==> From OFrager
How would Barack circumvent trademarks, local media and C&V operaratives to own the oportunity?
Special guest Bruce Turkel (that’s me) will tell you LIVE tonight. And the answers will blow your mind. I promise you will never look at the way you approach the business of domaining the same again.
A gathering of over 700 marketers and advertising sorts down in Orlando for an ANA conference have voted Barack Obama as Ad Age’s Marketer of the Year. Obama beat out Apple, Zappos and, yes, John McCain. Complete story here.
I recently read an article about microexpressions — those uncontrollable momentary facial expressions that convey exactly what we feel about a human interaction. Examples included a woman snarling like a jackyll when she encountered someone she really disliked and a child licking her lips when the ice cream truck drove by.
What does this microexpression tell you?
From my friend and frequent guest blogger Owen Frager:
One of our first thoughts after last night’s debate: who owns JoeThePlumber.com? Turns out it’s the domain name of plumber Joe Francis in Amarillo, TX, and it turns out everyone else has had the same idea: Joe tells us he’s been flooded by calls since John McCain and Barack Obama spent most of the debate talking abut Ohio’s “Joe The Plumber”, whose taxes might go up under an Obama administration.
The Joe we talked to seemed to take in all in stride: “It was kind of cool, but I didn’t expect all this… We’re just kind of a small company in Amarillo.”
Among those calling him: Radio stations and people looking to buy his domain name. Joe didn’t tell us exactly how much he’s been offered, but did say it was in the “hundreds of thousands”. And yes, he’s willing to part with the name.
Our advice to Joe: Sell! Immediately!
What else would you call this hilarious Photoshop combination of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama?
The Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (Catholic University) en Ehsal are combining college and university. There are many ways to visualize it. I’m glad Belgium agency LDV United choose this one.