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.
Forget about Smart TVs. For all of $35, Google’s Chromecast lets you watch videos, scroll photos and websites, and play music — among other things — right on your HDTV. Best of all, use your tablet or phone as a remote control.
What would tv drama Homeland look like, if it were designed as a set of vintage album covers?
This question has now been answered, with a gorgeous set of old-school album covers devoted to the tv show that everyone loves.
Sometimes people are stupid because they can’t complete the most basic tasks, like eating popcorn and watching tv. And sometimes people are stupid because they believe that eating popcorn while watching tv is a problem that needed to be solved by the most perfect made-for-tv product.
Now for your viewing pleasure, a full set of animated gifs made from the most ridiculous made-for-tv moments.
There’s an all new Christmas special airing this week on Nickelodeon, and it was produced in the classic stop motion manner as the best Christmas cult classics. BoingBoing teases with some behind the scenes shots, and super fun factoids about what it took to bring to life - like the fact that the coral reefs are actually made from gluten-free breakfast cereal. Yum.
LOLwork is a reality series about your favorite way to waste time online. If you can make it past five minutes without wanting to claw your eyes out, good luck. At least their cat pics with captions are funny … right?
Here’s a detailed set of interactive infographics that explore the series past anything that you’ve ever seen before. We can assume that the reason this wasn’t built before is that it’s designer has been working on it since the moment the series ended. May Hurley be with you.
Skateboarders, like any other sub-genre, have a uniform. And coolhunting brands make it their noble work to claim bits and pieces of it before enterprising competitors can.
Hence the Nike x Levi’s 511 Skateboarding Collection by Omar Salazar. Yes, bitch, the skateboarding collection. You know why? Because your pansy walking pants just won’t do. And for the love of God, take off your car shoes! Did Mr. Rogers teach you nothing?
Nonetheless a gorgeous ad in grand Levi’s nostalgia-for-something-you-never-had style. I’m sure this would sell a tremendous amount of jeans if the average grade school sk8er could fork over nearly $200 a pair.
Speaking of classic redos, “Alice the Cat” is a spin on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Everything is the same except that Alice is a cat (obviously), and instead of falling into the rabbit hole, the rabbit hole leaps out at her … from her Friskies can. Table for one at juicy chicken tea time? Because Kitty looks ready to off some heads.
We give you Twitter’s first-ever TV commercial.
As is the case with the platform itself, if you use Twitter already you’ll find this reasonably good. But if you aren’t a Twitter user, or one of those people who just recently signed up, made what-the-fuck face and left, then this doesn’t at all help lower the barriers to entry or make the platform remotely more comprehensible.
Virgin has created a tv show/short film that’s shot and produced entirely during regularly scheduled flights. With real stars. Perhaps your next business trip could be on set.
It’s a short, not an ad says Virgin - and proof that content is indeed, king.