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H&M Super Bowl Ad To Feature "T-Commerce" Technology, Allowing For Remote Purchasing
Published January 6, 2014
BEAT BOX: In N.Y., Claire Atkinson cites sources as saying that Beats Music is "about to make some noise" by "unleashing a huge marketing campaign aimed at squashing Spotify." Sources said that a host of Super Bowl spots featuring new artists are "at the center of [the] Beats offensive." Sources said that Beats also is "making big ad buys in other media" (N.Y. POST, 1/6).
TRENDING TROPES: USA TODAY's Bruce Horovitz notes as the price of Super Bowl ad time "continues to escalate, advertisers continue to seek new ways -- and new reasons -- to stand out or even surprise." There will as usual be "lots of celebrities in Super Bowl ads, but more will be first-timers." Actor Laurence Fishburne of the '99 sci-fi film "The Matrix" will appear in "a humorous twist on the cult classic in a Kia ad showcasing its new K900 luxury sedan." Wonderful Pistachios has "dropped YouTube phenom Psy, and will feature funny man Stephen Colbert in two 15-second Super Bowl commercials." Meanwhile, there will "be a tad less junk food and a few more better-for-you food ads in the Big Game," as Wonderful Pistachios and yogurt brands Dannon and Chobani "will go toe-to-toe with spots" (USA TODAY, 1/6).