Crowdsourcing: Online Video

March 28th, 2010

With the Internet's ability to reach worldwide for the brightest talent, we are starting to see an increased use of crowdsourcing to create the best products.  Check out a great example of crowdsourcing a choir:

Brand-Sponsored Film Done Right

March 27th, 2010

Thanks to @blakerutherford for pointing me to this. Yesterday, I wrote about brand-sponsored music done right. Today's example is film. Spike Jonez, of Where the Wild Things Are fame, has released a short film (30 minutes) titled I'm Here that was paid for by Absolut Vodka. Although the brand has no representation or product placement within the film, the Absolut brand has prominence on the…

Brand Sponsored Music Done Right

March 26th, 2010

This video is way cool, but did you notice the State Farm sponsorship?  OK Go is a band mostly known for their videos (remember the one with the treadmills?), and I had the opportunity to sit in on a panel session at South by Southwest (SXSW) where Damian Kulash of OK Go talked about the making of this newest video and working with State Farm.…

An Introduction to Location-Based Services, Part II

March 25th, 2010

Check out Innovate Arkansas for the second part of my two-part introduction to location-based services based on sessions attended at South by Southwest.

An Introduction to Location-Based Services, Part I

March 24th, 2010

Check out Innovate Arkansas for the first part of my two-part introduction to location-based services based on sessions attended at South by Southwest.

Arkansas Native, Navy SEAL Adam Lee Brown Killed in Afghanistan

March 21st, 2010

Allow me to step away from advertising, social media and technology for a moment today and honor Navy SEAL Adam Lee Brown, an Arkansas native, who died in Afghanistan just a few days ago. He was serving with my brother, also a Navy SEAL. From my brother: "I've known him since 1999 while we were going through BUD/S together. He was a good friend and…