Hollywoodized Interweb Content

Can a big studio like NBC pare itself down in order to play on the internet? It’s a question Cameron Death (pronounced “Deeth”) is working to answer. According to Adweek, the new vp of NBC Universal Digital Studio, is busy creating a slate of original programming, from offbeat documentaries to a science-fiction series starring Rosario […]

Pitch Sarah Lane (She’s a Free Agent as of Today)

Revision3 is making some changes to its lineup. As you may have heard, today we had to make some tough staffing decisions as we ended the run of a few of our shows. For our long-running Photoshop show Pixel Perfect, it’s the end of a show that’s done over a hundred episodes, and delivered essentially […]

Funny Man Brings Whopper of a Deal To BK

According to Ad Age, The Google is loving Burger King’s branded content play, Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. Branded-entertainment deals can be complex and difficult to replicate, and deals like Mr. MacFarlane’s — which has racked up more than 12 million views since it launched in early September — don’t come around very often. […]

Passion For Your Customers Is What It’s All About

Gary Vaynerchuk, host of Wine Library TV, an offshoot of his family’s New Jersey retail wine business, helps Fast Company readers get to the bottom of what makes a great web show. You have to feed your community. That’s your differentiators from somebody that’s on television. One of my key successes at first was answering […]

Boca Raton Doesn’t Fair Well In This Dialogue

One thing about video sharing sites, they allow for endless director’s cuts, since there’s no need for drawing inside the :30 and :60 second lines.

More Free Media

Slacker Uprising, the new film by Michael Moore, is available for free download starting today. DVDs are also available for $9.95. Such releases are more common in the music industry, where artists like Radiohead and Trent Reznor have experimented with alternative release and pricing schemes. “This is being done entirely as a gift to my […]

This Blood’s For You

Here’s an ad for a fictitious product being used to sell a very real TV show on HBO. The marketing team supporting TRUE BLOOD, HBO’s new television series, asked …And Company for a campaign that leveraged the fictional beverage, TRU BLOOD. The agency designed and executed a sequence of print and out-of-home advertisements that promoted […]

Major League ROI

Ad Age is running an interesting article on CandyStand.com, the popular gaming site created by Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. Wrigley is now selling the site to Funtank, a branded gaming and entertainment publisher. In my “Content is King” view, this is precisely what brands need to strive for today. Create media properties, not advertising. Then, […]

Brands Spawn Labels

I often find myself saying, “If you’re thinking it, someone else is doing it.” According to Ad Age, that someone else is Pepsi. Sprouting from its Green Label Art initiative, the Pepsi brand has launched a virtual record label dedicated to digital singles. Green Label Sound, as the nascent outlet is called, has lined up […]

A Peek Behind Nike’s Product Development Curtain

Ed Cotton of Butler Shine & Stern points to video testimonials from inside Nike’s R&D labs. His takeaway is that brands have an opportunity to think like and act like media companies today. As a Content Director working on behalf of brands, I couldn’t agree more.