Take Me To My Happy Place, Take Me Fishing

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Fishing is something I associate with my childhood and my grandfather, Eldon Burn, in particular. We used to fish for bluegill, crappie, bass and catfish on Nebraska’s man-made lakes. We also fished for salmon and trout on Lake Michigan and walleyed-pike in Minnesota. So, when I see this throwback illustration style used to motivate me, […]

Sports Leagues Find Paying Viewers On YouTube

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People love sports and will pay good money to watch sports on TV, at a pay-per-view event, on their iPad or mobile handset and so on. Hence, this craptastic TV ad from DISH: Time shifting is about consumer empowerment, so I am all for it. But “the Hoppah”? What are we, a nation of bunnies? […]

Coke Zero Even Makes PowerPoint A Bit More Refreshing

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This is a pretty fun look at the thinking behind Coke Zero’s sponsorship of March Madness. From Droga5: I’m not sure exactly when or where else it appears other than SlideShare, but that’s enough to suspect it’ll get passed around the office by basketball lovers. Share

@MLB Is Seriously Committed To Content for the Social Stream

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If you’re a Major League Baseball fan, step up to the plate — the league, and every team in it, is serving up all-you-can-download buffets of content for the social stream. Instagram. Twitter. Facebook. Pinterest. Pick your poison. Of course, sports fans are not typical customers. They’re avid, loyal and deeply immersed in every little […]

Tweeted Ad From Nike Golf Sails Out of Bounds

Nike Golf Tweeted a simple aphorism and a storm erupted. People are so sensitive! “Winning takes care of everything.” @tigerwoods, World #1. twitter.com/nikegolf/statu… — Nike Golf (@nikegolf) March 25, 2013 The talking heads on CNN are discussing the wisdom, or lack thereof, of Nike’s ways. So are the instapundits on blogs, Twitter and Facebook. Some […]

New TV for Nike Golf Featuring Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods

Professional golfer, Rory McIlroy recently joined Nike with a blockbuster $200 Million contract (bolting from Titliest and Oakley). The first TV spot is out featuring a head-to-head duel with Tiger Woods. Share

To Remain Or Become Relevant, Create Better Brand Experiences

Rob Schwartz of TBWA has seen the future of advertising and it is deeply interactive and personal. From his report in Forbes: The Tomorrow Awards were chock-a-block full of good Social ideas. One that impressed me was the Nike Social Response Lab. The Response Lab was a grand community conversation on social media featuring a […]

W+K’s Roots Are Showing

UPDATE 10/6/12: We wrongly assumed W+K made the following Levi’s spot. Please excuse our initial error and see the revised post for the correct credits. “Just Do It” is much more than a tagline. It’s a platform, and an ethos so deeply embedded in Nike’s core, that the brand doesn’t even need to use the […]

Gators Come To Kyle Field For Aggie’s Inaugural SEC Clash

Now that the political conventions are over, we can focus on what truly matters. College football! If you’re a fan of college football, you know that teams have been jumping from one conference to another like crickets at dusk. The Big 12, for one, has imploded. Colorado left last year for the Pac 12, and […]

“Protect The Football” Is A Great Call To Action

Protect the football (from homebrew, wheatgrass, babies any environments that doesn’t work for watching football). That’s the new message from Buffalo Wild Wings and its ad agency, Fallon. Interestingly, some homebrewers are pissed at the brand. One commenter on YouTube said, “You should learn to make good wings before you pick on the people that […]