Good Content Doesn’t Sell Features, It Showcases Benefits

Ann Handley is a content specialist who believes “good content doesn’t try to sell. Rather, it creates value for your customers (or would-be customers) by positioning you as a reliable and valuable source of information.” Palladium Boots illustrates the fundamental quite nicely in this walkabout Los Angeles. Hat Tip: The Los Angeles Egotist Share

Man On A Horse Drinking Coffee

To promote its new Levels coffee system, Seattle’s Best Coffee is hosting a live 24-hour interactive comedy show featuring actors and directors from Second City. “We wanted an exciting, big launch,” said Michelle Gass, Seattle’s Best president. “The spirit of this brand is to create a disruptive idea that builds emotional connection to the brand. […]

Hey, Shouting Into The Camera And Sexual Innuendo May Work For You Too

I Wear Your Shirt is a not new, but still interesting, idea. Companies “buy a day” from I Wear Your Shirt, which triggers the I Wear Your Shirt team to don the featured company’s t-shirt and then make videos about the company while modeling the company’s shirt. Today, of course, is National Beer Day and […]

Republican Chair of the House Budget Committee Proposes “The Path To Prosperity”

According to Fox News, Washington is buzzing about Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s take-no-prisoners approach to budget cuts — manifested in his budget proposal that would slash federal spending by $6.2 trillion over 10 years and overhaul health programs for the elderly and poor. But it’s not just the 7th-term Congressman’s penchant for number crunching that’s […]

From A Land Down Under

DDB Sydney and Tourism Australia are encouraging travelers from around the world to visit the country. At the center of the campaign is a content marketing initiative that follows native and international musicians as they travel around Australia and play music together. The international musicians, including including English cellist, Desmond Neysmith and Taiwanese clarinettist Irene […]

Anal Warts And All, Denny’s Does Episodic Content Right

According to Adweek, Will Arnett and Jason Bateman’s digital content and production studio, DumbDumb, along with Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio, Electus, have produced a series of three-minute videos for Denny’s called “Always Open.” The show is an extension of Denny’s latest nationwide campaign developed by NY ad agency Gotham and adds depth to the new […]

Do Facebook “Likes” Drive Ratings? They Do In Salt Lake City

According to Lost Remote, most local TV stations average around 15,000 to 30,000 Facebook fans, but a station in the nation’s 32nd largest media market has more Facebook fans than some network TV shows. “We have a strategy and it’s working,” KUTV news director Jennifer Dahl says. “Anchors, reporters, producers, assignment desk editors and news […]

Video Production Skills Are Sales Skills

In a New York Times Small Business feature on using online video to attract customers, the reporter points to BBQguys.com in Baton Rouge, and makes something of a case study. According to the Times, online video has helped the company recover its human touch virtually. In 2006, it started posting informal YouTube videos featuring new […]

Enter Diesel’s Alternative Nation State

Given the news this week about Chrysler tweeting the f-bomb by error and the heads that fell, as a result, it’s a good time to look at another brand that’s not afraid to curse, not afraid of being politically incorrect and not afraid of its big balls. For more on how you can migrate to […]

Empty Pipes Don’t Do The Pipemaker Good

The two words, “video content” are sweet music to the ears of many thousands of people who make, optimize and deliver video content, and to millions more who enjoy watching it. While indie filmmakers and small production companies rule the creative roost, when it comes to delivery of video content, YouTube’s parent company, The Google, […]