Jessica Sanders Makes And Believes

Sony’s make.believe campaign, which asks consumers to “believe that curiosity is the key to creativity” and that “anything you imagine you can make,” is featuring artists and independent filmmakers who used Sony cameras for their projects. The one above, for example, is a profile of Jessica Sanders, a director who made “After Innocence,” a documentary […]

Tiger, a Little Tail, and the Marketing Beast

We’re led to believe that consumers are savvier than ever. So why are brands and marketers still so willing to invest in celebrities and athletes to push their products? You might think that in this day and age, consumers are less willing to care or believe a message when a celebrity endorses a product. But […]

Time To Stand Up And Be Counted In 2010

Über Content director Jason Kohn is traveling across America shooting real people and their stories for Draftfcb New York’s campaign for the U.S. Census Bureau. In this piece, Kohn meets five generations of the Grand Ronde Tribe. I think this is strong content for the U.S. Census Bureau brand. Draftfcb is answering the key question […]

Google’s Dialing Apple’s Number

Introduced yesterday, the much awaited Google phone, known as Nexus One is now available directly from the search giant’s site. It’s $179 with a two-year data plan from T-Mobile or $529 unlocked. According to The New York Times, Google is “dipping its toes in the direct retailing business not to reap profits from the sale […]

If You’re Local and Digital, You’re Looking Good

Radio Business Report/Television Business Report asked a group of industry association leaders to look into their crystal balls and tells us what 2010 has in store for the media business. Randall Rothenberg of Interactive Advertising Bureau had this to say: As you know, the IAB doesn’t issue projections. But what I can say is that […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Bacon Masters Bring The Sizzle

Bacon tastes good. Working from that simple premise Portlanders Scott Kventon, Jason Glaspey and Michael Richardson started online retailer Bac’n as a side project last year and the site splattered grease right out of the pan. Today, Bac’n, The Oregonian and Silicon Florist reported that Coastal Vineyards of California, a gift basket retailer that has […]

Anybody Can Make A Super Bowl Spot. No, Seriously.

Pepsi isn’t going to air any commercials during the Super Bowl this year, but Frito-Lay, the $12 billion unit of PepsiCo will, via their annual consumer generated Crash the Super Bowl campaign. Last year, two unemployed brothers from Batesville, Indiana received $1million from the Frito-Lay’s Doritos brand for trumping the Madison Avenue-made commercials and ranking […]

Keep Your Tweetstream Clean

Nat Ives of Ad Age reports that large media companies are looking at ways to make money from the work they’ve done building an audience on social sites like Twitter. Companies are considering the paid Tweet route, but are on the fence about the idea. In the meantime… The New York Times Online has started […]

Courage Is Necessary.

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Pepsi Departs Super Bowl For Another Game Entirely

Pepsi Co. is blowing off the Super Bowl this year. So, we won’t be seeing this kind of slapstick entertainment from the beverage brand like we did last year. According to Meg James of Los Angeles Times: Pepsi’s decision to sit out the Super Bowl, once deemed a can’t-miss showcase for major advertisers, underscores how […]