As recently reported by Adweek, the daily, live, interactive YouTube show “What’s Trending” has scheduled its Second Annual Tube-a-Thon for this Thursday, December 12, at 6PM PT, 9PM ET. For the two-hour program, What’s Trending and Ford’s Fiesta Movement will unite the YouTube community and some of Hollywood’s most charitable stars for this next-generation digital social telethon aimed at raising money for Covenant House, a nationwide charity network dedicated to helping homeless kids.
The holiday themed Tube-A-Thon will be live-streamed from YouTube Space LA on What’s Trending for two hours of fundraising filled with music, comedy, performances and surprises. For every tweet with the hashtag #Tubeathon or #FiestaMovement, What’s Trending and Fiesta Movement will donate $1 to Covenant House. Read more
The Brewster Parsons Next Reel Channel on Vimeo presents the latest work from Brewster Parsons, the Venice, California-based A-level visual effects studio specializing in photoreal imagery, extraordinary color and brilliant design solutions.
Established in 2007 by Darcy Parsons and award-winning VFX supervisor Simon Brewster, the artists and producers of Brewster Parsons Read more
December image selection from the 2013 calendar collaboration between brothers Tommy, Bill and Tony Ewasko and their united businesses, Ewasko Studio and Aloma Printing. Please contact Tommy(at)ewasko.com to request your copy and to get on the mailing list for next year.
Click the image above to download a high-res calendar for your desktop.
I’m not sure of its exact origin, but I’m indebted to ESPN SportsCenter star Stuart Scott for introducing me to this phrase: “Clear eyes, full heart, can’t lose.” Today is Thanksgiving Day here in America, and on the occasion, I am feeling deeply grateful.
Like many other entrepreneurs in America and elsewhere, I find a great deal to be thankful for in my occupation. Writing for OnStartups.com, Dharmesh Shah has posted an excellent short article entitled “12 Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Thankful For,” which I encourage everyone to read.
Among the story’s growing list of comments, here are a few of my favorites. Read more
In the ongoing aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, where the survivors are now facing new difficulties including disease and infections, the United Nations World Food Programme continues mobilizing to help millions of people with emergency food relief. Funded entirely by voluntary donations, WFP counts on our support to be able to provide food where and when it is needed most. Donations to help children and families in need in the Philippines can be made at http://www.wfpusa.org/emergency or by texting the word AID to 27722 to instantly donate $10.
In Cubes, the executives from Mediabistro.com present VIP tours of the world’s coolest media offices.
Over the past few years, they have featured pundits from the world’s foremost media brands hosting custom video tours of their operations and facilities. The episodes in the Cubes playlist go inside ABC News, Bloomberg, CBS News, Consumer Reports, Hearst, the Major League Baseball Network, Thrillist and many others including major advertising and PR agencies. Earning a Cubes tour places a company in an elite group of successful media enterprises and is a huge achievement. Read more
Writers Jason Kehe and Katie M. Palmer recently traced the history of movie trailers for Wired Magazine, and the results are extremely fascinating, probably even for non-film-school graduates. You can read the full story here along with all of the amazing sidebar articles – The Art of the Trailer – and I’m also sharing an excerpt below. Wondering why I’m embedding the trailer for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film “The Wolf of Wall Street” above? According to Adweek, this project just won the 2013 Grand Key Art Award from the Hollywood Reporter’s Key Art Awards. As confirmed by The Inspiration Room, the award-winning trailer was created by Industry Creative with Paramount Pictures chief marketing officer Josh Greenstein, Read more
The Juniper Jones Reel Channel on Vimeo presents the latest work from the creative force Juniper Jones. As of today, this includes: The 47th Annual CMA Awards Promo; NFL Network Thursday Night Football 2013/2014 Open; “Witches of East End” Cinema Spot; Bellator Season 9 Spot; 2013 NBA Finals Broadcast Open; 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Pre-Show Open; Brookfield Place; 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief, and more results of the force’s collaborations with leading business and entertainment industry talents.
Based in DUMBO on Brooklyn’s waterfront, Juniper Jones is the creative force dedicated to creating custom-tailored solutions. Read more
Monday is Veteran’s Day here in America, and it’s a day of honor and celebration that has its roots in “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918, when Germany signed the Armistice to end World War I. I have written before about what this day means to me personally, and since America’s businesses are made up of its citizens, it’s natural that our esteem for our military veterans is the inspiration for many types of related cause-marketing campaigns, including those detailed last year at this time by Stuart Elliott of The New York Times.
Although my military service was during the relatively peaceful era of 1985 to 1990, it still was not all that easy. I know firsthand about the dread of boot camp, and the difficulty of enduring even basic training… but to me, my motivation was clear: I wanted to serve my country. Through those experiences and others, I came to have ultimate respect for those who have gone far beyond “basic training” to become the Marines, the SEALS, and other elite members of our special forces… whose bravery and daily commitments are seemingly made of granite. It is nearly impossible to duly honor them and express the appreciation they deserve.
Below, I am very proud to share the touching personal message I received from my cousin, whose son graduated around this time in 2011 as a Navy SEAL. Throughout the ordeal of her son’s training, we received updates of the harrowing experiences — one after the other — that this young man, and others like him, were willingly facing in order to serve our country. He was literally knocked back time and again, and each time, he stepped back up with even more determination; he never gave up, and today, his dream of being one of America’s finest and best trained specialists is a reality. And like everyone who wears a military uniform, ultimately, he did all of this to serve us.
As you read this and otherwise participate in Veterans Day in your chosen ways, please think of those young people who have dedicated their lives to the military, and consider reaching out somehow to let them know you appreciate them. Also, I invite you to learn more about the Wounded Warriors Project, and consider making a donation. Thank you! Read more
If you have an email address, a Facebook account, and you are a legal U.S. resident, Dr Pepper is offering you a chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition… all for telling your one-of-a-kind story and submitting it online by the contest deadline of Friday, December 13, 2013. You can also nominate students on the official website at http://drpeppertuition.com.
Every student deserves a chance to realize their potential. That’s why Dr Pepper is giving away over $1,000,000 in tuition in 2013 to help students across the country pursue their dreams. Read more