The brands that won big at the 2015 Oscars

Looking at the big brand winners at the Oscars last night, two brands really stood out from the pack in terms of generating online buzz and brand consumption in real time during the ceremony.

And, as you may have guessed, Lego, now the most powerful brand in the world, stood apart from the rest by far – and it wasn’t just their blockbuster rendition of The Lego Movie’s most sung song.

Between the huge production number and the Lego Oscars being handed out to the audience, the brand probably got around $7.5m of free advertising on the night.

Indeed, Lego Oscars (you heard that right) were handed out to Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Emma Stone and Oprah – the latter of which was ecstatic.

By the end of the Oscars, everyone wanted one, and celebs were all too willing to tweet about it.

This garnered the brand at least 46,881 social mentions, according to Amobee.

Meanwhile Dove earned the “Most Loved Brand” award, with their 29,250 social mentions around the brand and their #speakbeautiful hashtag.

Meanwhile Dove earned the “Most Loved Brand” award, with their 29,250 social mentions around the brand and their #speakbeautiful hashtag.

“Dove has long been committed to instilling self-esteem in the next generation, and we know that women today are 50 per cent more likely to say something negative about themselves, than positive, on social media,” said marketing director Jennifer Bremner.

A Twitter study had found that women were 50 per cent more likely to make negative comments about themselves during the Oscars and so the above campaign video was aired during the Academy Awards pre-show.

A group of “self-esteem” experts kept an eye out during the Oscars for negative tweets.

“We used a random Twitter account and @-replied to a user who said she was feeling ugly,” said a spokesperson. “We said she looked beautiful and looped in some of her followers. They responded and said she looked beautiful too.”

Needless to say it turned into a huge domino effect.

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