I’m passing this along from Tanner Herriott. On the surface, it’s the most complete, oh-mama phone out there, the Pomegranate phone: browser, phone and GPS. But then it offers more: coffee brewing, shaver and harmonica.
And then you realize after watching all the cheesy scenario videos about the whizbang features…. it’s all a marketing site for…. Nova Scotia. That’s right, Canada.
First, that’s kinda cool. Second, they reeeally have a lot of time on their hands to build this site and create the videos.
And apparently I have just enough time to write about it.
The NY Times has this conversations page. I think it’s pretty cool.
It’s marketing, and it’s also compelling, at least to me. We not only do news, sports, entertainment, other newsish stuff, but we shoot advertising and marketing at the OPUBCO Studios.
Great stuff. Well shot. Peeps you recognize. Relates to sections of the newspaper and Web. Compelling to watch. NY Times may have a future, I don’t even know…
Today was typical yet nothing routine in the OPUBCO Studios. The local FBI director stopped by this afternoon for an interview with Bryan Painter. See Sunday’s editions.
We also taped segments for an upcoming Cold Case OKC story, next week’s DnA segment on, well, trash, and a few pieces for the advertising department to show to potential clients.
We don’t just shoot and edit video for the newsroom. We also facilitate video production for OPUBCO’s marketing and advertising departments. And that’s cool to me that we’re not just one dimensional. A lot of media balk at doing anything that isn’t “journalism.” But I doubt the public cares, and shooting video is shooting video. Writing is writing. It’s just done in different ways to accomplish different purposes. And I think video production is fun. For editorial or marketing or advertising purposes.
And isn’t it good to have fun with your work?