No, But I Did Watch “The Smart Show” Last Night


According to Ad Age, Holiday Inn Express and its digital agency, Digitas, are embarking on season two of “The Smart Show”, a branded entertainment offering.
The 40 new episodes of “The Smart Show” will appear twice a week on blip.tv, and will air through October. 76% of the first season’s viewers indicated they would be more likely to stay at a Holiday Inn Express based on the show.
Digitas is also launching a new branded-content unit, The Third Act, which is currently in active conversations with clients looking to go beyond the sponsorship model for web-based video content.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.