Wednesday, April 23, 2008

BMW films part #2

after the very successful BMW short films 2001/2002, the munich based car company has now inofficially released this hilarious fictious documentary called RAMPFEST about a huge ramp in a made up bavarian town called oberpfaffelbachen- check it out, it´s great!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sony BMG Tuned to TommyTV

Tommy Hilfiger and Sony BMG today announced the creation of TommyTV, a web portal featuring four channels aimed at parlaying Hilfiger's penchant for directing fashion trends into lighting upon hot, new music artists. Read coverage of the announcement here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Color Me Bad

The latest in music recommendation sites, Guitarati.com returns a playlist based on the colored dot you select as indicative of your mood. Poor color blind folks.

Throw Some 3D's On 'Em

The movie industry is dealing with declining box office ticket sales. Their solution - increase the production of 3-D movies and bump up ticket prices for the premium experience. In terms of crossover appeal, big concert experiences as 3-D movies have been growing in popularity. "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds" grossed $65 million in the US as a 74-minute 3D concert click at $15 a ticket. Read Wired's article on the bet on 3D by studio execs here.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sony Takes a Bath.....A Bubble Bath That Is

Check out the much anticipated Sony Foam City advertisement just completed:

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Track ID : Liberty City Style...

Rockstar Games has taken the concept of a track identification service one step further for their imminent Grand Theft Auto IV title. One of the best features of the previous game was the ability to tune into several themed radio stations when driving around the city, each featuring a playlist of cool (and not so cool) tracks from the Eighties. This time, not only have Rockstar increased the number of stations available, but players can dial up a track ID service from their (virtual) cell phone and the game will 'text back' the name of the track and the artist, AND give you the option to buy the relevant track in Rockstar's own download store or Amazon mp3. This is a nice twist to the in-game radio that could drive download sales, as well as increase awareness of real-world track-ID services.

Check out the flash video below.

Friday, April 11, 2008

SONY BMG Netherlands Wins The SpinAward For Best Interactive Video

From the Buzz -
"SONY BMG Netherlands recently won a SpinAward for Best Interactive Video concept for the Krezip Music Box, which was created in partnership with the interactive marketing agency ACHTUNG!! SONY BMG was honored with the award in recognition of the company’s unique way of “reinventing music promotion.”

Zoolander Meets Rock & Roll

Check out the latest iteration of the got milk campaign.

Dupri Tagged for New Record Label Venture

Procter & Gamble's TAG brand and Island Def Jam Music Group are creating a joint venture hip-hop label to be spearheaded by Jermaine Dupri. The initiative is part of TAG's efforts to "cultivate relationships with the urban community through programs that give opportunities to aspiring MCs." Dupri says the appeal to any artist will be a marketing budget 10 to 20 times the current industry average. Read Billboard's coverage here.

Fresh Takes from Alicia & Dove

Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty" is looking to get communal in the digital space with the relaunch of its website at dove.msn.com. Intended to become the destination online for women to find entertainment, blogs, advice, and community, Dove has kick-started its buzz by creating a "microseries" starring Alicia Keys called "Fresh Takes".


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Free Music Streams = More Music Sales?


So claims Last.fm. Read the article .here.

The New Definition for Crowd Control?

Here's interactivity that requires group participation.

A Rolling Stone Gathers Some Gloss

Keith Richards is featured in the latest Louis Vuitton ad campaign which aims to position "travel as the defining and fundamental value of Louis Vuitton, interpreting it as a personal journey and a process of self-discovery."

The tagline for the Richards photo: "Some journeys cannot be put into words. New York. 3 am. Blues in C."

Wine Ya Body Up

Lil Jon is starting his own wine label. Obviously courvoisier, hennessy, crunk juice, hypnotic, etc. - they're all so yesterday.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

McFashionable?


Proving that there are no longer any sacred cows when it comes to what brands will become bedfellows nowadays, McDonald's has generated a good deal of buzz with its title sponsorship of MySpaceTV's "Who What Wear" fashion series.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

95% of youngsters are illegally copying music

Home copying - burnt into teenage psyche

Calls for action as study reveals 95% of youngsters are illegally copying music

Interesting article in yesterday´s Guardian: click here


Monday, April 7, 2008

From (coke) Zero to Sixty

As a leadup to EUFA EURO 2008, Coke Zero has created an online viral videogame, aptly titled, "The Coke Zero Game" featuring fast cars, daring challenges, beautiful women....and all in the name of the most noble of male-blooded pursuits - making it into the Coke Zero lounge for the EURO 2008 final when no tickets can be found to support one's beloved club. Below is the German trailer released last week.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

For All Your Kanye Travel Needs

Kanye West launched his own travel website this week - kanyetravel.com. Interesting concept potentially, except it doesn't seem tied to any specific touring schedule of his own, or any other artist under his tutelage. Wonder if he'll start his own Awards show next to make sure he gets the proper credit (he feels) he deserves?

Friday, March 28, 2008

Nice Videos -Low Bugdets?

just thought i should share this.
a very impressive result with a low budget (what an understatement.. it cost 35 euro to make).
the song isn't the best, but the video is impressive.

Dead Pretty Music Video - We Govern We

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Another Marketing Idea That's Been Walked All Over

Everyone's in search of the advertisement or marketing message that will stop traffic. What about an ad that moves for traffic? Shoot, you might even throw it in reverse and become traffic again.

Monday, March 10, 2008

International Top 50 Most Powerful Blogs

Whether you love them or dispise them, here are 50 most powerful Blogs according to the UK's Guardian.

Dancers in the Crowd Bring Back ‘Thriller’

The biggest selling album of all time gets some NY Times love.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Politics & Music

Whatever your political persuasion, our government needs help. And hope.

Only real artistry could capture what Will.i.am has created here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Timbaland Celebrates His Verizon Deal with People Magazine...or not

People Magazine were befuddled to learn they didn't have the pulse on their own party thrown in honor of Timbaland's new deal with Verizon and his birthday (which is actually in March.)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Some Sound Advice For Yahoo!

Forget the traditional resources for tips on negotiations, here's a bit of unique advice for Yahoo! that you haven't heard yet.

Monday, February 4, 2008

YouTube Korea Crushed by Local Competition

YouTube's world domination will have to exclude Korea. One size does not fit every market after all.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

SonyBMG UK team sparks 'Thriller' Mania

Thriller, the world's best selling album is out globally in February, celebrating it's 25th Anniversary.

How does one come up with a creative solution that's positive and doesn't involve the artist? Watch this to find out!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bebo leads UK Social Networking.

In the rapidly growing social networking space, UK's Bebo.com was ranked number one with 79% approval rating, Facebook. came in at number 2 with 74%, find out who else made the list.

Monday, January 7, 2008

As the DRM-free experiment rolls out, Ian Rogers, my former collegue at Yahoo!, updated his blog with his latest presentation on how we can start maximizing a DRM-free world (if you missed his October presentation, where he compares iTunes to an excel spreadsheet, take a read now).

Thursday, January 3, 2008

On the Slate for '08

It's always entertaining to look back on the year that was, but what about peering into the future of what the coming year could be? Might we get in on a business opportunity or profitable trend before anybody else? JWT, the largest advertising agency in the US, dusted off its crystal ball with a list of 80 Things to Watch in 2008. Enjoy the future!