Archive for March 2006

Chevy To The People:”You’re Fired!” [Or The End Of Advertising As We Know It (And I Feel Sick)]

March 31, 2006

Sometimes when you give people control of your brand, things go wrong.

Here's the deal. Chevy got together with the show The Apprentice and decided to have a contest where consumers can make their own commercials online. They are then posted for all to see. Oops!

Chevy quickly took this offending commercial down this morning. But of course it still lives at YouTube. Infact, now that people have learned you can screw the system there are now dozens of Anti-Tahoe commercials being posted to YouTube all using Chevy's own tools. 

Chevy has now taken the ability to view all the consumer made commercials off of their site.

Funny stuff.

Unless you're Chevy.

(maybe they should just buy ads…)

Scott Karp Wins!! (Or Did He?)

March 31, 2006 has removed 200,000 “objectionable” profiles from its site. 

Scott Karp's site is also down (10:23am eastern time).

There is no proof to the rumor it was hacked by former MySpacers…

(original picture by binary koala)

The End Of Advertising As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

March 30, 2006

Welcome to the future of advertising… 

"Breakup," a 75-second clip that appeared on a week ago, has logged more than 210,000 page views.

Bowiechick, the filmmaker's YouTube username, does little more than discuss a recent breakup with her boyfriend.

After Bowiechick posted a second video, it was revealed that she shoots her clips with Logitech's Quickcam Orbit MP, which retails for about $100.

Then this happened.


My Day In Links (Daily Remix)

March 30, 2006


We'll get to that picture later.

Anyone who reads this blog occasionally knows I love YouTube. It drives traffic (just put your url with any video you upload) and most importantly it's simple. There's only one problem with it.


9rules Reintroduces the Safety Dance

March 30, 2006

So I was reading Blogebrity yesterday and they had a post  about the 9rules Blog Network Dance Challenge.

I decided to put it up on YouTube to see what the real public thinks. And, of course, to see if the 9rules gang symbol takes off.

Check it out below before Scrivs sends me a cease and desist order.

(If you would like to check the popularity of this video visit YouTube and search under the tag gangs. Really.)

[posts worth stealing] Check Google Backlinks Through Yahoo

March 30, 2006

[more from my list of favorite Liz Strauss posts. Remember you can read her latest tips here.]

Check Google Backlinks Through Yahoo

ME Strauss wrote this at 12:58 pm:

I’m not actually sure how I got there. That happens to me in real life too–more than I’d like to admit.

Somehow I ended up on a forum called SEO Guy on a thread about backlinks. The discussion was about that age old question

Why don’t my backlinks show up in Google?

It’s accepted knowledge that Google only reports about 5% of the backlinks it knows about. This practice frustrates folks attempting to see where they stand.


Bill Clinton, R. Kelly And The Importance Of Keeping It Real (Or Why Reese Witherspoon’s Career Is In Trouble)

March 29, 2006


Whether she realizes it or not, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon's career may be in trouble.