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Sep 13th 2012

AOL Team London Kicks Off for Charity

London has definitely not been a stranger to sporting achievement this summer, and this weekend AOLers in the London office made sure the success continued.

A team of AOL soccer heroes came together last Sunday, September 9th, to play in a charity five-a-side tournament to raise money for Centrepoint, an award-winning nonprofit organization, based in Central London, that works tirelessly to support homeless youth. Since its creation in 1969, the charity has helped more than 75,000 young people realize their potential and, through collaboration and influencing government policy, Centrepoint continues to move towards its goal of ending youth homelessness.

The annual event attracted 32 teams that battled it out under a scorching sun to become the ultimate champions. London's AOL dream team, won their group stage matches to make it through to the final eight and the all-important knockout stage, where they were sadly beaten by Centrepoint's own team 4-2 in a thrilling match.

However, the day was a resounding success, with more than £10,000 raised for the charity in their biggest tournament to date.

See how AOL gives back to the community and learn about our commitment to Corporate Citizenship by clicking here.

Sep 6th 2012

The Huffington Post UK Launches New Digital Marketing Campaign

Today marks The Huffington Post UK launch of a new digital marketing campaign to showcase the huge variety of opinions and voices across the site and its blogs.

The brand new content-led campaign, created with Gravity Road, will feature opinions and views on a range of topics from some well-known faces. Celebrity bloggers and opinion-formers leading the charge include Alice Cooper, Cherie Blair, Rugby player Will Carling and TV presenter Cherry Healey, with many more lined up to take part over the coming months. The ads will also promote original content from the HuffPost's in-house editorial team and will run across a wide selection of digital media outlets and formats until the end of the year.

Kickstarting the rolling campaign in style, the first set of creative features close-up photography and video of each blogger, with provocative quotes from their blog intimately scrawled across their face. It also sees the UK launch of HuffPost's global strapline "Conversations Start Here". Alice Cooper will be lending his writing skills to the topic of Reality TV, Cherry Healey will be blogging on the pill industry and Cherie Blair will focus on female entrepreneurship. Other blog topics being supported in September include religion & politics, the beauty industry, comedy, sport and celebrity culture.

Watch the video here:

Aug 30th 2012

AOL UK Adds Key Ad Roles


We have some exciting news from over the pond. Steve Filler has joined goviral and Advertising.com UK as Managing Director, and Suhela Gremmel has been promoted to Managing Director of ADTECH UK and Ireland.

With over 18 years of experience in digital advertising and sales, Steve will focus on growing the goviral and Advertising.com presence in the UK, capitalizing on the business' reputation of partnering premium publishers, advertisers and agencies to maximize the value of online brands. Steve joins from Collective, where he held the position of Managing Director at media and technology network Collective, and prior to that was Commercial Director at Unruly Media and before that, Videojug.

In her new role, Suhela, former Head of Global Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for ADTECH, will take charge of ADTECH operations in the UK and Ireland and will be responsible for the sales, CRM and customer service divisions. Since 2009 Suhela has headed up the global CRM team from Dreieich. In recent months she also played an important role in opening up new markets in India and Israel. In addition, she has represented ADTECH on various working groups and expert committees of the German industry organization BVDW and the whole online marketing sector.

Learn more about ADTECH and its worldwide offerings for publishers, ad networks, agencies and advertisers by clicking here.

Aug 20th 2012

goviral 'Ballerina' Video Helps Volvo Unveil New Truck

A goviral video designed to tease an upcoming marketing campaign for a new Volvo truck is doing exactly what it's supposed to do -- going viral. The video, which premiered globally yesterday, has spread organically to over 200 countries on 30,000 websites -- including clocking up more than 400,000 views on YouTube. Even our friends at HuffPost UK are talking about it.

"VOLVO Trucks - The Ballerina Stunt" is a knuckle biter featuring world record-holding highliner Faith Dickey battling the wind to cross a line between two speeding trucks heading for a tunnel.

The stunt was set up to show the precise handling of the new Volvo FH. Filmed on an unopened highway in Croatia in cooperation with Hollywood stunt director Peter Pedrero (think James Bond, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean) and was directed by Academy Award nominee Henry Alex Rubin. The project is the work of goviral's Nordic team, headed by Jacob Lachmann. goviral is exclusive video partner for the Volvo campaign.

Watch the video below:


Learn how goviral works with nearly 40,000 publishers globally and can target over 90 countries, across 24 verticals by clicking here.

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