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MLB 12 The Show Commercial Teases a “Cubs Win” Scenario MLB 12 The Show Commercial Teases a “Cubs Win” Scenario
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A heart felt look inside the souls of Cubs fans and how they’ll feel if when their team wins the World Series -or- the ultimate tease, that’s just mean, because the Cubs are destined to never win another World Series? …

Charlie Sheen, DirecTV and Fiat Capitalize On Once “Winning” Image Charlie Sheen, DirecTV and Fiat Capitalize On Once “Winning” Image
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Fiat and DirecTV have banked on the visibly aged Charlie Sheen’s bad boy reputation in the hopes of boosting their sales. Sheen capitalizes on his wild past and cheesy 80s movie personas by driving a tiny Fiat 500 Abarth in …

Banned Condom Super Bowl Ad, Liam Neeson’s Scotch, & Snow Scooters Banned Condom Super Bowl Ad, Liam Neeson’s Scotch, & Snow Scooters
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A viral video is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that …

Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator Movie Teaser Trailer Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator Movie Teaser Trailer

From Borat to Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen has been know as a lewd and crude dude. His crazy antics in movies and his many characters and personas have gained him a wild reputation in Hollywood and around the world alike. …

Samsung Takes A Dig At Apple Fans In New Ad Samsung Takes A Dig At Apple Fans In New Ad

Samsung has released a new ad making fun of iPhone fans. Entitled “Samsunged” the ad takes a subtle shot at the iPhone’s battery life issues, and picks on the iPhone’s lack of built-in turn-by-turn navigation. It shows a group of …

Around The World Time Lapse, Invisible Racist, and Baby Interrogation Around The World Time Lapse, Invisible Racist, and Baby Interrogation

A viral video is one that becomes popular though the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that …

Santa’s Newest Little Helper is Siri Santa’s Newest Little Helper is Siri
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Whatever your opinion of the Apple brand, it’s hard to ignore the fact their marketing department certainly “gets” how to do commercials correctly. Whether it’s the iPod’s famous silhouette commercials or the “I’m a Mac, and I’m a PC” series, …

Bing’s New Holiday Marketing Campaign, Now With More Rudolph Bing’s New Holiday Marketing Campaign, Now With More Rudolph

Recently Bing announced a new holiday marketing campaign for its Bing search engine. The new campaign finds Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and his friends, taking center stage in four separate advertisements for Bing. Each advertisement was done in the same …

New iPod Touch Commercial, Just In Time For The Holidays New iPod Touch Commercial, Just In Time For The Holidays
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Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Apple has released a new television commercial for thier iPod Touch. The new commercial shows teenagers communicating with friends, playing games, and just having fun. It’s pretty fitting when you consider its …

Google+ Gets Its Own Television Commercial Google+ Gets Its Own Television Commercial
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On Thanksgiving Day, during the Lions vs. Packers game, Google aired a commercial for their Google+ social network. The title of the commercial was “Google+: Sharing but like real life”. The advertisement plays up that it’s different from Facebook, allowing …

Robin Williams, Legend of Zelda Ad Campaign Continues Robin Williams, Legend of Zelda Ad Campaign Continues
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It always seems the truly genius ad campaigns are the simple, less-you-have-to-think-the-better ideas. Sony hit their advertising gold with the Kevin Butler PS3 ads, and Nintendo has Robin Williams. Since this is the 25th anniversary year of the Legend of …

Problem With The iPad’s First Ad

Pre-sales for the iPad begin next week and the first orders will start shipping in weeks. So it grabbed my intention when Apple aired its first ads for the iPad during the Academy Awards and the only sign of music was a millisecond long flash of an old Doors album cover.

Twitter Rolling Out Commercial Accounts

Since Twitter is getting itself back in the industry news with trademark travesties, DDoS attacks and some sideways competitive compliments it makes sense that the conversation turn to the R word: revenue.”"

Models Stealing Quantum Notes Leads To Science!

A YouTube video featuring Australian models talking quantum physics turned out to have plagiarized Scott Aaronson’s lecture on "Quantum Computing Since Democritus," and he has reached a settlement over this usage.

Google Applauds Chinese Talent Pool

In America, much of Google’s success is attributed to its brilliant employees.  In China, there’s no reason that the situation would be any different, but as a bonus, the company could gain a competitive edge by hiring locals.

When Wikis Won’t Work

In the past you would remember how I have been talking about wikis over here to reflect how they are some of the most interesting and refreshing social software tools out there to help boost knowledge sharing and collaboration amongst different teams, communities and whatever other groups.

Collaborative GMail Promo Gets Around

Here’s the neat part about owning YouTube: you can get people to make your commercials for you a lot cheaper than it costs to pay an advertising agency to do it. The end result for Google is still a pretty cool commercial though, the collaborate effort of about 1,100 GMail fans.

A Better Ask Commercial (not saying much)

Ask has a new television commercial. And, yep, it’s . . . disappointing. Yes, the Lisa makes incredible points about how they’re still objectifying the opposite sex and how googling ogling Kato Kaelin is just plain weird. And yes, their campaign since hiring CB+P has been disjointed and disappointing. But since she’s covered all that so well, I hardly have anything to add. So I’ll quote her:

Yahoo Search Marketing Commercial API Program

Yahoo has announced the launch of its new Yahoo Search Marketing Commercial API Program, giving both individuals and agencies access to their APIs for the new Panama platform.

More Men Feel Google’s Getting Too Commercial

There are days when it seems like Google is trying to save the world, and there are days when it seems like Google is trying to take it over.  According to a recent survey from bigmouthmedia, we men tend towards that latter viewpoint.

Another Reason for Online Video
Now that we’ve established that you can use the exact same commercial is more effective online than on TV, we should also point out how much more effective video is than static advertising, even online.

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