I knew it! Google’s been in the content distribution game all along!
First, try and understand just what the hell this corporate speak actually means. Then, determine if it will actually make a difference for the clients. Somewhere, someplace, rising out of the ooze of the net, there’s a start-up coming to get these guys, someone who can make the traditional agencies irrelevant in the online space…..
Because they know their audience really well. Ok, almost every audience likes a good drink, but the Method bloggers know that their audience is interested in the same things they are. And, they also know that they can demonstrate their values by showing their appreciation for sustainable cocktails, and that their audience would probably be interested. More importantly, the Method people know they are really selling the supplies for a lifestyle, they’re selling the lifestyle itself, and every lifestyle goes better with a cocktail.
This is a great example of how to use your corporate blog (Plus, its got a great name! "People Against Dirty")
For helping me learn about things like this video of the Radiohead song "Nude". I want to hang out with people like the guy who created this. Unbelievably cool, beautiful and insane at the same time. Imagine the time it must have taken to come up with this? But, it’s worth every second. Please, go be inspired by this creativity and make something beautiful….
Powerful visualization of voting data: NYT: How different groups voted.
Nice post on AdFreak, about an Austin TX ad shop supporting a "near elite" runner. Here’s the article:: AdFreak: Austin agency gets behind a real underdog.
There’s an opportunity for a bigger brand to take this on. Home Depot sort of does it with their Olympian athlete ads, but what about someone like Nature Valley? Or, Kashi? What a powerful way to communicate to your target audience that you care about the same things, with the same passion, that they do?
I’ve been running into the phrase "Connection Plans" or "Touchpoint Plan" more frequently lately. Makes me scratch my head a bit. As i learn more about the ad business (it’s dying) and try to apply what i know about the web world (things are going well there, thanks), i realize its the Ad biz’s way of doing what web folks know as experience planning. Or, at least that’s what i think right now.
Yahoo looks like they are being scrappy again. The Walmart deal is a big one.