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.


Make a Connection and Find Your Next Partner with $100 Off a VIP Membership!

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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!

10 Marketing Partnerships we love to talk about…

Everyone loves success stories, and at The L.A. Office, we love to talk about the partnerships that develop as a result of our events.  Here’s 10 out of the 100+ partnerships that were born at our Industry Insights Events.


MADAME TUSSAUD’S & Target 

As 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.

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CMA & Cost Plus World Market

The Country Music Association and Cost Plus World Market teamed up to celebrate the 50th annual CMA AWARDS with a sweepstakes where one lucky winner won a trip for two to the award show and a Cost Plus World Market gift card valued at $1,000… more.cma_cpwm-1


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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.

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VH1 Save the Music & Universal Pictures’s SING

Entertainment companies and brands are turning up the heat with non-profits!  In celebration of Universal Pictures Holiday 2016 release of Sing, VH1 Save The Music Foundation is launching a national conversation to help spread the message about the importance of keeping music programs in schools. For every social media post #SingMovie Universal donated $1.00 for a maximum donation of $40,000 to four deserving schools.

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Paramount’s STAR TREK & Acer Computers

After Acer’s Marketing Exec spoke at the 2012 Summit, she said a few things that got the Paramount team going.  For the theatrical release of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, Acer launched a new product in sync with the release of the film. Additionally, consumers could pre-order the Aspire Touch Notebook and receive a STAR TREK … more.

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THE ELLEN SHOW & PlayMonster’s 5 Second Rule

Here’s a timely program that keeps growing and growing!  What started as a one-time integration,  PlayMonster’s 5 Second Rule  from  is now a highly anticipated segment on the THE ELLEN SHOW.  Celebrities from Sophia Vagara to…. more.

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Be sure to watch the ELLEN/5 Second Rule video too!


Denny’s & Warner Bros. Pictures THE HOBBIT (VIP Access)

When John Dillon (CMO of Denny’s Restaurants) spoke at the 2010 Summit, he never expected to walk away with a long-term partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures‘ THE HOBBIT. Check out the details (and TV spots) here.

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California Lottery & Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records together with The California Lottery partnered to create Warner Bros. Scratchers with select music artists from the Warner Bros. Records roster.

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THE ELLEN SHOW & BEHR Paints (VIP Access)

When BEHR Paints came to the Summit last year, everyone wondered what they could do with a paint company.  Well, Telepictures Productions’ THE ELLEN SHOW partnered with Behr Paint for a six-week digital series, “Grand Design with The Cousins,” which aired on The Ellen Network. The series featured design experts and HGTV stars, “The Cousins,” John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino… more.

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And so many great Brand + Brand connections happen too!

Delta Vacations & McDonald’s  (VIP Access)

We love when our event partners find ways to work together… especially when they are amazing brands.  McDonald’s together with Delta Vacations partnered to promote the annual McDonald’s MONOPOLY game contest with prize fulfillment as part of one of their largest prize pools ever.

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Fetzer Wines & Hormel Meats

After a chance meeting at our event in 2015, Fetzer Wines and Hormel partnered to bring their products together at retailers throughout the country.  They offered a $10 coupon when you purchase a Hormel Gatherings party tray.

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Marketers attend The Industry Insights Summit for great content and networking… everyone leaves with new relationships and opportunities.

What will you gain by attending the Summit?

  • Discover new trends within the partnership marketing community
  • Build up your partnership network with top-level executives
  • Identify must-have marketing tactics
  • Brainstorm potential partnerships with top brand marketers

Registration is limited to client-side brand and entertainment marketers.  Don’t miss out on the event built for the Partnership Marketing Community. Register today!

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Entertainment Marketing: 2016 was a Big Year for Movie Partnerships

2016 was a great year for entertainment partnerships. Our team tracked (and added) over 300 entertainment partnerships to MarketingPartnerships.com in the last year alone. The range of marketing partners and the creativity involved in these campaigns was incredibly impressive. The following partnerships are just a dozen of the activities that grabbed our attention. This first blog only includes movie promotions and they are not listed in any specific order.  Anyone with a profile on the site can dig deeper into the site for partnership details, print, digital and video assets.

XMEN: APOCALYPSE | Coldwell Banker
It’s always great seeing new companies venture into the partnership world and the collaboration between real estate firm Coldwell Banker and 20th Century Fox Films was a groundbreaking program.  Check out the TV spots and campaign elements. No need to check out the real estate section for the TV spots and campaign elements.. .we have them all here .
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BATMAN V. SUPERMAN | Turkish Airways
While the TV spots and creative elements were very impressive, the Batman and Superman planes brought this partnership to new heights (pun intended!). Check it all out here.
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OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY | Blowfish for Hangovers
When you have a movie that may not be appropriate for a happy meal… you need to get creative!  The team at Paramount had fun with this one!  …more.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY | Nissan
Each of the partners for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY delivered significant creative, but the creative in Nissan’s TV spots really brought us into the movie and delivered a great payoff at the end. Check out the partnership here.

TROLLS | Sparkling Ice
Sparkling Ice is a relatively new player in the partnership arena and their involvement with TROLLS was a great collaboration.. more.
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BAD MOMS | Blushington
Every over-worked mom needs a little pampering once in awhile and Blushington was the perfect partner to make that happen. R-Rated movies are not always the easiest for partners but this one looked beautiful… more.

STAR TREK BEYOND | Quicken Loans
Quicken Loans showed how their Rocket Mortgage could take homeowners on the fastest, most powerful home loan experience in the universe through an integrated marketing campaign. Check out the TV spot and more.

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FINDING DORY | Coppertone
With specific nutritional guidelines for their partnerships, Disney continues to celebrate the release of their films with top-notch partners. Coppertone was able to soak in some of the excitement from FINDING DORY with this partnership.
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ICE AGE COLLISION COURSE | Home Depot
Through The Home Depot Kids Workshop program, fans had the opportunity to build a mini bowling lane and decorate with ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE-themed stickers. Find out more.

GHOSTBUSTERS | Progressive Insurance
Everyone loves Flo and Progressive had a full campaign supporting their partnership with the Summer release of GHOSTBUSTERS.  Check out the spots and online campaign here.ghostbusters_progressive

SECRET LIFE OF PETS | GoPro
OK, this is a no-brainer…  I have dogs… I loved this spot… ’nuff said!  Check out the creative!
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ZOOLANDER 2 | Fiat
Here’s another team favorite and one that made me hit rewind on my DVR at least 10 times.  This was a really fun spot that played up the ZOOLANDER character and playing up the main character perfectly … more.

On behalf of the team at The L.A. Office, we’re looking forward to a year full of great partnerships!

Best regards,

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Mitch Litvak
President, The L.A. Office

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