Skype Goes Where You Go

To promote its mobile capabilities, Skype has launched a campaign called Skype Outside. The company put the Skype app onto the mobile handsets of five artists from across the globe, and anyone with a message they want to share can call one of the artists and have their words unleashed into the great outdoors. Messages […]

Big Air, Big Idea

Red Bull has been doing things right for years, but RedBullProjectX.com, also known as Shaun White’s private half pipe outside Silverton, Colorado, is the bomb. It’s the perfect example of a lifestyle brand taking their content strategy (and their endorsement deals) to the edge and beyond, a place Red Bull drinkers and radical shredders like […]

We Have A Zombie Problem

Steffan Postaer is a content zombie. No longer able to process information, we rip through new media biting and chewing and spitting out content, barely digesting any of it. Ravenously, we move on to the next. Indeed, barely chewed facts, items and stories pass through us onto the web like offal. Our constant tweets and […]

2010 Dispatches From Molson Coors

Molson Coors is stoked to support Team Canada, make roving reporters out of its staff and serve a whole lot of beer to fans of the Vancouver Olympics, which gets underway today. I’m not sure who the target audience is for these videos. It seems like the content might be for an internal audience, but […]

The Ability To Make A Lasting Impression In 140 Characters Is Part Of The Job

BFG Communications in Savannah is once again looking to hire an Assistant Content Manager. Last time BFG did that, they asked prospects to contact them via Twitter. Doing so led to a storm of publicity for the company and a new employee in Hal Thomas. Now there’s another opening and again BFG wants to hear […]

McTainment Down Under

Fun, play-time and a focus on characters have always been part of the McDonald’s brand experience. To me, it makes sense to bring these brand attributes out in episodic video for the social space. Six days ago we ran a story about episodic content in McDonald’s northnermost regions, I’ll Have A Coke, And Some McMedia. […]

Tossing Light Entertainment In The Old Shopping Cart

According to Ad Age, Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket chain and the fourth-largest retailer in the world, is adding movie production to its portfolio of ventures, a sign that it knows well the fact that we’re all in the media business today. The movie venture’s first project, a film of Jackie Collins’ new novel, Paris Connections, […]

Quality Is Worth Paying For, Now As Before

Yale educated lawyer, journalist and media baron, Steven Brill, is working to bring paid content to the newspaper, magazine and online news business. His new company, Journalism Online, offers “an innovative system for newspaper, magazine and other online publishers to realize revenue from the digital distribution of the original journalism they produce.” In a Newsweek […]