Entries Tagged with ‘Marketing’

If I Only Had a Big Enough Budget…

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Independent producers beware. If your mantra is "if I could only get the money, I'd be a success," check out the story of Delgo, an animated film with all the right pieces, but the wrong execution. The film's creator/producer/director wanted to create ...

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Back on Topps Not Quuuuuuiiiiiteeee There Yet

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Michael Eisner's company bought the baseball card company Topps last year, and this year, his new media production company Vuguru is making a mockumentary about it. Back on Topps stars twin comedians The Sklar Brothers, and is actually quite ...

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Mad Men Fan Art

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Everyone here knows my great love for the Emmy-winning show Mad Men, which results in my following of their marketing-type activities like Mad Men Twitterers and the like. I stumbled upon an illustrator who shares my passion for the 1960's advertising ...

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Introducing the New MadTV Cast

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

MadTV has always been a distant cousin to my first love, Saturday Night Live. But I was impressed with I saw these introduction videos of the 14th season's new cast members Eric Price, Erica Ash, and Matt Braunger. (14 seasons? ...

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Mad Men Twitter Accounts Suspended!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

AMC enacted their copyright and had Twitter suspend the accounts associated with their Mad Men characters. There are a lot of bloggers up-in-arms about this, as bloggers can be (read: "The DMCA sucks!" "Burn copyrights!" "Anarchy!"). Bloggers, who tend ...

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Holy Applebox! ‘Mad Men’ Cast the Next NBA Dream Team?

Friday, August 8th, 2008

I've heard of actors having to deal with height differences on set, but this is ridiculous. According to a rolling promo window on the Hulu home page, the cast of Mad Men are a bunch of giants. Imagine ...

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Terminator and Watchmen Trailers

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

I know I'm nerding it up big time here, but two great trailers for 2009 releases were unveiled this week: Terminator Salvation and The Watchmen. Enjoy. Watchmen (From the director of 300) Terminator Salvation (with Christian Bale)

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Get Your Own Social Network

Friday, July 11th, 2008

David Hasselhoff Ask A Ninja Good Charlotte Spill.com Movie Reviews Independent Comedy Network What do they have in common? They all use Ning.com to host a private social network on their sites. They give their fans an opportunity to upload photos, make comments, and engage ...

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The Anatomy of Buzz

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

My mom has no idea what 3G mobile technology means. But she knows that the Apple iPhone 3G comes out tomorrow. The buzz is on her lips, and everyone's lips. My personal measure of marketable buzz is: if my parents are ...

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A Great Viral Video Flops: 3,328 Views For Parrot?

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Rob Delaney sent me a link to Parrot for State Bird on YouTube, a really well-done fake political news short starring himself as the snarky host. The video showcases a debate between a parrot and a valley quail, who argue over ...

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