The story of close relationship between brands and cinematography started nearly at the same time as the cinema itself was born—in the beginning of the movie era, the big companies promoted their products though short clips which were screened before movies. Now it’s not that easy to tell for sure for which product the pioneer ad was created, but according to a range of sources (IMDB is one of them), the first filmed advertising for a today’s global brand was shot for Dewar’s Scotch Whisky (1897). Today, connections between filmmaking industry and brands go beyond this simple presence and include a lot of examples such as much discussed product placement, festival sponsorship and opening cinema clubs, cinema-related advertising campaigns, collaboration with filmmakers on commercials, and creating movies under brands’ supervision.
From time to time, global companies issue a call asking to help refresh brands' portfolios, services or develop new advertising pieces. What is it—an attempt to engage ambitious people and raise brand awareness or a move proceeding from lack of new ideas within the company’s creative team?
Catch them young’ is thought to be the secret motto of all companies and brands, but as their activity proves, they are not only establishing strong ties with...
Marketers are finding an increasingly attractive consumer segment in Generation Z, those born between the years 1991 and 2002. In its new strategy briefing, ‘Make Way for Generation Z: Marketing to Today’s Teens and Tweens’ Euromonitor International examines the marketing potential for this group of brand-conscious, tech-savvy, old before their years and highly individualistic wave of consumers. Aimed at strategists and planners, the briefing draws on Euromonitor International’s vast information resources to give a complete picture of the world’s largest demographic grouping, accounting for about to 21% of the global population in 2009.
Hugo Boss joins a number of luxury retailers such as Burberry in posting strong 2010 annual results as the global economy gradually returns to good health. Sales increased by 7%, compared to a 7% decline in the previous year, and net profit increased by an impressive 82%, making it “the best year in the group's history”, as stated by the company. Euromonitor International investigates the strategic measures the company is undertaking to fully capitalise on the improving economic climate.
In the third and the final chapter of our Brands and the City overview, we focused on brands’ projects which helped enrich city canvas and add more elements to the metropolitan life...
Eat the city, drink the city, wear the city. Is it possible? With brands, there’s nothing beyond the bound of reality. The second part of our Brands and the City review is championing brand’s editions dedicated to metropolitan areas and smaller locations around the globe. Vodka, soft drinks, travel guides from luxury makers, burgers, accessories, coffee products, sneakers and a range of other goods, which pay tribute to various destinations, are now in the spotlight.
A city as a source of the 'creative spark'. Urban streets as basis for bold and massive campaigns. For many decades, smaller towns and megalopolises have been inspiring advertising agencies behind multiple marketing projects, which on the one hand are targeted at promoting brands and, on the other hand, encourage consumers to compare different cities, unveil creativity and strong dedication to sport, cinema and quests, or even bring rural accents to urban settings. We at Popsop have reviewed global brands' ad activity during 2010 and first two months of 2011 to see how they've been embedding city into their promotions. Now, we are presenting our 3-part study dedicated to the subject. The first section of this review will highlight competitions, cross-city studies, urban sport-related promotions, which have been taking place within big cities around the globe and in a way were dedicated to them.