Is it me or are there more and more companies implementing these transparently virtuous campaigns? Are people dumb enough to let these ads actually affect their lifestyles? Will people believe that Starbucks is an awesome and ethical company that is forgoing actual revenues to do good? Can people see through these campaigns, and will they be offended by the assumptions that marketer’s make of consumers? Yes, yes, and no.
Monthly Archive for January, 2009
La Blogotheque is a french music blog. Don’t know much else about it because Google sucks at translating. The one part of the site that is offered in english, however, is the collection of video podcasts called the Take-Away Shows. Every week since 2006, the Take-Away Show producers have invited artists and bands to play in random public surroundings. The resulting product is spontaeous, beautiful, and awesome.
I haven’t been able to watch them all, but some of my favorites are the kooks, vampire weekend, and jason mraz (for the ladies). Finally, firstly, you must check out Priscilla Ahn because she is nuts good.
In preparation for the inauguration, the New York Times will publish 52 portrait shots of Barack Obama’s top ‘people’ taken by Nadav Kander and Kathy Ryan.
The shots can be seen online with audio from the photographers here.
After viewing the photos, I was most blown away by the three gentlemen below. Jon Favreau (Speechwriting Director), Eugene Kang (Special Assistant to the President), and Reggie Love (Personal Aide to the President, probably the President’s goto power forward) are the three youngest members of Obama’s cadre at 27, 24, and 26 respectively. It’s nuts that these guys are just a couple years older than me, and yet they already have their hands in one of the biggest moments of recent history and some really sweet gigs.
If this video has already been removed by NBC, you should probably read this blog more often and maybe even subscribe.