November 29, 2008

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November 28, 2008

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November 26, 2008

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November 25, 2008

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November 24, 2008

Mesmerizing

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I must be the last person on the planet to watch this (it has 26 million+ views on YouTube), but I have to post it here anyway.  Amazingly creative and entertaining.

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National Day of Listening

Filed under: Culture,Current Events — Emily Reeves @ 6:57 am

StoryCorps has declared Friday, November 28th the first national National Day of Listening in an effort to encourage family members to share their life stories with each other, record them in some way and then share those stories so they live on.

The website has sample shared stories and a downloadable guide to help you with your interview.

This is something that I plan to do with my 89-year-old grandmother this Thanksgiving.  She always has fantastic stories about her life that I have somehow never heard before.  This time, I will record these stories.

“Everyone has a story and every life counts.”

November 22, 2008

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November 20, 2008

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November 18, 2008

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November 16, 2008

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November 15, 2008

I Dare You Not to Watch

Filed under: Current Events — Emily Reeves @ 8:54 pm

How can you not get mesmerized by these cute puppies?  I can’t believe they are not selling advertising space on that bed.  Over 30,000 people have tuned in to watch these puppies sleep and play.  Surely we in the ad industry can learn something from this.
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November 13, 2008

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Progressive Military

Filed under: Current Events,Technology — Emily Reeves @ 7:16 am

Who is the Army trying to recruit?  A generation of youth that grew up on the internet and shares everything online.  To reach this audience, the Army has launched a new recruiting campaign that uses the web as its hub.  It is about time the military got up-to-date with messaging and delivery methods.  The key to the website is video delivery of “testimonials” from soldiers in Iraq.  People considering enlistment in the Army can ask soldiers questions and get video responses.  It takes the “scary” out of the unknown and gives potential recruits a way to interact.  This generation of potential recruits are comfortable with online search and using video for education; the Army was smart to shift tactics to reach this young audience.  While the Army is a traditional establishment, it has recognized the need to be more progressive in its message and delivery.  Great use of the online space.

Check out this NY Times article for more.  My favorite line from the article:

“To help pay for the new media features, cutbacks are being made in areas like the Army’s sponsorships of professional rodeos.”

See the site at GoArmy.com.

November 11, 2008

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