Category: Media

Hulu and The Egg: How An Egg Outfoxed A Kardashian and Went On To Win The Super Bowl, With Hulu

Posted on 14th February, 2019 by Georgia Meyer in Ads, Droga5, Eugene The Egg, Exclusive, Hulu, Instagram, Insurgent, Kardashian, Kylie Kardashian, Marketing, Mental Health America, Nfl, Nike, Purposeful Marketing, Social Ecommerce, Super Bowl, Viral, Viral Fluke and World Record Egg

The egg that beat Kylie Jenner for the highest number of likes on an Instagram photo partnered with Hulu to promo an ad following the Super Bowl. Rather than ‘sell…

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Super Bowl Ads 2019: The Death Wish of Playing Safe

Posted on 31st January, 2019 by Georgia Meyer in Baby Boomers, Brexit, Budweiser, Cardi B, CBS, Climate Change, Coca Cola, Colin Kaepernick, Gillette, Government Shut Down, Heineken, Just Do It, Nfl, Nike, Pepsi, Pringles, Stella Artois, Steve Carrell, Super Bowl, Super Bowl 2019, Vice, Wall Street Journal and Wind Power

Over the last few years, brands have been taking increasingly political stances. Whether Heineken’s ‘Open Your World’ 2017 ad, or Gillette’s ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ spot at…

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UFC’s Debut on ESPN+ Draws In Record Subs

Posted on 24th January, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Bellator, BT, DAZN, Digital, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, Domestic Rights, Eleven Sports, Endeavor, Espn, Free Trial, IMG, Mixed Martial Art, MMA, Return On Investment, Rights Acquisition, Sporting Rights, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Subscriptions, Svod, Ufc, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Walt Disney, Wau and Weekly Active Usage

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debuted on ESPN+ this past weekend, featuring the highly touted championship fight, which saw Henry Cejudo knockout current Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw in just 32…

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Ad-supported Strategies Are Playing A Growing Role In The Digital Economy

Posted on 21st January, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Amazon, Apple, Attention Economy, Attention Economy Peak, Cambridge Analytica, Essence Global, Facebook, Freemium, Making Free Pay, Netflix, Playstation, Premium. Privacy, Sony, Spotify, Streaming, Subscriptions, Uk Tv, Vevo and Xbox

2018 was a big year for subscriptions, across music (Spotify on target to hit 92 million subscribers), video (global subscriptions passed half a billion), games (98 million Xbox Live and…

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Just Who Would Buy Universal Music?

Posted on 14th January, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, Artists Direct, Bolloré Group, Deezer, First Access Entertainment, Formula 1 Racing, Institutional Investors, Liberty Media, Live Nation, Major Label Market Shares, MLB, Pandora, Perform, Private Equity, Record Label Market Shares, Saavn, SiriusXM, Sme, Sony Music, The Atlanta Braves, UMG, Umg Market Share, Universal Market Share, Universal Music, Universal Music Investment, Universal Music Sale, Vincent Bolloré, Vivendi, Warner Music, WMG and Yannick Bolloré

Vivendi continues to look for a buyer for a portion of Universal Music. Though the process has been running officially since May 2018, the transaction (or transactions) may not close…

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