This week's collection of remarkable marketing links, curated by the frog marketing team.
Super-Powerful: An energy-generating bike rental system.
Personal: Jeff Jarvis announces on his blog that he has prostate cancer. How public do we want our health to be?
Creepy: Meet your Facebook contacts in a movie trailer cum gaming environment.
Obama I: The Message Is the Message: New York Magazine thinks that “Obama’s ubiquitous appearances as professor-in-chief, preacher-in-chief, father-in-chief, may turn out to be the most salient feature of his presidency.”
Obama II: Funny How?: Matt Bai believes that Obama’s “improvisational asides are like bubbles of air reaching the surface of placid water, reminders that while he remains immersed in the process of Washington, his lifeline to the world outside remains intact.”
Walk and Tell: From Massive Attack’s “Unfinished Sympathy” to The Verve’s “Bitter Sweet Symphony” to Johnnie Walker’s “I Walk”: stories are movements that are linear and yet mysterious in construction and style.
The Truth about Amsterdam: Creative video response to a Fox smear campaign against Amsterdam.
The JK Wedding Entrance Video: Again and again, celebrate the mundane!
TruthyPR nails it: “The lesson for you to take from this is that your cause or your brand no matter how boring probably has an angle that you haven't found yet that would be entertaining to interact with. You don't need a new content management system. You don't need a new widget. You don't need to redesign your website.You have to be able to laugh at yourself a bit, and find someone unshackled by your organization's tradition to think about new ways of engaging the public. You need to be publishing more.Writing more. Recording more. You need more content and you need to find people who can do that for you over and over, since many of their attempts will fall flat. In short, you need editorial staff. And then you need to let them run.”
That's exactly what we're going to do until next week.