Tipp-Ex Returns With 'Hunter and Bear' Time Travel Adventure

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Two years ago, white out tape brand Tipp-Ex racked up 19 million views with a video about a camper who comes into contact with a bear. The viewer could choose to shoot the bear or not.

The brand is out with another choose your own adventure video series that centers on the viewer choosing a date. Once entered, a video that highlights that era begins to play. You will be very surpised at what you find!

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by Steve Hall    Apr-12-12    
Topic: Video



Sainsbury Bank Alleviates Boredom and Monotony

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Under the guise of doing a documentary about the monotony and boredom associated with carting kids around to their various events, Sainsbury Bank offers on women a wonderful reprieve in the form of a massage and a makeover. All delivered to her while she's waiting for her children.

Doesn't sound all that exciting but the work draws you in beautifully. Created by AMV BBDO, the work was filmed by Pretzel Films.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-12-12    
Topic: Video



Courtney Stodden Helps PETA Lose All Credibility

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If you want to wallow in the idiocy of youth, be sure to watch this PETA video featuring 17 year old Courtney Stodden, the bimbo (and she is a bimbo) who married 51 year old actor Doug Hutchinson. In the video Stodden talks about her distate for eating things with a face.

Of the video, one commenter has this to say, "The message is obscured by the choice in spokesperson. Courtney Stodden is famous for being a child bride, and that in itself is a sad social issue. Her vapid, underdeveloped personality stands in stark contrast with the grave issue of animal cruelty. It's hard for anyone to take PETA's campaigns seriously at this point. We need a new organisation to take up this cause and make it relevant again. All animals deserve more."

PETA has always pushed boundaries leveraging the nudity of celebrities for its causes but with Stodden, clearly a woman who hasn't properly matured mentally, PETA can hardly be taken, if ever it was, seriously as a cause group.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-30-12    
Topic: Cause, Celebrity, Video



How Make Money Using Images Online

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In part two of this Future of Publishing video series, Viglink's Oliver Oliver Roup and Host Murray Newlands continue their interview with Stipple's Rey Flemings and Luminate's Chas Edwards. The discussion centers on how to monetize images online. Although companies like Pinterest have been using social media to monetize images, there are many more options than just attaching Amazon or other affiliate links to them.

You can view part one of the series here.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-28-12    
Topic: Video



Even an Elephant Can Use A Samsung Galaxy Note

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So we're not quite sure why showing an elephant using your smartphone/tablet hybrid would compel something to buy the thing but it sure is fun to watch. To tout the Samsung Galaxy Note, an odd-sized phone/tablet that won't fit in your pocket and isn't big enough to truly enjoy a movie, The Viral Factory filmed Thailand's Peter the Elephant having fun with the Note. Check it out.

by Steve Hall    Mar-27-12    
Topic: Video



Stupid Blair Witch Project Parody Hypes Hair Salons

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Thirteen years after a parody was relevant, Goldwell Salons has created a Blair Witch Project-themed promotional video for its CallAHairDresser website. In the ad, we see a model do her best impression of the snot-nosed close up shiot from the movie as she flips out over her home coloring disasters.

Thanks to Who Is That Hot Ad Girl we know the actress to be horror film actress Christina Rose. Sadly, the fact she apparently has experience acting in horror films, she does nothing to make this ad interesting.

Rose does a much better job kicking the shit out of a guy in this clip from indie short Circle of Fury.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Video



ReplyBoard Captures (Manufactures) Crazy Craigslist Encounters

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Not that any service is going to knock Craigslist off its "shit for sale" throne of dominance but we have to hand it the guys over at ReplyBoard for trying. To illustrate just how crazy it can get when buyer meets seller from Craigslist, four humorous hidden camera videos capture some interesting scenarios. Have a look.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Video



Kayak Demonstrates How to Book A Flight Using Only Your Mind

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Kayak is getting kooky again. This time with a Barton F. Graf 9000-created video that demonstrates how you can plan a trip using only the power of your mind. And, inadvertently, illustrating just how easily the capital of California is forgotten.

Monitoring for online mentions of "mind control", "using only my mind", "thought control", "hypnosis", "telekinesis", etc., the team at Kayak will be delivering this YouTube video link directly to consumers on Twitter, blogs, forums, Yahoo! Answers and other online destinations. An interesting approach. Perfectly personalized in that appropriately kooky Kayak way.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-21-12    
Topic: Brands, Social, Strange, Video



Pinterest Is All The Rage But It's Not the Only Game in Town

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In this Future of Publishing episode, Viglink's Oliver Oliver Roup and Host Murray Newlands interview Stipple's Rey Flemings and Luminate's Chas Edwards. Both companies are involved in the monetization of images. Although companies like Pinterest have been using social media to monetize images, there are many more options than just attaching Amazon or other affiliate links to them. If you're wondering how (or why you should even bother) to make money from your brand imagery, check out part one of this three part series on image monetization.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-21-12    
Topic: Social, Video



Hipsters Get Their Own YouTube Channel

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Really? Really? A YouTube channel called America Hipster? The channel will undoubtedly become a characature of itself by episode three. Seriously. Does anyone knowingly want to be labeled a hipster?

Hey, we could be wrong. The channel debuts with three shows, American Hipster presents - video portraits of American trendsetters, Max Movie Reviews - movie reviews by digitally manipulated babies and Hipster Grandmas - pop culture commentary by America's first hipsters, old people. Shit, that covers just about everything from hipster cradle to hipster grave.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-20-12    
Topic: Video










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