While watching this semifinalist entry for the 2015 Doritos Crash the Super Bowl competition might in some ways mildly conjure some thoughts related recent news, the end result is Crash the Super Bowl funny.
As the ad, created by Chuck McCarthy, opens, two guys are seen beating the crap out of...someone or something. A lady then runs up and yells, "Hey..."
There's not much more to say about this work from creative agency Langland that was already said in the headline. Other than it's aim is to call attention to a new STD testing kit from Randox Laboratories that allows people to test for 10 STDs in the privacy of their own homes.
Social media transformed classic PR and is offering startups and growing brands endless new possibilities to drive traffic to their digital and physical storefronts. It sounds like the best of all worlds; blending new media with old media, right? Any startup has the ability to set up a Twitter account or Facebook page, yet you still must follow traditional public relations rules on these channels.
Issues may come up as businesses rely too heavily on social media at the expense of proven public relations strategies. All too often, we have seen first-hand during the dawn of social media the horrific (and hilarious) errors which were made as clients jumped in too fast.
Murray Newlands, along with Drew Hendricks, has authored a new book, How to get PR for your Startup: Traction which includes 5 guidelines for avoiding typical pitfalls.
Channeling 42 Below Vodka, Hendricks's Gin (which, by the way, is awesome) is out with its first animated spot touting the brand's unique combination of rose and cucumber. The ad will air on the brand's YouTube channel, Facebook page and other social properties.
The brand worked with animation house WeWereMonkeys after having seen the work the company did for Little Talks.
Employees are talking about your brand on social media - in fact, 50% of employees share about their company without any prompting. According to Statista, there are nearly 120 million full-time employees in the U.S. alone, meaning 60 million employees choose to talk about their employer online.
The good news is that their message is overwhelmingly positive; the bad news is that all this employee advocacy is happening beyond your awareness. Employees share about your company on social media without training or any guidance on brand safe content.
According Proskauer Rose LLP's Social Media in the Workplace: Around the World 3.0 survey, 90% of companies now use social media for business purposes - up from 60% a year ago. However, many business leaders are uneasy about asking employees to help attract new employees and new customers on social media. Businesses are stuck in this contradiction because they fear what employees will tell the world.
In another time and era, one could argue that this bus side ad from Florida-based Estrella Insurance was, you know, tongue and cheek funny. In some ways, it is. In others, it's just another step back to the Stone Age.
Thirty-year-old Lara Tait has launched Boobs for Science, a blog and Facebook page designed to call attention to developments in science. And women all over Italy are happy to contribute.