Posts Tagged ‘marketing’

President Obama Joins Fox’s Marketing Blitz for Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Cosmos’ Series

March 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A 10-network simulcast. A 10-city premiere screening event with live-streamed Q&A, plus media-tour stops in London, Sydney, Singapore and Mexico City. Extensive outreach to high schools and middle schools. And now President Obama has joined Fox’s marketing blitz for the Seth MacFarlane-spearheaded docu-series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.” Obama has recorded a special video introduction to... Read more

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5 Brands That Deserve an Oscar for Marketing

March 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” may have been the big winners at last night’s Academy Awards, but a handful of brands had their own victory dance. After being plugged during the live  telecast, companies like Samsung, Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria and Arby’s generated a wealth of social media buzz around the Oscars and... Read more

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How Reddit Became the Internet Mordor For Brands

How Reddit Became the Internet Mordor For Brands

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March 3, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Talk NYC is continuing its new contributor series with Rohit Thawani, Digital Strategy Director, TBWA/Chiat/Day LA— I’m a Middle-earth fan. I wish I lived in Rivendell, and knew elves, and went on adventures with Gandalf as my guide. I loved reading about the Valar and Hurin and Fingolfin, the Numenorians and their deception by Sauron. I listen to the Prague Philharmonic’s rendition of the Lord of the Rings Soundtrack on a daily basis.

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You Won’t Believe How Big TV Still Is

March 3, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

As the upfronts approach and the NewFronts try again to imitate them, expect to hear a lot about the twilight of traditional television with the rise of digital video. But don’t believe it. A new study from Nielsen reveals the depth and breadth of both universes, and comparative viewership numbers aren’t even close. The study, conducted with ad targeting firm Simulmedia , contains plenty of insights, but among the most striking is the size of either industry. Nielsen rarely pulls back the veil on exactly how big the TV and video worlds are (they do mint the currency in the former, after all), but here it is in black and white: There are 283 million television viewers monthly (the population of the United States is 313 million), each watching an average of 146 hours of TV. Compare that with 155 million online video viewers averaging just shy of six hours monthly on mobile and almost six and a half hours over the Web. So while TV’s audience is still almost twice that of digital video, the amount of money in digital isn’t even 5 percent of the mammoth $74 billion chunk of change in television. What’s going to bring about growth in the former, said Amit Seth, Nielsen’s evp, global media products, is equivalency. ABC already offers digital options for audience deficiency units (ADUs, or makegoods), and Fox said last year it would provide Hulu inventory for the same purpose (neither network was able to provide comment by press time), but Seth said he foresees greater porousness between digital video and TV. The company isn’t just hoping for that—Nielsen’s oft-delayed DPR product, which measures non-mobile streaming video, is set to finally launch in the spring. Nielsen also will be continuing to refine a tool that other third-party data miners are already selling: purchaser data that gives a measurable ROI to advertisers. “We have access to 90-plus percent of credit card transactions, anonymized through a third-party data provider,” said Seth. “Do you shop home improvement? If so, do you shop at Home Depot or at Lowe’s?” Nielsen now knows. Content producers like NBCUniversal have pioneered similar initiatives, but it’s impossible to overstate the importance of third-party measurement as the analytics world gets more complicated. Lest this sound like too much progress too quickly, Dave Morgan, founder and CEO of Simulmedia, says not to worry. Business as usual will probably continue apace for a while. “The silos aren’t coming down anytime soon,” said Morgan

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Ed Castillo of TBWA Declares Writing as Dead

February 24, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Talk NYC is continuing its new contributor series with Ed Castillo, Chief Strategy Officer at TBWA/Chiat/Day NY Provocative title not withstanding—it is SXSW, after all—my talk is part empirical argument (are we reading less and less, or aren't we?) and part almost-trivial observation (it is outrageous to believe that combinations of 26 letters and a few punctuation symbols can exhaustively represent all meaning-based modes of human experience and expression). It's not difficult to show instances where words on a page or a screen—two-dimensional representations of meaning, to be sure—will be disadvantaged when compared with non-syntactic images, sounds and gestures. HOWEVER, my aim here

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Treating Social Platforms the Same Doesn't Follow Real Life Communication

Treating Social Platforms the Same Doesn’t Follow Real Life Communication

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February 20, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

It's Social Media Week in New York this week and the Talk NYC team has been going to some amazing talks by thought leaders and agencies around the city. Kelly Meyers from CODE AND THEORY gave a fantastic talk on internet subcultures and why cross-posting on them is never a good idea for brands.

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Visa Spends at Least a Third of Its Marketing Budget on Digital

February 17, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Visa is one of the longest-running Olympics sponsors , with 27 years of support behind the games. This year, the marketer is ramping up its use of mobile and social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Vine, Tumblr and YouTube to connect with consumers and reinforce its new aspirational message, as embodied in the new tagline: “Everywhere you want to be.” Visa CMO Kevin Burke, who has overseen the development of three Olympics programs for the company, spoke with Adweek about why global sports is a good association for Visa and how its use of digital media is changing how Visa tells its brand story. What are you doing differently at the Sochi Winter Games? London 2012 was the tipping point. The games and brands were more social, mobile and digital than ever before, and now the bar is raised even higher. Mobile is at the heart of it for us in terms of delivering content and allowing consumers to engage with it everywhere.

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Mobile Apps Still Feel Risky, But Don’t Let That Stop You

Mobile Apps Still Feel Risky, But Don’t Let That Stop You

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February 10, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Talk NYC is continuing its new contributor series with Vaino Leskinen, Head of Mobile, TBWA's Digital Arts Network LA — 2013 was the year of mobile and 2014 will be one as well. Flurry, a mobile analytics vendor, claims that Americans spend an average of 2 hours and 38 minutes per day on smartphones and tablets. Moreover, Business Insider says mobile accounts for 20% of ecommerce traffic and 11% of ecommerce sales. Mobile has arrived and a huge chunk of the action is in applications.

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Take the Subway in New York? Then you Know Lucas

Take the Subway in New York? Then you Know Lucas

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February 9, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Few subway ads have created the uproar that Venmo, a new money exchange app, has in the past few months since rolling out their all-encompassing "Lucas uses Venmo" campaign. If you take the subway, you know what we mean. Besides the wonderfully horrible Dr. Zizmor ads that all New Yorkers have come to love and look for, we can't remember a campaign that has been as polarizing as this one from Venmo.

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Want to Sell Something? Know Thy Audience...

Want to Sell Something? Know Thy Audience…

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February 8, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

In a seemingly innocuous tale about how Irish whisky has had the comeback of spirits comebacks, Esquire lets its readers in on a very important tip for anyone trying to market a brand, product or event: if you want the world to buy what you're selling, you have to know how to talk to your audience.

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