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Ambush marketing at the Olympics – what does Twitter say?

Continuing on our Olympics theme, last week we took a look at how the official worldwide Olympic sponsors were performing on Twitter with our Olympic Sponsor Leaderboard. Over $1 billion has been invested by sanctioned companies to sponsor the games and the International Olympic Committee has been adamant in cracking down on ambush marketing atMore

Olympic sponsors race for the gold on Twitter

We hope you’re enjoying our series of posts about the 2012 Olympics on Twitter. Next up, we take a look at how the official sponsors of the games are performing. Some of them, such as Coca-Cola, have supported the Olympics for decades. Coke first got involved in 1928 when a freighter delivered the United StatesMore

The 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in tweets

On Friday during the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, 6.32 million tweets were posted from 2.65 million unique Twitter accounts* about the London Olympic games. Click the image below for the full size version. The most retweeted tweet of the night was from @TeamGB, which received more than 30,000 retweets. The most buzzed about countryMore

Extreme tweets: How ESPN’s X Games social strategy paid off

We worked with ESPN to measure Twitter’s reaction to this year’s X Games 17, held in Los Angeles, California from July 28-31, 2011. Hundreds of athletes from 17 countries competed in sports like skateboarding, motocross, BMX and rally car racing. And over the four days of the X Games, 97,200 people tweeted 188,813 times, generatingMore

Our full analysis of tweets about Super Bowl XLV advertising

During this year’s Super Bowl, we monitored Twitter conversation about the 26 major brands advertising during the game. From those tweets we compiled an in-depth report on Super Bowl XLV advertising. Below is a summary of that report. The full 62-page report is based on 374,987 tweets about 26 brands and 47 commercials. The reportMore

Chrysler Imported from Detroit ad wins Super Bowl XLV

As always, this year’s Super Bowl ads generated lots of conversation. We posted an analysis of overall Super Bowl ad winners based on tweets, but we wanted to have a more in-depth discussion here about some of the individual ads. One of the most-buzzed about Super Bowl ads was the Groupon Tibet ad. Many peopleMore

So, who won the Super Bowl ad race?

A 30-second commercial in this year’s Super Bowl – Super Bowl XLV – cost each advertiser approximately $3 million. $3 million is a lot of money to spend for 30 seconds of TV air time; that’s about $100,000 a second. But one of the reasons big brands are willing to spend that kind of cashMore