• Bieber, Ozzy, Sharon and Crispin

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    Best Buy's first-ever Super Bowl commercial this year will star Justin Bieber, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, and will air in the third quarter of the February 6 game. The spot, from CP+B, Boulder and director Bryan Buckley, was shot at Universal Studios earlier this month. We're certain hairstyle tips were traded by all involved on-set.

  • The Economics of Soul: Cutting to the Core of Colorado’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

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    Colorado has long been a hotbed for entrepreneurs who blur the lines between work and play. From snow sports, to craft brewing, to music making, Colorado attracts a certain breed of creative, passion-driven innovators. Hear from these entrepreneurs on the role Colorado has played in their success and what impact today’s entrepreneurs will have on the Colorado economies, communities and culture.

    When: Friday, January 28 - 9:30am-11:00am

    Where: Denver Post Auditorium - 101 W. Colfax, Denver

    Panelists:
    Al White - Director, Colorado Tourism Office
    Seth Anderson - Co-Founder, Loki Gear (Grand Junction, CO)
    Karen Hoskin - Co-Owner, Montanya Distillers and Mountain Boy Sledworks (Silverton, CO)
    Pete Wagner - Founder, Wagner Custom Skis (Telluride, CO)

    Moderator: Bart Taylor - Publisher, ColoradoBiz Magazine

    Hosted by: The Denver Post & ColoradoBiz Magazine, along with our SI sponsors Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, City of Denver Office of Economic Development, Larimer Associates, Colorado Creative Industries & Small Business Development Centers

    RSVP: rsvp@somethingindependent.com

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  • Hate Your Husband Watching TV? Give Him a Brand New One.

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    LG found wives who despise the amount of TV their husbands watch, then compounded the problem by giving them a brand new flat screen. Something don't add up here... for the wives, at least.

  • The Portland Egotist Presents "Experts," George Parker

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    George Parker has over 30 years as a writer in the advertising game. Copywriter, check. Creative Director, yep. Book author, affirmative. Partner in an ad agency, done that. The author of AdScam has pretty much seen it all when it comes to advertising. Bonus point. He’s also a wise guy trapped in a cantankerous old man and he’s got a bone to pick when it comes to terrible advertising.

    Read the great interview The Portland Egotist did with this curious character.

  • Are You Going to The Fifty?

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    The 50, our annual chance to celebrate the best creative ideas in Colorado through whatever drunken means most desirable, has finally arrived. If you're still considering whether to go tomorrow night (to the show or after party), this handy chart from Ad2 may assist in that decision. Tickets are still available. See you there?

  • The Old Spice Guy is Back

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    Great writing. Quite the script to memorize.

  • The History of Hip Hop, Beat Boxed

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    In order of appearance: Sugar Hill Gang Grandmaster Flash Afrika Bambaata Slick Rick & Doug E Fresh Eric B & Rakim Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock Public Enemy t Cypress Hill a Tribe called quest Wu-Tang Clan KRS One Nas Gang Starr Old Dirty Bastard The Notorious BIG Tupac Busta Rhymes Eminem M.O.P Pharaoh Monch Terror Squad Bone Thugs n’Harmony Eminem & Dr Dre Dr Dre Busta Rhymes Rick Ross Jay Z Kanye West.

  • Premakes

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    YouTuber Whoiseyevan creates trailers for current movies, as though they were made decades ago. Watch and you'll get it. You can check out the rest of his amazing Premakes on his YouTube Channel.

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