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T-Mobile Holding a Twitter Press Conference? Un-Carrier 3.0 Part II

October 23rd, 2013 by Analie

It wasn’t too long ago that T-Mobile announced major change with Global voice and texting plans. But the un-carrier isn’t done yet. They have another press conference tomorrow October 23rd.

According to  a T-Mobile press release there is a part 2 to the Uncarrier 3.0 event. But what is this part two about?

 

T-Mobile Uncarrier 3.0 Part II Conference Details

This conference is about “Unleashing the Tablet in an disruptive un-carrier way”. We don’t know what exactly T-Mobile means by that, but we believe that they are coming up with new tablet plans. It could also be that there are different ways to get tablets. Whether it’d be through the JUMP plan, or a different type of trade-in program.

With the big changes T-Mobile has brought to the industry, we don’t know what it could be. They could even be changing up their tablet plans. You can see a sample price of their data plans.

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T-Mobile’s Data Plans

 

The Great Thing About UnCarrier 3.0 Part II

T-Mobile’s press conference is on Twitter:

  •  T-Mobile’s press conference begins at 9 AM PST 
  • Text us or tweet us! Send your questions to @TMobile for John Legere and Mike Sievert with the hashtag #unleashthetablet. 
  • Or text a question to 313131 by typing in TMUSQA and then your question (limit 160 characters). 
  • Questions will be answered live on twitter.com/TMobile and on a live audio stream at newsroom.t-mobile.com

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I’m curious to know what T-Mobile has in store. They haven’t let me down with their announcements yet. What would make you transfer over to T-Mobile? Will you be “attending” T-Mobiles press conference on twitter?

NYFW: Vera Wang Fall 2013 Ready To Wear Collection Exudes Sensual Sophistication

February 12th, 2013 by Christen

Fresh from the debut of her Ready-To-Wear Fall collection, Vera Wang has once again inspired beauty, sensuality and sophistication in her designs.  Very seldom can you witness a design collection that takes your breath away, but once you do experience it, it’s sure to be a moment that you’ll never forget.  The Vera Wang Fall 2013 Ready To Wear Collection, may not be ready to wear everyday however the beauty of being a woman is the versatility that you have to transform your look in any way, every day.

Let’s go back to London 2012 (not London Fashion Week per se’ – moreso London shop style).  Last August, while shopping in a local London boutique I discovered a beautiful metallic, monochromatic brocade dress and instantly fell in love with it.  Little did I know, the Vera Wang collection would be such a sophisticate interpretation of the growing and ever-present brocade trend.

I found love in this brocade dress... and so did Vera Wang...

I found love in this brocade dress…                                                                                                  (and so did Vera Wang by infusing the distinct pattern in her latest line )

 

 

Not to say that Vera Wang’s collection was inspired by my London Instagram flicks (that would be cool to think though…LOL) however, the textures and beautiful colors throughout the collection are elegant as they are sensually stunning.

Vera Wang Fall Ready To Wear 2013 Collection

Vera Wang Fall Ready To Wear 2013 Collection

 

Vera Wang Fall Ready To Wear 2013 Collection

Vera Wang Fall Ready To Wear 2013 Collection

Bountiful Brocade Parade:  Beautiful patterns and intricate brocade details illuminate the runway in deep metallic hues and accents of deep purples, green and orange.  The Vera Wang Fall Read To Wear Collection speaks sensual sophistication infused with an artful opulence without saying a single word.

Vera Wang Fall Ready To Wear 2013 Collection

Vera Wang Fall Ready To Wear 2013 Collection

 

Vera Wang Fall Ready To Wear 2013 Collection

Vera Wang Fall Ready To Wear 2013 Collection

 

Vera Wang Fall Ready To Wear 2013 Collection

Vera Wang Fall Ready To Wear 2013 Collection

 

Embellished prints and voluminous hip lines heightened by the moody jewel tones and plenty (plenty) of black was seen cascading down the runway.  Only Vera Wang could bring such art and sincere style to a collection without sacrificing her commitment to strong, poignant trends.  I am in LOVE with the classic look and feel that only richly decorative brocade fabrics can provide in design and lucky for me, there’s enough love in this Vera Wang Collection to go around.

 

View more from the Vera Wang Fall 2013 Ready To Wear Collection below:

 

The Oscars 2013 Preview: Who’s Nominated, Who Should Win And Why You Should Watch?

January 15th, 2013 by Lifestyle Staff

Award season is officially here! The 2013 Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are approaching with the nominations recently revealed for each category. This award ceremony acknowledges excellent achievements in cinematography and its prestigious reputation dates back to 1929. The Oscars will premiere Sunday, February 24, 2013 on ABC hosted by Family Guy’s voice and creator Seth McFarlane. Whether you love it for the the red carpet fashion, the movie recaps, or seeing the masters of ceremony and hearing great speeches, we have a few highlights of this year’s Oscars’ nominees, movies, and what to expect on this year’s red carpet.

 

Best Movie

After creating quite a buzz for the latest release of his movie last year, Quentin Tarantino’s Django is nominated for Best Movie, Cinematography, and sound editing. Let’s see if this outstanding production will take home just one, or all three. It’s unfortunate and a bit surprising, however, that Jamie Foxx nor Kerry Washington are nominated for their roles, as they were pivotal supporting characters and heavy promoters for the leading film.

 

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Best Actor

Shedding that tear during the movie Flight meant something. That riveting performance by Denzel Washington set him in place for the sixth Best Actor Award nomination of his career and a chance to win this award for the third time. If you seen any of his phenomenal films, you know that Denzel almost never disappoints.

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Best Actress

History was made with the announcement of this young actress, Quvenzhane’ Wallis, as the youngest nominee ever for the Best Actress Award. At the age of only 5, she auditioned for the role of Hushpuppy in the movie Beasts if Southern Wild; now 9 years old planning to make her appearance at the Oscars. Little people doing BIG things!

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Best Supporting Actor

Considering the fact that every Best Supporting Actor nominee this year has won an Oscar, to see Robert DiNero take another one home wouldn’t be less deserving, especially for those still impressed by his award winning role in the movie Godfather. Robert DiNero is nominated for his role as Pat Sr., the sports-obsessed father of a man recently released from a psychiatric hospital  in the movie Silver Linings Playbook.

 

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Best Supporting Actress

This nomination isn’t for her role as Cat Woman in the movie Batman the Dark Knight Rises, but we can still be excited that Anne Hathaway was recognized for her second Oscar nomination of her career for the role as Fantine, a young mother who loses her job in a factory and struggles to take care of her daughter in Les Miserables. The movie  is considered an Oscar glory already with more than four nominations.

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The Red Carpet

Pictured below are a few of last year’s best dressed gowns. Every year, the audience is wowed by flowing gowns as artists parade in their best dress for this special occasion. Long splits and creative ways to show skin without wearing a cocktail dress is what excites most and gets people talking. This year, like every year, the standards are higher as the leading ladies of Hollywood strive to out do last year’s best dressed.

 

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Angelina Jolie strikes a pose with some peek-a-boo leg action that drove fashion critics wild last year. What will she do next?

 

 

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Michelle Williams and Penelope Cruz looked stunning on the Oscars Red Carpet last year. Who will take the coveted ‘Best Dressed” title this season?

Who do you look forward to seeing on the red carpet? What fashion trends would you like to see? We want to know!

#2013CES Technology Hangover (Episode One & Giveaway)

January 14th, 2013 by Christen

 CES TECHNOLOGY HANGOVER HOST

 

The 2013 Consumer Electronics show is gone, but not forgotten. In our first Technology Hangover episode, we tracked across the CES showroom floors for the best in technology and entertainment for your enjoyment. Check out the full episode here.

 

And if the shiny displays of Cellariris cases paired with designer shoes tickled your fancy, make sure you check out the video and comment/describe your favorite shoe/cellphone pairing seen in the video below for a chance to win your very own custom Cellairis SHOUT case (valued at $34.99). Enter today! Contest ends 1/21/13.

 

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve In Times Square With Verizon Wireless #My2012Moment

January 9th, 2013 by Christen

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Last year (which was technically only 10 days ago) – I had the great pleasure of teaming up with Verizon Wireless for their #My2012Moment celebration campaign. I had the opportunity to meet and interact with many visitors from around the world – all with one goal in mind – to ring in the new year with over a million friends, family and more in what many call the crossroads of the world – Times Square.

We chatted about everything from accomplishments to milestones and everything in between that made many #My2012Moment for everyone. Some of #My2012Moment (s) definitely included: (Click here for the entire #My2012Moment list…)

 

  • Attending the 2012 London Olympics
  • My first ever Parisian escape to Paris, France
  • Being Named “Best In The Blogasphere 2012” by Black Enterprise

 

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…and even becoming the host for Verizon’s New Year’s Eve celebration video on New Year’s Eve was beyond a doubt one of my favorite moments of 2012 and it closed out the year with a bang!

 

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Want to check out the #My2012Moment experience from Times Square? Check out the video in it’s entirety below…

 

 

 

What were some of your favorite moments of 2012?  What are you looking forward to the most in 2013?  Share below…

 

What to Watch in 2013

January 1st, 2013 by Lifestyle Staff

As we close out 2012 and prepare for the emergence of 2013 TV networks are rolling out their mid-season lineup. Get ready to set your DVR’s as we give you a sneak peek of what to watch in the New Year. These are the shows that everyone will be talking about once they premiere.

Do No Harm

January 31st on NBC

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“Do No Harm” starring Steven Pasquale, “Rescue Me” as neurosurgeon Dr. Jason Cole, who has a strange secret that erupts every night at the same time- his sinister alter ego named Ian Price. Think Beyonce and Sasha Fierce meets “House” on prime time. The show also stars TV veteran Phylicia Rashad from “The Cosby Show”.

Mistresses

May 2013 on ABC

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“Mistresses” is remake of the British TV show with the same name. The show has been dubbed a “modern day version of Sex and The City”. It follows the lives of four girlfriends as they journey through their own paths of self-discovery, scandalous affairs and relationships. Everyone loves a good scandal, especially through the eyes of the “other woman”.

The Carrie Diaries

January 14th on CW

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“The Carrie Diaries” follows 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw, “Sex and The City” during her senior year in high school. As she moves from her hometown in Connecticut to intern at a New York law firm during the summer. We discover how Carrie falls in love with Manhattan, fashion, and writing.  This is a must watch for all Sex in The City lovers!

The Sisterhood

January 1st on TLC

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Atlanta has brought us a steady stream of must watch TV for the last few seasons (Love and Hip Hop ATL, Housewives of Atlanta). This time is no different as we follow the lives of five “First Ladies” as they navigate the responsibility of being a preacher’s wife, each woman having a different and distinct idea of those responsibilities. Jesus, fix it!

Monday Mornings

February 4th on TNT

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“Monday Mornings” is based on the novel by Sanjay Gupta. The medical drama follows a group of doctors based in Portland “as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings.” The title refers to the hospital’s weekly morbidity and mortality conference, when doctors gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care. A touchy subject that will definitely be groundbreaking and controversial compared to other hospital shows.

Brace yourself, 2013 will definitely be a year for amazing, mind blowing television. Be the first to put your friends on to these new shows, they’ll thank you once they can’t get enough… and you can thank us later!

Excited about these shows? Have another show coming in 2013 that you’re looking forward to? Tell us below…

We’re Counting Down Our Favorite Moments Of 2012 #My2012Moment

December 31st, 2012 by Christen

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It’s true! This year has had truly been an amazing year of highs (and even higher highs) for DivasandDorks.com. From going to 2012 London Olympics to speaking at the National Black MBA Conference and everything in between. While looking forward to a better year than ever before – 2013, we can’t help but to look back at our favorite moments of 2012. Check out below to discover why this has been an unbelievably phenomenal for DivasandDorks.com.

 

 

Black Women in Music / Black Women in Hollywood

Thanks to Lincoln & Essence Magazine, we had the chance to rub elbows, talk tech and mingle with some of your favorite starlets, musicians and Hollywood celebrities. Kelly Rowland, Nene Leakes and more checked out the new 2014 Lincoln MKZ during Essence’s Black Women in Music, Grammy weekend in California. Just a week later, Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross supported and uplifted fellow thespian sisters during the Black Women in Hollywood event during Oscar weekend in L.A.

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In The Press – Essence.com, RollingOut.com, BlackEnterprise.com, TheRoot.com, Pose Magazine

This was an incredible year for DivasandDorks.com in the press. As a contributor for Essence.com, I was featured in RollingOut & Pose Magazine highlighting the business behind the blog. BlackEnterprise.com even interviewed an unconventional mentor, (my mother) to reveal the secrets behind successful mentor/mentee relationships. Before the summer was complete, TheRoot.com listed DivasandDorks.com as one of the best blogs of 2012.

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Induction in Black Enterprise Magazine’s Top Of The Blogosphere’s Best

One of my favorite moments by far included kicking off this year’s Black Bloggers Month as being revealed as the first inductee in the 2012 Blogosphere’s Best for BlackEnterprise.com.

 

 

Kayaking in the Pacific Ocean

During an exciting west coast excursion with Toyota, I had the best time camping and even kayaking, (yes, I really kayaked) in the Pacific Ocean all by myself.

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Diva, Dork and Actress?

This year marked a year of firsts in front the camera, as I starred in Ford’s Escape To New Orleans web series and Samsung’s SmartTV informercial series.

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Panelist, Host & Keynote Speaker

“When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.” – Michelle Obama

This year has been filled with a lot of hard work, blessings beyond belief, and I was more than excited to share my experiences as a speaker/host/keynote speaker at the Financial (App)titude seminar, Style Bloggers of Color Conference, National Association of Black MBA, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and the Tom Joyner Family Reunion.

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Mentorship & Inspiring Young Lives

As an active mentor for The Young Women’s Leadership Schools in NYC and host of D&D’s first “Social Girls Night” – we at Diva And Dorks believe in investing & encouraging young women to pursue their dreams, passions and more (and because of those beliefs, the Divas and Dorks Foundation was officially formed.)

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Global Ambassador at the 2012 London Olympics

As Samsung’s official ‘Global Ambassador’ – I was privileged to represent Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics. I got the chance to meet Olympians, take in a few of the Olympic games and experience all the unique sights of London, England.

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Last Train To Paris…

For the first time ever, I experienced a dream getaway to Paris, France from the United Kingdom (during the Olympics). The Effel Tower, The Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysée all were seen and conquered by the diva!

 

 

Divas Love To Travel & Love Their Cars!

This has been an amazing year of travel and automotive adoration on DivasandDorks.com. So much so, that our sister sites DivasOnDestinations.com and DivasDriveInHeels.com were born and slated to launch January 2013!

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Here’s to a wonderful 2012 and an even better 2013!!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

 

Sunglasses & Advil… The #CES2013 Technology Hangover Is On The Way!

December 27th, 2012 by Christen

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Grab those sunglasses, Advils and get ready for VEGAS BABY!  That’s right, in less than three weeks, the mobile and tech industry will descend upon Las Vegas for CES 2013. Looking for the coolest gadgets, cutting edge technology and the tablet news that you can’t afford to miss?  It’ll be at the Consumer Electronics Show – January 7th – 11th 2013.

This will be the third year of “Divas Doing Vegas” and it’s already promising to be one of the best year’s yet!  Stay tuned for the up-to-date news and videos live from HTC, Monster, T-Mobile, Sony, Bluetooth and more on DivasandDorks.com.

In case you didn’t know…What happens in Vegas, stays in social media – so you might as well party right while in Vegas!  Check out a few of our favorite CES party spots to spend those CES showroom after hours and make a few friends along the way.

Mashable Smart Bash 1/8/13
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Vanity Nightclub at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tickets are $35 featuring LG demos and the Mashable editorial team
Monster Cable Party featuring Alicia Keys 1/9/13
 7:30pm Awards starts 8:45pm
Details to be determined
Paris Las Vegas – Paris Ballroom
Bluetooth Special Interest Group Event 1/9/13
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Lavo Nightclub at The Palazzo
Free RSVP

 

 

Skullcandy Navigator Launch Kicks Off CES

Skullcandy Navigator Launch Kicks Off CES

Tuesday, 1/8/2013 at 10:30PM; recording artist WALE hits the stage at 12A

PURE Nightclub – Caesar’s Palace

RSVP

 
 
 
CES Social Hour 1/9/13
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Venetian, V Bar Nightclub
VEFxi Party  1/10/13
7pm to TBD
Hard Rock Hotel, Pool Villa Suite Room announced day of the event
Free RSVP
 
Kingston CES Mixer 1/9/13
5pm to 8:30 p.m.
Emperor’s Ballroom 1 at Caesar’s Palace
RSVP: http://new.evite.com/l/JIN4Q62YAL

Tweet House 1/10/13
9:30pm-11:30pm
Hyde Bellagio
Free with 2 drink tickets

 
Digital LA – CES Cocktails 1/11/13
10pm – Midnight
Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, Library Bar

 

Official CES Closing Party 1/11/13
10pm – TBD
Tao Nightclub at The Venetian Las Vegas
 

Looking to order a new batch of business cards?  You’ll need them for the super networking that’ll take place while in Vegas.  Why not get a new batch for free courtesy of Moo.com?

Free Moo MiniCards and Coffee 1/9/13

10am-2pm
Cafe Presse in the Venetian
Order by 11:59 December 30th and you can pick up your free cards and coffee at the Venetian
Free for pick up $4 for shipping

Not only are they free Moo cards but they’re limited edition CES Moo cards that say “We met in Vegas”. Having business cards made just for conventions is a networking tactic that we love to do. Here’s your chance to try it out for free! The extra context about what event you met helps you stick out when people organize all of the cards they have gathered.

 

Stay tuned for the latest CES events and more right here on DivasandDorks.com 

BEST-OF-CES

How To Make Realistic Resolutions You Can Easily Keep

December 24th, 2012 by Lifestyle Staff

As 2012 comes to a close, many of us are looking back eleven months and wondering what happened to those New Year’s resolutions we set for ourselves at the beginning of the year. While we hope that you’ve had success with many of those, we have found some of the most common resolutions that won’t require drastic lifestyle changes in order for you to keep in 2013.

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Fitness and Weight Loss

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The push to get to your ideal size is a common goal, especially at the start of a new year. With months and months ahead of you, you might begin to develop a workout plan that you start with vigor, but one that fizzles out after the summer months and bikini season come to an end. In 2013, try developing a workout plan that’s not too complicated and can be kept for an entire twelve months. That way, when 2014 rolls around you won’t find yourself struggling to hit the same goal. Try things like replacing snacks like cookies and chips with healthier alternatives like fruits and vegetables. Also, try not to be a couch potato. Scheduling fifteen to thirty minute workouts into your day either early in the morning or before going to bed are easy ways to help you reach your goals.

 

Finances

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One the most common pitfalls, when it comes to making a resolution of better spending, is making an unrealistic goal. Start the year off knowing exactly what your intended income will be and make a monthly budget that reflects that amount. While you might be subject to a raise at your job or monetary gifts from family and friends, consider any additional income money that whichcan be put into a savings account. Crystal Colclough, financial advisor and founder of BlackChicksWithCents.com says, “Determine your net worth by figuring out how much you have in assets and how much you have in debt. Create and budget then find the leaks and plug them”.

 

Occupational Therapy 

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If you go to work every day and leave feeling like the day has been wasted on work that hasn’t fulfilled you in any way, setting a goal to land a new gig isn’t a bad idea, and while the job market may seem scarce, it is not an unrealistic goal. The beginning of the year is a perfect time to pull out that stellar resume of yours and update it, adding any new skills or awards you might have acquired during the previous year. Were you named employee of the month? Did your job offer training that allowed you to gain certification in an area you weren’t certified before? These are great examples of resume enhancements that can help you land that dream job you’ve been searching.

 

 

Don’t let a fear of not accomplishing certain goals stop you from making New Year’s resolutions for 2013! Write them down so that this time next year you can look back and check them all off.

 

Tell us some of your realistic resolutions below…

The All New 2013 Ford Fusion… “The Rose that Grew from Concrete”

November 19th, 2012 by Christen

The All New 2013 Ford Fusion has been given a new spotlight on the road as the star in the new “The Rose that Grew from Concrete” ad campaign.  Unveiled today, “A Rose” …inspired by Tupac Shakur’s, “The Rose that Grew from Concrete.” campaign features the stunning midsize sedan that offers a distinct style and functional design that Ford lovers has learned to love.

 

The campaign, called “A Rose,” debuts today and includes a TV advertisement in which consumers witness members of a Ford product team creating a breakthrough product by chiseling a large block of concrete into the all-new midsize sedan. The ad, which features Andre Royo from HBO’s “The Wire,” includes a voiceover reciting the late Tupac Shakur’s poem, “The Rose That Grew from Concrete.” “The all-new Ford Fusion is such a breakthrough vehicle for Ford,” said Shawn Thompson, Ford manager, Multicultural Marketing. “The late Tupac Shakur’s poem, “The Rose That Grew from Concrete,” is the perfect description for the way the new Fusion’s design came to be. As it’s described in the words of the poem, the Fusion is a clear testimony of what we can do if we keep our dreams.

“This campaign breaks completely away from anything we’ve done in the past to introduce consumers to a new vehicle utilizing a poem by one of hip hop’s most celebrated artists,” Thompson added. “This campaign, like the poem, has an inspiring message at its core.”

 


The fully integrated campaign also includes radio and print ads in addition to a digital execution featuring a series of Web videos that will live on www.ford.com/brandnew. The videos feature interviews with some of the team members behind the design of the all-new vehicle. The Web videos can be found on the Ford Fusion YouTube channel and Ford Fusion Facebook page beginning today.  The question is, will we see a new Tupac hologram sighting at Ford dealership near you?  Check out the new commercial spot and let us know what you think below…

 

 

 

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