For Porter Novelli

April 23, 2008

Hi guys, great session yesterday… here are a couple of clips for your reading/viewing pleasure.

The first is the video clip I completely failed to play. As you can see the number of views of the site is now 1.5 million and no, they’re no longer hiring.

Lip Dub – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo

Hmm. Doesn’t want to embed for some reason. Click through anyway. Is fun.

and then there’s this one – a marketing campaign by Dove that ran in the Super Bowl a couple of years ago. Did OK, but no real traction. So they sent it out as an email viral campaign and everyone in the known universe watched it.

There’s another Dove ad that didn’t do so well but is still worth a look if only to terrify fathers of daughters. Just frightening. It’s called Dove Onslaught for a very good reason.



We’re selling the cot

November 5, 2007

It’s been a good cot. Lovely warm, beeswax rubbed wood. Tasty, too, looking at the way it’s been used as a teething ring. Nice. Easy to build (that’s important) and easy to dismantle and reconfigure… and now it’s going.

It’s a bit sad, but then I know how cool the new bunkbeds look and how the girls are enjoying those. Of course, the instructions for the bunkbeds do say “Nobody under the age of six shall sleep in these bunkbeds” and neither child quite makes it to six just yet but hey, it’ll sort the wheat out from the chaff as it were. So it’s not all bad.

Having linked to the Skydeck cartoons for marketing in an earlier post, I thought I’d stick this one in here. It’s very right. Also, Sarah at Porter Novelli is off to have her baby soon and we’re having lunch tomorrow to wish her well and she doesn’t need to see things like that. Don’t look, Sarah. Don’t look!

(welcome all from Porter Novelli, stay a while, click on a few things, tell your friends, get Jane to authorise it etc) I have decided to post a more thoughtful, well-rounded intelligent discussion on marketing trends, public relations and the social benefits of such a charming and thoughtful company…

But I can’t. So, instead here’s a link to my favourite cartoon on creative criticism: Sky Deck Cartoons.

Feel free to forward on the link, OK? Ahem.