Before we fully transition into Fall and prepare for the Holiday season and all-new partnerships, we wanted to celebrate the end of summer and take a look back at 10 memorable partnerships across several entertainment categories including theatrical, music, television, home entertainment and gaming.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING | Dell
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Dell boost their collaborations to promote SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING both behind and in front of the camera. The partnership included Dell technology powering the film’s visual effects and helping to create the virtual world of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING VR, creating an interactive billboard game and more. View more images and read about this partnership by clicking here.
ATOMIC BLONDE | Stoli
Universal Pictures and Stoli Vodka teamed up to promote ATOMIC BLONDE with a co-branded, multi-media, national campaign. The partnership included a 1980’s-themed Pandora digital station that celebrated the music from the film’s soundtrack, a menu of film-themed cocktails and a sweepstakes that offered fans a trip to Berlin, Germany. Learn more about this partnership here.
RZA | Chipotle
Continuing the ever-growing trend of customization, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Chipotle teamed up to celebrate the 51 ingredients the QSR uses to make its food. Each ingredient was paired with a unique sound and visual, allowing fans to compose their favorite Chipotle order and create a customized musical and visual experience. Learn more about this partnership here.
GORILLAZ | Jaguar
Warner Bros. Records‘ GORILLAZ and Jaguar Land Rover partnered to recruit more than 1,000 electronic and software engineers with a code-breaking challenge found in the virtual band’s app. The partnership aimed to tackle the engineering skills gap and inspire and attract a diverse range of talent and new thinking. Read more about this creative partnership here.
SHARK WEEK | Lokai
Discovery Channel’s SHARK WEEK and socially responsible lifestyle brand teamed up to give fans a “jawsome” opportunity to celebrate the summer TV event with a limited-edition Shark Lokai. With each purchase, Lokai donated $1 to Oceana’s efforts to save sharks and restore the ocean’s balance. Learn more about this promotion here.
CHESAPEAKE SHORES | Ford
As part of their “Ford Warriors in Pink” association, Hallmark Channel and Ford’s “Good Days at the Shore” giveaway offered fans the chance to win a 2017 Ford Edge Sport and a five-day getaway. For more images and details about this promotion, click here.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST | Lorac Cosmetics
Walt Disney Home Entertainment and Lorac Cosmetics celebrated the Digital HD and Blu-ray release of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with a four-piece makeup collection. The included a 16-pan eyeshadow palette, a cheek palette and a set of lipsticks and lip glosses containing five new shades. For more images and information about this partnership, click here.
ALIEN: COVENANT | ORIGIN PC
To celebrate the Digital HD and Blu-ray release of ALIEN: COVENANT, 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment and ORIGIN PC teamed up to give away a special EVO15-S 10 Series with ALIEN: COVENANT-themed custom paint and copies of the film. Learn more about this promotion here.
NINTENDO SWITCH | Frito-Lay
Nintendo of America and Frito-Lay collaborated to give away one NINTENDO SWITCH gaming system every hour for six weeks. Participants could enter codes found on specially marked Frito-Lay variety packs and instantly see if they won. For more details about this partnership, click here.
INJUSTICE 2 | SIMPLE Mobile & Samsung
Lastly, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s INJUSTICE 2, in partnership with SIMPLE Mobile and Samsung, offered fans the chance to attend the INJUSTICE 2 World Finals in Los Angeles, CA, a Samsung Galaxy S8 phone and cash prize. Learn more about this promotion here.
Keep an eye out for more blog posts in the future that cover the partnership marketing industry across brand and entertainment categories. Additionally, for access to more partnerships and marketing opportunities, create a free profile on MarketingPartnerships.com.
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