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Kevin Hart Just Might Be the Hardest-Working Man in Branding

“Grind time, baby!” Kevin Hart is ready for the day. In fact, he’s pumped. On this particular morning in early September, Hart’s about to plug the hell out of his new movie, Night School, on morning radio and television in Atlanta. The comedy, which he cowrote and stars in opposite Tiffany Haddish, is about to…
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3 Brands That Enjoyed a Huge Bump on Social Thanks to the Kevin Hart Effect

When the comedian partners with a brand, he brings more than just a name. Kevin Hart is hands on, providing input on everything from design to content strategy. The results of his savvy approach are no laughing matter. Tommy John, Lyft and Old Spice have all enjoyed a huge bump on social thanks to the…
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With $39 Billion Bid, Comcast Beats Out Fox in Auction for Control of Sky

Twenty-one months after 21st Century Fox first began trying to buy the remaining 61 percent stake in European media giant Sky that it didn’t already own, the company has lost an auction with Comcast for control of Sky. Comcast came out on top with a $39 billion bid, easily besting Fox’s $32 billion offer. Fox…
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In the Year’s Most Brutal Campaign Ad, 6 Siblings Tell You Not to Vote for Their Brother

Given his track record of extreme comments on race, religion and immigration, Republican U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar offers plenty of fodder for attack ads against him. But this one is especially potent. In Democrat David Brill’s newest ad aimed at unseating Gosar, an Arizona representative who’s passionately loyal to Donald Trump, we discover that the…
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Apple Reminds You That There’s a ‘Better You’ Out There in Its New Ad

Yes, it is quite easy to sit back and relax. Or, you could get up off that couch and transform yourself. That’s the theme running through Apple’s latest ad promoting the fourth iteration of the Apple Watch. It’s not so much a product ad outlining features–it’s more of a rallying cry from the brand to…
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Facebook Is Teaming Up With TurboVote for National Voter Registration Day

With National Voter Registration Day fast approaching Tuesday, Facebook outlined the steps it is taking before, on and after Election Day to ensure that people in the U.S. are part of the process. Prior to Nov. 6, Election Day, the social network is teaming up with TurboVote on an initiative to help people register to…
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Crate & Barrel Teams Up With Zola, Hoping to Win Over Millennial Couples

Rival wedding registries have called a truce in their battle for millennials: Home d?cor retailer Crate & Barrel and wedding company Zola announced a partnership in which Zola users will be able to register for more than 3,500 Crate & Barrel products starting Oct. 1. Zola offers what it calls “an all-in-one registry for the…
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Experiential Marketing and Social Media: A Killer Combo That Brands Aren’t Doing Right

Although the world is becoming more digital by the day, experiential marketing is gaining newfound momentum. While consumers are used to gathering information and making connections via electronic means, nothing can quite take the place of face-to-face contact. In fact, Freeman chief marketing officer Chris Cavanaugh says that marketers believe brand experiences build loyalty: “We…
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How to Overcome Obstacles and Create Winning Ad-Tech Blockchains

It seems like every week a new whitepaper announces a revolutionary blockchain technology that will eliminate fraud and the 50 percent ad-tech tax, ushering in a new age of transparency, performance and profit. At its core, distributed ledger technology (DLT) really does have the power to transform an industry and unlock massive value for advertisers…
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NASA Is Proving That Space Might Be the Final Frontier for Organic Social Content

In the social media galaxy, gravity doesn’t exist. At least for social media managers at the whims of algorithm changes, what’s up one day is down the next. And forget about entropy, where a social post loses its legs moments after running. But what if we told you that there was an organization with more…
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