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The Last 3 Years Of HALLOWEEN 2013-2015

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For the past 3 years we celebrated Halloween with the same group of friends. We normally meet at the beginning of the NYC Village Halloween Parade early enough and we march with them, then comes the party.

2 Years ago, we celebrated 2 days of Halloween, I went as my friend Nick McGlynn Β  And we were both on the print and the online version of the New York Post. Freaking awesome!

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Last year We went as the members of family guy, 4 of us, and we were on a print issue of the NY Daily News (I missed the print).

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This past Saturday, we went as Stormtroopers… to my surprise, not many people actually thought that the new movie is coming out in less than 2 months, so we only saw 2 Star Wars costumes throughout the day, not only that, we made a quick cameo on TV (The NY1 Channel) Here’s their coverage (skip to minute 34:00 and look for the stormtroopers).

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We always end up at our friends penthouse and rooftop looking directly at the Empire State Building.

Thank you to our friends Nick and Pas and our host Erin for 3 awesome years of Halloween.

Until Next year…

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Super Bowl: Biggest Sports day? Or Marketing day! Part 2 of 2

Note: This post is schedule to be posted at 9:30 PM EST due to being busy at the same time! To learn more about posting into the future, go to Wahol.com

To read part one, go here.

I heard there will be a lot of the dot com companies advertising during the game tonight, and I can predict that my favorite classic ad will be to my favorite company, GoDaddy, but we’ll see πŸ™‚
Wanna watch and vote on GoDaddy’s commercial and to find out more click below:

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But of you want to watch all the ads and vote on it live, Hulu is here! For those of you who don’t know that I am a huge hulu fan, you can follow my activities and friend me through my facebook page.
I have been a huge fan of Hulu for a while now, and I am happy to see it becoming as big as they are today. Please note: Hulu is currently only available in North America.
Find me on Hulu.com and friend me there as well πŸ™‚
Below you can view and vote for your favorite ads as they come live:

Another huge place to do the same thing is none other than: YouTube.

YouTube’s AdBlitz is back by popular demand, all ads will be there as well.

Another channel worth mentioning is:

Although I don’t get the point from that channel (Aside from the huge Pepsi ads all over), it’s been advertised that it will be live during tonight’s game.

This is the end of the Super Bowl post.

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Super Bowl: Biggest Sports day? Or Marketing day! Part 1 of 2

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I have to admit, up until last year I was not that much into the sport of football, therefore, I only watched the Super Bowl for the ads! This year I was a bit more into learning the game’s history and I did follow the games as much as I could, and that’s why I have started a new blog about the sport and will reveal more info about it in time.

However, until today, millions of people are still not interested in the game, for whatever reason it is, but they still watch the Super Bowl. Why? Simply for the commercials.

This year, I will be in a live concert at the same time of publishing this post, and thanks for the technology we have today, in the second part of this post, you can watch all the commercials as they come on, and also comment on it, without leaving the page that your at. πŸ™‚

But before we start voting, I need to know, do you watch the Super Bowl for the game or for the ads? Or for both?!

The build up for this event is huge, for example, Pepsi, as one of the main sponsors of the game, is just about every where! not just in online advertising, but it’s in every store I have walked in in the past week, even at the Swatch store in Times Square!!

Don’t get me wrong, I think that this is a brilliant idea, marketing in games, otherwise, how would all the players get paid!

Now down to the advertising:
NBC is the main benificial of this event.

However, the marketing before the game is another build up, 3 movies were advertised that stuck on my mind, thanks to the cast of the movies being there. The 3 movies are:
Fast & Furious ( After watching the trailer, I like that Vin Diesel’s car had NJ license plates).
Race to Witch Mountain (With one of my all times favorite: The Rock!)
And
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Already number 1 for the second week in a row).

Also I heard that the first trailer of another favorite of mine will be revealed tonight, The new Transformers Movie.

Continue reading at part 2

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Great news: Twitter on TV along with the debate tonight!

Follow me on Twitter!

I just got the newsletter from Biz Stone (Twitter founder) and I am passing the great news on to you:

I have already written about the makeover here.
I also wrote about what Biz called the election fever on Twitter here.
Tonight there is a debate between Palin and Biden and here is what Biz said:

Tonight we expect the most activity Twitter has ever seen as
vice presidential hopefuls Sarah Palin and Joe Biden debate live
from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The folks at
Current TV are making history by broadcasting Twitter updates on
live television during this debate. Will you see your updates on
television? Be sure to tune in or watch the streaming version of
Current TV’s “Hack The Debate II” at http://current.com/debate

This could not be any better in terms of timing. Aside from that I will watch for my tweets tonight on TV, I think that this is the perfect opportunity to reveal just a bit more about the Online school that I announced last night, yes, there will be another big part and multi-sessions on mastering the art of Twitter and other micro-blogging/status updating services.

Of course you can start following me on Twitter here or by clicking on the Twitter logo on the top of this article, and I hope you will be watching for my tweets on TV tonight and feel the POWER of TWITTER πŸ™‚

Update: I have to mention that the Twitter live updates will be available on Current TV channel Online at the link above or by checking your Cable/Satellite listings here.

Seinfeld to be pitchman for Microsoft!!

Let’s see if $300 million will change Jerry’s mind (His point about blogging still pisses me off).
The planned fall advertising campaign is not yet to be officially announced, but it will soon.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the plans. Citing people close
to the situation, it reported the comedian will be paid $10 million for
appearing in ads with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.
But for us younger consumers especially, can Seinfeld turn the image tide for Microsoft? Well I guess it will (but then again, you know my views of the MAC and Apple in general πŸ˜‰ ).
“Seinfeld does represent sort of a challenge,” says Brian Steinberg,
television editor for the weekly advertising magazine Ad Age. “He’s not
Dane Cook. He’s got a more sophisticated everyday take on things. He
often comes across as a questioner of conventional wisdom but also can
be kind of a crank. It’s a fine line to walk when you’re dealing with a
younger person.”
I guess it’s time that Microsoft and MR. gates are back in the TV advertising game again, after all, all the hype that was created for MACs and iPhones was just smart marketing from Apple.
My question is: Will Jerry be advertising anything about the Windows Live Writer? because let’s face it, for $300 Million I think he should change his opinion about blogs. Don’t you think?

Jon Stewart Daily show BAD Jerry Seinfeld

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Although I liked the comedy (That was about nothing) but Jerry used to be one of my favorites, until bee movie came out and he had to promote it.

Back in November of 2007, one of the places he had to promote on another favorite of mine: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Every thing was fine until the end when Jerry made fun of blogs acting like it’s a bad word or something!!! That’s a big no no Jerry!

Too bad it was a day before the writer’s strike, so the show was on repeat for quite a while. But even after the show started again when the strike was over, Jerry never came back or talked about his close to an insult comment. Only thing he did was to cut that ridicules looking hair cut of his πŸ˜‰

On the other hand, Last Sunday, April 14th was declared by the famous Darren from ProBlogger.net as bloggers appreciation day.

Thank you Darren for thinking of all of us.

Super Bowl Sunday: 63 commercials interrupted by 1 game

A quick post:

Super Bowl Sunday is all about marketing.

At least that’s what I think.

With about 158 million Americans with wide eyeballs and More than a billion viewers will watch the game, in 223 countries and territories, thanks to 57 international broadcasters, looking at the years most marketed game, and the fact that there is over $170.1 million worth of commercials sold by Fox: There will be 63 ads interrupting the game (or you might say the game will interrupt the 63 commercials), and for each 30-second spot, Fox will collect $2.7 million. Wow, that’s $90,000 per second.

I think that this is the first marketing “Game” and the second TV marketing event after New Years eve.

A quick review of 30 years of advertising is: Here (I like the Yahoo one) πŸ™‚

YouTupe is having a ” Vote for your favorite ad event right after the game” through adblitz: Here

And even my favorite domain registrar got famous thanks to their daring you Super Bowl Commercial few years back.

Get you own domain name with Godaddy for just $1.99 per year during the Super Bowl promotion and get a chance to watch all Godaddy’s daring commercials through out the years (Even the ones that was banned by TV due to their strong adult materials) by clicking on this banner:

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Want a sneak preview of the ad before the game? For free? Here is what you do:

Click on Godaddy’s banner above, Scroll all the way to the bottom, one of the links there says ” BobParsons”Β  click on it, then click on the “Fox hands us a lemon” article under Jan. 2008, you will find the secret link to the free video there.

I will deliver you my own coverage of the ads (Not the game) shortly after the game. Enjoy your Ads.

I meant enjoy the game πŸ˜‰

Shop Victoriously. A new eBay promotion

Win $50,000!

By now most of us have seen the new eBay TV advertising campaign. If You didn’t then read on and find out where to see it all:

After the very successful eBay huge “It” campaign then (in my own opinion) the not very successful smaller “Windorphins” campaign.

eBay started the new huge campaign just in time for the holidays shopping rush : “SHOP VICTORIOUSLY” is the name.

I saw the first ad “Dog race” of this campaign before a movie in the movie theater and immediately researched it as soon as I got home, from my marketing view.

I think this campaign will attract a new kind of buyers to eBay, as well as pushing some merchandise categories.

You can see all ads on the new great looking site for the campaign here: Shop Victoriously

The site covers a lot on the idea of shopping and winning. You can tell from the scenario of the 4 ads, it reassemble the bidding and winning scenario in real eBay world.

After watching all the videos, there is a true story section, where real people telling their recent success stories on eBay.

Then there is the “Andy & Paul” section of the site, with current and upcoming video episodes speaking about the “7 Principles” of becoming a true winner aside from the words of wisdom and other episodes to become available on a later date.

One more section that will grab your attention: The $50,000 game, which you can win any of the daily prizes or win the $50,000. Well I will leave that up to you and good luck.