young, urban, socially connected demographic, Kodak introduced an integrated campaign that yielded strong results, leading to a better than 25% increase in purchase consideration for its digital cameras.
What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.