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Digital 2012 according to Louis Vuitton

on January 11, 2013 by Martina Comments

Luxury brands, Chanel, Hermes and Louis Vuitton in particular, rock with online storytelling. Check out for example the impressive digital portfolio filled with all the content that the brand directed by Marc Jacobs created in 2012. Read more…

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Chloé’s Fashion Alphabet

on October 9, 2012 by Martina Comments

Luxury brand Chloé is celebrating its 60th anniversary with an interesting integrated campaign that includes 26 short films, an exhibition, and a smart social media roll-out. The 26 short movies feature archive imagery, past advertising campaigns, music and editorials are inspired by the 26 letters of the alphabet, often used by Chloé founder, Gaby Aghion as naming convention for collections. Read more…

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Trench Trip, short movie for fashionistas

on March 12, 2012 by Martina Comments

A collection lookbook transformed into a short movie. Not a new idea, for sure. But I haven’t seen many fashion brands being able to create something as lovely as Trench Trip by Japanese brand United Arrows. Read more…

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Red Bull & Prince of Persia style Parkour

on August 25, 2011 by Martina Comments

Branded content is not always good. But sometimes it’s amazing. And this video shot by Red Bull in Turkey is absolutely fantastic. Photography is exceptional and it takes parkour to a completely different level, where athleticism & bravery meet art, ultimately delivering a subtle yet superb brand experience. Read more…

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Victoria’s Secret widget

on December 9, 2008 by Laurent Comments

To promote its website on its last and highly longed-for fashion show, Victoria’s Secret put a massive and rich widget forward. Loyal to the site it represents (fully developped in flash, with tons of materials), it offers a lot of content with videos, pictures and news feed.

I am convinced widgets could be a very good opportunity for brands, but they are too often used as shallow gadgets, with no marketing purpose, or just as an excuse to show your brand is up-to-date … Even if this one from Victoria’s Secret offers nothing innovative, it is well designed, and it can rely on the aspirational strength of the brand.

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The PSP branded content opportunity

on March 15, 2006 by Martina Comments

New Media Age has an interesting article (sorry, sub. required) on the business Sony has generated with the launch of the PSP. Brands like Nike and media giants like MTV and Conde Nast have started creating content specifically for the PSP, which isn’t simply a gaming device but it’s most of all a source of entertainment. A good example is the Tv program Dubplate Drama which last was screened first on the PSP and later aired on Channel 4 and MTV.

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BMW launches branded audiobooks

on February 7, 2006 by Martina Comments

Remember when BMW said it was giving up its efforts on branded content? Well, maybe they were lying since they just launched a series of audio book podcasts… Leading authors at the publisher Random House have written 45-minute audio books, each one featuring a different BMW car. The audio books are available for free at The first podcast is Don Winslow’s The Beautiful Ride.

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Branded content and word-of-mouth

on February 6, 2006 by Martina Comments

Last week eMarketer has published the results of a research by Sharpe Partners which investigated the potentials of viral marketing. The results are interesting, since they confirm the power of viral marketing: 89 percent of US users are likely to share content with friends and colleagues, and only 5 percent refuse to share content that contains a clear brand message.

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Pepsi to launch football reality show

on October 26, 2005 by Martina Comments

Pepsi is working on a branded content campaign that will involve 12 countries on the way to the World Football Cup in Germany next year. They are planning a football reality Tv-show called the “Pepsi Max World Challenge” which will count on a 4 million pounds budget, and will debut in April. Twenty-four teenagers (two each from 12 countries) will take on a series of football challenges at grounds around the world, including Manchester United and AC Milan, with soccer stars such as David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Ronaldinho.

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