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Category: Lesson 4.8 – Digital & Social Media Marketing

How the Seattle Kraken Built a Brand Before Their First Game

The owners of Seattle’s new National Hockey League franchise wanted to release the Kraken. But the pandemic demanded that the Kraken stay home, stream some shows and order delivery. Click here to read the story at adweek.com. Discussion Questions: What is branding? Why is branding important to an expansion pro sports

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Nissan Uses College Football Fan Tweets As Creative Inspiration

Back for its 11th season of “Heisman House” college football spots, Nissan found a new source of inspiration for creative: fan-generated tweets. The automaker is launching a campaign with 10 spots, up from the usual six, says Allyson Witherspoon, vice president and U.S. chief marketing officer, Nissan. Click here to

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How Brands are Using Twitch for Sports Marketing

As people searched for ways to stay entertained during quarantine and seek out connection as in-person socializing was put on-hold, gaming emerged as a powerhouse. Enter Twitch, Amazon’s live streaming platform for gamers. Fans flocked to the platform to watch their favorite creators play games and engage with them and

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Does ‘Impossible is Nothing’ still work for Adidas in 2021?

Adidas has lately been strafing us all with a fresh barrage of celebrity-focused biographical videos/ads featuring its long-running “Impossible is Nothing” tagline, along with an #ImpossibleIsNothing Instagram campaign. Click here to read the story at adage.com. Discussion Questions: What is branding? What is a tagline? Why might taglines be used

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How TikTok Turned Into a Viral Popstar Factory

In just two months, TikTok managed to turn Nathan Evans, an unknown singer-songwriter, into a viral star with a record deal and a list of UK tour dates. “It happened quickly. It’s surreal – I’m still waiting to wake up,” says 26-year-old Evans, who started the TikTok sea shanty trend of early

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Olympics content expanded as Discovery and Snapchat renew deal

US-based mass media company Discovery has expanded its content and advertising partnership with Snapchat to bring Olympic Games coverage to the photo and video sharing platform’s European users. The agreement covers the Tokyo 2020 Games, still penciled in for this summer, and the Beijing 2022 Winter Games.  Click here to

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TikTok deepens sport offering with multiyear UFC content deal

TikTok has jumped into the ring with the UFC in a multi-year partnership to carry live, weekly short-form programming. This is the first time that TikTok has collaborated with a sports body ‘to create a position/resource dedicated to creating TikTok content,’ suggesting that sport could play a major role in

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