Archive for ‘marketing music clip’

August 12th, 2010

The new girl: the oppos-IT Girl

by Laurent François

Citizens! According to l’Officiel de la Mode, It girls are dead: viva oppos-It girls!

“Bye-bye les filles vides, les oppos-“It girls” sont féminines mais pas féministes. Elles sont mamans, pas mamas. Elles travaillent dur, ne travaillottent pas. ” Constance Chaillet

To go fast: new girls are feminine, not feminist, they’re mummies, not mamas.

Is it a come-back to conservative styles? The new flavor for Nicolas Sarkozy female’s supporters? No.

“Dès que les choses vont mal, on se tourne vers les fondamentaux. C’est une réaction classique. A cela vient se joindre le rejet de l’anorexie et une attitude générale qui devient antimannequin jetable. Ces filles ont quelque chose en plus dans le regard et dans la tête, et on s’en rend particulièrement compte en ce moment” Alexandre Schwab, de Viva

For Alexandre Schwab, it’s just that after a crisis and a depression, we need to go back to basics and to very down the Earth messages.

Good news: in the era of Social Media, this quest of true meaning happens more and more online. Talent discovering, niche markets are the new hype. In Japan, there’s a fantastic trend around Beautiful Girls” : when stars seem to far away, we need to get some inspiration from the street. Easy, uh!?

French Connection understood it quiet well;  they wanted to destroy the image of the Parisian bitches who first look at the wallets before the eyes:

The thing is that only few brands really play with “true beauty”, the one that is invisible for eyes (lol). So to say, talent.

For instance, Garance Doré signed a limited edition for Gap. But we can obviously wonder if the brand bought a competence, an audience, or both:

A friend of mine talked about the coming mash-up between creativity, networks and stories. We should keep posted until September, 9th:

Otherwise, like French Connection, you can probably go to Married to the Mob if you like this wandering Runaway Faye, in a running movie:

RUNAWAY FAYE from The Town Pump on Vimeo.

Thanks Samy T. for the tip.

August 6th, 2010

Converse Korea: from UGC to music creation by Sarah Whitney

by Laurent François

Citizens! I found an incredible ad on Vimeo, with a song I’ve really loved (see down this post). Late 2009, Converse Korea asked its strong online community to produce UGC ads, promoting the famous sneakers. The winner had the chance to watch his creative on M-Net, a famous music TV. Interview of Sarah Whitney, composer and jazzy artist.

How come you’ve joined this UGC adventure few months ago?
It all started when a director colleague of mine, Jean Julien Pous, took part in a competition by creating an ad for Converse Korea. As the composer, I scored the ad he shot and edited.

What’s the creative idea?
Basically, Converse sets itself as a young, trendy shoe brand that wants its image to be cool, urban and cosmopolitan all at the same time.

How does it work to produce music for such a brand: did you do some planning research which could inspire your creation?
In order to compose and produce music for an ad, you must be able to rely on your sensitivity to the image first and foremost, which is how I proceeded for this Converse Korea ad. My musical culture and musical education helped enormously, since I am essentially from a jazz background, my creation resulted in a funky feel, jazzy yet urban hip-hoppish vibe.

Where can we find you online?
My work is available for viewing at www.sarahwhitney.info, where you will be able to listen to some scores I composed for various fiction films, documentaries as well watch a few commercials and music videos I took part in.

Converse Korea from Sarah Whitney on Vimeo.

July 10th, 2010

WTF in France #6 – Martin Solveig vs Bob Sinclar @ Roland Garros, SMASH

by Laurent François

Citizens!

For the promotion of the next Martin Solveig album, “Smash” (2011), he and his friend Bob Sinclar decided to play an interesting game @ Roland Garros.

Tennis, fun, Nelson Montfort, a nice short-film to promote a certain idea of French spirit.

You have Hollywood, we have DJs 😉

September 11th, 2009

Vintage Porn Logos

by Laurent François

Vintage Porn logos from PornoGraphics on Vimeo.

As social media conversations sometimes drive you to incredible contents, here’s what we’ve found today: a tribute to 70’s porno.

Yes, Porno is also part of digital culture, you know that…

August 24th, 2009

Enlarge your…relevance in advertising!

by Laurent François

Citizens!

In France, there’s an old quotation that says that all the small things are cute things.

All the things that are small are cute.

A very recent survey proves that this principle is also true for web ads.

“Small display ads which appear within the body of a web page’s content have greater impact than larger, more intrusive ads that surround content, according to a survey by Dynamic Logic. In a sample of 2,390 display campaigns over three years, smaller placements such as ‘half banners’ and ‘rectangles’ were found to be more effective than larger, more expensive placements. The large ads included ‘leader boards’ and ‘skyscrapers’.”

Now the question is no longer how to be the more technically “visible” but the more relevant. Context matters, moreover in advertising