Around Here, We Call Him the Poetic Prophet.

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It's a dude rapping about design coding!

If my mom threw out my rap cassettes and replaced them with SEO rap (as opposed to rap about seeking out the Holy Spirit), she would have changed my life forever.

And I would have thanked her (as opposed to throwing things across the room and crying, because that E-40 cassette cost me three days of unspent lunch money, and also because I would never again have the opportunity to memorize all the lyrics to "Sprinkle Me").

More SEO rap here. Topics include conversion closing, paid search, link building and social media. Lyrics included.

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by Angela Natividad    Mar-31-08    
Topic: Good, Online, Tools, Video



Retirement Isn't Hard. Not Like Killing a Man without Breaking Eye Contact!

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Here's a Ryan Iverson parody of Dennis Hopper's Ameriprise ads -- which were creepy to begin with.

Seems like it was just a matter of time before this guy got spoofed. Something about his choice of sunglasses and the way he touches index finger to thumb while talking. Plus, he does kinda vibe like he wouldn't mind killing you.

by Angela Natividad    Mar-31-08    
Topic: Celebrity, Good, Spoofs, Video



BBH Art Director Leaves. Steals Stuff. Films It. Sends Vid to Agency

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BBH Art Director Andy Tider writes, "This week I decided to leave my position as an Art Director at BBH New York. This being BBH though, I couldn't just go out with a "goodbye letter". So I spent my last night as a BBH employee stealing everything that wasn't nailed down. On video. Then I sent it to the entire company. Our chairman, Steve Hearty called it "extraordinary". In fact, BBH people couldn't seem to get enough of the video. I guess I was just expressing what everyone wished they could do."

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by Steve Hall    Mar-28-08    
Topic: Agencies, Strange, Video



Gorgeous Hair Comes with Responsibilities. Yeah, Well, So Does Branding.

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Watch some catty females try outdoing each other with violent voluminous hair-flips.

Cheesy as hell, but in a way that could have sparked many a feel-good spoof. (You know, like the Herbal Essences ads.)

Produced by Identity for JWT, NY and Sunsilk, the ad aired last year and was followed by that horrific diva thing we hate so much. Too bad. It could have been the beginning of a beautiful gimmick.

by Angela Natividad    Mar-28-08    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Good, Television, Video



The Guild Wins Best Series at YouTube Video Awards

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The Guild, an online show written by MMOG gamers for MMOG gamers, got some love at the YouTube Video Awards. Huzzah.

Catch the webisodes at Watch the Guild. Turn the volume down: we thought we were getting all schizophrenic, but it was just that a bunch of them started playing at the same time.

Since closing the window, the room seems quiet. And lonely.

by Angela Natividad    Mar-27-08    
Topic: Events, Good, Online, Video



Little Minx Experiments with Exquisite Corpse

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...and no, not in the PBS kind of way.

"Exquisite Corpse" is a game where words and images are assembled to make a new whole. Players must adhere to certain rules to keep the game going.

Thus inspired, LittleMinx.tv invited directors Chris Nelson, Josh Miller, Malik Hassan Sayeed and Phillip Van to play "Exquisite Corpse" with short films. Two rules:

o Each must respond to the last line of text from the last director's script, and
o Each film must feature the Little Minx brand somehow

View the results of the game. If you just want a taste, here's a lovely sad one about the death of innocence, which follows this one about a man who cheats at cards. (And that's a really, really short synopsis.*)

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by Angela Natividad    Mar-27-08    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Good, Video



MTV Tr3s Deluges Latin Kids with Culture's Colour

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Check out this dope Hispanic pop culture mash-up for MTV, put together by PandaPanther. It's totally random, but maybe random is better than seeming too focused. Interstitials like this one will appear in the MTV Tr3s Top 20 countdown show. Each number will feature a different vignette.

MTV Tr3s launched in mid-2007. Its goal was to encourage marketers to start looking at Hispanic youth culture instead of always focusing on Spanish-speaking adults.

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by Angela Natividad    Mar-26-08    
Topic: Brands, Television, Video



Abandoned Carts Have Feelings Too. Also, They Talk. Also, This Guy's INSANE.

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Why would you abandon a shopping cart? Do you like raising their hopes and dashing them? Did someone once abandon you? Or is your heart cast entirely out of ice?

Cart whisperer Liberty Fillmore wants to know. Watch as he guides estranged metal baskets back into the sunshine and absorbs the therapy bills that, by all rights, YOU should be paying.

Oh, if Mother could see you now.

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by Angela Natividad    Mar-25-08    
Topic: Campaigns, Online, Strange, Video



CareerBuilder's Lesson 32C Gauges Workplace Worth

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Created by Wieden + Kennedy, CareerBuilder has launched a four part video series called Office Worker Survival Series which aim to "humorously instruct the disgruntled worker how to navigate the treacherous waters of corporate America."

In the first video, Gauging Your Workplace Worth, the worth of an employee is examined based on how elaborately their birthday gets celebrated in the office. From time of day to location to attendance to food to whether or not your co-workers sung happy birthday to you, the CareerBuilder Birthday Celebration Observational System gauges the liklihood you'll be considered for a promotion in the future or tossed out the door at the first sign of a downturn.

And no, we didn't miss the nod to bra sizes in the Lesson labeling system. We are, however, very interested in how big the lessons will become as the series progresses.

by Steve Hall    Mar-25-08    
Topic: Good, Video



Obama Girl Tells Hillary to Stop Hating on Barak.

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Who knew? Really. Who knew Obama Girl would amount to anything more than a one-off from some random YouTube chick with a "crush" on Obama. Well, it seems a good percentage of the nation has a crush on Obama and that crush might get him all the way to the White House this fall.

In the latest Obama Girl video from Barely Political, Amber takes down Hillary and urges her to stop hating on Obama. Amber tells Hillary her quest is becoming hopeless, that America is Obama Nation, and that her continued attacks are just making the McCain option look better which, of course, is not good for the Democrats' cause.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-25-08    
Topic: Cause, Good, Political, Racy, Video








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