Ad-a-Day: Audi A1’s “The Next Big Thing”

Throwback to Ad-a-Day. Audi is pushing A1 promotion like their filet mignons depend on it. They released the 6-part online short film series “The Next Big Thing” featuring Justin Timberlake and Dania Ramirez. The product resembles what a sextuplet sequel offspring of “The Italian Job,” “Alpha Dog,” “The Phone,” and “Bye, Bye, Bye” would look…

The Re-Branding of America: Sprint Pre/Now Network

This ad came out a few months ago, but through it’s many manifestations is still as brilliant as ever. I. Love. Integration. I love it like Malcolm, in my coffee; I love it like Jim Crow hated it, in American society; I love it in creative expression, like Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable; but as…

The Re-Branding of America: KGB – “Natural Weave”

Watching my little sister interact with the world made me realize the Tide-like brainwashing power of the media. As a Communications major, McLuhan and Co.’s theories are an assumed reality; but deep down I had to believe the media’s stranglehold on youth — and adults — was more relevant in the classroom than on the…

Music Monday: Bjork … ft. Basketball via Nike and Barkley

In the midst of this extraordinarily mundane Monday my iPod shuffled upon Bjork’s “In the Musicals;” quite a brilliant track actually … which reminded me of an equally innovative Nike commercial Not surprisingly, Bjork and basketball go together like … Bjork and Barkley — astoundingly well, but mind ravaging if given too much thought as…

Playlistic :: The Gold Post: 100 Kept

Finally, the century mark. It’s times like this when you recap to the beginning and where it all began. So: a playlist paying tribute to where it always begins — home. (Actually, I stumbled across “City is Mine,” and decided to put together a city playlist. It just so happened to be The Dime’s 100th…