And now for some service journalism. The Interactive Advertising Bureau is kicking off its sixth annual MIXX Conference & Expo September 27-28 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York and will carry the theme, "Unbound: Everything Everywhere."
The conference will take a look at "the transformative cultural shift triggered by the surge of interactive into every corner of our lives." Whoa, that's a mouthful.
The lineup of speakers at MIXX 2010 includes representatives from AOL, Gawker, Google, Microsoft, Pandora, Twitter, Yahoo! Here's a partial lineup:
Perhaps you've heard of Advertising Week's Big Ad Gig? It's a competition that will award five people a 30 day ad gig. The videos have been spilling in and there's one we really like. It's from Julie Bowman and it has some fun with Donny Deutsch and Andrew Keller.
Dr. Cheesebarn, the agency band for Resource Interactive, just sent us their new video called Status. It takes a rapper's view of Facebook and social networking in general. And it's petty good. They've submitted it to the Advertising Week/VideoEgg Battle of the Ad Bands for consideration. Do you think they're worthy? View after the jump.
Wieden+Kennedy took home an Emmy for Outstanding Commercial at the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony this past Saturday evening for its Old Spice commercial The Man Your Man Could Smell Like. Last year the agency won for Coke Heist.
"Winning an Emmy is a surreal experience. It's such a great honor to be recognized by the entertainment industry and encourages our desire to create work that not only sells products, but entertains people. We're very honored to have been one of the three Wieden+Kennedy spots nominated. Owning half of the six nominations is a testament to the amazing creativity happening inside the walls of our office, and the talented people and clients we get to work with," said Jason Bagley and Eric Baldwin, W+K creative directors for Old Spice.
Earlier this week, we hit Affiliate Summit in New York. As is always the case, the conference was informative, entertaining and fun. One day prior to Affiliate Summit, conference organizers Shawn Collins and Missy Ward along with Loren Feldman held The Audience Conference, a mashup between social media geeks and comedians. While that combination may sound strange, it was striking to realize just how much a comedian's work process is similar to that of an online marketer.
Along with the likes of Chris Brogan, who humorously recalled the early days of bulletin board services...complete with motormouth imitations of modems connecting; C.C. Chapman who discussed the importance of "being human" online and Jason Calacanis who, well, gave us all the parts of Jason we love the most: fearlessness, fortitude and diligence, comedians took the stage and amused as well as educated.
At the ASE10 keynote Frank Luntz offered up a simplistic demographic profile of the human race. Among other stats:
- Men want more money
- Women want more time
- Hispanics and Latinos value home ownership highest
- Best not most important. Constant improvement is.
- Accountability most important brand attribute followed by integrity amd respect.
- More people believe there are UFOs than social security's ability to sustain itself.
Luntz also discussed the importance of visuals in advertising and the psychology behind them. For example hotels should never show people in a hotel room because everyone wants to believe they are the first and only person to use the room. No one wants to know they aren't the first person to use the toilet.
- Hoffman/Lewis is out with a kidnapping spoof to get Chicagoans to go to St. Louis.
- SapientNitro would like us all to see their new reel.
- Here's a few webisodes Window Seat Pictures created for Converse. Yea, there's a pool and a skateboarder.
- A couple of creatives got bored working in an office with no windows. So they made their own. A lot of them.
- The San Francisco Egoist is holding a contest to determine the best ad city in America. Make sure you are represented.
- To kick off to its 90th anniversary celebration, the ADC has announce an open call to its 600 past ADC cube winners to submit their reinterpretation of the iconic ADC Cube for possible use on the ADC 90th Annual Awards call-for-entries.
Co-chairmen of The International ANDY Awards, venerated industry creative Ty Montague and Michael Lebowitz, founder and CEO of Brooklyn-based creative agency Big Spaceship, announced today the launch of a global "Call for Entries" creative challenge...ahem, crowdsourced contest...developed in partnership with Victors & Spoils. Participants will use the agency's Squirrel Fight digital engine.
The online effort invites people from around the world to submit creative concepts promoting the The 2011 International Awards call for entries. The person behind the chosen entry will be awarded the last remaining seat on next year's ANDY Awards Jury.
Advertising Week and Atmosphere Proximity have kicked off their 2010 The Big Ad Gig with a series of online videos featuring industry creatives Andreas Combuechen of Atmosphere Proximity, Andrew Keller, Chief Creative Officer CP+B, Ty Montague, Former Co-President and Chief Creative Officer, JWT North America, Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Creative Director Ogilvy & Mather and Jimmy Smith, Creative Director TBWA/Chiat/Day, L.A.