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VIDEO BLOG

Tapping Into Real Fan Passion – Vlog Ep 22 – Music in Advertising

Today we highlight an amazing piece of user generated content. A young One Direction fan wins an experiential "Meet & Greet" - and her video is priceless. An incomparable demonstration of the power of music to tap into the passion of fans. Episode 22 in a Video Blog by Bruce Tweedie, MD of Music Mill in Australia and Song Mill in

Meets & Greets – Vlog Ep 21 – Music in Advertising

This one looks at the classic experiential "Meet & Greet" - competitions to basically get a selfie with your idol. Not creative, not quality ... but they work. Episode 21 in a Video Blog by Bruce Tweedie, MD of Music Mill in Australia and Song Mill in the UK - insights into music uses in advertising campaigns. My email addresses: bruce at songmill.co.uk bruce

Bagpipes vs Choir – Vlog Ep 20 – Music in Advertising

Today we look at a new Australian campaign for Hahn beer - a bagpipe band battling a choir. As always I ask whether it's a creative concept, and the answer this time is yes! Episode 20 in a Video Blog by Bruce Tweedie, MD of Music Mill in Australia and Song Mill in the UK - insights into music uses in

Evaluating music in ads for creativity & effectiveness – Vlog Ep 19 – Music in Advertising

Reframing my analysis in terms of the fundamental tension between creativity and effectiveness. Art vs commercialism. Which gives me four questions or themes for future episodes: 1. Is it creative at the concept level? (Is anything, ever?) 2. Is it creative at the detail level? (Particularly the choice of music) 3. How good is the execution? (And is that important) 4. Was it effective?

Why Am I Doing This?? – Vlog Ep 18 – Music in Advertising

I keep asking myself, why am I doing this?? (Trying to create a repository, a body of knowledge, exploring the use of music in advertising campaigns.) Episode 18 in a Video Blog by Bruce Tweedie, MD of Music Mill in Australia and Song Mill in the UK - insights into music uses in advertising campaigns.

John Lewis Songs – Vlog Ep 16 – Music Activations

I just had to review the latest John Lewis Christmas ad, given that I'm visiting the UK next week. Their ten year series is iconic in the music world, because they always use cover versions of big songs. And as promised in the video here are my email addresses: bruce@songmill.co.uk bruce@musicmill.com.au Episode 16 in a Video Blog by Bruce Tweedie, MD of Music Mill

Ads with cars as musical instruments. Vlog Ep 13 – Music Activations

This episode looks at a few different examples of car ads where the cars themselves are used as musical instruments.  A good example of how innovative music activations are really just recycled ideas.  But they can still work. Video Blog by Bruce Tweedie, MD of Music Mill and Song Mill - insights into music uses in advertising campaigns.

Train Trax – Vlog Ep 11 – Music Activations

This time we look at a music activation that doesn't quite hit the mark.  I've probably been a bit soft in previous eps, but can't go on forever saying that everything is wonderful.  :-) Another Video Blog episode by Bruce Tweedie, MD of Music Mill - insights into music uses in advertising campaigns.