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To promote Under 550 Calories menu, Applebees gives fans the chance to #BeeFamous

applebees-weight-watchers-menu-500x375In celebration of five years of its Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories Menu, Applebee’s will be giving two fans the chance to be featured in its next national TV commercials. Fans will be able to submit Vines using the #BeeFamous hashtag, and Applebees will select the most creative and original submissions to integrate into the spots. Applebee’s will be airing a commercial during the Golden Globe Awards with a call to action, but submissions have already begun rolling in. Read more

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Applebee’s enlists a champion flair bartender for innovative social campaign [exclusive]

Applebees logoLast Tuesday, Applebee’s kicked off its Spirited Cuisine menu with a commercial featuring Christian Delpech, a world champion flair bartender who does tricks with food, pans, and knives. In addition to the linear commercial, Applebee’s will have digital versions of Spirited Cuisine commercials with calls-to-action asking fans to challenge Delpech in his next set of tricks by tweeting with the hashtag #SpiritedChef. Read more

A&E launches social competition to make fans part of Duck Dynasty’s marketing

The wildly popular Duck Dynasty, A&E’s reality show about the Robertsons,  ”the family that runs the duck call fabrication business,” is bringing fans into their mix in the biggest way yet. The initiative, ”Camo Cameo” will give viewers the opportunity to submit their Duck Dynasty fan art via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using #CamoCameo. The fan that gets the most votes on their submission will actually earn a walk-on role in a Duck Dynasty TV commercial with the Robertsons, which will premiere later this year. We interviewed  Lori Peterzell, VP Brand Strategy & Consumer Marketing at A&E about the exciting new initiative. Read more

The top social TV commercials: Super Bowl edition

Between the Super BowlGrammys, and the Academy Awards, February has become the biggest month for social TV. In terms of commercial-related chatter, though, nothing has surpassed the Super Bowl. Taco Bell’s “Live Young” commercial, featuring senior citizens breaking out of a retirement center in the middle of the night, was tweeted about an amazing 21,700 times since Super Bowl Sunday. The commercial has been running in heavy rotation since, and it won’t be surprising to see it atop the social TV chart during the coming weeks. Noticeably missing it AT&T. Their “It’s Not Complicated” ads have dominated the social TV commercial chart for the past six weeks, and it will be interesting to see whether they can recover a spot on the chart next week. Read more

Social TV commercials: AT&T on the decline, CGI animals on the rise before the Super Bowl

If you didn’t know, we have a weekly editorial partnership with Bluefin Labs, who was acquired this week by Twitter in one of social TV’s biggest announcements of the year. Despite having the most tweeted about commercials once again, AT&T saw a 24% decline in chatter compared to last week, as other brands narrowed the gap. It will be interesting to see if AT&T gets back to the #1 spot again, especially with the tendency for brands to run successful Super Bowl commercials months after the big game. On AT&T’s tail this week is Geico, with a popular commercial featuring a CGI pig. Not to be outdone, Kia’s CGI hamsters are back, helping catapult Kia back into the top 10 this week. Read more

It’s still not complicated: AT&T continues to top social TV commercials chart

It’s no surprise for Nike and Red Bull to be among the top three brands of this week’s social TV commercial chart. But AT&T has been in the top three for most-talked about commercials for the past month, and has done so without the celebrity power of Nike, which rose this week with commercials featuring Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, and Rory McIlroy, three of the most popular athletes in the world. Some commercials drive negative chatter, but 16% of the 10,000 tweets about AT&T’s “It’s Not Complicated” ads featured the word “love.” Read more

With Golden Globes boost, Target tops this week’s social TV commercial chart

Over the past three weeks, AT&T has generated a total of 33,639 tweets about their much-loved “It’s Not Complicated” ads. But this week they have been unseated from the number one spot by Target, with their “The Everyday Collection” ads. Read more

Social TV commercials: AT&T maintains its stronghold, State Farm on the rise

Last week, AT&T shot to the top of Bluefin Labs‘ social TV commercials chart with a 191% gain week-over-week. This week AT&T rose an additional 20% week over week with 13,837 tweets about the “It’s Not Complicated” ad campaign. For comparison, the number two (Geico) and three spots (State Farm) generated 4,876 and 4,016 tweets respectively.  Read more

‘It’s Not Complicated’: AT&T’s ads top the social tv commercial chart

For last week’s edition of Bluefin Labs‘ most talked about commercials, we see that AT&T, Pepsi and Progressive are at the top of the chart. With a 191% gain week-over-week, AT&T has launched into the number one spot with its brilliant “It’s Not Complicated” ads. The buzz confirms that AT&T has a hit on its hands. The moderator of the focus group in the commercial is Beck Bennett, who has a YouTube series called “Fresh Perspectives.” Fresh Perspectives is like The Daily Show with Bennett as Jon Stewart, and kids as the correspondents. This is a great move by AT&T and creative agency BBDO Atlanta to take Bennett’s act national. Read more

What happens when KFC brings tailgating indoors via TV? couchgating

“Friends plus football plus KFC equals couchgating. What’s the square root of that? Original Recipe Bites.” So says one of the “couchgaters” in KFC’s new ad campaign launched with the help of Draftfcb Chicago. With the 2013 NFL Playoffs underway and the majority of Americans watching football from their couches, KFC has introduced the concept of couchgating – the act of tailgating from your couch, with KFC food an integral part of the equation. Here’s how TV is playing a role. Read more

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