Wondering whether using social media for advertising purposes is crossing the line? According to a new social media study by Nielsen, New York, one-third of people think ads on social networks are annoying.
The official beverage sponsor of NBC’s reality TV show “America’s Got Talent,” Snapple, a brand of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Plano, Texas, launched a promotion to give fans a chance to win a VIP trip to New York City to see the show’s season seven finale and other prizes. The Snapple “Find a Star” contest will allow five fans to see the finalists’ live performances and watch as the winner is crowned.
Seattle’s Best Coffee, part of Starbucks Corp., Seattle, teamed with celebrity chef and “Next Food Network Star” winner Jeff Mauro to launch the Red Cup Showdown, a national search at state fairs and on Facebook to find the most imaginative new coffee drink. The grand prize winner will be awarded $10,000 and the chance to have their coffee drink featured at Seattle’s Best Coffee locations across North America.
LaCroix Sparkling Water partnered with Paramount Pictures to celebrate the re-release of “Titanic,” which was remastered, converted to 3-D and released April 4 — one week before the 100th anniversary of the ship setting sail April 10, 1912.
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Budweiser brand announced the debut of its social reality show “Bud United presents: The Big Time” in early 2012 on ABC in the United States. Cast through Budweiser’s social media sites, “Bud United presents: The Big Time” features young adults from around the world fulfilling their dreams, such as racing professional racecar drivers, playing for a global renowned soccer team, pitching a professional baseball game and taking the stage at a major music event. The show will air in the United States on Saturdays on ABC starting Jan. 21, 2012.
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo brand Mountain Dew announced a sweepstakes to reward fans with an ultimate mega-gaming experience: the chance to play “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” with three friends on a mega-sized stadium screen. Also, as part of the video game promotion, Mountain Dew is expanding its Mtn Dew Game Fuel line with a new Tropical flavor to join the variety.