Rapper Does Magic Trick, Turns Old Man Pants Into Something Sexier

Dockers Alpha Khaki line is for young bucks with style, which helps explain this click-to-buy video featuring British hip-hop artist Tinie Tempah wearing Dockers. The fact that this content-meets-celebrity-endorsement is underscored by a song called “Don’t Sell Out,” now that I can’t explain. “We wanted to blend art, content and commerce to create a video […]

Search Advertising Is Digital’s Big Dog

I don’t always look at bar graphs, but when I do… I look at bar graphs from Marketing Pilgrim depicting digital ad spending, which is up 18 percent over last year’s first-half revenues of $17 billion, according to IAB. What story does this bar graph tell? One big story is how little brand advertising there […]

Sports Leagues Find Paying Viewers On YouTube

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? […]

Every Runner Has A Reason, And Every Dick’s Sporting Goods Has Running Shoes

DICK’S Sporting Goods, in partnership with Greenpoint Pictures and Anomaly, have created a video series featuring 13 online vignettes focused on what motivates a person to run. You can view the entire collection of stories at DSG.com/RUNFOR.

Micro Spots Are Growing On Vine

What has Twitter unleashed with its new video platform, Vine? For one, instructional video now comes in six-second bites, care of Lowe’s, BBDO New York and director/photgrapher Meagan Cignoli. Here’s another tutorial from Lowe’s, also in six second frames meant to be digested on Twitter. And here’s a non-branded Vine from Ms. Cignoli, an artist […]

Do Digital Right: Create “An Increased Likelihood To Buy”

Is digital a direct marketing medium or a brand building medium, or both? It’s a question that will continue to be asked by befuddled clients and their agency helpers alike. Personally, I think digital is a radical transparency machine that challenges brands to become better at marketing, product development and community relations. But back to […]

Download Vine, Make A Movie and Share It

Vine is Twitter’s new video App, where users capture short bits of video to share with their friends. Naturally, brand marketers are jumping all over this as widespread adoption among smart phone users is rapidly on the rise. According to Techcrunch, Vine is presently the #1 free App in the iTunes store. Here is a […]