ReplyBoard Captures (Manufactures) Crazy Craigslist Encounters


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


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


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


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

How Companies Can Better Integrate Their Content With the Social Web


Murray Newlands interviews Echo Strategic VP Chris Saad in this episode of Future of Publishing. Saad discusses the convergence of static traditional media with fluid social media.

During the past several years, the rise of social media has threatened publishers (and brands employing content marketing) with a certain loss of control over customer conversation. Social media has forced publishers to find new ways to connect with customers.

Contrasing the future of publishing with both traditional, top-down media and more modern social media, Saad describes future content creation as both "content curation and content creation."

Check out the three and a half minute interview below.

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by Steve Hall    Mar- 5-12    
Topic: Social, Video

Liv Tyler Re-Imagines 'Need You Tonight' For Givenchy


If you're a fan of Liv Tyler (we are and have been since we saw her in Empire Records with then-unknown Rene Zellweger), you're going to love this new video she did for Givenchy Electric Rose. It's a reinterpretation of Need You Tonight and was shot by Johan Renck.

The work is quite stunning and will captivate you until the end. Well, it least it captivated us. To each their own. We love Liv. And we're proud to say it.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-23-12    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Video

How Adele's Middle Finger Played Out in Social Media


On Tuesday, the Brit Awards celebrated the best in British music. Twenty-three year-old British singer Adele, already a winner of six Grammys, was honored with a Brit Award. However, she was cut off partway through her acceptance speech which left her fuming. She gave the middle finger before storming off camera. Controversies erupted over the Brit Awards' decision to cut her off (many felt it was so they could run more commercials) and her response. In Future of Engagement, Murray Newlands analyzes how people reacted on social media and discusses what businesses can learn from it.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-23-12    
Topic: Research, Social, Video

Tech School Ad Illustrates Teleportation Can Have Deadly Effects


Every once in a while something so weird comes along and we love it. Why? Because we get to write WTF?! And we're pretty sure that's what everyone reading this is going to say when they get to the end of this video from Australia's Central Institute of Technology.

The work comes from Henry Inglis and Aaron McCann, a comedy duo from Perth. In the video, the pair teleport from one part of the school to another. All goes swimmingly until close to the end when things go a bit awry.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-21-12    
Topic: Strange, Video

Video Series to Examine Future of Publishing


A new video series called The Future of Publishing has just launched and will examine content creation and content marketing. It's hosted by Murray Newlands VigLink's Oliver Roup. The inaugural episode features Hubpages' Paul Edmondson, Netshelter's Pirouz Nilforough and Yulia Smirnova.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-20-12    
Topic: Video

Woman Gives Birth to Giant Reeces Piece


Alright, alright. How can we not cover follow up work to that freakishly amazing Skittles ejaculation video from last July? Directing team Jordan Sharon and Keith Hamm are at it again, this time spoofing Reece's with a freakishly delicious take on child birth. One must simply watch to experience the delightful oddity of this wonder.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Spoofs, Strange, Video

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