Analysis & Opinion

The 3D Craze…is it here for good?

When one of my favorite pastimes is morphing, I take note. I’m specifically talking about the 3D craze. 3D movies have been around since the 1950s, but newer technology and advanced special effects are helping 3D movies become more mainstream. With movies making billions like Avatar (making $2.5B worldwide) and Alice in Wonderland (making $116M… Read More
Work

The Making of the Zappets

We thought some of you might to like to see how Mullen and Special Guest created the new ad campaign for Zappos.  Director Aaron Duffy put together a documentary film that takes you behind the scenes as the “Zappets” were brought to life. There is one Zappos TV spot in the market so far. Many… Read More
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First Zappos spot breaks

The first TV spot in the new Zappos campaign from Mullen has launched. The spot is based on an actual call with a Zappos customer service representative – yes, that’s a real Zappos employee named Tom on the line doling out the happiness. We’ll keep sharing new creative from the campaign as it breaks. There’s… Read More
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The Zappets are coming

Mullen’s first creative for Zappos breaks next week.The work will be posted here as it goes live; however, the pre-launch begins today with this New York Times column from Stuart Elliott. Please have a read. This work was inspired by the amazingly unique culture and genuinely happy customer service we discovered at Zappos when pitching… Read More
Analysis & Opinion

Wild west video

The mind-numbing proliferation of digital video has marketers in a frenzy to recover lost TV eyeballs and keep track of digital consumption through advances in measurement. Let’s ponder the landscape; by 2013, 188 million people in the U.S. will view online video at least once a month with over 80% of all users engaging and… Read More
Analysis & Opinion

How to win the BrandBowl

Doritos, Google and Focus on the Family. They were the three brands left standing on the podium at the conclusion of BrandBowl2010. Why you ask? Isn’t it obvious, I say? Simplicity. Buzz. And dialogue. Of course, we all know pulling off effective campaigns is a lot harder than it looks. It’s much easier to be… Read More