Want To Make Money Online? You Need Fruit That Talks

According to The Wall Street Journal, Annoying Orange, a web series from Dane Boedigheimer is a BIG, BIG hit. Mr. Boedigheimer, a North Dakota native who moved to California to work in film, now collects ad revenue, sells T-shirts and has an agent exploring spinoffs, all for a character that didn’t exist until October. He […]

Genie, For Our Third Wish, We’d Like You To Return To Very Comfortable Bottle

According to Los Angeles Times reporters Dawn C. Chmielewski and Meg James, Hulu, the popular online site for watching television shows, is preparing to execute the toughest maneuver in digital media: moving from free to pay. The site has found itself caught between two worlds. While Hulu wants to be true to the culture of […]

Clients Like Video, Video Looks Like TV

Brightroll, the largest video advertising network, has released findings from its second annual survey of U.S. media buyers and agency executives. Here are a some of the key findings (which may be biased): 56% of respondents stated that they view online video advertising as either “more effective” or “much more effective” than other forms of […]

It’s Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature’s Children

The Escape Pod in Chicago is back with more hidden cameras. This time for Kraft’s Lunchables brand.

Appetite Appeal Flew The Coop At Denny’s

Once upon a time in America, it made sense for restaurants to entice customers with their food. But now we live in a time of cheap production and no-cost distribution–a fact which leads to spots like this. [UPDATE] David Gianatasio of Adfreak also posted this spot and said, “This stuff is so forced and self-consciously […]

Juggle This: Brand Curated, Produced And Sponsored Content

John Winsor, CEO of Boulder-based crowdsourcing agency Victor & Spoils tells an interesting story on his personal blog about a friend who in the outdoor equipment industry. According to Winsor, his friend’s company is well supported by its customers, some of whom have posted popular fanmercials on YouTube. (Yes, I just made that word up.) […]

Friends Don’t Let Friends Pay Retail

SocialBuy is a new “social buying” site offering vouchers for discounts on luxury products and services often from retailers that have never before discounted — but now must in order to stay afloat in this economy. Naturally, the company wants to use social media to spread its social buying message. That was interesting… This is […]

Making Complex Matters Less So

Impossible Hamster is a project from the new economics foundation, an independent think-and-do tank based in the U.K. [via Osocio]