My career as a high end photo retoucher for magazines seems to be winding down, mostly because of the shift from print to digital/ipad consumption of content. Seems that my options are to gear up my portfolio to work for ad agencies, or learn to be a decent illustrator if I stay with it. Even so, I'm not confident that there will be enough work as things move forward. [more inside]
posted by hick57
on Jul 21, 2013 -
What sub-culture is depicted in the Sonos speaker commercial with the nicely dressed women and men dancing in their living room? [more inside]
posted by thylacine
on Oct 24, 2012 -
I'm been using both Google Adwords and a Facebook ad to promote an new album, but I think I'm using weak "keywords". Could I get the Metafilter community to look at a few no budget videos I've made to help me figure out "better" keywords to advertise my music? Or am I just wasting my money? [more inside]
posted by Dr.Rhetoric
on Jul 21, 2011 -
I've been approached by a marketing company to see if I would be willing to license one of my songs in a commercial, and I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by Quartermass
on Dec 29, 2010 -
Is there a formula related to the statement "What's old becomes new again"? As middle age encroaches, it becomes harder and harder not to see history recycled and repackaged whether fashion, music, etc... [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1
on Sep 15, 2009 -
I'm looking for musicians who've decided not to be on MySpace Music (because they don't want to provide free content/traffic for News Corp., because they don't want their work next to ads, or for other reasons related to MySpace). Where are statements, blog posts, etc., by such musicians? Your own thoughts on these issues are welcome too.
posted by kalapierson
on Sep 8, 2008 -
I'm looking for a video clip of the "Loyal" TV ad campaign that ran in New Zealand during the America's Cup against Alinghi last year. There are plenty of copies of the original Dave Dobbyn version but I'm looking for the one with NZ'ers holding hands across the nation etc. YouTube and Goo have failed me. Any clues?
posted by media_itoku
on Mar 28, 2008 -
Where can I download good-quality clips of (your current favorite) TV ads? Bonus points for visually-interesting spots without voiceover or dialogue. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy
on Nov 26, 2007 -
Where can I find a (preferably downloadable) online copy of a recent TV commercial advertising a nuclear power company? I saw the ad all summer on CNN (United States) and I'm not sure if they're still running. The ad is a quirky animated piece showing the step-by-step process of nuclear energy, from mining to usage. It's presented in a 3D isometric perspective, similar to eboy/pixel art.
I'd like to present it to a class I'm teaching, as the ad style liberally borrows from a Royksopp music video from a few years back. Thanks!
posted by itchi23
on Nov 4, 2007 -
I run a regional music calendar/forum/photo gallery site that works mostly with punk, metal, and indie type bands in Chattanooga, TN. I know my audience really well and evidently Adsense does not and I have the dismal click-through rate to prove it. so why can't I just contact labels, artists, distros, etc. that I know my visitors are interested in directly and work something out? [more inside]
posted by mcsweetie
on Apr 12, 2006 -
While watching the olympics I've seen a few ads with Visa's new slogan, "Life Takes Visa" and I really like the song playing in the background. It seems like a pop/rock song (with a little classical in there too), though it may have been composed specifically for the commercial. So my question: if you've seen the ad, do you know what song that is? (And where I could get it? - hopefully iTunes)
posted by pithy comment
on Feb 11, 2006 -
What's the name of the song in the new tictac commercial, the one where the girl juggles three tictacs with her tongue? [more inside]
posted by mfbridges
on Sep 22, 2005 -
I'm the webmaster (well, host is more like it) for a band of talented young men with whom I attend high school. They're having a concert in an auditorium with seating for over 500 and I'd like to see it filled. How do you go about promoting a small local band's concert? [mi] [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on Mar 30, 2005 -
Name that ubiquitous, cheesy elevator music:
duuuuummmm....dedeee da duuuuummmmm....
de deeee da DUUuuuummmmm da Dooo.....
...da de DUUmmmmm da doooo.... da de duuummmm [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Feb 4, 2005 -
(1) what do you think is the most egregious use of a song in a commercial/movie/tv series, i.e., Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door" during a commercial for J.C. Penney's, and (2) take a product and think of the worst possible song that could be used in an advertisement for it.
posted by lola
on Dec 9, 2004 -
I've got about 400 MB of my (as in I made it, I own it) music that I want to host somewhere. I'm willing to pay and I don't want my users seeing popups or anything like that. My html is hosted somewhere else already so I just need space for the mp3 files. Any help? I've been looking at hosting services for days and I can't find the kind of deal that I'm sure is out there.
posted by n9
on Apr 12, 2004 -