Brands catch Oscar fever

Cottonelle: the Kimberly-Clark brand unveiled its #GoCommando Oscar spoof campaign.
Cottonelle: the Kimberly-Clark brand unveiled its #GoCommando Oscar spoof campaign.

Dunkin' Donuts, Cottonelle, Cadillac and Samsung made the most of Hollywood's big night

Dunkin' Donuts, Cottonelle, Cadillac and Samsung were among the brands to advertise around the Oscars last night.

Dunkin' Donuts, which sponsored Ellen Degeneres' Oscar show, and provided coffee to its live audience, tried to get involved in the action with a number of Tweets. 

Cottonelle, the Kimberly-Clark toilet paper brand, used the #gocommando in its social media posts, suggesting using Cottonelle gives you the confidence to go commando in your red carpet dress.

The brand’s Tweets included a poster for its film "The Grand Bootyrest Hotel" (a reference to "The Grand Budapest Hotel") and a video of the star of its campaign accepting the award for "best supporting roll."

Cottonelle’s social media managers were particularly excited when the awards’ host Neil Patrick Harris appeared to reference the #gocommando campaign.

Cadillac’s TV ad "Daring" by Publicis New York and London aired during the show and was shared on social media during the awards with the hashtag #DareGreatly.

Samsung, which made headlines all over the world last year when  then-host Degeneres posed for a selfie with a host of Hollywood stars, showed its new big-budget TV ad during the ceremony. 

On Twitter, the electronics manufacturer encouraged people to discuss their favorite TV moments using the #TheNextBigThing hashtag.

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