Posted by Shirley Brady on December 5, 2012 04:19 PM
Pizza Hut Canada thrilled its Facebook fans by whipping up a batch of limited-edition perfume and sending it to the first 100 to raise their wrists — with a new batch on its way — while sending one lucky follower an original cartoon on the inside lid of a pizza box (check 'em both out, below).
Now the brand's Canadian marketers are rolling out (no joke) a hotdog-stuffed pizza crust, previously tested in the UK, from Dec. 4 to Jan. 7. Only in Canada, eh? Pity.Continue reading...
Posted by Michael Waltzer on November 16, 2012 10:01 AM
Singer and adidas/Pepsi brand ambassador Nicki Minaj released the official commercial for her Pink Friday perfume, named for her first album, which debuted at #2 two years ago. It's a follow-up to an unofficial commercial that hit the web last month.
Posted by Mark J. Miller on October 18, 2012 01:50 PM
She just slapped her personal brand on a perfume bottle, but Lady Gaga clearly thinks she’s making enough money. The performer, on the hot seat who has unleashed such tunes as “Poker Face,” “Born This Way,” and “Bad Romance” onto the cultural landscape in the last four years is getting into the business of not just selling her art, but selling her name.
Last month, the 26-year-old launched her Fame perfume line with a memorable piece of performance art: sleeping in a giant perfume bottle and possibly peeing in a champagne bucket. Now, the word from New York's Daily News is that Gaga and her creative team are working on producing a “healthy drinking water brand” so she can rake in some more bucks while helping the world stay hydrated.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on October 17, 2012 12:02 PM
If you enjoyed part one, then don't miss part two of Chanel's $7 million advertising campaign with Brad Pitt as the scruffy new face of Chanel No. 5.
Posted by Shirley Brady on October 15, 2012 12:16 PM
As promised, Chanel has launched its TV campaign with Brad Pitt, its first male brand ambassador for Chanel No. 5, who reportedly took the gig for a cool $7 million. People magazine calls its a "smoldering" performance and "thoughtfully seductive"; others are cracking up or mystified. Your thoughts?
Posted by Shirley Brady on October 8, 2012 12:15 PM
Chanel teased its upcoming N°5 campaign starring Brad Pitt on its Facebook page today, pointing to its YouTube channel which has added a trio of teasers featuring the actor's voice: "Where?" ("Are you going somewhere? Where?"), "Why?" ("Do you feel lucky?" Why?") and "Mystery?" ("What's the mystery?")
Touting the Twitter hashtag #CHANELN5, the star's commercial is due to be released on October 15th, 12.01am Paris time. A print campaign featuring Pitt, who's reportedly earning $7 million for his services, will follow in early November, according to WWD.
Pitt's campaign will mark the first male celebrity endorsement for the perfume, which has previously featured actresses Catherine Deneuve, Audrey Tautou and Nicole Kidman — but not partner Angelina Jolie, who is more endorsement-shy but was reportedly paid about $10 million for a rare campaign, for Louis Vuitton, last year. [Update: Watch Pitt's Chanel commercial here]
Posted by Shirley Brady on August 14, 2012 11:31 AM
Steven Klein directed and Ridley Scott produced the trailer, above, for Lady Gaga's first perfume, Fame, which is being released in September. Her first namesake perfume is described as "the first ever black eau de parfum" and is "built on three main accords: dark, sensual and light."Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on August 3, 2012 03:07 PM
In his address at the International AIDS Conference that wrapped in Washington, D.C., on July 27th, Sir Elton John told the audience that "I should be dead" for having not taken precautions against HIV in the past.
AIDS 2012, as it's better known, was the most attended global HIV/AIDS conference to date. It made headlines this year not only for its return to the U.S. for the first time in 22 years, but for companies including Levi Strauss and MAC who continue to support the fight against the disease and prejudice that surrounds it.
The MAC AIDS Fund (MAF), the philanthropic arm of MAC Cosmetics, announced two major initiatives at AIDS 2012, continuing its leadership position as the largest corporate non-pharmaceutical funder in the HIV/AIDS arena.Continue reading...