Year In Review: 2015

Austin Huehn

Top Companies of 2015

Apple

Apple has yet again made it as one of the top companies of 2015. With the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+, as well as the new iPad and MacBook, Apple took off in 2015 and marketed their products like crazy, and it worked. Because of all that marketing, they scored big time when in came to revenue and

Pepsi

Although Pepsi hasn't made the sales like some of the other major powerhouse companies, they have marketed a lot in the past year to keep up with them. After Coke started their name on the bottle, also known as "pass the love", Pepsi responded by started a campaign which gave drinkers free tickets to concerts. They also used their product, Mtn Dew, to appeal to gamers with their Call of Duty Double XP campaign. Look forward for them to keep moving forward in 2016

Amazon

With every holiday, birthday, family gathering, it seems like Amazon is always there as the top provider of gifts and movies. They promoted their product Amazon Prime to more people as a way to not only order more things and get them faster, but to watch movies and tv shows using their other products like the Fire Stick. They even proposed the idea of shipping with drones. And while that idea is still up in the air, (pun intended), Amazon did a lot in 2015.

Best Products f 2015

Worst Products of 2015

Top Movies of 2015 and How They Were Marketed

Avengers: Age of Ultron was a yet another wildly successful movie for the Marvel franchise. It came out on May 1st, 2015 and grossed $458,991,599 (USA) (2 October 2015). It was an immediate success and introduced the appearance of brand new characters to the movies plot. They targeted fans with that, as well as producing commercials, online media attention, they even hooked up with Subway and Doritos to advertise their movie



Star Wars: The Force Awakens was by far the most anticipated movie of 2015 and it delivered. Opening on December 18th it has grossed $750,230,824 (USA) (4 January 2016), breaking records left and right. It was an instant success, appealing to fans of the original trilogy, the new trilogy, and brand new fans who have never seen the movies before. They started with a huge online campaign, strategically putting out teaser trailers, playing commercials and giving the fans little bits of information. They also partnered up with some major restaurant chains and car brand as well as many more. Product placement was a huge part of their advertising campaign.

Top Music Artists of 2015

Adele blew up in 2015 with her single "Hello". It was released on 23 October 2015 and it was an instant success. The world went crazy for it. Her song was all over the radio and internet and iPods instantly, and stayed there for weeks. She broke records with her album sales and video views and is still on the rise.


Drake also made a huge splash in 2015, especially with his release of his hit song "Hotline Bling". It was an instant hit and the video that he put out blew up on the internet. People loved his crazy, weird looking sets and colors. People loved his awkward dancing and made it an on going craze online.

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Top Ten Songs of 2015

  1. UPTOWN FUNK(MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS)
  2. CHEERLEADER (FELIX JAEHN REMIX)(OMI)
  3. TAKE ME TO CHURCH (HOZIER)
  4. LOVE ME LIKE YOU (DOELLIE GOULDING)
  5. SEE YOU AGAINWIZ KHALIFA FT (CHARLIE PUTH)
  6. HELLO (ADELE)
  7. LEAN ON (MAJOR LAZER FT MO & DJ SNAKE)
  8. HOLD BACK THE RIVER (JAMES BAY)
  9. WHAT DO YOU MEAN (JUSTIN BIEBER)
  10. SORRY (JUSTIN BIEBER)

New Years Resolutions

  1. Earn Rank of Eagle Scout
  2. Get Into College
  3. Graduate High School