10 Marketing Partnerships We Love to Talk About

In celebration of Valentine’s Day and the month dedicated to relationships, we wanted to put together a list of marketing partnerships we love at The L.A. Office. Here’s just ten out of the 200+ partnerships that were born at our events!


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1. Green Giant | Macy’s

Through a networking event, Green Giant started a conversation with Macy’s that put the Green Giant into the MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE in 2017. Learn more about this promotion here.


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2. Paramount | Acer

Sharing marketing objectives with 150 creative minds leads to some great partnerships!  As Acer discussed their marketing initiatives, Paramount execs went “Beyond Limits” on a partnership with STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. Consumers could pre-order the Aspire Touch Notebook and receive a STAR TREK Video Game download. Learn more here.


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3. PlayMonster | The Ellen Show

It was a chance meeting where PlayMonster and Telepictures realized that playing the “5 SECOND RULE” game on ELLEN would turn the game into an instant success. Read more about this partnership here.


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4. DreamWorks Animation TV | Denny’s

During a RoadShow Snapshot, DreamWorks introduced their key initiatives to the attendees and Denny’s jumped onboard to promote their “Kids’ Eat Free” Tuesdays.  Kids menus featured new and familiar characters from the Netflix series, DINOTRUX, along with MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN and HOME. Learn more here.


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5. T-Mobile | Chipotle

After presenting at the event, T-Mobile connected with Chipotle and a T-Mobile Tuesday deal was brokered. Chipotle offered free chips & guac among other tasty prizes.


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6. VH1 Save the Music Foundation | Cost Plus World Market

VH1 Save the Music Foundation and Cost Plus World Market teamed up to celebrate the power of music. World market hosted student musicians in select stores to spread cheer to customers during the holiday season. Read more here.


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7. McDonald’s | Delta Vacations

You never know who you are sitting next to… Delta Vacations met a representative from McDonald’s and a partnership to promote the annual McDonald’s MONOPOLY game was born with prize fulfillment as part of one of their largest prize pools ever. Read more here.


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8. Merlin Entertainments | Target

One of the first partnership born from our first event in 2006, we were thrilled to hear that Target and Madam Tussaud’s connected to bring Target’s mascot, Bullseye, into the New York location of Madam Tussaud’s. Read more about this partnership here.


9. Universal Parks and Resorts | Jel Sert

Universal Parks and Resorts teamed up with Jel Sert’s Fla-Vor-Ice brand to celebrate #BIGFLAVORICEFUN and the chance to win one of two grand prize trips for four to Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort. Learn more about this partnership here.


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10. Universal Music Group | Marriott Rewards

Marriott International and Universal Music Group connected and launched one of our biggest event success stories. The partnership included exclusive performances by established and emerging recording artists, branded video series, social content, music downloads, ticket offers and more. Read more here.


Bonus! Because we’re so proud of our attendees’ success, here’s one more:

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True Value | Anne Groben & Associates

Anne Groben and Associates helped create a partnership between True Value and YouTube Influencers Chris Salamone and Johnny Brooke for True Value’s ‘Man Cave Promotion.’ Both influencers created a sponsored video creating man cave essentials that can be built by True Value’s products. Learn more here.


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In celebration of Valentine’s Day and the month dedicated to relationships, we’re pleased to extend 20% off your first year when you upgrade to a VIP Membership on MarketingPartnerships.com. Take advantage and upgrade today using code VIPLOVE to unlock your future partnerships! This offer is only good on new upgrades through February 28th.

On behalf of the team at The L.A. Office, thanks for reading and we’ll see you next time!

Have you seen these action-packed partnerships?

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QUICK READ: Warner Bros. Pictures and McDonald’s partnered for an action-themed happy meal to support the release of THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE. Fans received one of six film-themed toys, which could each be scanned for McPlay Power and unlock games on smartphones and tablets, and a Kids Go Free voucher redeemable at LEGOLAND Resorts and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers throughout the country.

 

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QUICK READ: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment teamed up with Xbox and Totino’s to promote the release of MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR with a pre-launch program that offered fans the chance to win one of 30 grand prize packs that included an Xbox One S console, controller, tee-shirt and MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR Game code.

DIG DEEPER:  Learn more about Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE & McDonald’s, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s INJUSTICE 2 & Simple Mobile and Samsung or over 8,500 other partnership programs at: MarketingPartnerships.com:

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5 Summer Blockbusters and the Partnerships That Made Them Stand Out

Every summer brings big box office excitement, and this summer hasn’t disappointed. Out of all the recent hits, these five not only delivered great box office results, they also featured unique partnerships, which are all tracked on MarketingPartnerships.com. Take a look at some of the stand-outs, and their corresponding partnership examples, and hopefully they will provide inspiration for your next partnerships, too!

WONDER WOMAN (Warner Bros.)

WonderWoman_artWonder Woman was first introduced to fans in DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and returned on her own June 2 to dominate the box office, along with seven complementing partnerships. With two straight weeks at the #1 spot, it’s no surprise there is a sequel the works, and we will be on the lookout for those partnerships, too. For this movie, we felt the PayPal union offered something new and different. Details here.


CARS 3 (Disney/Pixar)

Cars 3 - artCARS 3 debuted in theaters in the US on June 16 with an all-new story that contained the heart and emotion of the original film. With its #1 spot in the box office on opening weekend, the movie’s eight partnerships included top brands, and although they all had unique elements, the one that stood out was Coppertone, which included a fun experiential component. Read all about it here.


TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (Paramount Pictures)

Transformers artThe $3.8B movie franchise and consumer products powerhouse, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, hit theaters June 21, bringing director Michael Bay’s epic robot battle sequences with favorite autobot characters, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, alongside Mark Wahlberg. Also boasting eight partnerships spanning a variety of brands, details on the multifaceted one with SONIC Drive-In can be found here.


DESPICABLE ME 3 (Illumination/Universal Pictures)

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On June 30, the team who created the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, DESPICABLE ME 2 and MINIONS, returned to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters and the Minions. The whopping 10 diverse partnerships extended the reach of the lovable characters, and while most were with very recognizable names, a very clever example was with DNA testing and ancestry exploration site, 23andMe. Learn more.


SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Sony Pictures)

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After the new Spider-Man first appeared in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU)’s Avengers, Sony Pictures Entertainment released the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise July 7, topping the box office during its opening weekend. Ushering eight notable partners, the feel-good alliance with Goodwill had some great elements. Check it out here.


With a combined total of 42 partnerships between these five films, you can see why it was hard to choose one for each. Worry not, for you can see all the rest, along with 1,000s of great partnerships on MarketingPartnerships.com. If you don’t already have a profile, it’s easy to set one up.

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