Brand Strategy


  • Shopify bag logo and name. in front of a brick wall.
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    Shopify adds collaboration tool to connect brands with content creators

    The e-commerce platform is diving further into the shoppable content space as it looks to win over merchants.

    By Aaron Baar • Aug. 18, 2022
  • A group of young people as part of American Eagle's 2022 back-to-school campaign
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    American Eagle tunes into TikTok’s SoundOn for back-to-school campaign

    The retailer used the feature to partner with artist Katherine Li on a custom tune that serves as the anthem for the music- and metaverse-oriented effort.  

    By Aug. 18, 2022
  • Two bags of Ruffles Ridge Twists, Double Cheddar and Smoky BBQ
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    Ruffles signs first female athlete to ‘Chip Deal’ roster

    In its latest basketball partnership, the Frito-Lay brand has teamed with WNBA All-Star A’ja Wilson to promote its new Ruffles Ridge Twists product. 

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    Pepsi prepares for NFL season with fridge-TV combo, new commercials

    To promote its Zero Sugar beverage, the brand is giving away a novelty product that pokes fun at the dilemma fans face when leaving the couch for a drink.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
  • Large desktop computer stands on a desk with a computer monitor. The monitor shows a video game with soldiers attacking. There is a keyboard, mouse and headphones on the desk as well.
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    Unfazed by gaming’s slowdown, marketers await more robust tools

    At a virtual IAB roundtable, brands and agencies signaled bullishness around the category even as sales taper off and new releases remain sparse.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    Hot Pockets leans into gaming community with creator contest

    To integrate itself into gaming culture, the brand has promised more than $100,000 worth of prizes to support winners of its One20 Contest.

    By Aug. 17, 2022
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    Walmart picks Paramount as streaming partner for membership plan

    Starting in September, Walmart+ customers can access the ad-supported Paramount+ Essential tier at no extra cost.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
  • Miller High Life bottles next to ice cream bars on sticks.
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    Miller High Life serves up dive bar-inspired ice cream

    The latest in a string of Molson Coors novelty products is a beer-infused ice cream bar created with Tipsy Scoop.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
  • Frosted Flakes mascot Tony the Tiger rendered as a Vtuber on Twitch
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    Tony the Tiger transforms into gr-r-eat Twitch streamer

    The iconic Frosted Flakes brand mascot is becoming a VTuber in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the streaming platform.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
  • Logo for Omnicom's LevelUp OAC practice
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    Omnicom launches gaming solution for brands

    LevelUp OAC combines the expertise of agencies TMA and GSD&M around brand strategy, influencer engagement, in-game advertising and more.

    By Updated Aug. 15, 2022
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    Pacsun collaborates with virtual influencer Miquela for back-to-school ads

    After hitting its goal of reaching 2 million TikTok followers, the youth-oriented retailer is putting a heavier focus on the metaverse for Q4.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
  • A couple and their kid walk through a Hilton hotel lobby while pushing their child in a stroller.
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    Hospitality brands reclaim lost mojo with ambitious ad campaigns

    The heaviest media plays from the category since the start of the pandemic focus on product versus price as consumers have yet to trade down.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
  • An image displaying Denny's and Complexity Esports' lineup.
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    Denny’s boosts esports equity with ‘pancake drops’ on Twitch

    The diner chain has partnered with Complexity Gaming to promote female creators with a series of sponsored livestreams.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    Wish rebrands in attempt to stay afloat against competition

    The e-commerce platform debuted a new global brand campaign with a 30-second ad that highlights its short-form shoppable video feature.

    By Updated Aug. 15, 2022
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    Campaign Trail: Liquid I.V. fuels play to prove hydration isn’t just for athletes

    The Unilever-owned wellness company keyed into everyday hobbies and West Coast vibes as part of its first national campaign.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
  • A view of the venue as Pacsun Debuts Eloite Monogram Print At SoHo Flagship on May 03, 2022 in New York City.
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    Pacsun hits 2M TikTok followers in brand identity push

    The online following, a goal set and now met, signifies success by the brand in appealing to Gen Z shoppers and forming an identity on the app.

    By Aug. 11, 2022
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    Pabst Blue Ribbon takes vacations back-in-time with ‘80s motel

    Taking inspiration from a campaign in the past, the brand kicks off a new platform with several themed motel rooms.

    By Aug. 11, 2022
  • Surreal, dream-like promo art for Coca-Cola Creations Dreamworld
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    Coke bottles taste of dreams for latest experimental flavor

    To reach Gen Z, the soda giant partnered with EDM festival Tomorrowland on AR music experiences and designed a metaverse fashion collection.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Corona highlights sustainability with eco-tourism island

    Registration is now open for a branded resort off the coast of Colombia that is free of single-use plastics and starts welcoming guests next year. 

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Back-to-school challenges marketers as shoppers focus on savings

    Brand loyalty is out the window amid economic distress, tasking brands and retailers to find new ways to court once-faithful customers.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Lyft rides into media network race as ride-hailing rebounds

    Lyft Media streamlines offerings across the company’s vehicles, bikeshare network, mobile app and in-car tablets.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Sweetarts encourages amateur filmmakers on TikTok

    The film fest is the latest in the brand’s “Be Both” platform, which frequently uses social media to appeal to younger audiences.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Miller Lite rents out grills in latest summer stunt

    The Molson Coors brand is targeting the 30% of U.S. households that don't have a grill with a sharing program that includes rentals and giveaways.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
  • Bumble's cover image for its "Luv2SeeIt" campaign that reads "Bumble presents 'Luv2SeeIt' with Teyana Taylor"
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    Bumble celebrates Black dating experiences in YouTube series

    The push comes as a survey found 45% of Black or African American respondents believe they would feel worthy of love if better represented.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
  • A visitor to an IHG hotel has a smattering of sweets and pastries while laying down in bed.
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    IHG books priciest campaign in a decade to promote loyalty revamp

    Created with ad agency Grey New York, “Guest How You Guest” depicts hotel guests enjoying a pampered lifestyle, signaling the return to travel.

    By Aug. 4, 2022