Welcome back to Buzz of the Week, a wholesome hodge-podge of share-worthy tidbits. Doesn’t that just sound like a delicious dish you’d like to snack on all day? Me too. Let’s dig in. + We hate those YouTube ads that play before our favorite cat videos just like the rest of society.
Winter is now upon us, which means we spent more time than deemed normal cuddled up to our laptops in order to keep warm. The result? So much buzz found on the interwebs! Let’s take a look: + In today’s edition of “shut-up-and-take-my-money” (a.
GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS! It’s time for Buzz of the Week. + We’re not sure what we like more about this ad for Volvo Trucks... Jean-Claude Van Damme or the stirring track by office fave Enya. + This kid takes his chance at 15 seconds of fame and OWNS IT to the tune of close to 10 million views.
Bet you thought Friday would never come, huh? Well, congrats, workaholics. Friday is here, and it’s glorious. Go pour yourself a cocktail, lean back in your spinny chair and let us serve you the best buzz the internet has to offer. You deserve it.
So nice of you to drop by! If you’re already feeling a little bit buzzed just by reading this sentence, it seems you’ve come to the right place. (We only aim to please.) But wait, there’s more: + Never underestimate compassion, positivity and the power of social media.
If we could make an entire Buzz of the Week solely out of GIFs, believe me, we would. It would be something glorious like this: + Bubble dance GIF. + Unfortunate hamster GIF. + Miley tongue GIF. + World Bodybuilding Federation GIF. Whew. So good.
If you’re sitting there wondering a) what Archrival-ers are buzzing about this week, b) what our internet browsing histories look like, or c) how many government watch lists we might be on, you’ve come to the right place to find your answers.
TGIF, pals and gals! It’s time to snuggle up with some good old fashioned Buzz of the Week. We found all sorts of crazy buzzworthy snippets to show you this week, so let’s waste no time. + Pranking innocent coffee shop goers is a real thing of beauty.
Welcome to another Buzz of the Week! It’s now October, which means the leaves are crunchy, the air is crispy, and there is no escape from pumpkin-flavored everything. (Seriously, what is this obsession?) + First of all, if you’re having a bad day, snap out of it right now.
Oh, hey guys. Do you feel like we stood you up last week? Did it kinda feel like everyone was at a party while you sat at home alone on a Saturday night? Did you suddenly have weird flashbacks to that time in high school when you waited alone for two hours at the movie theater to see The Notebook with a large extra-butter popcorn and Sour Patch Kids and he never showed up? (Wait, was that just me? Awkward…) Anyway, in order to make up for the lack of Buzz last week, this week we’re getting DOUBLY BUZZED.
Hey dweebs! While Erin is out, I decided to secretly take over Buzz of the Week. Why? Because it’s Friday and I currently have a buzz myself. It only seemed natural. + We’ve had a few bets in our days at AR and we’re happy as clams to see pro athletes stepping up the hustle.
Prepare yourself, because today’s Buzz of the Week takes a mystifying look into the precise science behind Internet “fails” vs. “wins.” We know it can be exhausting and emotionally taxing to figure out the difference between the two, so here’s a handy guide to help hone your skills when trying to spot the difference.
Ahoy, friends! It was a whirlwind of a week for Buzz, and we’re serving up the quirkiest bits to get you pumped for the three day weekend. Here we go: + Sick of the Miley Cyrus VMA buzz yet? I know, I know, we are too. And believe us, we did our darndest to stay on the sidelines of all the hot mess hullabaloo.
It just so happens that there is a long-standing tradition here at Archrival called “Mandatory Friday Dance Party.” Let us assure you that we’re getting absolutely nothing done today because of OUR NEW MOST FAVORITE THING EVER. Game over, GIF Dance Party.
In case you missed it, there was some pretty cool stuff floating around Internet-land this week. Allow us to recap the best of it in today’s episode of Archrival Buzz of the Week. Onward! + The Golden Retriever Festival is a thing, and it’s the cutest party ever.
Hello there! This is another installment of Archrival Buzz of the Week, and it’s chock-full of musical genius, beer (standard) and sharks (again, standard). Let’s hop to it. + To generate some noise around Yahoo’s new logo reveal next month, they’ll post one runner-up logo design for the next 30 days on the Yahoo! blog.
Oh, hey! Didn’t see you there. Thanks for dropping in! It’s the first Friday in August, which means today’s Buzz is extra hot and steamy, just like you ordered. Please, have a seat and get comfortable… + What happens when you mix Aretha Franklin, moonshine, a raccoon and a dancin’ hillbilly? We asked the same question.
Oh, you’re just in time for Buzz of the Week! Grab a seat, relax and enjoy a tall, cool glass of fresh buzz. + First, let us blow your mind with this: Scientists ‘froze’ light for one minute. Allow us to react for you. + Intel, Toshiba and Pereira & O’Dell—the crew that brought you The Beauty Inside—have teamed up again for The Power Inside.
It’s Friday once again, which means we’re serving up all the buzzworthy internet gems we tracked down for you this week. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it. + A futuristic high-speed tube transport system, called the Hyperloop, could get you from LA to NYC in less than an hour for $100.
Friday is finally here, and that means another edition of Buzz of the Week! Apologies if we’re a little later posting this than usual…we stayed up late watching the greatest movie of all-time. If you missed it, you can probably go to Syfy channel at literally any time of the day and it will be on.
We hope your Friday is off to a radical start! And we double-hope you dig this week’s buzz. Here it comes! + We hadn’t seen this Smart Car ad, but we love it. The idea is great and the execution is nearly perfect. + There’s a fashion show happening in Omaha…and the designs feature condoms.
Welcome back, Buzz addicts (Buzz-atics? Whatever.)! Here’s your weekly fix of the hottest and nottest pop culture tidbits from all corners of the Weird Wide Web. + Brace yourselves, Facebook announced this week that it’s bringing #hashtags to a newsfeed near you.
Hello, hello! The weather is finally warming up, and that means it’s time for the Archrival Summer Book Club. Reading books can wait, though—it’s buzz time! + We’ll kick things off with the 100 Meter Scroll. Fair warning: It’s pretty addicting.
Happy Friday! We’ve been working crazy hard lately, so we apologize Buzz of the Week didn’t happen last week. The good news? This week’s buzz is extra, extra good! + We don’t think this energy drink commercial is a real thing…but it’s definitely a thing.
Hi there! It was weirdness abound for Archrival buzz this week. And by “weird,” we obviously mean super awesome and bizarrely delightful. Let’s dive in. + To no one’s surprise, Old Spice led the charge in weird spots with this and this.
Hello friends of Archrival! Are you ready for an awesome edition of Buzz of the Week? If you said “yes,” YOU’RE CORRECT! Let’s get buzzin’. + The Anar Foundation against child abuse developed an awesome idea for a billboard with a secret message that only children can see.
Summer is apparently hesitant to appear this year, so snuggle up to some hot buzz and wait out this damn lingering winter. Let’s do it! + In a move that brought massive amounts of irony, Greenheart Games finds the answer to What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy? + The $100 bill is getting a makeover.
Hi there! You may or may not have known that yesterday was National High Five Day. If you missed it, fear not because you are allowed to high five whenever you damn well please. If the buzz going around Archrival was any indication, there’s been a lot of high-fiving going on lately with a slew of great ideas and really cool stuff happening around the world.
Happy Friday, gang. Videos were aplenty in Archrival chatter this week, and we’re going to show you all the best the internet had to offer. The buzz is hot and ready, so let’s go! + Old Spice launched some new bar soap and, as expected, the spots for it are dandy.
April Fools’ Day came and went at Archrival without much fanfare and, surprisingly, no reported injuries. But while the fools were nowhere to be found, the buzz was in full force. It was a bizarre mix of retro throwbacks and cool technology. Check it out! + First, we want to point out that our hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska was named the Happiest and Healthiest City in America.
Don’t be afraid, Friday is finally here! It was a grabbag of greatness this week, with Archrival buzz spanning cultures, languages and the latest social platforms. Enough for the intro, though; let’s start this magical journey we call Buzz of the Week! + A fan-made homage to Marvel Comics is nerdiness at its finest.
There’s so much to be excited about this week. Not only do we have the usual Friday excitement, but March Madness has also kicked off! If you haven’t already thrown productivity out the window, a hearty helping of buzz should do the trick.
Hello there! The buzz cup spilleth over this week, with everything from Disney to beer and all that falls between. So kick back, relax, let down your hair and enjoy another edition of Buzz of the Week! + You might remember the delightful Carlton Draught slo-mo chase commercial (it’s this one).
Hello, friends of Archrival! The first two months of 2013 are in the books, but the buzz is as fresh as ever. Check it out! + Who can forget the famous Grey Poupon commercial from 1997? Probably a lot of you, but for those who remember the 16-year-old classic, the brand decided to release the lost footage.
There’s no way we’d let Snowstorm Q or whatever it’s called stop the buzz. Here’s your Buzz of the Week! + We asked a handful of our clients to tell us what they wanted to see in the coming year. They did, we illustrated it and here it is— Picture This! + The College of Creative Studies launched a pretty awesome campaign that hits home about how a lot of parents feel about their children wanting a career in art.
We hope your Valentine’s Day was awesome. Now let’s stop with the heart eyes and lovey dovey stuff and enjoy some good ol’ fashioned buzz! + Thanks to 1967 Walter Cronkite, we now know what the home office of 2001 will look like! Props to the Cronk—he could basically see into the future.
Welcome to Buzz of the Week! Pretty regularly, we kick off BotW with an animated GIF. But guess what? Now you can kick it off with an animated GIF of your choosing thanks to the best thing to happen to the internet since electricity: giphy.com We’ll assume you’ve been on giphy.
Hello world. Let’s get down with some fresh buzz. + Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd were their usual fabulous selves in the newest pre-Super Bowl Samsung commercial. Do we have any idea what the takeaway message might be? No. Do we care? Not one bit.
There’s been some really cool stuff hitting the scene recently. And while none of it may be as awesome as this, we’ve still managed to put together some buzzworthy delights for your experiential pleasure. + A couple of weeks ago, we shared some of Target’s newest work for its Everyday Collection.
Hello and welcome to Buzz of the Week! The first full work week of 2013 was a busy one, but that doesn’t mean Archrivalers weren’t scouring the web for all the latest videos, stories and other buzzworthy delights. The water’s fine, so let’s jump in.
Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Buzz of the Week of 2013. + We hope your NYE party wasn’t as big of a fiasco as this one (be sure to read the video description). Luckily, the Archrival party went off without a hitch. Sure, the video might say this is Dubai, but you can’t believe everything you read on the internet.
Do you guys want some buzz? Hell yeah you do! And that’s good because we’ve got buzz for days…well, a week’s worth anyway. Check it out! + I can’t really explain exactly what this is, but it’s cool and creative and what have you, so watch it! + Staying on the cool train, Macklemore dropped by NPR for a Tiny Desk Concert.
This is Buzz of the Week. We have things to do. Let’s get started. + Here’s a two-fer: For the first time, a woman named her baby Hashtag. Also, the world’s dumbest parent has been identified. + In some maybe-not-everybody-in-the-world-is-terrible news, Adweek put together a solid lineup for its 10 Best Commercials of 2012.
It’s Friday. This is Buzz of the Week. Let’s rock. + After launching the super awesome JAM last week, Google Chrome delivered what I think is an even cooler experience with 100,000 Stars. Mind blown. + We found out the Dole/Kemp ’96 site is still up.
What a crazy week! Some cool stuff happened that we want to talk about and there’s some even cooler stuff to show you. + First, you may have heard that Star Wars and Disney are being smashed together (in a sense). We can only assume that this will be the outcome.
Good morning and welcome to another edition of Buzz of the Week. While BotW is usually just a random smattering of weirdness, this week we’re getting down to business with a collection of important How-to tips that Archrivalers shared with each other throughout the week.
We made it to another Friday, so that means a brand spankin’ new edition of Buzz of the Week! The buzz this week in Internetland had some pretty extreme stuff, from partying way, way too hard to going over the top on spring break. Let’s check it out… + You can accuse this guy of a lot of things.
Happy Friday! Hope you’ve got your pumpkins carved! This week was filled with a lot of weird bizarre inexplicable strange asinine unique sightings. Some were cool, others were downright dumb. All of them made for an interesting week of Archrival buzz.
Happy October! There’s a nip in the air, leaves are falling and Archrivalers are clearly spending more time indoors because there was no shortage of buzz-worthy stuff to share this week. We’ll keep things fall-related for the most part, but I’ll also throw in a couple of treats.
All aboard! Buzz of the Week is pulling out of the station. This week was filled with eye-popping sights of all varieties. There’s some good stuff to check out, so let’s get down to biznass. + We’ve seen a lot of time-lapse tilt shift videos in our day, but this is definitely one of the best.
It’s Friday, and that means another round of Archrival Buzz of the Week! AREN’T YOU SOOOO EXCITED?!? Normally, I’d lead with one of my always-adorable intros, but today you get something even better. This week, we welcomed the newest addition to the Archrival family, Sebastian Roque Marchand, better known as Bash, Bash Man or OHMYGODLOOKATTHISCUTEWITTLEGUYIJUSTWANNASQUISHHISWITTLEFACE.
OMG IT’S FRIDAY!!! The Archrival intrawebz was abuzz with all kinds of goodies this week, which makes a guy feel good about having a job here. And speaking of work (segway!), let’s do a workplace breakdown in this week’s BotW. + Bill Nye might have the coolest job in the world…he gets to be Bill Nye! Second coolest job? Being Fake Bill Nye.
Have you ever wanted people to want to be like you? To be completely envious of all that you have, do and know? If so, you’re an arrogant ass, we love you for it, and this Buzz of the Week is meant just for you! + If the thought of your own muscles makes you want to climax, you could be the next Governator.
Labor Day is this weekend, and that can only mean one thing: Substance abuse! Call it a coincidence (it’s not), but this week booze and drugs were popular topics (obligatory anti-drug PSA). Let’s crack open a cold one and get down to business.
Happy Friday! In the spirit of summer travel, this week’s BotW is focused (very loosely, of course) on transportation, exploration and general travel. Buckle up and! + We’re big believers in biking to work, and we’re pretty sure that the smaller the bike, the greener you are.
There are a lot of bullies in this world. Mostly because there are a lot of nerds that need to be bullied. This Buzz of the Week delves deep into the world of jerks and nerds. Ok, let’s get this thing over with so I can go back to stuffing freshmen in lockers.
Hi, boys and girls. Grab your blanky and a chocolate milk, sit down and zip your lip. We’re kickin’ this Buzz of the Week childhood memories style. + Remember when you were a kid and you dreamed of being an astronaut? Well, this might be a long shot, but I’m guessing it didn’t work out for you.
In case you don’t have TV, the internet or friends, the Olympics are happening right now. And being the in-the-know folks that we are, this week’s Buzz of the Week is all about the most-watched international athletics competition since the 2011 Archrival tailgate games.
Do you like buzz? Good, because Buzz of the Week is back! This week, we’re kicking things off with some hot Friday jamz (of course you spell it with a “z”!), and we’ll close it out with a peek at what will most definitely be one badass film from our pals at Red Bull.
Oh, hello, there. Welcome to another installment of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. Time for us to bring another week to a close by sharing with you all the amazing, unusual, and often times, disturbing, things we discovered on the Internet while we should have been working.
Hello again, amigos. Welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. In the mood for a little Friday distraction? Good – because we’ve got you covered. For your consideration today is a collection of mildly entertaining and totally inane Internet things our creatives culled from the deepest corners of the web this week.
Hello there. Welcome to this week’s installment of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. For you viewing pleasure, we present to you a small yet awesome collection of stuff our office was buzzing about this week. Pay close attention to our Pepsi post – we’re not quite sure if this approach is going to pan out for them, but we give them an ‘A’ for effort because we do think it has the potential to be pretty cool.
Oh, hello, again. Welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. The pop-culture gods came through in glorious fashion this week, providing us with some clips and tidbits that were nothing short of, well, weird.
Hello there, friends. Welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. American pop-culture lost one of its most stalwart ambassadors this week with the passing of Dick Clark. The man whose name became synonymous with American Bandstand and New Year’s Eve was a legendary entrepreneur who helped launch the careers of countless entertainers like Tony Bennett, The Osmonds, and yes, even KISS.
Aloha, friends! Welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. In the mood for a steamy plate of awkward this morning? Well, we sure hope so because the pop-culture gods delivered us some real gems and they’re not for the weak of heart.
Hooray Friday! Welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week! Facebook owned the pop-culture news cycle this week when they announced that Timeline will finally be made available to brands. While the majority of early reviews focused on how brands were making the most out of the cover photo, we feel it necessary to dole out gold-stars to a couple over-achievers who went above and beyond the call of duty.
The social media world is buzzing today with the announcement from Facebook that Timeline is now available to be used by brands. A few months back, Facebook asked an exclusive set of partners to start using Timeline prior to the public launch so they could get a sneak peek at the new features.
Welcome to Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. This week, as we paid our final, final respects to Whitney Houston with repeated viewings of The Bodyguard on the Lifetime Channel, pop-culture seemed to find comfort from the Lin-sanity of Jeremy Lin and the countless ways we can use his name to create terrible puns and headlines.
Happy Friday, everyone! Time for Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. Well, we made it through another work week, amigos! Sadly, there’s still a few more hours for us to kill before we can start seriously plotting a way to cut out early without the boss noticing.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. Pop-culture was front-and-center this week as much of our chatter revolved around some clever (and not-so-clever) uses of our childhood icons as marketing devices.
Hello friends. Welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. The third week of January traditionally represents a critical time for most of us – it’s the point where we find ourselves forgetting about and/or completely abandoning our list of over-valued New Year’s resolutions.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. It was a week of miracles as pop-culture got itself Tebowed – forcefully Tebowed, some might say. We discover a remedy to alleviate the laborious task of having to turn a page; we reveal how marketers are able to sell us Kim Kardashian as being “hot”; we’re reminded why it’s always awesome when heads blow up in movies; and 1987 rises from the dead to explain to us what this new-fangled “rapping” is all about.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. Here in Lincoln, Nebraska, there’s nothing we love more than to watch our border-rival Iowa come up with creative ways of proving their relevancy and this week, they just might have outdone themselves.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. Well, amigos, it’s the final workday of the year which means the majority of you are probably spending today in sweatpants parked in front of your Xbox or PS3 chewing up whatever’s left of your PTO hours.
Welcome to the holiday edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. The holidays are upon us now. Officially. But before you venture out to do your last-minute shopping, take a moment and soak in some very memorable holiday wishes, a movie trailer that’s goose-bump worthy, another awesome way to honor Lando Calrissian, and a new take on road kill.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Buzz of the Week. Perhaps we can chalk it up to unfortunate coincidence, but this week we seemed to have stumbled upon an inordinate number of items containing some rather disturbing innuendo. Obviously, that means we’ve had one hell of an awesome week.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. This week we learned that zebras like to give shout-outs at the most random times, parallel parking isn’t as difficult as your high school driving instructor made it seem, there really is something more atrocious than Jar Jar Binks, and cheating husbands just aren’t as trustworthy as they once were.
Hello there, kids! Welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: Buzz of the Week. This week we get a sad glimpse into the life of a guy who has never had contact with a member of the opposite sex, we revisit the idiocy of a suburbanite’s thug-life, find out what happens when paranoid conspiracy theorists are allowed to own a chemistry set, and see just how important monogamy is to tattoo artists.
By Don Aguirre, Bart Johnston, and Libby Kohn. Infographic by Michael Nielsen. As a youth marketing agency, we’ve been hesitant about QR codes for some time now, especially when it comes to brands using them to engage young consumers. In the midst of the growing industry pressure to force-feed these barcodes into the marketplace, we noticed a profound indifference being shown to QR codes by the one demographic that can make or break a trend — college students.
Hola, amigos, and welcome to this week’s edition of Archrival | Dachis Group Presents: The Buzz of the Week. Our agency found inspiration this week from the greatest and most politically-incorrect door-to-door salesman ever, discovered that learning is far more enjoyable when overly sexualized, found the need for speed parked on a street corner, and uncovered the world’s most unfortunate book title.
Welcome to this week’s Buzz of the Week. Facial hair seemed to be the talk of the town this week, and for obvious reasons – it’s always awesome. Throw in a real-fake sporting event, political nonsense, and a glimpse into what the kids are up to these days and you’ve got yourself a mighty fine Friday.
When Google+ arrived on the social media scene back in June, it was heralded by a geek fanfare normally reserved for Comic-Con and Cupertino press conferences. As someone who proudly wears the badge of Early Adopter like a military chevron, I jumped in with abandon.
Today, there is more pressure than ever for a young person to get a four-year degree. Personally, I think this is a misplaced priority largely perpetuated by the university system and a pool of employers rigidly following an outdated playbook – a playbook that measures my value as a potential employee primarily on the merits of whether or not I have a framed piece of paper hanging on my wall.
Ever see a bear and a shark get into a fistfight? Me neither, but it makes my beard grow just thinking about it. Why you ask? Because it’s manly. As manly as doing push-ups at a monster truck rally; manly as drinking a quart of motor oil before getting into a bare-knuckle brawl; manly as a mustache that doesn’t take no for an answer.
One of my go-to karaoke songs is I Wanna Sex You Up by the untouchable boy band, Color Me Badd. Last week, as I prepared my Wednesday night karaoke set-list, I looked up C.M.B. on Facebook and was outraged when I saw their page had a measly 704 likes! Urged to shed light upon this injustice, I encouraged my Facebook friends to do the right thing and “sex up” the like button on C.
Like most people, my moments of pure revelation come to me at times when I least expect it. Just the other day as I stood at a urinal, I heard a familiar jingle playing from the stall next to me. The music was unmistakable and I knew instantly what the gentleman was doing besides the obvious — he was playing Angry Birds.
I know that the goal of most campaigns is to get as many eyeballs on their ads as possible, or as many people engaged in their program as they can, but we’ve been finding more and more success with limitations on viewership and participation. Think about it.
The dawning of the superstar athlete came with the adorning of sponsorships. When we, as consumers, began to care for athletes’ off-the-field opinions as much as for their on-the-field talent, the sports world turned upside down. What started as sport-related shoe and deodorant sponsorships have strangely diverted to soda pop and fast food backing.
As we all rush to update our Facebook profiles, send out our latest Twitter feed or wonder what to do with our MySpace page, there are a few social media stars who have gained a following worth capitalizing. Yet, even after years of building their popularity, they still lack the second ingredient — connections to advertisers.