On a recent afternoon in the Le Labo boutique on 29th Street in Manhattan, a well-dressed professional woman sought out the sales associate and wasted no time getting to her point. She was visiting from California, she said, and wanted to buy the scent (Tubereuse 40) sold only in New York.
Adweek is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Brand Genius Awards. Now in their 27th year, the awards recognize the talented men and women behind the most inventive, ambitious and successful brand-building efforts across 10 categories.
A few weeks ago, amid the pollution- and Zika-filled media run-up to Rio, a press release issued by the Olympic organizing committee for PyeongChang, Korea (where the 2018 Winter Olympics will take place) received little notice. The single-page communiqué carried news about a white striped tiger named Soohorang.
Unless you happen to be a company like GE, Coca-Cola or McDonald's-a brand that can afford the reported $100 to $200 million it costs to be an official Olympic sponsor-you'd better not mention the Rio games in your marketing. As social-savvy marketers have quickly learned, the U.S.
As the world's busiest passenger airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson moves over 75.9 million travelers through its eight terminals every year. Many inbound passengers will catch connecting flights. Some will drive into the metro area to do business with the 16 Fortune 500 companies headquartered there.
It really wasn't Ralph's fault. Last week, right after Team U.S.A. took to Twitter to release a photo of what its 2016 Summer Olympics uniforms would look like, the pundits pounced. Their fashion sense was offended, apparently, by the effect created by the way the Navy blazer (designed, along with the rest of Team U.S.A.'s gear, by Ralph Lauren) closed over the red, blue and white-striped crew neck beneath.
We live in a world of brand extensions-espresso machines from Starbucks, cooking utensils from the Food Network. There's little wonder why. Parallel products launched under a major brand name can generate both revenue and increased visibility. In recent years, luxury auto brands have gotten in on the act.
When Euro Capital Properties, owner of Washington, D.C.'s legendary Watergate Hotel, was putting the final touches on its $125 million renovation of the 1967 landmark by the Potomac, it had a delicate piece of business to consider. Marketing the hotel's glamorous new interiors-which architectural firm BBGM reinvigorated to reflect the hotel's jet-age heritage-would be pretty straightforward.
Ethan Murrow is a fine artist in every sense of that term. His highly realistic yet often phantasmagorical works-some the height of a two-story building-have been shown from Paris to Los Angeles. He's drawn murals at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and for the offices of Facebook.
Ever since United and Continental merged in 2010 to create the world's largest airline, Daniel Cuellar's department has been hard at work creating a swanky new business class called Polaris. It's a rarified preserve in the front of United's Boeing 777s complete with 16-inch high-definition screens at every seat, lobster on the menu and flat beds fitted with Saks Fifth Avenue sheets.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama +Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.