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Results from Advertising for: September 2013

Deep Focus Executive Creative Director Ken Kraemer: Lessons learned in the creative newsroom

One advantage of producing a high volume of creative work at our agency Deep Focus is that you quickly learn how to make every piece of work published better and creatively richer than the last. And armed with the knowledge of what works and doesn’t work for some of the world’s top brands, best practices soon surface with exceptional clarity.

Here are three of my favorite lessons:

1. Microcontent is a new kind of creative.


Q&A with Volkswagen: #SharkWeek, TV x Twitter and how to plan for the moment


What do a Beetle and a shark have in common? This summer, both sparked quite a frenzy on Twitter.

In August, Discovery’s Shark Week snapped up record ratings, triggering a tidal wave of Tweets. As a sponsor of #SharkWeek, Volkswagen USA dove into those live in-the-moment conversations with bite-sized Vine videos and even a charitable tie-in.


How brands won the moment at #NYFW

Vogue Magazine editor Anna Wintour once famously observed about fashion, “It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten.” The world of fashion is driven by the moment. It’s about what’s current, fresh and hot right this second.

As the Spring 2014 collections hit runways around the globe this month, designers and brands are using Twitter to offer fashion followers world-wide a front row seat in real time.


London Fashion Week drives more buzz than ever on Twitter

Fashionistas across the UK got front row seats on Twitter during London Fashion Week on the back of an unprecedented level of creativity from brands as they found new ways to share the glamour and excitement.

This helped take conversation about #LFW on Twitter to new levels with a rise in tweets of almost 20% this year compared with 2012.


Ray-Ban’s unique Twitter reveal to culminate music tour

Today, Ray-Ban is launching a special ‘flock to unlock’ Twitter campaign to reveal the headline performer in its Envision Series, a programme of gigs across the UK that feature up-and-coming artists.


How buzz builds around ‘The X Factor’ on Twitter

Twitter and television have proved to be natural partners. This is often highlighted by how conversation builds around some of the most popular shows on TV such as ‘The X Factor’.

As the ITV-Simon Cowell talent juggernaut returned to UK screens on August 31, we looked at how ‘The X Factor’ conversation develops on Twitter and created a dynamic visualisation to tell that story.


Study: The value of Promoted Trends

Trending topics on Twitter capture the moments consumers care about most. 

Since their introduction three years ago, Promoted Trends have helped marketers position themselves at the top of Twitter’s trend list for 24-hour windows. As you might expect, advertisers often ask our Research team to quantify the value that Promoted Trends offer. Does a day of trending on Twitter affect brand objectives and KPIs?


Donna Karan International's SVP of Global Communications Aliza Licht: "Twitter is my first love"

In 2009, Twitter was my first entrée into social media. Since then, I’ve joined many social platforms, but Twitter is still my favorite. You never forget your first love, right? What other platform in the world offers instant global engagement and up-to-the second news quite like Twitter? Yeah, that’s what I thought. It’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s made the world a smaller place.


Dior Homme shows the power of a hashtag as Robert Pattinson ad takes off

We wrote recently about how brands using hashtags effectively can reap the benefits on Twitter and we published a step-by-step guide to help in this.

Dior Homme shows this to great effect with the online launch of its new advertising campaign starring ‘Twilight’ actor Robert Pattinson. It illustrates perfectly how a luxury brand can successfully use a hashtag to help steer online conversation and best brand their content for optimal results.