Tuesday, April 29, 2008

viva gratis

Let's change the way we release music again.

Download Coldplay's new single Violet Hill for free. Only for a week though, and then you have to pay.

someday when i grow up...

...this is how life will be.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

finance it!

Today I would like to start my educational series that I will call "Successful Advertising."

This is about presenting your business, your product, and yourself with style and flair. This is all about making a good first impression. And this is about how a magical thing called advertising can turn even the snottiest, whiniest little ginger into a studly, cunning babe-magnet with a sweet cell phone.

Let's learn how to become successful not only in business but also in life.

Here we have an old favorite of mine. Massey Auto Wholesale. A man who is always pushing the envelope. Here's a typical spot.

Here we use an oldie but goodie technique that has stood the test of time and is sure to work for Massey too.

The ideas are endless with hilarious tomfoolery and clever stunts. And they've even had the insight to include clever puns featuring real or invented pop-culture figures from Larry the Cable Guy to the Credit Jedi, which resonate with all of us.

And catch up on the rest here while I leave you with this gem...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

live tv online

RedLasso now has a search for recently broadcast TV and radio with news, sports and entertainment clips from the major networks and stations like ESPN, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, BBC, Comedy Central, E!, Food Network, and NPR.

You can search by date, time and location of airing and then edit your own clips to post or share. It's only in beta now but there isn't any added advertising... yet. Although it still includes ads that appeared in the broadcast but you can always just fast-forward.

The extensive search looks inside broadcasts to find specifics like names, phrases, and other details. For example, if you search "Colbert Report" you get the whole episode, but if you search "Colbert Oregon" you go right to this part (which I edited myself):

And you can even navigate between a whole hour of TV to watch the Daily Show and Colbert Report back to back.