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
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.
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
My friend Åsk “Dabitch” Wäppling founded Adland as an old-fashioned website back in the spring of 1996, with the core idea being, “to bitch, rant and gossip about advertising while collecting ads of all media for reference, and gather all likeminded adgrunts to join in while showing off their ad-work.” Dabitch still works as an advertising Art Director by day, nerd by night. Just a few years back, she was featured in a story by Chris Campaner for Ad Buzz entitled “The World’s Very First Advertising Blog.” I also recently discovered this in-depth profile from CreativeInterviews.com: Åsk ‘Dabitch’ Wäppling. Here is an excerpt: Read more
This month, the principals of global creative agency ATTIK have welcomed several very high-profile new talents. Following recent account wins, the agency has added digital creative director Balind Sieber, senior interactive producers Mark Campbell and Alex Lee Barlow, digital account supervisor Lauren Birnbaum, and senior digital account manager Lana Chan.
ATTIK’s CEO Ric Peralta: “Each of these talented individuals was highly sought-after by our industry peers. We are happy to have them join and help lead ATTIK into the constantly evolving areas where we find ourselves. With their positive energy and optimism, qualified by unmatched professional experience, each of them stands to play a key role in future ATTIK engagements.”
The full news release is here: http://bit.ly/ATTIK131 I’m also very proud to share Balind’s video explaining Social Objects, and his introduction.
ATTIK’s Digital Creative Director Balind Sieber: “Social objects are the foundation of social networks. They’re a core principle to understanding how and why people interact and the pillar of a creative strategy.”
For the sixth year in a row, 50 “Fireflies” will soon take to the coast of California to ride their bikes a grueling 550 miles in benefit of cancer research. They will depart San Francisco on September 27, and arrive into Los Angeles on October 2.
Cancer affects us all. Please consider helping the fight by making a donation here. Alternately, you can view the project on Vimeo and make a “Tip Jar” donation using PayPal, where all funds will be directly transferred to the City of Hope research hospital.
Project credits for “For Those Who Suffer,” Read more
The personal brand of Chicago-based music producer, composer, musician, sound designer and programmer Joel Corelitz, Waveplant creates extraordinary musical scores for advertising, broadcast, gaming, film and live installations. Since 2006, working on an array of ultra-innovative projects, Waveplant has delivered sensational sound design-driven scores that are fresh, resonant, and award-winning. Today, Waveplant exists in the spaces where worlds collide… where technology meets heart and soul, and vital emotional connections spring to life.
Welcome to The Blank Sheet Project, where four creative heroes have shared their approach to a blank sheet of paper. Now, creatives from around the world are invited to express themselves on their creative process, creative activism and sustainability.
Every week, you are invited to share your own vision: “Our Time Capsule is waiting for your inspired projects about Design in 2023.”
For inspiration, check out the “1 Minute to Leave Your Mark” series embedded here, then visit The Blank Sheet Project to share what you have to offer when this project is rediscovered ten years from now.
This “platform for inspirational creative excellence” is an initiative from Read more