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.
…by making your childhood memories a less safe place to escape to.
So you probably know that LeVar Burton recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $1,000,000 to rehabilitate Reading Rainbow for the digital age. With 56 hours to go, he’s already raised over $4.5 million.
So now that RR’s a thing again, LeVar’s banded together with Funny or Die to recreate the retro theme song that you probably still know by heart. A few updates: reading now confers you with godhood and Machiavellian bloodlust. Kill butterflies! Monopolise humanity! Destroy books for others by shooting rainbows out of your hands! These perks, and more, are perhaps just a classic novel away.
You will never look at LeVar, or Reading Rainbow, the same way again.
No, your feet won’t smell like the inside of a Starbucks either (although we wouldn’t much mind). But we don’t want to give it all away! Watch the video for details from a very motivated narrator.
Kickstarter status? $204,601 given … out of a $30,000 goal. Coffee feet really fills a niche.
We’ve advocated our love of CentUp, and put our money where our enormous mouths were by donating to their Kickstarter campaign. To pay back in kind, CentUp’s producing custom-made video thank-yous for the supporters that made it a real-life funded startup.
A thank-you is a small thing that goes a long way. But it’s the last (ultra-weird) frame that really made us happy to invest. (Thanks, Len!)
Send lots! You never know what people are doing with baby-cube-you while you’re on the phone, but chances are they’ll want an extra for the days you swing by the office.
We have a new favourite Kickstarter project every week. Today’s taker is the Ostrich Pillow, which — get this! — lets you take a head-supporting, eye-shading, hand-warming “power nap” anywhere you please.
Whether your boss — or society at large — will you actually use the thing at your desk or on park benches without consequence is another story and probably depends on where you are. I guess you have to really trust your environment before making the decision to slip your head inside those womblike folds.
But if you, like the rest of us, are sleep-deprived, FINANCE THAT BAD-BOY! It’s still over $67K shy of its goal.
H/T Stuart Dredge.
Forget prime-time television that insults its audience. For now on, great entertainment will be made possible by you.
Ze Frank offers to bring back his famous webertainment, if he can just raise enough to fund it. And of course, he does.
Imagine if you mashed up Stumble Upon and Kickstarter, so that you could browse Kickstarter projects in the most random way possible. This is KickStumbler.
The internet just puts stuff together for you, and makes it happen. You didn’t even have to ask for this, and it just arrived at your doorstep. Rejoice, because you have the internet. From Waxy.
Lucky Ant is like a kickstarter site that’s dedicated entirely to helping the small businesses in your neighborhood expand, improve, and offer new products and services to you.
You already support them with your business, now you can support their expansion to. This is America and the internet at its best. From SwissMiss.