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Big Ideas (On Paper Plates)

March 13th, 2007

Today we met with a brilliant man, perhaps genius would be the appropriate term.

Over the past 17 years, he’s been developing an unprecedented set of theories with implications for not only mathematics and education, but far beyond, touching all areas of life—using paper plates. It was a fascinating to catch a glimpse of how his complex mind works, and how he allows those who interact with him to do the same.

We love big ideas, and we’re looking forward to seeing where this one could go.
Posted by Aaron Carriere on March 13th, 2007 at 11:48 AM
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It Was a Bad Apple

March 5th, 2007

Today we celebrated Christmas in March at Creo Productions.

The postal stork delivered our latest tech-baby, a 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro, fully-equipped with the Intel Core Duo 2 processor—in slightly-less nerdy terms, we landed the best laptop for our industry.

The MacBook Pro is powerful enough to run Final Cut Studio on the fly, giving us the freedom to import and edit footage on the road, airborne, sailing at sea, or stationed at our favorite caffeine saloons.

We have big plans for our extra editing mobility...among other benefits, the 24 hour film festival is coming. However, when we opened the package, we discovered the computer was damaged. We called Apple like it was 911, and they quickly responded to our cry: A new laptop will be here by the end of the week.

Top Six Marketing Values

February 23rd, 2007

This Sapient study ranked the top six factors marketing executives value when choosing a marketing partner:

1. Quality of Creative Content
2. Innovation and Strategic Value
3. Price/Cost
4. Sophisticated Analytics and Measurement Systems
5. Proficiency in Emerging, Interactive or Digital Media
6. Traditional Print, Offline and Media Buying Services

It looks like online video meets every criteria in the top 5.
Posted by Aaron Carriere on February 23rd, 2007 at 8:03 AM
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Business Goes Straight to Video

February 20th, 2007

One of our favorite articles from Business Week is Business Goes Straight to Video, covering everything from word-of-mouth generated from creative online video, to Microsoft’s use of video testimonials, to companies using online video to recruit top employees.

The article also tracks the growth of online video, citing “the number of U.S. video viewers is expected to surge to 157 million in 2010, from 107.7 million in 2006.” That’s good news. The video market is growing, but how does it impact your company or organization?

That’s where we need to think differently. Read the article and take a few minutes to brainstorm how online video could help your business. After all, who would’ve thought grinding up chicken and Coke would increase blender sales?

It might be the fodder that stirs up your next big idea.

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Posted by Aaron Carriere on February 20th, 2007 at 5:31 AM
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Interesting Finds

February 15th, 2007

Variety's article "Advertising's future on the Internet" talks about the “huge new premium placed in our business on creativity and entertainment,” and how that’s impacting online spending.

The creative team at the boat manufacturer Triumph had an interesting idea. To prove the toughness of its boats, they hooked a boat up to a truck, and drove it recklessly on rural roads, into trees, even crashing it into a parked vehicle. Watch it below or at www.toughboats.com.

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The New York Times ran this article about some of the more aggressive, non-traditional online campaigns lately, including a full-fledged mockumentary entitled “Men with Cramps.” We have no comment.

Sign up for the WOMMA newsletter; these guys help keep us informed and are at the forefront of word-of-mouth buzz.
Posted by Aaron Carriere on February 15th, 2007 at 8:01 AM
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PyroMarketing by Greg Stielstra

February 14th, 2007

“The Internet is the future of marketing and video is the future of the Internet. The video that Creo Production’s made for my book PyroMarketing is fast, fun, viral, and, thanks to Internet video sites and search engines, it will continue promoting my book years after other tactics are long gone.”

-Greg Stielstra, author of PyroMarketing

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Posted by Aaron Carriere on February 14th, 2007 at 9:06 AM
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Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado

We created this commercial for NY Times best-selling author Max Lucado's book Facing Your Giants (Nelson) for the Gospel Music Channel. Lucado's book is currently #1 on the Christian Marketplace Bestseller list.

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Posted by Aaron Carriere on February 14th, 2007 at 9:03 AM
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Why Blog?

February 7th, 2007

The purpose of our blog is to introduce our latest news and videos, while tracking industry trends into the constantly-changing world of video. What's the latest?

The explosion of online video and buzz surrounding sites like MySpace and YouTube has created a complex marketplace filled with tough questions. In response, we must continually challenge ourselves to think differently, to innovate, to create.

This is a forum dedicated to discovering effective ways of using video as a communication tool in the 21st Century. We'll post interesting articles, news, trends and insight into the world of video production, and how it's impacting global business.

Find out more about our work at CreoProductions.com or check out our network sites on YouTube and MySpace. If blogging isn't your bag, you can also sign up for our email newsletter called Creo Productions Updates.

The world of communication is constantly changing, and that's why we're here. Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Aaron Carriere on February 7th, 2007 at 12:15 PM
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