Posts in category "Video"

YouTube shows you how to break your New Year's resolutions with style

YouTube shows you how to break your New Year's resolutions with style
With every new year comes new resolutions, but let’s be honest: despite best intentions, few of them are ever kept. According to a study conducted after New Year’s Eve 2014, 45 percent of Americans routinely make resolutions (the top choices include losing weight, getting organized, spending less, and living life to the fullest), but just 8... Read more »

5 must-see brand videos for Halloween

5 must-see brand videos for Halloween
With Halloween nearly upon us, we’re looking to the Internet to deliver a few scares. This year, some of the best creepy videos were made by brands. Running the gamut from spine-chilling to creative and cute, this collection features companies like IKEA and Oreo. Turn up the sound, turn down the lights, and take a... Read more »

10 of the best "how it's made" videos on the web

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OcbiOV6b5sg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>With Halloween right around the corner, take a look at how candy corn is made. About 9 billion pieces of candy corn are sold every year, many by the Jelly Belly Candy Company, which has been making candy corn longer than anyone.
There is now more content and data on the Internet than everything man has ever written or produced (times seven). It’s no wonder we can also find videos on virtually every product that’s ever been made. This morning a video on how bubble wrap is manufactured went viral. Who hasn’t questioned how they get all those... Read more »
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On-demand digital content comes to public libraries with hoopla

On-demand digital content comes to public libraries with hoopla
Your local public library just got a novel update. A new service called hoopla digital has come to Chicago, and it’s about to change the way library card holders borrow content. Through a partnership with the Chicago Public Library, hoopla is allowing library patrons to access movies, TV shows, music, ebooks, and audiobooks on-demand. Content can be... Read more »

The new best book discovery tool? Online video

The new best book discovery tool? Online video
When you’re looking for a book to read, there are a number of things you can do. Wander the stacks in your local library. Peruse displays in a shop. Over the years, digital media has added several new options to the list. Now you can discover your next must-read online, with a personalized recommendation from... Read more »

The year in funny online ads

The year in funny online ads
Everyone likes a funny ad. These are the commercials we talk about at the proverbial water cooler. Our “did you see…?” reaction to amusing spots has launched countless conversations, edging its way into friendly banter and dinner table talk. Many a Thanksgiving feast this week will include references to Kmart’s tongue-in-cheek take on “Jingle Bells.”... Read more »
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Horror or humor? 2 very different stories to kick-start your Halloween

Horror or humor? 2 very different stories to kick-start your Halloween
‘Tis the witching season, and that means the media’s overrun with clips, films, and specials related to Halloween. Some of them are pretty innocuous. Others try their darndest to completely freak us out. At the top of that list is horror movies, which have been spooking since the 19th century. From the silent shorts of... Read more »

Literature meets branding in these book-inspired Vines

Call it a modern take on a classic (or six): this week, natural skin care company Burt’s Bees launched a collection of Vines that riff on famous works of literature. Positioning them in its Twitter feed as #6secondclassics, Burt’s Bees is promoting the short videos with copy like, “Hast thou tried our #classic products? Thou... Read more »

Hone your storytelling skills with these digital tools for grown ups

Back in May I posted a collection of digital storytelling tools for kids, sites and apps designed to teach storytelling in creative ways. Being an effective storyteller is an important skill to have – and not just for kids. From grad school students and teachers to bloggers and brand marketers, virtually everyone can benefit from knowing... Read more »
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Social media as art: Creativity goes digital

Social media as art: Creativity goes digital
This week, Tumblr launched Readymade, a theme – or Tumblr blog template – created expressly with the art world in mind. The fruit of a partnership between Tumblr, PR firm Fitz & Co, and theme developer Pixel Union, Readymade aims to give artists, art galleries, and museums a well-suited platform through which to share and promote their... Read more »