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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

History of the Internet

Noticing a "how did we get here?" theme on YouTube in 2008-2009 (clips that explain the financial crisis, to the history of marketing and all the Common Craft series) here is the latest little ditty crunching years of history and advance into 8m.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

From YouTube to Powerpoint

Although it may be old news, it is news to me that you can simply download a youtube video and with one click insert it into Powerpoint. There have been sites were you could only download the .flv file, but this does all the converting for you. Its so simple and so free. Enjoy.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Short History of Marketing

Shift Happened. Not news to you, but a clever clip nonetheless and client/deck-ready (when you've rehashed those other charts/vids saying the same thing to death).

from german agency Scholz & Friends.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fallon Brainfood: Return of the Real Hero—From Caricature to Character

Join us for the next installment of Fallon Brainfood, Thursday January 15th at 1pm EST/12pm CST.  

Topic: Return of the Real Hero—From Caricature to Character

Through the lens of the superhero and pop culture, we'll explore the heightened relevance of heroes, what it means to be a hero today, and how brands can empower your inner hero. Presented by account planner Alyson Heller and planning intern Courtney Kuehn. 

Tune in via live webcast and follow-along on Slideshare/YouTube:


Ustream Webcast: 

Live TV by Ustream

Live chat:


Slide 13: Christina Aguilera

Slide 19: SuperHero Comic Guru Interview

With thanks to our interviewees, including blogger Geoff Boucher, "Hero Complex," at the LA Times. 

Check back tomorrow for additional clips, links, and information. 

PSFK's Good Ideas Salon, London-Style

PSFK will be hosting a full day-long Good Ideas Salon, in London on January 30, 2009. From a varied mix of PSFK hand-picked innovators and leaders in creative thinking, attendees will gain insight into such areas as: arts & culture, collaboration, design, digital, marketing, mobile, and youth.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Branded Generosity

John King, Director of Innovation at Fallon, recently wrote this piece on Generosity. It appeared in Contagious Magazine. Below is the story. To view, click each image.

This article was contributed by John King, Fallon's Director of Innovation, to Contagious Magazine - a leading global authority in branding, design, technology and popular culture. To organise a subscription to the magazine, please contact or call +44 (0) 20 7575 1822.