Category Archives: YouTube

Can a Nice Brand Be Naughty and Win?

Year after year we welcome holiday ads that tug at our heartstrings and bring tears to our eyes. Most reinforce the true meaning of the season – warmth, cheer, generosity, and sincerity. For that one media-driven moment, viewers pause and … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping on YouTube?

You may be if their recent Awesome Stuff Week (from October this year) takes hold. And if the shoppable ads being pitched resonate with brand marketers. Concept is pretty simple: Take one YouTube video star, plunk them (authentically!) into  one … Continue reading

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I Never Knew Breakfast Was Sad.

I never really thought about breakfast as being sad, until the launch of Chobani Oats and the #stopsadbreakfast campaign. But how happy can a bruised banana, burnt toast, or a sugary donut be?  So swapping it out for Chobani Oats … Continue reading

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Pull Up Your Damn Pants!

And no, I’m not talking about the inexplicable way some young men wear their jeans these days. Of course, I’m talking about that Trivago guy. But thank god, it seems I’m not the only one. I had to pause the … Continue reading

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Shakira’s Hips Defeat The Force

What does it take to unseat VW’s most-shared video of all time? Apparently Shakira, The World Cup, The World Food Programme, and Dannon’s Activia Yogurt. While Volkswagon’s “The Force” had been the most shared ad of all time for 41 … Continue reading

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July 4th If Britain Won!

In yet another funny spoof on tradition, Newcastle Brown Ale ambushes July 4th the way they did the Super Bowl, and celebrates what America might have been if Britain had come out victorious in our Revolution for Independence. Totally playful … Continue reading

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This is a Commercial?

Fast-food innovator Chipotle has already made a name for themselves with two stunning animated web spots: Back To The Start and The Scarecrow. But they’ve really gone all-out this time with a new Hulu series, Farmed And Dangerous. Written, cast, … Continue reading

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