We don’t regularly watch Mad Men on AMC (I like it more than Ianiv does), but I have to give them props for building buzz by creating an online app to MadMenYourself!
Aside from just how much people enjoy making themselves into tv characters (in this one, you choose a body, accessories, etc to make yourselves into a 60s Mad Men character), I’ll give AMC major props for the final process – the download screen has not just the standard wallpapers (above), but also download formats for Facebook and Twitter icons. SMART.
A little while ago Arieanna and I were invited to an Oscar’s party hosted by our friends at thesubstream.com. It was a fun night, got to hang out with some friends at the Opus hotel watching the awards while the food and drinks kept flowing.
What they didn’t tell me before those martinis was that there was going to be a contest. I had to go on video to answer the question “What celebrity lights your fire”? and just to mix things up I gave a slightly unexpected answer:
Pretty much from the start two videos got the more votes: Colleen’s and mine. In the end it was a very tight race with votes piling up for both of us until the last moments. I was in bed, watching all this on my iPhone and I have no idea who was voting for me. Whoever you are THANKS!
I got the most votes and won a FlipCam, one night stay at the Opus hotel, a Zip.ca subscription and a Social Media Clup Pro membership. I’m looking forward to playing with the Flip on our trip next week.
Watch the recap video and winner announcement at thesubstream. And then stay a little while longer and watch some of their other videos.
Take a bunch of teenagers, a bunch of Lucky beer, and a mountain. And this is what you get:
Drunk teenagers driving up Mount Maxwell on Salt Spring Island. They ‘announced’ their arrival by driving into/onto a boulder at the edge of the parking lot. Lovely, no?
Random fact: did you know that Cumberland, BC is the "Luckiest Town in Canada"? In 2002, Labatt gave this honor to Cumberland based on the incredible rate of consumption of this beer – it took up a whole wall of the local liquor store. [wiki] I lived in Royston at the time, right next to Cumberland. I have never consumed Lucky Beer.
In the Right Brain Rock Out! panel at Vidfest, the moderator Jordan Kawchuck set up a wheel to give away a ham. Members of the audience spun the wheel to kick off discussions with the panelists, but with the ultimate chance to win a free ham. On the last spin of the wheel, one lucky guy took the sweaty ham home!