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Posts Tagged ‘Ellen DeGeneres’

Wednesday Morning Stir

-Ellen DeGeneres parodies Mathew McConaughey Lincoln ad (video above).

-State Farm drops Rob Schneider from ads.

-Cadillac to move global headquarters from Detroit to New York.

-Ross Hoffman, director of brand strategy for Twitter, discusses Twitter’s marketing war room.

-The secret to BuzzFeed’s viral video successes: data, and truth.

-CNN claims content deal with Genworth is “the future of advertising.”

-NFL advertisers navigate fallout from domestic violence drama.

-Vayner Media CEO Gary Vaynerchuk teams up with David Beck, former senior VP and general manager of social media at Univision, and Jesse Redniss, former senior VP of digital for USA Network, to form BRaVe Ventures, “a company that will advise on and invest in companies and invest in digital technologies.”

-James Thompson, Diageo’s global managing director of Reserve Brands, says “branded content lets brands tell a story in a way that ads don’t allow.”

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Monday Morning Stir

-Samsung, complete with the now-massively popular Ellen Degeneres‘s Oscar selfie, promoted the Galaxy S5 during last night’s telecast.

-The owner of ol’ college staple, Steak n’ Shake, has bought up Maxim. link

-The folks behind the 2014 Dubai Lynx awards have announced another round of speakers. link

-Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A Bank are reportedly getting closer in merger talks. link

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Monday Odds and Ends

-Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner somewhat explains the new season five promotional poster. link

-The IAB unveiled the winners of its first-ever “Mobile Rising Stars” competition. link

-Miami-based agency La Comunidad hired Sra Rushmore, Madrid alums Eduardo De La Herran and Munia Bilbao as interactive creative director and interactive copywriter, respectively. In addition, La Comunidad welcomed ex-Tiempo BBDO creative Jaume Leis as interactive art director.

-VML is collaborating with WPP sibling Y&R to launch full operations in Australia (Sydney, to be exact). link

-Will Brandadvisors’ new, cutesy JCPenney ads starring Ellen DeGeneres suffer from backlash? link

-If you need a branding 101 refresher on taglines, here’s one option. link

-Yum Brands CEO David Novak is ready to feed the world. link

-Just a friendly reminder that IHOP is once again celebrating National Pancake Day tomorrow with free food. link

-It’s that time of year again to take recruiting firm 24 Seven’s marketing salary/job satisfaction survey. link