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Your Favorite Deviant Posts of 2010

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Here’s a look at the four posts from 2010 that you guys liked the most. We have a lot on tap for 2011, but we would love to hear what you would like us to blog about this year. Comment below.

1. Democrats Go Social — a post by Taylor on the new branding approach the Democratic Party have taken.

2. 5 Ways to Raise Your Profile on LinkedIn — a brief snapshot of one of our popular Drinks & Apps series seminars. LinkedIN has come leaps and bounds in 2010, and has no plans to slow down in 2011. The social business networking site has features and tools of its own that aren’t always the most user-friendly. We broke down the most popular features, such as Groups, Answers, the Reading List, Events, as well as how to conduct Market Analysis in the space.

3. 5 Great Apps for Start-up Facebook Pages — Our picks for 5 great apps to build out your Facebook pages with ecommerce, blogs, tabs, promotions, sweepstakes, video and more.

4. The Wilderness Downtown — A look at how Arcade Fire and Google experimented with HTML 5. I still get goosebumps.

P.S. That’s my kiddo in the pic. Not sure why the waitress gave him a tiara considering he’s wearing flannel…

Tags: best of 2010, LinkedIn, social media 2010
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The Wilderness Downtown – The Battle for HTML5

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The Wilderness Downtown - The Arcade Fire

The Wilderness Downtown - The Arcade Fire

Flash vs. HTML5 – who will win? If the Arcade Fire promotional website (The Wilderness Downtown) is any indication, HTML5 all the way. Ad Age recently included the Creativity’s best ad “Arcade Fire: The Wilderness Downtown Trailer” in their morning newsletter, and the ad is amazing. It’s essentially a trailer for the music video. The whole concept was designed by Chris Milk from @radical.media and Google’s Aaron Koblin from the Google Creative Lab.

Basically, it’s an interactive music video for the song “We Used to Wait” that utilizes Google’s Chrome Browser and HTML5. You type in the address that you grew up in, and it takes you on a journey incorporating Google Maps. It is way cool and the functionality is amazing. You even get to type a letter to yourself that might be included in the Arcade Fire’s promo stuff.

I really hope we see more interactive music videos like this. It gives fans one more way to connect with the music beyond “I like it” to “I’m in it!” And who doesn’t want to feel like a rockstar – or at least to be part of the entourage?

Tags: Arcade Fire, HTML5, music, promotion, Social Media
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