Several Promos were made that featured host Russell Brand and MTV regulars Britney Spears, Pete Wentz, and LL Cool J. They have been shown both on MTV and MTV Hits numerous times. Britney Spears' promos were given a lot of attention. The promos featured Spears and Brand in a Paramount lot ad-libbing while an elephant was positioned in the background, reference to "the elephant in the room", rumored to be her criticized 2007 VMA performance, which they refrained from discussing in the commercials.
There was also a promotion that appeared on Nickelodeon, featuring the cast of iCarly.
During the program, the MTV networks VH1, MTV Hits, and MTV Jams did not air their usual programming at all, instead displaying full-screen cards guiding viewers to watch the ceremony on MTV, with VH1 using a rotating "billboard" of sponsors to promote 'sneak peeks' of the live ceremony which appeared in the top-left corner with false crowd noise in the background. Oddly, during the VMA commercial breaks, VH1 also carried regular advertising.
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Promotion may mean:
- Promotion (rank)
- Promotion (marketing)
- Film promotion
- Promotional campaign
- Promoter (entertainment)
- Promotional recording
- Radio promotion
- Promotion (academic)
- Promotion (chess) - when a pawn reaches the eighth rank
- Promotion and relegation, in league sports
- Professional wrestling promotion
- The Promotion, a 2008 film
- "The Promotion" (The Office episode)
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Famous quotes containing the word promotion:
“I am asked if I would not be gratified if my friends would procure me promotion to a brigadier-generalship. My feeling is that I would rather be one of the good colonels than one of the poor generals. The colonel of a regiment has one of the most agreeable positions in the service, and one of the most useful. A good colonel makes a good regiment, is an axiom.”
—Rutherford Birchard Hayes (18221893)
“Parents can fail to cheer your successes as wildly as you expected, pointing out that you are sharing your Nobel Prize with a couple of other people, or that your Oscar was for supporting actress, not really for a starring role. More subtly, they can cheer your successes too wildly, forcing you into the awkward realization that your achievement of merely graduating or getting the promotion did not warrant the fireworks and brass band.”
—Frank Pittman (20th century)