Created By: CrankyStorming on April 9, 2013 Last Edited By: lakingsif on December 12, 2015
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Advertising By Association

Work B is promoted based on its connection to Work A

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A Coming Attractions trope. When a creator is maybe not prominent enough to carry a title on their own, but their work is popular and/or widely loved enough to mean something, the promoters of their latest project will highlight their track record to sell this new thing to people. Sometimes it does give the audience some clues as to what they might expect — a signature line, a Creator Cameo, other tropes said creator is known to utilize.

Can lead to Director Displacement in films and television when the "creator" is a producer - as this name immediately becomes associated with the work, people not bothered to look any further than promotional material will only know them as the creator of it and perpetuate both the displacement and the future of works being promoted by their name as they become more spoken of.

Sometimes may be used as a way to Polish The Turd.

May take the form of:
  • From the writer/director/creator of...
  • From the studio that brought you...
  • From the producer of... - Some people take this as a sign that they had nothing else to sell the audience on.
  • From the Award Winning creator of... - For when they really want to highlight the creator's prestige.
  • From the maker/s of... - They did something important on that film, had a little involvement with this one.

Compare In Case You Forgot Who Wrote It, He Also Did. See also Preview Piggybacking.


Examples

Anime and Manga

Film Animated
  • David Kirschner
    • Advertisements for the film Once Upon a Forest said it was "from the creator of An American Tail". This was possibly done to mislead people into thinking it was a Don Bluth film, which it wasn't; David Kirschner produced both films (and came up with the initial idea for An American Tail).
    • Some of the trailers for The Pagemaster also said "From the creator of An American Tail" at the beginning. It was also produced by Kirschner.
  • Many second-rate CGI movies are often labelled as "from the producers of Shrek". That producer in question is John H. Williams, who also produced Valiant, Happily N'Ever After and Space Chimps.
  • Coraline was promoted as "From the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas", leading many people believe that the movie is by Tim Burton. Actually, it's Henry Selick who directed both movies, and Burton was only the producer of The Nightmare Before Christmas and had no involvement in Coraline.
  • Dreamworks Animation movies are often advertised this way, referencing previous Dreamworks All CGI Cartoons, Shrek being usually one of them.
  • Ads for Pixar movies tend to reference previous Pixar films in this manner.

Film Live Action

Literature
  • Fred Saberhagen wrote the Novelization of the film Bram Stoker's Dracula. He offered to also write the novelization of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein just so the cover could say "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: by the author of Bram Stoker's Dracula."
  • Exceedingly common in literature, with the cover frequently advertising something akin to "from the New York Times bestselling author of Insert Book Here."
  • The two series Seekers and Survivors are advertised as "From the author of the #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series" right on the covers. For Survivors, fans consider this rather misleading: while Warriors and Seekers have shared the same group of writers and editors under the pen name Erin Hunter for a decade, Survivors has an entirely new team and isn't connected to any of the people responsible for the other two series.
  • John Norman's non-Gor novels have the blurb by the author of the Gor novels on the cover, where the Gor books say "the xth book in the Counter-Earth saga."
  • At least two books by renowned children's author Syd Hoff — "Julius" and "Sammy the Seal" — had the line "(By the) author of Danny and the Dinosaur" somewhere on the cover of some editions.

Live-Action Television

Music
  • News articles about I AM I's lead singer, ZP Theart, tend to introduce him as DragonForce's ex-singer.
  • Recent no-man albums tend to include a sticker that says : "no-man are: steven wilson (porcupine tree) and tim bowness". Which is ironic considering that Wilson considers no-man his main project.

Toys And Games
  • The packaging of the first wave of Hero Factory sets had a label boasting "From the makers of BIONICLE!"

Video Games
  • Rage's box points out that it's "from the creators of Doom and Quake".

Web Original

Western Animation

Parodies
  • The Screen Junkines Honest Trailers will frequently lampoon this.
  • The first paragraph of Super Paper Mario X starts with a "Creator of" example, like a trailer for a movie, but a Record Needle Scratch occurs halfway through, with the author assuring that "this is not a movie."
  • The Futurama episode "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?" parodies this by having its opening caption read "From the Network that Brought You The Simpsons." (They could have made a big deal out of Matt Groening's name being on the cover of both shows, but they offer their then-shared home on Fox as the key similarity instead.)
  • Parodied in Family Guy, in an unaired cutaway gag from season 9, "Road to the North Pole".
    Stewie: (to Brian) You tried to trick me! Like those commercials for upcoming movies.
    (cut to Stewie watching TV in the living room)
    Announcer: This summer, from the guys who brought you Superbad comes a hilarious new comedy.
    Stewie: Uh, I hate when they do that. Which guy? You know it could be the writers or the guys in the wardrobe department, they don't specify.
    (Stewie changes the channel)
    Announcer: From the studio that brought you Wedding Crashers.
    Stewie: Uh, who cares? It's sure a broad association.
    (Stewie changes the channel)
    Announcer: From the species that brought you Talladega Nights.
    Stewie: Oh what, humans? Who else is making movies?
    Announcer: From the same molecular elements that brought you Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
    Stewie: What?
    Announcer: ...and air!
    Stewie: Fuck off!
  • The trailer for Dudley Do-Right: "From the creator of George of the Jungle, and the star of George of the Jungle, and the acclaimed director who saw George of the Jungle.
  • Parodied by the 2007 Spanish-Italian animated film Donkey Xote. The film had a lot of similarities with Shrek, bordering on plagiarism. Its creators lampshaded this, promoting the film as "From the producers who saw Shrek".
  • Not Necessarily The News once ran a clip of fireworks set to orchestral music while an announcer delivered a bombastic introduction one word at a time. "From! The makers! Of! Police! Academy! 2! Comes!" Cut to an all black screen, music stops. "Nothing of importance."
  • During the Midnight Screenings of The Avengers, while joking about how Battleship flaunts "From the company that brought you Transformers", they come up with a better tagline: "From the language that brought you Hamlet".
  • Parodied in the "Uncle Grandpa Babies" segment with "From the network that brought you Adventure Time and Steven Universe."
  • Homestar Runner: The Peasant's Quest preview advertises it as being "from the company that made that game Trogdor, and that game Rabbit Algebra". (Trogdor was already a playable game on the website, but Rabbit Algebra was made up as a joke just for this trailer and was never playable.)
Community Feedback Replies: 130
  • In response to the first example, that's been happening far more frequently, such as that Miami Beach Tow, "From Executive Producer, Jennifer Lopez" (why J-Lo is wasting her money financing something like that, I have no clue), or I forget which show on network television right now, "From Executive Producer, Donny Wahlberg".

    But here's one example I can think of:
  • April 9, 2013
    StarSword
    Exceedingly common in literature, with the cover frequently advertising something akin to "from the New York Times bestselling author of Insert Book Here."
  • April 9, 2013
    KTera
    I don't know if this counts, but news articles about I AM I's lead singer, ZP Theart, tend to introduce him as DragonForce's ex-singer.
  • April 9, 2013
    spacemarine50
    Think this is Recycled In Space. Should either:

    • 1. Cut this
    • 2. Keep it, and send that trope into TRS.

    On the Battleship example, it's based on a game, and maybe a Critical Research Failure on someone's part.
  • April 9, 2013
    StarSword
    ^How in the heck is this Recycled In Space? That's "this work is the same as the other, BUT IN A DIFFERENT SETTING!"
  • April 9, 2013
    WaxingName
    ^^You're thinking of He Also Did.

    This is purely an Advertising Trope, though.
  • April 9, 2013
    xanderiskander
    the "from producer of" example would be better if it were added to the description instead of being an example. Even though producers are generally just in charge of fund raising and hiring staff in a film, that doesn't stop people from thinking better about the work from them being involved in it.
  • April 10, 2013
    randomsurfer
  • May 4, 2013
    MorganWick
    I feel like we already have this somewhere...
  • May 4, 2013
    WaxingName
    ^I think you're thinking of He Also Did.
  • May 4, 2013
    Stratadrake
    But this is not that. This is mostly an Advertising Trope, and sometimes it does give the audience some clues as to what they might expect -- a signature line, a Creator Cameo, other tropes the creator is known to utilize....
  • May 5, 2013
    Surenity
    Advertisements for the film Once Upon A Forest said it was "from the creator of An American Tail". This was possibly done to mislead people into thinking it was a Don Bluth film, which it wasn't; David Kirschner produced both films (and came up with the initial idea for An American Tail).
  • May 5, 2013
    Dawnwing
    Author of

    • The two series Seekers and Survivors are advertised as "From the author of the #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series" right on the covers. For Survivors, fans consider this rather misleading: while Warriors and Seekers have shared the same group of writers and editors under the pen name Erin Hunter for a decade, Survivors has an entirely new team and isn't connected to any of the people responsible for the other two series.
  • May 7, 2013
    randomsurfer
    John Norman's non-Gor novels have the blurb by the author of the Gor novels on the cover, in the same general spot where the Gor books say "the xth book in the Counter-Earth saga."
  • May 19, 2013
    BananaPancakes
    The Futurama episode "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?" parodies this by having its opening caption read "From the Network that Brought You The Simpsons." (They could have made a big deal out of Matt Groening's name being on the cover of both shows, but they offer their then-shared home on Fox as the key similarity instead.)
  • May 19, 2013
    Eddy1215
    When Danny Phantom got it's first promo, the creators of Fairly Oddparents were mentioned.
  • May 26, 2013
    The
    Recent no-man albums tend to include a sticker that says : "no-man are: steven wilson (porcupine tree) and tim bowness". Which is ironic considering that Wilson considers no-man his main project.
  • June 24, 2013
    Noah1
    • The packaging of the first wave of Hero Factory sets had a label boasting "From the makers of Bionicle!"
    • Ads for Pixar movies tend to reference previous Pixar films in this manner.
  • June 24, 2013
    5206252049
    Let's not forget some of the trailers for The Pagemaster, which also said "From the creator of An American Tail" at the beginning. It was also produced by Kirschner.
  • November 23, 2013
    PhantomDusclops92
    Many second-rate CGI movies are often labelled as "from the producers of Shrek"
  • November 23, 2013
    Snicka
    ^ That "producer of Shrek" in question is John H. Williams, who also produced Valiant, Happily N Ever After and Space Chimps.
  • November 28, 2013
    j21
  • November 28, 2013
    crazysamaritan
    Bad laconic: Show B is promoted based on its connection to Show A

    It should also include promotions of Book B, based on Book A, or series A. So a better laconic is: Work B is promoted based on its connection to Work A.
  • November 29, 2013
    henke37
    I recommend renaming He Also Did, since it only communicates half of the point.
  • November 29, 2013
    notShemp
    For Parodies:
    • Parodied in Family Guy, in an unaired cutaway gag from season 9, "Road to the North Pole".
      Stewie: (to Brian) You tried to trick me! Like those commercials for upcoming movies.
      (cut to Stewie watching TV in the living room)
      Announcer: This summer, from the guys who brought you Superbad comes a hilarious new comedy.
      Stewie: Uh, I hate when they do that. Which guy? You know it could be the writers or the guys in the wardrobe department, they don't specify.
      (Stewie changes the channel)
      Announcer: From the studio that brought you Wedding Crashers.
      Stewie: Uh, who cares? It's sure a broad association.
      (Stewie changes the channel)
      Announcer: From the species that brought you Talladega Nights.
      Stewie: Oh what, humans? Who else is making movies?
      Announcer: From the same molecular elements that brought you Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
      Stewie: What?
      Announcer: ...and air!
      Stewie: Fuck off!
  • November 30, 2013
    arbiter099
    • Man Of Steel made sure to make the involvement of Christopher Nolan well known due to his previous successful superhero endeavor despite the fact that he wasn't in the director's chair. It was so bad that it's understandable if some people walked into the theater without knowing that Zack Snyder was helming this one.
  • November 30, 2013
    Arivne
    Edit: This post had been edited by Arivne to hide a picture that was breaking YKTTW in violation of YKTTW Guidelines. Original poster was crazysamaritan. crazysamaritan, to put your name back on this post just edit it in any way, such as by deleting this paragraph.

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  • November 30, 2013
    KarjamP
    ^Your image's glitching out the thread. :P

    Anyway, This trope sounds suspiciously like a stockphrase, something that'll get cutlisted immediately if it were to be launched.
  • November 30, 2013
    DAN004
    ^ Tell that to In The Style Of.
  • November 30, 2013
    KarjamP
    ^ Note that the rule's called "No New Stockphrases", not "No Stockphrases Allowed".

    The tropes that existed before mid-2011 and had stockphrased titles are only allowed here because of the Grandfather Clause.
  • December 1, 2013
    Arivne
    By definition a Stock Phrase is a phrase that's commonly used in In Universe dialogue. From The Creator Of is almost always used out of universe by someone in Real Life, so it isn't a Stock Phrase.
  • December 1, 2013
    crazysamaritan
    (pouts) Typing a link wasn't working for me, it just blanked out. YKTTW Guidelines needs updating, because folders do work now, and when the folder was closed, the markup worked perfectly fine. (/pouts)
  • December 1, 2013
    randomsurfer
    ^^It's still a stock phrase in the advertising of the movie (or whatever it is).
  • December 2, 2013
    arbiter099
    How many good titles has No New Stockphrases killed?
  • December 2, 2013
    KarjamP
    ^It's not just titles.

    It's any phrase that can count as a stockphrase, which this trope runs the risk of having (despite having the name being renamed).

    Of course, I don't know if it is or not, so I'll accept whatever the mods say about this trope.
  • December 22, 2013
    lakingsif
  • December 23, 2013
    Stratadrake
    @arbiter: Way more than it was intended to, it's a a bloody YKTTW holocaust sometimes.

    BTW, I don't believe that tweaking a YKTTW title from, say, Stock Phrase to "Stock Phrase" Trope is good practice ever.
  • December 23, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    I'm not really convinced that this actually counts as a Stock Phrase.
  • December 23, 2013
    lakingsif
    ^ still really Needs A Better Name anyway. Something like Naming The Creators Work or (Snow Clone?) Six Degrees Of Works By Makers (which sounds kinda stupid when you read it aloud in your head, but rhymes with Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon, enough of a same idea to make it clear)

    Advertise By Association? Distant Relation Promotion/ Relation Promotion?
  • December 23, 2013
    crazysamaritan
    Promoting the Creators? I think the change is sufficient to be a trope title.
  • December 23, 2013
    MorningStar1337
    I think that this is used as a way to Polish The Turd
  • December 24, 2013
    lakingsif
    ^^ it's not really promoting the creators, though, it's trying to sell a work based on the perception of stuff they've done before.

    ^ in some cases (because what did they say about M Night Shyamalan on the posters for The Last Airbender?)

    To edit one of the titles above, maybe One Degree Of Works By Makers - or any of the others?

    — Removing a hat until a name is settled on.
  • December 24, 2013
    DAN004
  • December 24, 2013
    lakingsif
    no, sounds too much like it's advertising the actual creator. Promote From The Same Creator is basically a reversal of the current title, and a bit unclear.

    Currently I'm thinking Advertising By Association.
  • December 24, 2013
    DAN004
    ^ Like.
  • December 24, 2013
    crazysamaritan
    .... the marketing is advertising the creators. "New Johnny Depp film" isn't advertising what the film has, it's advertising who was involved in making it.
  • December 24, 2013
    lakingsif
    ^ The point of this trope, though, is that a new film is marketed based on their association with a successful past work, i.e. "Decent Film X, from the creators of Successful Films Y and Z". Nowhere are there examples of "X, new Famous Actor film" - look at the examples and read the description! The emphasis is on the work, not the people.

    There may be something in that, though, like intros saying "This film is created by Famous Director, who also made the highly successful X films..." before going on about Famous Director, but that is not this (hence, Needs A Better Title).
  • December 24, 2013
    lakingsif
  • December 24, 2013
    BlueGuy
    I like the current name just fine.

    • Rage's box points out that it's "from the creators of Doom and Quake".
  • December 24, 2013
    SquirrelGuy
    At least two books by renowned children's author Syd Hoff — "Julius" and "Sammy the Seal" — had the line "(By the) author of Danny and the Dinosaur" somewhere on the cover of some editions.
  • December 25, 2013
    KantonKage
    Funimation uses from the studio variant, in quite a few of its trailers.
  • December 23, 2014
    crazysamaritan
  • December 23, 2014
    ropertroper
  • December 23, 2014
    HellKillUsAll
    Place these under their appropriate sections:
  • December 23, 2014
    NemuruMaeNi
    Folders structure is either plain wrong or just outdated (grouping by media is the way to go nowadays).

    In case someone wondered, I ate 3 hats in one click. Site engine is at its best.
  • December 23, 2014
    DragonQuestZ
    The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 put Michael Bay as the most prominent name in the marketing, despite being only one of a half dozen producers, because his name was also the most notable.
  • April 10, 2015
    Folamh3
    • Upcoming film Child 44 is being promoted as having been produced by Ridley Scott.
  • April 10, 2015
    lakingsif
    I might update the folders later, nemuru, it'd just take a while right now.
  • April 11, 2015
    Rjinswand
    Parodied by the 2007 Spanish-Italian animated film Donkey Xote. The film had a lot of similarities with Shrek, bordering on plagiarism. Its creators lampshaded this, promoting the film as "From the producers who saw Shrek".
  • April 11, 2015
    BKelly95
    Parody:
    • Not Necessarily The News once ran a clip of fireworks set to orchestral music while an announcer delivered a bombastic introduction one word at a time. "From! The makers! Of! Police! Academy! 2! Comes!" Cut to an all black screen, music stops. "Nothing of importance."
  • April 11, 2015
    crazysamaritan
    Quote: ""Folders structure is either plain wrong or just outdated (grouping by media is the way to go nowadays).""
    Technically they're all Advertising, none of the non-parody count as a different media.
  • April 12, 2015
    Arivne
    I had to change the title (deleting the quote marks) because YKTTW wouldn't let me make any other changes until I did.

  • April 12, 2015
    Rjinswand
    Do we even need the word "promotion" in the title? Why not just From The Creator Of?
  • April 12, 2015
    DAN004
    ^ No New Stock Phrases

    ...Even though it's technically a paratext Stock Phrase.
  • April 12, 2015
    Rjinswand
    ^ Ah, I see. But as it is now, it reads "From the Creator of Promotion", as if it's the person who created promotion.
  • April 12, 2015
    DAN004
    ^ it was meant to be "From The Creator Of" Promotion. Note the parentheses.
  • April 12, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
  • April 13, 2015
    Rjinswand
    ^^ Yeah, but when it's launched it won't have any parentheses. So i guess it needs a less confusing name
  • April 13, 2015
    DAN004
    ^ We do allow parentheses in a title, see Youre Not My Type.
  • April 13, 2015
    randomsurfer
  • April 13, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    Splitting tropes by type is noted to just be confusing. We can note the kind of promotion in the example text. Otherwise just split by media. That's the standard.
  • April 13, 2015
    DAN004
    ^^ oh dear.
  • April 13, 2015
    lakingsif
    and the punctuation in the title is back
  • April 13, 2015
    ThePope
    • During the Midnight Screenings of The Avengers, while joking about how Battleship flaunts "From the company that brought you Transformers", they come up with a better tagline: "From the language that brought you Hamlet".
  • April 13, 2015
    CrypticMirror
  • April 13, 2015
    crazysamaritan
    Quote: ""Otherwise just split by media. That's the standard.""
    As mentioned, the media is almost always Advertising.
  • April 13, 2015
    randomsurfer
    The media of the finished product, whether it's a TV show, a movie, a comic book, etc.
  • April 13, 2015
    crazysamaritan
    • News articles
    • trailers
    • commercials
    • movie posters

    These are the mediums wherein the examples typically occur. They are the finished product. The work that is advertised does not often contain the example.

    Examples that do occur in the work itself because their function is to advertise the physical product:
    • book jackets
    • Album packages
    • DVD covers

    Examples in the appropriate mediums:
    • Parodies

    The trope is an advertising trope, and is often not present within the work itself. To organize by medium of the advertised product is like organizing examples of Adaptation Tropes by the medium of the original work.

    It seems like you're trying to shoehorn the normal mediums in like Two Chicks In A Kitchen does.
  • April 13, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ No, we mean what works the media are advertizing. As in if a trailer is advertising a film, that falls under "Film - Live Action" or "Film - Animated".
  • April 14, 2015
    marcoasalazarm
    Live Action Television: Scorpion is produced by Rob Cohen, the producer of The Fast And The Furious and XXX. This was greatly mentioned on the ads.
  • April 14, 2015
    randomsurfer
    ^^^Many adaptation tropes are in fact organized by the medium of the original work. Look at Comic Book Adaptation, where by definition the medium is all Comic Books or Novelization which is all Literature, much like this one is by definition all Advertising. However, they're organized by the medium the original work was in: Film, Literature, Live Action TV, etc.
  • April 14, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^ ^^^ ah, I was also thinking that all the promotional material is, well, advertising. now I get it. But, given the trope content, wouldn't it be easier to find and organise based on the message, like it is now? I think there's more focus on that
  • April 15, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ No, because the standard for this site says to split by medium.
  • April 15, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^ done.
  • April 15, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    Posted this already but it's not in the OP

  • April 15, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    Oh, it was Date Movie that was advertized as from two of the writers of Scary Movie, not Spy Hard (which came out about four years before Scary Movie).
  • April 17, 2015
    CrypticMirror
    This all does seem so very similar to Director Displacement, how would it relate?
  • April 17, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^ Can lead to Director Displacement in films and television when the "creator" is a producer - as this name immediately becomes associated with the work, people not bothered to look any further than promotional material will only know them as the creator of it and perpetuate both the displacement and the future of works being promoted by their name as they become more spoken of.
  • April 18, 2015
    randomsurfer
    FOX's summer 2015 game show Boom is being advertised as "from the creators of Wipeout."
  • April 18, 2015
    garrisonskunk
    Advertising Executive Jerry Della Femina's 1970 book From Those Wonderful Folks Who Brought You Pearl Harbor.

  • April 19, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^ could you explain?
  • April 19, 2015
    ClockStopping
  • April 21, 2015
    ThePope
    The new Fantastic Four movie's trailer/poster promotes "From the studio that brought you X-Men: Days of Future Past", despite sharing none of the same directors, producers, writers, etc.
  • May 2, 2015
    lakingsif
    I've found a quote from a review that might make a good page quote?

    "From the makers of Hot Fuzz, Paul & Shaun Of The Dead" (yet no Simon Pegg or Nick Frost...)
  • May 14, 2015
    lakingsif
    bump
  • May 14, 2015
    randomsurfer
    The 2015 film Jem And The Holograms says in the trailer it's "From the studio that brought you Pitch Perfect and the director of Never Say Never."
  • May 14, 2015
    Laevatein
  • May 14, 2015
    Laevatein
    ^ And in case you didn't recognise it, the image is from Mad Max Fury Road.
  • May 21, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^ it's great, any votes on the caption idea?

    Also, where did all the hats go? Just confused as it's gone down to zero in a day.
  • May 22, 2015
    ZuTheSkunk
    ^ I suspect that there is a troll on the loose that goes about and deletes hats for no reason. I had this problem too.

    The mods REALLY should do something about it.
  • May 23, 2015
    Snicka
    • Coraline was promoted as "From the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas", leading many people believe that the movie is by Tim Burton. Actually, it's Henry Selick who directed both movies, and Burton was only the producer of The Nightmare Before Christmas and had no involvement in Coraline.
  • May 23, 2015
    Snicka
  • June 5, 2015
    crazysamaritan
    @:randomsurfer — Okay, that convinces me.
  • June 22, 2015
    SheledUmlal
    Hi guys, first post on TKTTW *broad smiles*

    Anyway...

    This trope is potentially good as it highlights many of the problems of multi-genre advertising. Being a "significant or recurrent theme" in the promotion of many films under the same studio, it has become almost self-parodying. Maybe an argument for its status as a overused "cliche" instead?

    I like the idea of this trope being named Advertise By Association since the current title, while descriptive, doesn't carry the weight of the former.
  • June 22, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^ I do think we agreed on that name a while ago. But I never changed it - doing it now.
  • June 22, 2015
    Lythande
    Some of the examples weren't sorted correctly, so I added an animated films section...

    Looking at it, does that Film-Live Action "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" example count? It's advertised with a name (Michael Bay), not with association to another work, as far as the example presents.
  • June 22, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^ I think so, because the example mentions how he's pretty much the only notable name attached to the work, so they promoted it by its association with him, even though he didn't have much input at all.
  • June 23, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    Not to fond of the new name, since it looks like it covers ANYTHING being advertized, not just works.

    That is unless we could expand it. I do think some toy ads would say "from the makers of...".
  • June 24, 2015
    crazysamaritan
    I don't understand what you mean.... What could be advertised that isn't considered a work? Toys are considered works, and have their own namespace. Please suggest any that you find.
  • June 25, 2015
    randomsurfer
    ^Food? Medicine? "Dayquil. From the makers of Nyquil" and such.
  • June 25, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^ But, those are in advertisements and commercials for the actual thing, right? So it goes under media title Advertisements.
  • June 29, 2015
    randomsurfer
    I was identifying things which can be advertised which aren't "works" and now we've circled around again. Everything in this is by definition Advertisements.

    However they could be listed as Food, Medicine, Political Ads (should any exist which meet the criteria) etc.
  • June 29, 2015
    iClaudius
    Another parody:

    • From Homestar Runner: The Peasants Quest preview advertises it as being "from the company that made that game Trogdor, and that game Rabbit Algebra". (Trogdor was already a playable game on the website, but Rabbit Algebra was made up as a joke just for this trailer and was never playable.)
  • June 30, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^^ but, a movie trailer or DVD case or review of some sort saying it is different to a tv commercial saying it? A toy box is different to a toy commercial - the former may more likely do this than the latter. However, I do concede a point in that some of the given examples are of commercials, so should any examples arise maybe they could exist under "Other'', until there gets to be too many of one sort.
  • August 7, 2015
    TonyG
    Top Secret is "From the makers of the original Airplane", followed by a footnote stating "(Not the Wright Brothers)"
  • September 10, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    The description should include "See also Preview Piggybacking.".
  • September 10, 2015
    SvartiKotturinn
  • September 10, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^ not an example
  • September 10, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ And written as a ymmv one.
  • September 10, 2015
    lakingsif
    would this work better as an image? a caption with something like "The creators are diverse."
  • September 10, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ Nice image, but I don't see how the caption informs the trope.
  • September 10, 2015
    lakingsif
    It's subtle. It's not really trying, but in conjunction with the image it's suggesting that one work doesn't have to bear any resemblance to another but will still get sold on the expectation that, with the same creators, it will be similar and as good as another work it's very different to.
  • September 10, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ Okay, I barely made out your explanation. And even if I got it just fine, that you had to give that much of an explanation shows it's not a good caption (trust me, I've run into that same problem myself).

  • September 11, 2015
    lakingsif
    ^ yeh, as said, I wasn't expecting a meaning to be apparent. It was just a sarcastic caption. Do you have any suggestions? It could go caption-less, though.
  • September 11, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    Well if only to link the other film (since Rio would be linked in the picture):

    So if you like Ice Age, you might like other Blue Sky Studios films.

    Also not fond of the line mentioning Polish The Turd, since Tropes Are Tools, and I often find that's an audience reaction to the trope as often as it's actually a desperate move to grab sales.
  • September 11, 2015
    lakingsif
    I'll delete the line. I can't download/upload images right now, could you do that?
  • September 26, 2015
    DAN004
    Bump
  • September 26, 2015
    GiorgioDaneri
    Note: at least in Latin America

    Big Hero 6 was marketed as "From the creators of Frozen and Wreck It Ralph
  • December 1, 2015
    notShemp
  • December 9, 2015
    Kartoonkid95

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

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