Apple uses iPhone 11 Pro to shoot "Snowbrawl" | Boost consumer engagement with animated brand mascots | What brands need to know about creating shoppable video
December 4, 2019
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Apple uses iPhone 11 Pro to shoot "Snowbrawl"
Apple uses iPhone 11 Pro to shoot "Snowbrawl"
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Apple's new spot for the iPhone 11 Pro, "Snowbrawl," was shot using the device by cinematographer Robert Elswit and directed by David Leitch of "Deadpool 2" and "John Wick" fame. The action-packed spot shows children embroiled in an epic snowball fight, started by a brother stealing his sister's teddy bear, and an accompanying video shows how the spot was made.
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Trends and Future of Video
Boost consumer engagement with animated brand mascots
Advancement of technology and animation makes it possible for marketers to easily create animated brand mascots and stickers for digital initiatives, including websites, gaming and text messaging, animator Pat Giles writes. Animated characters are nonintrusive, let brand advertising "be additive to a conversation" and create meaningful interactions, Giles writes.
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What brands need to know about creating shoppable video
Dentsu Aegis Network's Maggie Zhang describes how brands should approach the evolving trend of shoppable video, including focusing on innovation instead of worrying about scale, and using personalization and localization to engage consumers in the video-on-demand landscape. "Combined with an interactive and personalized consumer engagement, shoppable video simply creates a better and more relevant consumer experience," she writes.
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Cutting-Edge Campaigns
Dunkin' sees opportunity in influencer video content
Dunkin' sees opportunity in influencer video content
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Melanie Cohn, Dunkin' Brands' senior brand engagement manager, discusses video content produced by influencers and how the company is increasing engagement on YouTube and Instagram. She also talks about brand safety as a priority and the emergence of newer players, such as TikTok, Facebook Watch, IGTV and Snapchat.
eMarketer (12/3) 
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FF L.A. creates a one-note symphony for Louis XIII Cognac
FF L.A. creates a one-note symphony for Louis XIII Cognac
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FF Los Angeles' "One Note Prelude" video for Louis XIII Cognac starts with the G-sharp note made by two toasting cognac glasses and features a symphony composed entirely from the same note, while robotic arms perform the rituals of cognac tasting, such as swirling it in the glass. FF Los Angeles' Fred Raillard says, "The marketing idea is to kind of have our own ritual of consumption for Louis XIII Cognac."
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Content News
Agencies vary on who controls CTV ad planning, buying
Connected TV advertising budgets in the US are expected to grow from $7 billion this year to more than $14 billion in 2023, eMarketer forecasts. Figuring out who is responsible for CTV planning and buying at agencies is a challenge because it sometimes falls to the linear TV team and sometimes to the digital team, and the distinction is blurring, Ross Benes writes.
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B2B account-based Marketing Playbook
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