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Sony Casts Belvedere Vodka for James Bond Spectre Product Placement

Posted by Abe Sauer on December 16, 2014 05:31 PM

Details about the new Bond film Spectre continue to leak out. But we're not talking about the plot, but the product placement.

Before the Sony data leakbrought red faces to Sony Pictures execs, 007's film producers announced the film's car: a teardrop knife-blade DB10 from Aston Martin which was revealed at the new film's naming press event.

Now comes news of Bond's preferred booze brand in Spectre. And no, it's not Heineken. And yes, it will be shaken, not stirred.Continue reading...

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Sip on a Bottle of Dom Perignon at Denny's Newest Location

Posted by Mark J. Miller on August 29, 2014 03:08 PM

Denny’s, the restaurant chain not exactly known for its glitz and glamour, has been undergoing a bit of a brand overhaul lately as "America's Diner" gives itself a much-needed update, including redesigning its current outposts and opening new ones.

Today, the first-ever Denny's in Manhattan opened in the financial district across from City Hall, but that's just the start of it. The Wall Street outpost isn't your typical Denny's. In fact, the fancy restaurant features a craft cocktail menu and a $300 Grand Slam brunch for two that comes with a bottle of Dom Perignon.

The restaurant, which is located on the ground floor of an upscale apartment building, has Prosecco on tap and features copper-stamped ceilings and leather couches—but for the most part, still features affordable, Denny's prices.Continue reading...

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All the News You Can Drink: Dom's New Balloon-Inspired Bottle, Hello Kitty Beer and more

Posted by Mark J. Miller on September 13, 2013 05:46 PM

Jeff Koons Teams with Dom Perignon on New Bottle

It’ll cost you millions to get an original piece of art by Jeff Koons, but a Koons-designed bottle of Dom Perignon will only set you back $20,000. The company turned to the artist two years ago to create a new bottle design, along with gift boxes and a bottle holder. Koons eventually turned out a design inspired by his famous Balloon Venus sculpture, according to the New York Observer.

“Its color is deep, with light amber and copper tints,” the brand said in a statement, according to HauteLiving.com. “The wine’s bouquet erupts theatrically from its silken fleshy body, just as the sculpture’s reflective surface envelop the viewing in a dynamic invitation to tasting.” 

The bottle was unveiled this week in New York City, attracting A-listers who just happened to be in town for Fashion Week, including Martha Stewart, Carmelo Anthony, Eve, Maya Lin, Ted Allen and Donna Karan, among many others, Wine Spectator reports.Continue reading...


James Bond Product Placement Exec Assures Fans There's No 007 Uh-Oh in Skyfall

Posted by Abe Sauer on November 1, 2012 02:42 PM

The upcoming James Bond film Skyfall is a marketing juggernaut for its tie-in partners as well as for the products that will actually appear in the film. These placed products include Coke Zero, Sony, Caterpillar, gunmaker Walther and, of course, most famously, Heineken. Even Turkey and China are associating with 007.

One of the firms responsible for some of Skyfall's product placement is Seesaw Media. Brandchannel spoke with Seesaw Media Founder and Director Darryl Collis about the hullaballoo over the product placement in Skyfall as well as how all of the negative media might impact future product placement deals.Continue reading...

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Why Permitting Comments Boosts Facebook and Brands

Posted by Mark J. Miller on June 13, 2011 10:00 AM

How to use social media is still a mystery for some brands, especially luxury brands. As one recent study reveals, one in five luxury brands on Facebook still don’t allow their fans to comment on their Wall.

That’s all scheduled to change this August when Facebook says it will require branded FB pages to allow comments, a move the site has already promoted to pharma brands — a change that could help the social network better engage users, especially as its growth rate has slowed for the second straight month.

L2 recently studied 100 luxury brands on Facebook in such categories as beauty, auto, fashion, spirits and Champagne, and jewelry. Companies that asked for fans to comment ranked higher on an engagement scale than the ones that didn’t encourage such behavior, the study found.Continue reading...

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LVMH Buying Spree Snags Bulgari, Boosts Luxury Brands

Posted by Barry Silverstein on March 8, 2011 11:30 AM

It's getting to the point where one might consider LVMH the European Union of brands.

The French conglomerate, which legitimately calls itself a "world leader in luxury goods," owns 60 upper echelon brands, many of which have the kind of global cachet most brands can only dream about. These brands accounted last year for more than 20 billion euros in sales and 3 billion euros in profit.

The LVMH stable includes Dom Perignon, Krug and Hennessy in wine and spirits; TAG Heuer and DeBeers in watches and jewelry; Celine, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton in fashion; Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci and Fendi in perfumes and cosmetics; and beauty products purveyor Sephora in specialty retailing.

Add the one billion-euro Italian luxury jewelry brand, Bulgari to the list, acquired this week by LVMH.Continue reading...

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Pop! (Art) Goes Dom Pérignon

Posted by Abe Sauer on July 26, 2010 01:00 PM

Dom Pérignon is releasing a limited edition Andy Warhol tribute bottle. Rendered in the unmistakable Warhol style, the bottles retail for the same price as a regular bottle of Dom, about $150. On the surface this pairing seems sensible. Dom is the champagne of those with means, and collecting Warhols is another pastime of the rich. But look a little deeper and one wonders if Warhol wouldn't have been perplexed, if not disgusted, at the collaboration.Continue reading...

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Smirnoff Retains Top Spot in "Power 100"

Posted by Barry Silverstein on May 10, 2010 12:03 PM

The "Power 100," an annual survey of the world's leading drink brands, has just released its 2010 ranking. Topping the list once again is Smirnoff, ahead of second place Johnnie Walker and third place Bacardi.

Last year was particularly difficult for premium spirits as consumer demand for pricey liquor and wine brands shifted to less expensive alternatives. In a clear sign of the times, champagne brands Dom Perignon, Lanson, Nicolas Deuillatte and Taittinger fell out of the Power 100.

Wines generally didn't fare all that well in the new ranking. Only two wine brands, Gallo and Concha y Toro, were listed in the top 20. Seven U.S. wine brands and five Australian labels made the Power 100, but only one European wine was on the list: Spain's Torres Wine.

Nine brands were added to the Power 100 for the first time this year, including Svedka, the Swedish vodka, which debuted at number 46.Continue reading...

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