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Front View Boys

Loving this post on our favorite pet project, isawjesuinLA.com.

Check out the video here, but don’t forget to visit the enormously popular isawjesusinLA.com for even more West Hollywood Jesus hilarity!

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Translating a Hipster

Holy Toledo! Remind us to take a copy of this with us next time we have a meeting in Silverlake.

A big thanks to the folks at Cracked for breaking it down for all the squares out there.


Music for your Friday listening enjoyment

Walkabout (feat. Noah Lennox) – a song by Atlas Sound we totally dig – just came up on our iTunes. Then we found a video for it featuring a rocket! Jackpot! So, what did you want to be when you grew up? Are you doing it? We’re not, but this social media thing wasn’t around in the 80s when we were kids.


TEDxGoldstar

I feel so privileged to be a part of the upcoming TEDxGoldstar event being held at Downtown Independent on March 2. This should be an amazing event. They even highlighted me on their blog!

If any of my fellow LA bloggers are interested, TEDxGoldstar is looking for five talented bloggers to act as official TEDxGoldstar Interactive Hosts. Interactive hosts will serve as the eyes and ears of TEDxGoldstar and will be reporting firsthand updates about the event throughout the day. Click here to be considered.

Let me know if you are going to be there. I’d love to say hello.


Lose Yourself in the Motor City

I love music. And despite growing up in Columbus, Ohio, and being taught from birth to hate our neighbor to the north, I love Detroit. Even in its current depressed state, that city has more soul than most places I’ve been to in my life. I love the music, the history, the houses, the culture … most of the people. Even the coney dogs are worth noting.

So it came as no surprise that my favorite Super Bowl ad this year was the Chrysler 200 ad highlighting the good, the bad and the ugly of Detroit, with Eminem‘s Lose Yourself as its powerful score. It’s a bad ass commercial with a bad ass narrative. This ad would make even the most die hard Buckeye give Michigan a nod for being home to the Motor City, a place that has been “to hell and back,” and yet still seems determined to persevere.

And just who is behind this masterpiece? A lot of people, but we can start at the top with Olivier François, president and CEO of Chrysler Brand. Yesterday AdAge ran a wonderful profile of the daring, sharp-minded, Detroit-obsessed Frenchman. According to the article, the idea of featuring Detroit, its heritage and history, was not a new idea at Chrysler, but it took a gambling man like François to give it the go ahead.

I love this ad and the impact François has had on Chrysler’s marketing efforts. I can’t wait to see what’s next for both Chrysler and the Motor City.


Who’s on social media?

Marketers are constantly trying to figure out just exactly 1. Who is using social media? and 2. What are people doing while on these social networks?

Well this cool infographic by KISSmetrics maps out a nice visual answering the first question.

Gender-wise, Twitter and Facebook are split down the middle, however the ladies lead the pack on MySpace, representing 64 percent of its users.

Another interesting highlight on the infographic is that Twitter has the greatest division of wealthy users (27 percent). With 37 percent of its users holding a bachelor’s degree, Twitter also boasts the largest division of users with a secondary education.

Infographic by KISSmetrics


Hip Hop Pee Wee

Yes! Loving these Pee Wee’s Playhouse remixes. Thank you, Brian Ellis! We feel like a kid on Saturday morning, in our jammies and all.

Hey, we all know Pee Wee is hip, but did you know he has an iPad? Check it.


Facebook down?

Remember when Jesse Eisenberg while playing Mark Zuckerber in The Social Network mentioned something about how Facebook never goes down?

Hmm. I think they are down.


Music-y!

This has been an incredible week! We met Dave Navarro (been obsessed since I was 13. He took my picture, not the other way around), landed some new clients, partied with Jesus, became the Foursquare mayor of Umami (thank you Hatch Burger addiction), saw old friends and made some new. So what a better way to end the work week than Pee Wee Herman posting this dreamy number on his Facebook fan page.

Now to get Pee Wee to post some episodes of El Hombre and we’re officially happy campers.


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