Name a brand or media channel and Bill Green’s probably worked on and in it. An art director by trade, he’s focused on an overall holistic approach to brand madness that merges the worlds of traditional, digital and social – whatever it takes.
Having worked previously with Darryl and Humongo and current AdVerve podcast partner with Angela, he’s currently doing creative strategy and pitch development with BFG in Hilton Head. The ad blog Make The Logo Bigger is about his experiences in the world of advertising and beyond.
Angela Natividad is a strategist, copywriter and journalist based in Paris. She writes MarketingProfs’ #SocialSkim, is a frequent guest on marketing podcast The Beancast, and co-hosts AdVerve the podcast. Most of her secret thoughts are on her blog, Live and Uncensored.
Darryl Ohrt is a former punk rocker, and Executive Creative Director at Carrot Creative, in NYC. In addition to his posts here, he also writes for Advertising Age’s Small Agency Diary, as the voice of the small guy in a big, big world.
After founding the legendary agency Humongo, he sold out to the man, left the entrepreneurial life and joined Carrot. Now he’s the self proclaimed Prime Minister of Awesome, and he’s tweeting, blogging, and exploring the internets as if it matters. He knows just enough to be dangerous, and is always ready for action.
It’s back - with bullets, to promote the new film Bula Quo!
Gaming is hard - and not everyone can produce the next Candy Crush. So when it comes to brand games, sometimes it’s best to stick with what the audience already knows - and fits the brand.
Such is the case for the Bula Quo! game, which leverages the playability of Guitar Hero skinned in a way that’s just right for Bula Quo!
Now that JJ is set to take charge of the next Star Wars epic adventure, one fan imagines what the earlier epic might have looked like, if JJ Abrams was in charge. The original trailer, reinvented.
What if Google Street View were around to capture great moments from classic films?
They weren’t of course, so someone has done it for them. Google Street Scene is a Tumblr devoted entirely to the re-creation of classic scenes, as if they were captured by the Google camcar. Just because you wondered if it could be done. And it could.
Here’s a marketing case study that should be read by every start up, creative, student, film maker and person who plans on launching a product in the near future. You don’t have to be famous, to get famous.
The first ever video short shot on Google Glasses. By Diane Von Furstenberg. Because fashion gets it first. The best line in the short comes from Diane herself, “I’m filming” which points to a whole new world of disclosure that may need to exist when everyone’s sporting the Google.
This short is really an ad for Obey and Generic Surplus shoes - but it’s also a short about three artists who are doing their thing, surviving and making it in a world where that’s not easy. Advertising can be great content, too and not have to be a ridiculous in your face product fiesta in the process. Go, Obey + GS.
Props to Jeffrey Kwiatek for giving us non-autoplay embed code!
Love movies? Love maps? Love maps about movies? You will now. But wait, there’s more: One for the music freaks in your life too. (They’ll cost you 25/20 damn pounds respectively, or free for your online perusal.) GET YOU SOME. (Via @KeithStoeckeler.)
A look at the visual world of the ultimate manchise* James Bond, from its creators. (Via Daring Fireball.)
*Yeah, you heard us. Manchise. Look it up.