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Fun Friday: Coca-Cola’s “Social Media Guard”

Hahaha, I’m still chuckling. We’re so busted! But beyond the funny fake ad, I think this is a great piece of branding by Coke. You get the payoff at the end: “Share a real moment with Coca-Cola.” A low-budget video that goes viral. Kind of. What can you do that’s even better than this?

Social Media Guard

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Fun Friday: Totally Weird Stock Photography

I’m not being judgmental here — this is TotallyWeirdStock! If you were wondering what Twitter is good for, here’s an example: enabling interesting people to post interesting things. In this case, @StockFinds has been posting some really strange stock images. From actual stock photo sites. I do always stress the importance of using professional photography. In this case, it’s good for a belly laugh! For me, I can’t imagine what kind of brochure I’d use the following photos for. Can you?


Artificial intelligence.


Um, sunbathing banana.


Head on a platter. What?


I might be tempted to try this in a tech brochure some day…


The watermelon helmet…the bandaid? Huh?


Ok, no-brainer: hedge fund brochure!


“Hello, I love macaroni. Don’t you?”




Get me out of here!!!


Now, how did he do that?


Not sure where to go with this concept…


Ah, zip it!

Enjoy many more here »

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Fun Friday: Banksy in NYC

You may have heard that British street artist Banksy was “in-residency” in New York in October. In that time, he shared some really brilliant creative work across the boroughs. I love the range of his work — it’s not all graffiti but across media. But the graffiti turns out to be my favorites, below.

See all the work on his residency blog:, from which all these images have all been swiped.


This is my #1 fave, from his first day. “The street in in play” – in Manhattan


A close second fave – in Hell’s kitchen. The context makes the art. “Waiting in vain at the door of the club.”

Video of “The Sirens of the Lambs.” A slaughterhouse delivery truck toured the meatpacking district and then citywide. Ouch, that hurts! (refresh the page if you don’t see the video above)


Redefining tagging – putting graffiti on Broadway. At Bowery & Delancey, Lower East Side.


I don’t know why this one makes me so happy — West 79th between Broadway & Amsterdam.


“Bronx Zoo” at Yankee Stadium – the cheetah is made up of graffiti tags.

How brilliant is this guy?

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Infographic: 10 Tips for Better Social Media Updates

Some great ideas by Short Stack and The Social Skinny on how to maximize your likes, shares and comments. Pin it to your wall! My faves:

  • Share a Tip — people love them! Make sure you identify it as a tip, though.
  • Inspire Action — wishin’ ain’t gonna make it so…ask and you shall receive: “Share this”, “Comments, please” or “Pin it!” all help make action happen.
  • Add PS — this works when used sparingly, otherwise ppl will stop looking at the PS as well.

Share this so someone else can enjoy it!

Social Media Updates Infographic

Via Design Taxi

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Brand Extension: A Morning Dose of Grumpy Cat?

Quick on the heels of the kittens and bacon infographic post is the news that a coffee drink honoring social media star-kitty Grumpy Cat is coming soon. Grumpy Cat’s brand and product managers claim:

“Grumpy Cat™ Grumppuccino™ iced coffee is a delicious and creamy blend of premium Arabica coffee and milk! It’s Awfully Good™”

Finally, social media will make it to the supermarket aisle. I don’t make this stuff up! See it for yourself.


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