Thursday, November 29, 2012

An Advertiser's Ad

I work in the advertising business, at the sticky end of the online ad business in fact. I get to watch quite a few ads on a daily basis. This one just blew my socks off.

What did i love about it? Not only is it funny, but it states time after time what the product is and why you should buy it, something we as advertisers have shied away from - 'its all about the brand' or 'let the custoer decide' - piffle and tosh!!

And it is funny and it looks like it was made for $75 and that it appears that they had a tonne of fun doing it!

What do you think?


Monday, November 26, 2012

Iron Dome - The Video

I've been a tad busy recently what with there being a war in our neighborhood 'n all. That seems to be over for the near future, thankfully, but here is the real secret behind Israel's success. I don't want to sound all 'hippy' and such, but really, without this amazing piece of technology, Israel would have suffered many more fatalities and injuries than it did.

Iron Dome - the video!

Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets from the Gaza Strip
Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets from the Gaza Strip (Photo credit: Israel Defense Forces)


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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Call Me Maybe Cheerleaders v. Soldiers

Troops stationed in Afghanistan recently sent in their very own version of our "Call Me Maybe" video. Watch how they match the cheerleaders' video move for move!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Man & Machine 2012

In the midst of all the war stuff going on outside, I decided to have a look back at 2013 and see what positive things happened.

I was happy to find a very positive, and human led, mash-up of various online videos.

I'm happy to see that people and animals (and maybe a bike or surfboard or two) still win hands down when it comes to making us smile and say 'How did they do that?'.

As a lover of stingrays I had to share!

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rockets Hitting Israel

So you might have heard that a few rockets have hit Israel in the last few days and I can assure you that I am pretty gosh-darned miffed about it.

Mainly because I live in Israel.

I'm not a source for information regarding the present conflict, I just spent the weekend with my wife and kids in our house, and I really don't trust the news, but I do like what this chap has to say about peace in the Middle East though.

If you 5 have minutes I strongly recommend watching it. It explains a lot.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Burning Calories

I sit in my office cubicle, drinking my warm cup coffee and nibbling on my Special Tea biscuits, when up pops a youtube video I haven't seen for a while but remember well.

It must have left a good impression on me if I remember it from just the halfway picture. And then the penny drops, its of a young chap who trekked a few thousand kilometers across China and took a photo of himself every day.

Now that's some determination!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

An Unexpected Video

This video came to my attention today, after  friend was honored to see it on a plane in New Zealand:

I just like the fact that someone cared enough to make it interesting and informative and not boring and dull.