Celebrity Branding

Using celebrities in advertising

Celebrity Branding


Stephen Whiteside, Event Reports, Social Media World Forum, May 2014

This event report discusses how Office Depot has employed content marketing in the US to add an emotional component to what can be a low-interest category.


Cannes Creative Lions, Creative Effectiveness Lions, 2014

This case study describes how Canon, the camera manufacturer, involved consumers in a film festival competition to grow relevance in the US.


Cannes Creative Lions, Winner, Creative Effectiveness Lions, 2014

This case study describes how Virgin Mobile, the mobile phone network, increased its share of the Australian post-paid market by generating earned media coverage following its recruitment of Doug Pitt, actor Brad Pitt's younger brother, as a brand ambassador.


Cannes Creative Lions, Creative Effectiveness Lions, 2014

This case study describes how Macy's, the US department store chain, built an emotional connection with families during the holiday season by creating a character that appealed to families, to overcome sales stagnation.


Cannes Creative Lions, Creative Effectiveness Lions, 2014

This case study describes how Mattessons, a cooked meat products brand in the UK, launched a new snacking product aimed at teenage gamers with a social co-creation project.


Cannes Creative Lions, Creative Effectiveness Lions, 2014

This case study describes how Deutsche Telekom, the German telecommunications company, made a co-created movie with people across Europe to improve brand metrics and increase market share in Germany.


Cannes Creative Lions, Creative Effectiveness Lions, 2014

This case study describes a campaign by a group of French non-governmentel organisations, led by les Restaurants du Coeur, to prevent the abolition of the Most Deprived Persons (MDP) European food aid project.


Case Study

Evian Baby&Me
Cannes Creative Lions, Creative Effectiveness Lions, 2014

This case study describes an international campaign by Evian, the bottled water, which reinforced its 'youth' brand.


Cannes Creative Lions, Creative Effectiveness Lions, 2014

This case study describes the launch of the Gillette Fusion Gamer, the latest iteration of the shaving brand's long-term campaign to encourage Indian men to shave more frequently.

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ADMAP

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BEST PRACTICE

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Practical tips, reminders and examples


ARTICLE FOCUS

Socialise the endorsement

How to activate an endorsement on social media


CASE STUDY

Walkers: Sandwich

Cannes winner uses stars in an unusual setting