Barack Obama at Invesco Stadium (+ video)

31 08 2008

Obama’s speech at Invesco really tied up the DNC very well. It was an incredible crowd and great speech from Obama.

Floor pass

Ann Curry -- What a woman ;)

Ann Curry -- What a woman 😉

The Man's podium

The Man's podium

Blitzman

Blitzman

Look, it's Toby Ziegler

Look, it's Toby Ziegler

My little video

Barack’s speech





DNC Week!

31 08 2008

What a week! Although I’m glad to be back in D.C. (minus the humidity), I’m really thankful that I was able to participate in and experience such an historic event. My liver probably wishes I didn’t go, but man was it worth it. Here are some of the highlights of the week as promised:

The Tent: Blogger HQ

Global Poverty Forum:

Global Poverty Forum

Global Poverty Forum

Back of Ben Afflecks head

Back of Ben Affleck's head

Protests:

Antiabortion Protest
Antiabortion Protest
Re-create 68
Re-create ’68

Re-create 68 crowd

Re-create '68 crowd

Global AIDS Alliance luncheon:

Danny Glover
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Sen. Barbara Boxer
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Cali.)
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Cali.)




DNC — Day 2

26 08 2008

The Democratic National Convention has been great so far! Been meeting and running into random Reps. and Sens. (and Danny Glover). I’m taking the day off from the Convention and going up (or down, I’m not sure) to Fort Collins. Fat Tire Brewery, I can’t wait! I’ll throw up some pics soon.





Switching to OpenOffice

20 08 2008

Who — besides Microsoft and the other corporate behemoths — does not like open source software or at least the concept of it? I’ve always been intrigued (and inspired) by the power of what Dan Tapscott and Anthony Williams in Wikinomics called “mass collaboration.” So I decided to do away w/ Microsoft Office and try OpenOffice. (BTW, if you haven’t read the book, you should check it out. It’s a great read).

For those of you who don’t know, OpenOffice is the leading open source office software suite, which includes the standard word processor, spreadsheets, databases, powerpoint-like stuff, etc.

If anyone is using it or has tried it, feel free to comment.





Viral Marketing – Elasun Condoms and the Olympics

19 08 2008

Wow, this isn’t subtle at all. Although the video isn’t the most creative ever made, Elasun’s marketing campaign to “hijack” everything Olympics without being a sponsor is pretty clever. Here’s an interesting article in UTalkMarketing.

Here are some of the ads, which are pretty good:

Photos from Stephen Hutcheon’s blog.





Democratic National Convention – I’m so there!

18 08 2008

It’s finally here, the DNC baby!

Yours truly will be rubbing shoulders w/ the Washington elite and other political junkies come Saturday in the Mile High 🙂

So excited. If I grab any good pics I’ll be sure to post them.





Viral Marketing – Response to Matt

17 08 2008

Thanks for your kind words Matt! I decided to just post my response to you b/c I think it’s good to know.

I should let you know that I’m not an expert in viral marketing, or marketing for that matter. However, I have heard things from people in the business who know a lot more than me. Common themes have emerged, though, from all the conversations I’ve had in terms of V.M., such as:

-It’s hard to gauge what will become “viral” and what won’t, so unless you have some crazy gift that allows you know what will become “cool” or take hold among the audience, then it’s really impossible to plan.

-However, things that are interactive have seemed to work better, like the example I gave of PaltalkJibJab also produced one related to the election:

-Another option is looking for videos on YouTube that have become popular (those that relate to your product or company) and sponsor the creator, like what Dr. Pepper and Stride gum did:

This is sort of a quick response, but I hope it helps a little. If you do create something, send it over to me and I’ll post it here.