Video Is Gold For Gary V.

In pursuit of a winning testimonial, Viddler was wise to visit the home of Wine Library in Springfield, New Jersey. Because that’s where Gary Vaynerchuk works! I love how Vaynerchuk says, “The wine world needs an advocate, the wine world needs me. They need the person who knows about wine but doesn’t want to be […]

Ground Beef, Ground Again

According to Fast Company, McDonald’s launch of “real fruit” smoothies (they’re actually made from purees) rightfully rattled, Jamba Juice. The San Francisco-based company responded with a new product of its own called the Cheeseburger Chill, described in a press release as “beefy, smothered in cheese, loaded with your favorite condiments and blended to creamy perfection.” […]

Radio Personality, Bob Knorpp On Camera. Yes, He’s A Longhair!

As you may know from previous reports here, Humongo Nation is an annual tour by Connecticut-based agency, Humongo. The team travels around in a Ford Flex and stops in to see various ad people along their route. People like BeanCast host, Bob Knorpp, in Greensboro, NC. Knorpp breaks some interesting news in his segment, which […]

You Can Learn A Lot On YouTube

Google and The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania have partnered to create Fast Forward, a YouTube channel dedicated to providing “quick perspectives on managing the change in the marketing landscape.” Here’s a small sampling of what’s available there: The Mashable article that recommends Fast Forward as a resource also points to the YouTube channels […]

When A Consumer Packaged Good Becomes A Lifestyle Brand, It’s Here To Stay

Looks like Wheat Thins is a Kraft brand that just wants to have fun. Which makes sense–the ubiquitous crackers are a party snack, after all. Here’s another in a growing series of on-camera pranks from Chicago agency, and Friend of AdPulp (FoAP), The Escape Pod. The brand was also at Bonnaroo recently, and it looks […]

Every Child Has A Dream

Vital Voices, a leading non-governmental organization, identifies, invests in and brings visibility to extraordinary women leaders around the world. This film tells the story of Kakenya Ntaiya, and how she has used her “vital voice” to change the lives of girls growing up in her native village in Kenya. The video was produced by YouTube […]

Walking On Water Hoax One To Tell Friends About

This new “viral” for Hi-Tec Sports by CCCP Amsterdam has already racked up over four million views in just over one month. Simon Bonham, head of marketing at Hi-Tec Sports said “We wanted to create a piece of entertainment around our hydrophobic footwear and get people talking about the brand again.” CCCP founder, Eelco Keune, […]

What Citizen Generated Media Looks Like When The Citizen Is An Artist

Nashville photographer, Michael Deppisch made this hauntingly beautiful video about the floods taking place in Tennessee. Middle Tennessee received the greatest amount of rainfall in recorded history over the past two days. Deppisch says, “It left us with several casualties, millions of dollars in damage and an indelible mark on our city.” He points people […]

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 […]