One of my favorite shows on TV/Mobile/Web is Dexter. The Season 4 premiere airs on September 27 on Showtime. When I saw this new video I was absolutely enthralled. Try to find and click on DEXTER to go to LEVEL 3. You have to click quick before he disappears!
I think it is one of the most clever ways of using YouTube's deep link feature. Once your done with level three you can try and find Dexter in Level 4 below.
Today I received an email linking me to StopWritingOnMyWall.com. When I got to the site I realized that I was sent to a site for the Social Media Addicts Association. I got a chuckle, looked around the room and then tweeted. After a few clicks around I realized it was a stealth/spoof campaign from Sony.
This seems like an odd way to market a product that facilitates social interaction. Check out the SMAA video.
One rule of thumb has always been to never poke fun at the audience you are marketing too. But this was just fun. I liked the content at the confessions link. In the confess section they ask the you to, "Let it all out! and Upload your own confession of social media addiction to YouTube and send us the link firstname.lastname@example.org." This seems like a cheap way to get people talking about their addiction. What is a bit confusing to me is how I link it to purchasing a new machine which will further my addition. According to the visitor counter 638,677 people have visited the site. Clearly we all have some type of addiction.
Do you think Sony will turn off its core audience or do you think it will win one that is tired of all the social media hype?
What is it? At first glance you may think it is something out of Star Wars. I was in the back rooms of Flickr when I heard the term Astotagging. A quick search revealed that it is a new behavior that professional and amateur astrology photographers are participating in. A “blind astrometry server” is a program which monitors the Astrometry
group on Flickr, looking for new photos of the night sky. It then
analyzes each photo, and from the unique star positions shown it
figures out what part of the sky was photographed and what interesting
planets, galaxies or nebulae are contained within. Not only does the
photographer get a high-quality description of what’s in their photo,
but the main Astrometry.net project gets a new image to add to its storehouse of knowledge.
These amateur beekeepers claim to have made 1000 bees attempt to fly away with a ThinkPad T400. This demo is accentuated when the guys wave a stick under the lightweight ThinkPad T400. This fake video was commissioned by IBM.
Can a bunch of bees make a laptop fly? Can the bees keep the foul mouth VO go away?
I love a flash mob. Some say they are sooo done. I am not one of those people. I have to say that this flash mob really brought a smile to my face when I realized that it was another T-Mobile event. With all the horrible crap going on in the world it is nice when a brand just wants you to have a smile and share it.
When I saw what T-Mobile did on Oprah - I was blown away. If you watched Oprah's 24th season kickoff party, which took place in on the mag mile in Chicago you could can see how people shared an incredible experience that makes you want to smile. This is really content worth sharing. (just search YouTube and see how many videos were made)
Do you remember the T-Mobile dance at Liverpool Street Station for T-Mobile's Life's for Sharing campaign? And who can forget the Trafalgare square karaoke, where 13,500 people sang Hey Jude. It seems to me that T-mobile's flash mob still works.
Have you had a recent flash mob experience that you want to share? If so leave me a comment.
The Obama brand has inspired many. A real test of a brand, is whether it inspires innovation in artistry. There is no doubt that Obama's Design Director, Scott Thomas, used art and design to bring America together while commenting on their grass roots messages in a visual way.
Today you can revisit the art of the Obama campaign in a 360-page book that reveals the story behind the design of the campaign. The book also features many of the unofficial grassroots art work created in support of Obama.
My favorite part of this book launch is that Thomas is funding the production of the book using Kickstarter, an online funding platform that supports creative endeavors.
The videos of Serena's hot temper have gone viral on YouTube. Perhaps it was over shadowed this morning by the NFL's opening weekend coverage in the mainstream media. One version of Serena's video has received 67,000+ views since last night. It’s also a climbing topic on Twitter.
When have you seen any piece of technology fuse one generation of people to another in a way that they can all actively participate in one mission? Its a rare occurrence. I found that fusion with The Beatles: Rock Band. I had to keep myself from spontaneously belting out "All You Need is Love..." in a room full of people.
My parents still reminisce about watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show.