Awards, Work

This week’s featured Twitter user : @getolympus

Every week or two, changes the featured Twitter feed on the right hand column of this page.  For the last couple of weeks it’s been our CCO Edward Boches who heads up our social media operations.  For the next two, it’s Michael Bourne, our in-house gadget freak who tweets for Olympus Imaging America, “the… Read More

Stanley iPhone App

Challenge The launch of the Stanley iPhone application provided an opportunity to illustrate The Stanley Work’s commitment to business diversification and modern technology and to strengthen Stanley’s position as a progressive leader beyond its 166-year old hand tool heritage. Solution By combining social media channels and traditional press outreach, we raised awareness for the new… Read More

Sweethearts meet hot bachelors

It’s must reading material for the beach.  The special double-issue People Summer’s Hottest Bachelor edition features Mullen’s first work for Sweethearts®, the famous NECCO candy brand.  Sweethearts® supports the USO and Operation USO Care Package, which has distributed over 1.5 million care packages to U.S. military service personnel.  Hope everyone will chip-in and send a… Read More

Will it blend? Part two

That nutty Blendtec guy is at it again stuffing expensive cameras into his blender to see what’ll happen. Confession:  Mullen made him do it. It’s the focal-point of an all-out social media launch for the Olympus E-P1, a snazzy new device that is the world’s smallest digital SLR and HD video camera all-in-one. Get the… Read More

CSX: Transporting a Brand Forward

[/caption] Challenge: Increase awareness and improve opinions of transportation giant CSX. Solution: Show that CSX is a responsible way to ship the products we love and need. CSX is one of the biggest transportation companies in the U.S., but few people know exactly what they do or how important they are to our day-to-day lives.… Read More

So, you want to make a viral video?

Why not? It’s cheap. Easy. You can put it on YouTube and not have to pay for any media. Wishful thinking. The fact is, you don’t determine what becomes viral. The consumer does. Creators, marketers, even YouTube itself are often surprised at what goes viral and what doesn’t. There’s no real formula or blueprint, and… Read More

Information delivery is the new advertising

There are times in advertising when the hard sell just isn’t appropriate. And that’s the situation we found ourselves in with our work for Joint Advertising Market Research & Studies (JAMRS), a division of the Department of Defense. Our mission is simply to get parents talking about military service with their kids.  It’s an intensely… Read More

Grain Foods Foundation: Making bread into art

Challenge:Educate moms about bread’s nutrition while supporting people in need Solution:Turn consumer-generated art into meals for hungry families How do you get Moms to engage with a message about the nutritional value of sliced bread?  The fact is, we all love to eat it, but we may not necessarily want to read about folic acid… Read More