Ze Frank Goes To Hollywood

Spencer Morgan’s New York Observer article on internet video star Ze Frank is highly informative.
Here’s some of what I learned by reading the piece:

  • Mr. Frank has high powered Hollywood agents and will soon have a deal.
  • United Talent Agency owner Nick Stevens said to him, “We’ll do this, we’ll do that, we’ll pump that area.”
  • DreamWorks is laden with waterfalls and free ice cream.
  • In March of 2001, Mr. Frank was an art director at Dennis Interactive.
  • Mr. Frank studied neuroscience at Brown.
  • His college band was called Dowdy Smack.
  • 25,000 to 30,000 people watch his online show each day.
  • The ad space at the top of zefrank.com goes for $900 a week. The ads that run at the end of his videos go for 30 cents per click.
  • Ze Frank’s real first name is Hosea.
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.