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Episode 186 - Dead End (My Friend)

Episode 186 - Dead End (My Friend)

by @ PZ's Podcast

'No' is the worst word you can ever hear. (I realize the virtues of saying 'No', yourself, on certain occasions. But when 'No' is said to you, especially at an impressionable age, it's the worst.) This cast is about the damage created by 'No', especially in romance.

Episode 86 - Supermarionation II

Episode 86 - Supermarionation II

by @ PZ's Podcast

This podcast tries to go a little deeper with Supermarionation. It is really about social class, and the kind of alliance that inevitably imperils a religion whose goal is emancipating the human race. We start with "It Happened One Night", then chart our way north, to an old surprising hymn.

Episode 199: What Actually Happens

Episode 199: What Actually Happens

by @ PZ's Podcast

If you don't factor in the element of romantic love -- or at least its possibility -- you'll surprise yourself when you start making decisions in life. Sometimes I wish I could give a college commencement address. (No one is ever going to ask.) But I should like to talk about romantic love, and its over-riding, over-reaching, superseding strength as an element -- the decisive element -- in personal decision-making. I can't really say that, though. Many people seem to want to "privilege" career and/or professional choices over their love life. They seem to want to, at least. But then you surprise yourself! You quit your job, or apply for a job in another city, or go back to school; and the real reason is that you've met someone, or want to. Even desperately want to. Romantic love always wins. Tho' it takes too long these days. So much romantic time is wasted by the effort, energy and time, g__dammit, given to careers that end up, eventually, feeling phony, futile, arbitrary, and selfish. What am I saying? Put romantic love first. Hey, and then, work's a piece of cake. You'll probably be promoted at work the moment you start promoting yourself to her.

Pacific Islanders will pay the price for Trump and Kim’s nuclear escalation

by Rex @ Savage Minds

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s war of words is threatening to become a real nuclear war as North Korea has announced that it is seriously considering attacking Guam. This reckless escalation of tension is profoundly frightening to everyone. But one group who will suffer from this potential attack has not gotten enough attention: Indigenous Chamorro … Continue reading Pacific Islanders will pay the price for Trump and Kim’s nuclear escalation

Analyzing the Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Analyzing the Dove Real Beauty Sketches


@TheSocyCinema

Tags: bodies , emotion/desire , gender , marketing/brands , media , beauty standards, representation, subtitles/CC , 00 to 05 mins , 06 to 10 mins Year: 2013 Length: 3:01; 6:36 Access: YouTube ( clip...

Why is the ROI of Social Media Still So Elusive?

by Angela Suresh @ Sprinklr

Social media has been around for more than a decade, yet it remains difficult to understand the real return on investment (ROI) of harnessing today’s many social channels. That’s not because the formula for ROI is confusing – the simple way to think about it is (Earnings – Costs) x 100 / Costs – but […]

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Episode 96 - Strack-Billerbeck

Episode 96 - Strack-Billerbeck

by @ PZ's Podcast

"Disputed Passage" (Lloyd C. Douglas) is what this podcast is not. There are any number of issues to talk about, yet so many are so particuar, and rally around themselves all kinds of differing opinions. I'd rather do -- that is, try to do in a small way -- something of what Claude Berri actually did in "Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring" (1986), which was, in his own words, to scrape down to the universal: our human nature and suffering, in common -- the tie that binds. After this cast, I am taking a short break. But it's really just "pre-production" time, for the next season of, "Fireball XL 5".

Wearing perfume, an almost sacred beauty ritual

by aufeminin @ Womenology

The majority of women put perfume on every day, so much so that 143,000 bottles of perfume are sold every day in France (source: Planetoscope). And what might seem like a simple beauty step has a much deeper cultural dimension …

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Episode 17: The Hammer and the Cross

Episode 17: The Hammer and the Cross

by @ PZ's Podcast

Hammer Horror is a beautiful thing -- everything movies should be, or almost everything. There is also this delightful religious dimension, in which the High Priest of Karnak prays in the language of the Book of Common Prayer and Peter Cushing is 'fighting evil every bit as much' as a Church of England entymologist/bishop in "Hound of the Baskervilles". Here is my little 'National Geographic Society lecture', on one of the nicest acres of filmdom and fandom. It was recorded at Constitution Hall in our Nation's Capital.

Roberto Cavalli

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Apparel – luxury apparel; FMCG Personal care & beauty – fragrances; Retail – fashion stores, e-retail Owner of the brand: Clessidra SGR S.p.A. (90%) and Roberto Cavalli (10%) Key competitors: Gucci, Valentino, Versace, Prada, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana

Artykuł Roberto Cavalli pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Episode 98 - Reflections in a Golden Eye

Episode 98 - Reflections in a Golden Eye

by @ PZ's Podcast

If you want to find out what true north is in your life -- in other words, where you are really going -- notice what books you are drawn to. Or what movies you really like. Or what music you're putting on your iPod these days. Or what television show you can't miss this week. Those things function as a truth north for your life's actual direction. This podcast looks at two revealing sentences, within two modern masterpieces, of this phenomenon of true north's revelation. Operationally, I am wondering where you ("the living" -- B. 'Boris' Pickett) will come down.

Dove Campaign for Real Beauty Case Study

Dove Campaign for Real Beauty Case Study


calameo.com

This is a case study on the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. We found that the ongoing campaign had been a huge success thus far, and that it was setting a precedent for female marketing. Dove was producing meaningful content through...

Episode 223 – MIA

Episode 223 – MIA

by Mockingbird @ PZ's Podcast

I think American Buddhists are missing in action. I think they really are. At least in one particular.

They are missing in action in relation to an almost overwhelming contradiction with their teaching that exists in common public culture today.

I am talking about the notion of “narrative”.

“Narrative” is the word for a “story” — the usual term for it in mindfulness therapy — that collects the different realities in your life into one basket. Story, or narrative, is an attempt to understand as a single whole the different experiences you have in life. It is almost invariably imposed, or deduced, rather than discovered,...

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Critical Race Analysis: Intel’s 2007 Ad

by mf12 @ Media and Cultural Analysis, Spring 2014

  In 2007 Intel released a national print ad to promote its Core 2 Duo processor chips. The ad featured a slender, un-athletic white man in casual business attire, surrounded by six muscular black runners bowing down in a starting position in front of the him. The white manager stands under the headline “maximize the […]

Episode 68 - The Inward Voice, Pt. 2

Episode 68 - The Inward Voice, Pt. 2

by @ PZ's Podcast

There is nothing quite like the Inward Voice of 'Mark Rutherford', the novelist whose real name was William Hale White. He wore a mask over a mask, and his six novels constitute a kind of ultimate Inward Voice within Victorian fiction. Today we look at his "Revolution in Tanner's Lane" (1890), which reveals the worst and also the best of the Romans 7 understanding of human nature. Cradled in this unique book -- "Revolution" -- is a message I think the world's gotta hear. I don't think it ever will, but STILL 'MarkRutherford' committed his Inward Voice to paper, and we know a lot more about ourselves because of him..

Episode 63 - One Step Beyond

Episode 63 - One Step Beyond

by @ PZ's Podcast

This ancient show, much of which is now richly available on YouTube, let alone DVD, understood something important. It understood about the "collective unconscious" and the nature of the Love that exists underneath human loves. The several great episodes in this terse ancient treasure, from 1959 to 1961, depict reality so unflinchingly that you can barely look --- and, the underlying reality of God. I actually think "One Step Beyond" is a profounder prototype for "Touched by an Angel". Plus, the music! -- especially Harry Lubin's theme entitled "Weird". Not his "Fear", which you've heard a hundred times; but his "Weird". And here's the 'Dean's Question' for this podcast: How did William James decide to define God?

Episode 70 - Removals Men

Episode 70 - Removals Men

by @ PZ's Podcast

This is about the use of language to cover an uinpleasant reality. It's not just about the "removal" of an al awlaki or a "new chapter in the history of Libya" accomplished by means of the murder of a POW who was captured alive. It's about resigning yourself to something you cannot change.

Episode 97 - Surprise (Symphony)

Episode 97 - Surprise (Symphony)

by @ PZ's Podcast

"Oops! I did it again!": it just came over me. Despite a break, a real break, very soon to come, Lola compelled one to speak. I mean, "Lola", the 1961 movie by Jacques Demy. This podcast is a memo on ego-less communication. It can really happen, and almost never does. But you can't beat it -- you can't beat it -- when it does. In just about any aspect of life you can name.

Episode 199: What Actually Happens

Episode 199: What Actually Happens

by @ PZ's Podcast

If you don't factor in the element of romantic love -- or at least its possibility -- you'll surprise yourself when you start making decisions in life. Sometimes I wish I could give a college commencement address. (No one is ever going to ask.) But I should like to talk about romantic love, and its over-riding, over-reaching, superseding strength as an element -- the decisive element -- in personal decision-making. I can't really say that, though. Many people seem to want to "privilege" career and/or professional choices over their love life. They seem to want to, at least. But then you surprise yourself! You quit your job, or apply for a job in another city, or go back to school; and the real reason is that you've met someone, or want to. Even desperately want to. Romantic love always wins. Tho' it takes too long these days. So much romantic time is wasted by the effort, energy and time, g__dammit, given to careers that end up, eventually, feeling phony, futile, arbitrary, and selfish. What am I saying? Put romantic love first. Hey, and then, work's a piece of cake. You'll probably be promoted at work the moment you start promoting yourself to her.

Episode 129 - First Infinite Frost

Episode 129 - First Infinite Frost

by @ PZ's Podcast

This is an experiment. It's a true story, from the true-life adventures, tho' I truly wish it never happened. Is PZ trying for a James Agee moment? Maybe so. Podcast 129 is dedicated to Adrienne Parks.

Episode 139 - Journey with Boo (Me and You)

Episode 139 - Journey with Boo (Me and You)

by @ PZ's Podcast

It's here: that surgical song by Lobo, the balladeer's portrait of an ordinary, heart-rending tragedy. Because the picture's true to life, however, there may be room for hope. Roll up for a magical mystery tour, -- with a Dog Named Boo.

Jazz Brice: "Why Dove's 'Real Beauty Sketches' Video Makes Me Uncomfortable... and Kind of Makes Me Angry"

Jazz Brice: "Why Dove's 'Real Beauty Sketches' Video Makes Me Uncomfortable... and Kind of Makes Me Angry"


Arden Stern

This blog post by Jazz Brice was linked in an April 18 New York Times article about Dove’s recent video in their ongoing campaign for “real beauty.” Brice makes some excellent points regarding the...

The Archetypes of AXE and Dove

by noreply@blogger.com (Dove Axe) @ Different axes of Beauty

One tool in Marketing today, is the use of Archetypes in order to find the right personality for a brand. Archetypes are mythic characters that are found within the collective unconscious of people all over the world and are therefore understood universally. Archetypes are used in myths and stories in different cultures and tap into human aspirations and emotions. There are 12 different archetypes and each one has its own significance based on values and character traits: The Innocent, The Everyman, The Explorer, The Sage, The Hero, The Outlaw, The Magician, The Jester, The Caregiver, The Creator, The Ruler, and The Lover.
In the case of AXE, one can clearly recognize ’The Magician’ aka the visionary or healer at the core of the brand. It is characterized by the desire to understand the fundamental laws of the universe and the goal to make dreams come true by developping a vision and following it (strategy). To be classified as a ’Magician’, a brand needs to live by the motto ’I make things happen’, have the unconditional promise to transform its customers, offer a new and contemporary product that is transformative, be consciousness expanding and be associated with spirituality. AXE exemplifies some of these characteristics, first of all the unconditional promise to transform its customers. In its communication strategy, AXE promises the ’average guy’ to get the girls by using the product. Recognizing this, one can say that AXE’s vision is to help guys achieve a supernatural experience by promoting faith and establishing confidence in the consumers mind . The weakness of ’The Magician’ is the danger of becoming manipulative. This also applies to AXE.
In the case of Dove, the campaign for Real Beauty is a very successful brand story with a strong message of transformative thinking which challenges the ideal of beauty and breaks with the rules of the beauty industry. This corresponds to the characteristics of ’The Outlaw’ that disrupts and overturns what isn’t working. However, the desire of this archetype, to revenge and revolt contradict the core value of Dove and therefore, this archetype does not apply to Dove. However, Dove seems to exemplify ’The Innocent’, with the goal of achieving a pure life by doing the right thing. In other words, to be happy. ’Free to be yourself’ could be the motto of this archetype and fits Dove’s mission perfectly. In addition, ’The Innocent’ seeks to provide an identity for brands with clear values that want to be differentiated from brands with bad reputation and offer an easy solution to a well-known problem and are associated with goodness,simplicity and morality. All of these personality traits of ’The Innocent’seem to be a perfect match to Dove, a brand that has recognized that the image of beauty, as promoted by the beauty industry, was not coherent with reality and has offered a simple solution to women around the world: to accept and love themselves!
- Anke S.
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Episode 209 - How To Be Popular If You're a Guy

Episode 209 - How To Be Popular If You're a Guy

by @ PZ's Podcast

The answer to that question has to lie, somehow, in whatever explains the popular success of Rodney Marvin ('Rod') McKuen. Rod McKuen died a year ago, and did you know he sold 100 million records? No kidding. Rod McKuen sold 100 million records. (He also sold 60 million books. But hey...) Here is a man who was universally dismissed, from day one of his earthly success, as being a "kitschy" Philistine and arch-sentimentalist. No critic had a word of praise for him. Ever, ever, ever. And that's been true right up to the present day. And let the People say: He sold a hundred million records. Here is a writer who when you actually take time to listen to his songs wrote from a fetal position of complete understanding,.. of me and you. Now let the People say: He sold a hundred million records. Here is a man who, like Rudyard Kipling -- if it weren't for T.S. Eliot and George Orwell -- would have no friends in "high places" (at least after he died). People loved his work. Critics hated it. Therefore let the People say: He sold a hundred million records. So listen up, guys: If you want to be popular, then say what you think, say it deep, say it real, and speak it... from the earthed position of the earliest human child.

Episode 81 - Violette amoureuse

Episode 81 - Violette amoureuse

by @ PZ's Podcast

From our house to your house, at the Turning of the Year: a portrait of the dignity that is able to inhere within romantic love -- sometimes. The subject is a short scene, a musical number really, in a late Jacques Demy, "Une Chambre en Ville" (1982). You can YouTube it by typing in "Violette amoureuse". I have faith you will be richly repaid. Try to marry a 'Violette' if you possibly can -- or, if it's too late, tell your children about her.

Episode 201: The Real Thing

Episode 201: The Real Thing

by @ PZ's Podcast

Is there anything to it? Is vertical religion -- not just calls to social justice, not just implied belief (system) -- but actual vertical religion rooted in anything resembling fact? I'm utterly bummed these days by mainstream Christianity that just leaps over the religious element on the way to the "mission" element. There's nothing there, I mean nothing there -- to aid an everyday sufferer. Like me, for example. On the other hand, evangelicals continue to fake it royally. They'll talk you blue in the face about God's being present in the worst and darkest moments of your life. But when it's you who is actually there, you who is sitting flummoxed in the Shadows of Knight (1966), they act as if they didn't mean a word of it. Grace? Real Grace? "You have got to be kidding." Book him! The theme of this 201st podcast is Real Religion. Does it exist? What is it like if it does? Oh, and SEE The Sentinel (1976). Don't miss The Sentinel (1976). It's about to be released on Blu Ray; and with all its memorable eccentricities, it is a total home run about The Real Thing. LUV U. (PZ) This podcast is dedicated to Melina Smith.

Choose Beautiful: Dove Continues Real Beauty Campaign

Choose Beautiful: Dove Continues Real Beauty Campaign


brandchannel:

Dove continues Real Beauty campaign with Choose Beautiful to show how women label and limit themselves

Axe

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Personal care & beauty – body care, deodorants, fragrances, hair care Owner of the brand: Unilever Key competitors: Nivea, L’Oréal, Gillette, Old Spice

Artykuł Axe pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Episode 209 - How To Be Popular If You're a Guy

Episode 209 - How To Be Popular If You're a Guy

by @ PZ's Podcast

The answer to that question has to lie, somehow, in whatever explains the popular success of Rodney Marvin ('Rod') McKuen. Rod McKuen died a year ago, and did you know he sold 100 million records? No kidding. Rod McKuen sold 100 million records. (He also sold 60 million books. But hey...) Here is a man who was universally dismissed, from day one of his earthly success, as being a "kitschy" Philistine and arch-sentimentalist. No critic had a word of praise for him. Ever, ever, ever. And that's been true right up to the present day. And let the People say: He sold a hundred million records. Here is a writer who when you actually take time to listen to his songs wrote from a fetal position of complete understanding,.. of me and you. Now let the People say: He sold a hundred million records. Here is a man who, like Rudyard Kipling -- if it weren't for T.S. Eliot and George Orwell -- would have no friends in "high places" (at least after he died). People loved his work. Critics hated it. Therefore let the People say: He sold a hundred million records. So listen up, guys: If you want to be popular, then say what you think, say it deep, say it real, and speak it... from the earthed position of the earliest human child.

Inception and Postmodernism

by chestersmom @ Media and Cultural Analysis, Spring 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hP9D6kZseM Did you ever realize you were dreaming and were able to control what happens?  Would you rather live in a dream world or reality, if you were given the opportunity? What if you were unable to tell the difference between real life and your dream?  Reality is truth but postmodernism blurs the the lines […]

Episode 15: Hot August Night

Episode 15: Hot August Night

by @ PZ's Podcast

The Jansenists never declined. They got wiped out good. Think "End of the Line" by the Traveling Wilburys. Pascal enters and exits, assisted by Roberto Rossellini's tv show (1971) and Jack Kerouac's bar game (1969). The 'Sun King' plays his cruel part, while Our Ladies of Port-Royal hold the line. They really hold the line! As Sainte-Beuve wrote of the Jansenists, "They were from Calvary".

Episode 88 - Tana and Tahrir

Episode 88 - Tana and Tahrir

by @ PZ's Podcast

I don't believe in "reality", or rather, I believe what looks like reality is seldom reality. This can be easily proved by a quick viewing of ... "The Mummy Ghost" (1944). Once look at that wonderful movie is able to confer an accurate understanding of reality. This is because "The Mummy's Ghost" 's reality IS reality. Podcast 88 concerns Kharis, Tana Leaves, and the Arab Spring. P.S. From Kerouac: " 'Facts' are sophistries."

Episode 169 - Wooden Ships

Episode 169 - Wooden Ships

by @ PZ's Podcast

This is about Meister Eckhart and Rudolf Otto, and CS & N. But it's really about whether and how to engage the world, given what we now know about it. Guess I'm skeptical, more than ever; and was surprised to have to dissent from the Master. First time!

what older women should look like

by Kate @ Eat the Damn Cake

“Sharon Stone Tells Shape She Doesn’t Want To Be ‘An Ageless Beauty,’ Is Still One Anyway” goes the Huffington Post headline. It’s refreshing, says the reporter, that Stone doesn’t long for eternal youth. It’s refreshing, also, we’re clearly meant to … Continue reading

Nestlé

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Food – baby food, cereals, dairy, confectionery and chocolate, desserts & ice creams; FMCG Non-alcoholic beverages – soft drinks, coffee, water Owner of the brand: Nestlé S.A. Key competitors: Kellogg’s, Danone, Cadbury, Hershey’s, Snickers, Milka, Jacobs, Tchibo, Lipton, Aquafina, Dasani, Evian

Artykuł Nestlé pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

The World’s Least Real(istic) PopStar

by adm470 @ Media and Cultural Analysis, Spring 2014

Frederic Jameson defines postmodernism as “a periodizing concept whose function is to correlate the emergence of new formal features in culture with the emergence of a new type of social life and a new economic order” (3). He says that this concept might also be referred to as consumer society or “the society of the […]

Episode 29 - The Circle

Episode 29 - The Circle

by @ PZ's Podcast

The Circle was a movie theater in downtown Washington where two boys discovered foreign film. Boris Karloff and James Whale became superceded by Sergei Eisenstein and Francois Truffaut. Or mostly. (We were only 13 years old, for crying out loud.) This podcast tells our Tales from the Circle. Every word is true. It is Part III of The Moviegoer and is dedicated to Lloyd Fonvielle.

Episode 17: The Hammer and the Cross

Episode 17: The Hammer and the Cross

by @ PZ's Podcast

Hammer Horror is a beautiful thing -- everything movies should be, or almost everything. There is also this delightful religious dimension, in which the High Priest of Karnak prays in the language of the Book of Common Prayer and Peter Cushing is 'fighting evil every bit as much' as a Church of England entymologist/bishop in "Hound of the Baskervilles". Here is my little 'National Geographic Society lecture', on one of the nicest acres of filmdom and fandom. It was recorded at Constitution Hall in our Nation's Capital.

Episode 29 - The Circle

Episode 29 - The Circle

by @ PZ's Podcast

The Circle was a movie theater in downtown Washington where two boys discovered foreign film. Boris Karloff and James Whale became superceded by Sergei Eisenstein and Francois Truffaut. Or mostly. (We were only 13 years old, for crying out loud.) This podcast tells our Tales from the Circle. Every word is true. It is Part III of The Moviegoer and is dedicated to Lloyd Fonvielle.

Episode 68 - The Inward Voice, Pt. 2

Episode 68 - The Inward Voice, Pt. 2

by @ PZ's Podcast

There is nothing quite like the Inward Voice of 'Mark Rutherford', the novelist whose real name was William Hale White. He wore a mask over a mask, and his six novels constitute a kind of ultimate Inward Voice within Victorian fiction. Today we look at his "Revolution in Tanner's Lane" (1890), which reveals the worst and also the best of the Romans 7 understanding of human nature. Cradled in this unique book -- "Revolution" -- is a message I think the world's gotta hear. I don't think it ever will, but STILL 'MarkRutherford' committed his Inward Voice to paper, and we know a lot more about ourselves because of him..

Luxury & sales force: learn to manage brand ambassadors

by aufeminin @ Womenology

Of the top fifteen international luxury brands, seven are French. French brands represent 25% of the world market in luxury personal assets (fashion, accessories, perfume, watches and jewellery), or 212 billion euros (Cabinet Bain & Company – 2012). (1) In …

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The video of the year

by noreply@blogger.com (Dove Axe) @ Different axes of Beauty



The other day, I was going to the university. In order to not waste my time I read the free newspaper 20Minutes. There was an article about the most shared advertising video on the Web in 2013. The video “Dove Real Beauty Sketches” was the winner! You remember, some women describe their own face, one of their relatives describe it too to a drawer expert in robot portray from FBI placed behind a curtain. After drawing the two portrays, we can see that women have a bad image of their beauty, they seam withdraw; whereas the portray of their relatives show a beautiful face and an open-minded person. This video has been watched 60 billions times, has been shared 4.24 billion time through Facebook, Twitter and Internet according to Unruly (that the society of video technology). I think it is a good job that Dove has done, because we all remember that is Dove, as the famous video “Dove Evolution”, and we do not see any product of the brand Dove…
That is a pity to see that women have as that much a wrong image of themselves and Dove points it out by showing women how beautiful they are.

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What you can REALLY do with an anthropology degree

by Rex @ Savage Minds

The Brooking Institute’s Hamilton Project (because after Hamilton everything has to be named after Hamilton) has a new website examining the relationship between career path and college major — in other words, it shows you what people who major in one field do for a living. The site and its accompanying interactive data visualizer and reports affirms … Continue reading What you can REALLY do with an anthropology degree

Episode 203 - Pope Francis and the Historical Jesus

Episode 203 - Pope Francis and the Historical Jesus

by @ PZ's Podcast

The music is "Good Vibrations" at the start, by The Beach Boys; and "I Knew Jesus (Before He Was a Super Star)", at the end, by Glen Campbell. Here is the description for iTunes and also the blurb for Mockingbird: So much has been written -- I mean, SO MUCH -- concerning the so-called Historical Jesus: a welter of books and "Untersuchungen". I've spent most of my career reading these books, and writing a few, too. Then Pope Francis came along and put them all in a cocked hat. This is because if you want to see with your own eyes how Jesus operated in the New Testament -- how he acted, how he spoke, how he was desired, and how he was received -- all you need to do is watch Francis. Phrancis. The way Christ was with Zacchaeus, Bartimaeus, the man at the Pool of Bethesda, the woman with the issue of blood, Jairus -- the beat goes on: that's the way Francis acts, and acted while he was under the scrutiny of all of us. Just watch him on the Philadelphia Airport tarmac, at the shrine to St. Mary the Untier of Knots in Philadelphia, at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, and at the state prison near Philadelphia. Just watch! All your questions about the conduct and message of the historical Jesus -- or almost all of them -- will be answered. It just takes a few videos, a couple speeches, a few infants kissed, a few cripples blessed. Remember the song by The Fifth Dimension, "Blowing Away"? (George Harrison wrote a similar song.) So much of what I read and learned over 40 ytears just got, well, blown away -- by the Real Thing.

The Cyborg Anthropologist (Tools We Use)

by Kerim @ Savage Minds

For those who don’t know, I live, work, teach, and do research in a predominantly Chinese speaking environment. Although you are probably aware that learning Chinese is hard, you might not realize that even scholars who have studied the language for most of their adult lives still struggle with it. That’s because scholars who work … Continue reading The Cyborg Anthropologist (Tools We Use)

Bonus Videos: Overcoming Marketing Innovation Anxiety

by Lisa Nirell @ EnergizeGrowth

What is marketing innovation anxiety? It happens when we keep postponing innovation conversations and initiatives. Unfortunately, in Western cultures, most of us believe that looking busy is a badge of honor, so we default to the familiar—managing our daily problem inbox. My curiosity around marketing innovation anxiety, and the lack of a true commitment to […]

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Episode 79 - Would you speak up, please?

Episode 79 - Would you speak up, please?

by @ PZ's Podcast

Why am I "afraid to say what I really want to say" (Jack Kerouac)? That's a line from "Visions of Gerard", and many could echo it. This podcast is about changing mores, specifically the contrast between a sensational murder case of the 1930s and a sensational case of recent times. Then there's Ken Russell's "The Devils" (197), a charming little movie -- and the shifting sands of killing inquisition. Maybe I should quit while I'm ahead.

Episode 201: The Real Thing

Episode 201: The Real Thing

by @ PZ's Podcast

Is there anything to it? Is vertical religion -- not just calls to social justice, not just implied belief (system) -- but actual vertical religion rooted in anything resembling fact? I'm utterly bummed these days by mainstream Christianity that just leaps over the religious element on the way to the "mission" element. There's nothing there, I mean nothing there -- to aid an everyday sufferer. Like me, for example. On the other hand, evangelicals continue to fake it royally. They'll talk you blue in the face about God's being present in the worst and darkest moments of your life. But when it's you who is actually there, you who is sitting flummoxed in the Shadows of Knight (1966), they act as if they didn't mean a word of it. Grace? Real Grace? "You have got to be kidding." Book him! The theme of this 201st podcast is Real Religion. Does it exist? What is it like if it does? Oh, and SEE The Sentinel (1976). Don't miss The Sentinel (1976). It's about to be released on Blu Ray; and with all its memorable eccentricities, it is a total home run about The Real Thing. LUV U. (PZ) This podcast is dedicated to Melina Smith.

Episode 186 - Dead End (My Friend)

Episode 186 - Dead End (My Friend)

by @ PZ's Podcast

'No' is the worst word you can ever hear. (I realize the virtues of saying 'No', yourself, on certain occasions. But when 'No' is said to you, especially at an impressionable age, it's the worst.) This cast is about the damage created by 'No', especially in romance.

Commentaires sur Lighter options, the true stars of women’s kitchen cupboards par Horak

by Horak @ Commentaires pour Womenology

Votre analyse est très réaliste, j'ajouterai que les hommes sont aussi aujourd'hui la cible des marques, car eux aussi adhèrent de plus en plus à une attitude similaire ; zéro coca est adressé aux hommes avec un packaging noir qui se voudrait plus" viril" et ainsi compréhensible pour un consommateur masculin, ne voulant inconsciemment ne pa s'assimiler au "light" ciblé et dans les moeurs associé aux femmes. Cet élargissement des gammes de produits va plus loin, la santé devient un soucis des marques exploité d'une manière incroyable, les produits bio sous célophane...les produits facilitant le transit ( bifidus et autres, sans sel à x% pour le cholesthérol etc.. Le consommateur est noyé par une myriade de profuits alimentaires qui prodiguent des messages de santé qui peuvent être malheureusement faussés comme vous le mentionnez, le chocolat sans sucre ne stipule pas que les glucides sont remplacés par des lipides! A quand un contrôle nutritionniste averti, mettrait en garde, ou exigerait une information plus limpide ?

Episode 211 - Son, This Is She

Episode 211 - Son, This Is She

by @ PZ's Podcast

There is this amazing supposed contrast between the God Who comes to us from without, and the God Who speaks to us from within. Historic Christianity generally hears the First. Eastern religion generally hears the second. Personally, I hear both -- by which I mean, a lot of Love is "channelled" or "made flesh" in the inspirations I feel to love and to cherish that are indistinguishable from my own best self. ("I'd like to know where you got the notion" (Rock the Boat) -- The Hues Corporation, 1974). Yet when I'm in a jam, when I am simply unable to be in touch at all with my true and best self -- when I'm beset, alone, and without defense or protection -- then it's all about the God who Reaches Down and Helps. (Like 'Delphine' at the end of The Green Ray.) "Save Me" (Fleetwood Mac, 1990). This cast speaks of our deafness and blindness when it comes to hearing and seeing God in, well, what lies before us, in our purview -- with a little help from Howard Pyle, James Garner, Manly Wade Wellman, Donald Trump, William Hale White, and Christopher Isherwood. It's Joe Meek, though, together with Geoff Goddard, who cuts the knot. The cast is dedicated to Ethan Richardson.

Episode 162 - Rain Dance

Episode 162 - Rain Dance

by @ PZ's Podcast

Thinking about Obamacare got me onto this one. But it's not about Obamacare! It's about Reality. And Guess What?

AN ANALYSIS OF THE PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUES USED IN DOVE REAL BEAUTY SKETCHES Essay Example | Topics and Well Written Essays

AN ANALYSIS OF THE PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUES USED IN DOVE REAL BEAUTY SKETCHES Essay Example | Topics and Well Written Essays


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Diesel

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Apparel – high street apparel; FMCG Personal care & beauty – fragrances; Retail – fashion stores, e-retail Owner of the brand: OTB Group Key competitors: Levi’s, Wrangler, Pepe Jeans, Lee

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Episode 81 - Violette amoureuse

Episode 81 - Violette amoureuse

by @ PZ's Podcast

From our house to your house, at the Turning of the Year: a portrait of the dignity that is able to inhere within romantic love -- sometimes. The subject is a short scene, a musical number really, in a late Jacques Demy, "Une Chambre en Ville" (1982). You can YouTube it by typing in "Violette amoureuse". I have faith you will be richly repaid. Try to marry a 'Violette' if you possibly can -- or, if it's too late, tell your children about her.

Episode 99 9/10 - Twisterella

Episode 99 9/10 - Twisterella

by @ PZ's Podcast

When reality comes crashing in to call, you've got to be prepared for a re-think. It's what happens to 'Billy Liar', in another dazzling English rose, the movie "Billy Liar" from 1963. It's based on a novel then a play, but the visuals bring it home. A man of 19, who flees from his life, for his life, into a fantasy world, begins to falter, then crumble, in the face of reality. (O Lucky Man! -- at age 19, to begin to see.) Like the English city in which he lives, in which every building seems to be being bulldozed in service of urban renewal, 'Billy Fisher' -- Billy Liar -- is watching "everything go". "Not one stone" (of his plummeting life) "will be left on stone". There's help, however, in the form of a girl, a precious girl, who is able to care and not care. She's the hope! She knows something Billy doesn't, and few do. Can she save our phantastic hero? Could she save you? Listen to "Twisterella". Or rather, see "Billy Liar", and SEE.

Video: Susan Weber Receives First Annual “CMO Beacon Award”

by Lisa Nirell @ EnergizeGrowth

CMOs can often feel isolated and overwhelmed. And let’s be real: “going it alone” doesn’t work. That ranks high on the insanity list, along with trial and error and stoicism. Finding a peer community of like-minded professionals makes the difference between success and burnout. Yet searching for that perfect peer group can be even more daunting than the […]

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Dancing Pandas and The Search for Everything

by Margaret Pope @ Mockingbird

“And that’s how John Mayer ended up with dancing pandas.”

It’s not every day that one reads such a sentence in a New York Times piece, but when it comes to John Mayer, is anyone really surprised?

Mayer has made quite the reputation for himself, not only as a talented musician but as a man who can’t seem to control his “stupid mouth” in a number scandalous interviews. In the aftermath, he escaped to Montana, where he moved toward redemption, apologizing for many of those wrongdoings in Paradise Valley (2013), identifying many of his shortcomings (“I Will Be Found”), and promising maturity...

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Episode 205 - Unforeseen

Episode 205 - Unforeseen

by @ PZ's Podcast

It's not an abstraction! It's more than something just to talk about or consider. It could happen to you. In fact, it probably will. I'm talking about unforeseen death. Some people hold on for a long time, even when they don't really want to. Other people want to hold on, but illness intervenes and they go a dozen years earlier than they expected. (You never expect it.) Other people had a bad habit in youth and maybe adulthood, and it catches them later. They never thought they would be hooked up to a respirator personally. "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" (Electric Prunes, 1967): That is, I thought I was coughing myself to death. A habitual "nervous" cough turned into an atomic reaction and I suffocated. Sweet Dreams Are Made of This? "Are You Ready?": Bob Dylan asked in 1980. "No", I might answer, in 2015. "But I'd like to be." Sunday after Sunday I hear sermons that seem completely to sidestep the one really big reason a person would go to church. John Wesley never sidestepped it. Nor did Luther. St. Ignatius didn't, either. Don't you.

Episode 86 - Supermarionation II

Episode 86 - Supermarionation II

by @ PZ's Podcast

This podcast tries to go a little deeper with Supermarionation. It is really about social class, and the kind of alliance that inevitably imperils a religion whose goal is emancipating the human race. We start with "It Happened One Night", then chart our way north, to an old surprising hymn.

Episode Seven -

Episode Seven - "Man Gave Names to all the Animals"

by @ PZ's Podcast

"Man Gave Names to all the Animals" (Bob Dylan), meaning Eric Burdon and The Animals. Thoughts on true greatness, thoughts on Fun.

Episode 70 - Removals Men

Episode 70 - Removals Men

by @ PZ's Podcast

This is about the use of language to cover an uinpleasant reality. It's not just about the "removal" of an al awlaki or a "new chapter in the history of Libya" accomplished by means of the murder of a POW who was captured alive. It's about resigning yourself to something you cannot change.

Episode 63 - One Step Beyond

Episode 63 - One Step Beyond

by @ PZ's Podcast

This ancient show, much of which is now richly available on YouTube, let alone DVD, understood something important. It understood about the "collective unconscious" and the nature of the Love that exists underneath human loves. The several great episodes in this terse ancient treasure, from 1959 to 1961, depict reality so unflinchingly that you can barely look --- and, the underlying reality of God. I actually think "One Step Beyond" is a profounder prototype for "Touched by an Angel". Plus, the music! -- especially Harry Lubin's theme entitled "Weird". Not his "Fear", which you've heard a hundred times; but his "Weird". And here's the 'Dean's Question' for this podcast: How did William James decide to define God?

Kellogg’s

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Food – cereals Owner of the brand: Kellogg Company Key competitors: Cheerios, Nestlé, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Weetabix, Quaker

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Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign: Successfull Marketing that Failed to Redefine Beauty

Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign: Successfull Marketing that Failed to Redefine Beauty

by lauraalfonso @ Critical Analysis Essay- UNIV 200

dove.us What does beauty mean? The answer to this question may depend on many variables. The interpretation of beauty is subjective to various factors, such as culture, age,...

Racism in Dove

by fashionista 04 @ Media and Cultural Analysis, Spring 2014

    The silhouette of the namesake bird. People all around the world recognize this logo without batting an eyelid: but in case you are not familiar with it, it’s Dove. Fifty years ago it was just a beauty bar that offered a new formula for cleansing creams, but today it is a “global masterbrand” […]

Episode 97 - Surprise (Symphony)

Episode 97 - Surprise (Symphony)

by @ PZ's Podcast

"Oops! I did it again!": it just came over me. Despite a break, a real break, very soon to come, Lola compelled one to speak. I mean, "Lola", the 1961 movie by Jacques Demy. This podcast is a memo on ego-less communication. It can really happen, and almost never does. But you can't beat it -- you can't beat it -- when it does. In just about any aspect of life you can name.

DOVE 'Real Beauty Sketches', Branded Content at it's Finest - Mayberry Marketing | Web Design Franklin, TN

DOVE 'Real Beauty Sketches', Branded Content at it's Finest - Mayberry Marketing | Web Design Franklin, TN


Mayberry Marketing | Web Design Franklin, TN

DOVE 'Real Beauty Sketches', Branded Content at it's FinestThis week’s Dove commercial has raised quite a few eyebrows as it circulated the web. Literally. The video features a forensic sketch artist who draws skewed portraits of various women whom he has never seen based on their verbal descriptions of their own facial features.

Episode 145 - Soul Coaxing

Episode 145 - Soul Coaxing

by @ PZ's Podcast

What's really important? "Soul Coaxing" is really important. But not the practice. The song! By Raymond Lefevre and his Orchestra. THAT's really important. Gosh, I hope you like this.

“Without the internet, I wouldn’t be the woman that I am today”

by aufeminin @ Womenology

A meeting with Capucine, the creator of the blog Babillages How did you think of the idea to create Babillages? I was 19 and a student in communication and journalism. I started my first internship in women’s press, mainly in …

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Tyler, the Creator Mountain Dew Ad: Critical Race Analysis

by Nex @ Media and Cultural Analysis, Spring 2014

In 2013, PepsiCo released a commercial for Mountain Dew as part of a series developed by African American rapper Tyler, the Creator. The ad immediately felt backfire as it was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women. Using critical race analysis, I argue that the Mountain Dew commercial perpetuates african-american […]

Episode 217 – The Monolith

Episode 217 – The Monolith

by Mockingbird @ PZ's Podcast

We’re just awash — aground! — in “narratives” these days. “Narratives” are conceptual stories or frameworks that are designed by the ever-grinding mind to organize and categorize realities of everyday life. Many of the realities faced by the ordinary person, starting with me, are unsatisfactory and distressing. “Narratives” are a form of mental control, to vitiate and diminish some of the distress of life..

But “narratives” don’t work! They are seldom completely true; and more often, they are cataclysmically partial. In both senses! This cast examines two “narratives” — one regarding an apparently neglected English hymn writer and the other being racism — and...

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man beaten in the street on a beautiful day

by Kate @ Eat the Damn Cake

A woman was attacked by four boys a few blocks away from where I walk every day with my baby. She was hit on the back of the head, for fun, I guess, and she is OK. Except that I … Continue reading

Episode 79 - Would you speak up, please?

Episode 79 - Would you speak up, please?

by @ PZ's Podcast

Why am I "afraid to say what I really want to say" (Jack Kerouac)? That's a line from "Visions of Gerard", and many could echo it. This podcast is about changing mores, specifically the contrast between a sensational murder case of the 1930s and a sensational case of recent times. Then there's Ken Russell's "The Devils" (197), a charming little movie -- and the shifting sands of killing inquisition. Maybe I should quit while I'm ahead.

Episode 58 - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Episode 58 - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

by @ PZ's Podcast

This gorgeous 1964 film is everything people say it is, and makes you wonder sometimes whether its director and writer, Jacques Demy, was too good for this world. Let's also hear it for Michel Legrand, who wrote the score. What I wish to eyeball, and what this podcast is about, is its vision of romance, for "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" is about first love, lost love, best love, et enfin, true love. The hero's "Je crois que tu peux partir" ("It's time for you to go.") is so wonderfully masculine, and faithful, and cognizant but 'he's not buying', that I truly wish every woman in the world who has lost faith in men could see this movie. My podcast is about True Love. It is dedicated to Nick Greenwood.

Procter & Gamble

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Household products; FMCG Personal care & beauty Owner of the brand: Procter & Gamble Co. Key competitors: Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser Group

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Episode 129 - First Infinite Frost

Episode 129 - First Infinite Frost

by @ PZ's Podcast

This is an experiment. It's a true story, from the true-life adventures, tho' I truly wish it never happened. Is PZ trying for a James Agee moment? Maybe so. Podcast 129 is dedicated to Adrienne Parks.

Dove Thinks You’re More Beautiful Than You Think You Are

Dove Thinks You’re More Beautiful Than You Think You Are


Mockingbird

Last month, Mbird mentioned in passing the “Dove Real Beauty Sketches” ad, but now that the video has become the most watched ad ever, with over 114 million views, perhaps we should take a closer l…

Episode 203 - Pope Francis and the Historical Jesus

Episode 203 - Pope Francis and the Historical Jesus

by @ PZ's Podcast

The music is "Good Vibrations" at the start, by The Beach Boys; and "I Knew Jesus (Before He Was a Super Star)", at the end, by Glen Campbell. Here is the description for iTunes and also the blurb for Mockingbird: So much has been written -- I mean, SO MUCH -- concerning the so-called Historical Jesus: a welter of books and "Untersuchungen". I've spent most of my career reading these books, and writing a few, too. Then Pope Francis came along and put them all in a cocked hat. This is because if you want to see with your own eyes how Jesus operated in the New Testament -- how he acted, how he spoke, how he was desired, and how he was received -- all you need to do is watch Francis. Phrancis. The way Christ was with Zacchaeus, Bartimaeus, the man at the Pool of Bethesda, the woman with the issue of blood, Jairus -- the beat goes on: that's the way Francis acts, and acted while he was under the scrutiny of all of us. Just watch him on the Philadelphia Airport tarmac, at the shrine to St. Mary the Untier of Knots in Philadelphia, at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, and at the state prison near Philadelphia. Just watch! All your questions about the conduct and message of the historical Jesus -- or almost all of them -- will be answered. It just takes a few videos, a couple speeches, a few infants kissed, a few cripples blessed. Remember the song by The Fifth Dimension, "Blowing Away"? (George Harrison wrote a similar song.) So much of what I read and learned over 40 ytears just got, well, blown away -- by the Real Thing.

Episode 204 - Honest to God

Episode 204 - Honest to God

by @ PZ's Podcast

Pop songs about love are like a corkscrew for understanding the Bible. Songs like "Hooked on a Feeling" and "Don't Pull Your Love Out on Me, Baby", together with a zillion co-belligerants that are written and performed "In the Name of Love" (Thompson Twins), reveal the nature of love and loss, undoings and exaltings, and painful stasis and buoyed forward movement. Now just imagine if professional New Testament scholars "parsed" pop songs the way they want to parse the Gospels. You can't do it. Or rather, you don't need to do it. "She Loves You" (The Beatles) is so obviously true. "Tracks of My Tears" is obviously true. "My Girl" is obviously true. Just like the Bible, or most of it. When you read the Bible through the lens of acknowledged pain and the deficits that come from being emotional human persons -- if you do that, the Bible makes sense. Doesn't need parsing. William Tyndale was right! The "simplest ploughboy" can understand the Bible, or at least enough of the Bible to make sense of life, and loss. Read the Bible the way you listen to Motown. "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" is true, to life. As is... Luke 24. LUV U (PZ)

Episode 99 5/8 - A Kind of Loving

Episode 99 5/8 - A Kind of Loving

by @ PZ's Podcast

This podcast is about categorization -- the pitfalls of categorization. With people, with friends (and prospective friends), with husbands and wives (and prospective husbands and wives), with everybody. It's also about possession -- the pitfalls of possession. Especially with people you love. My surface subject is a 1962 movie entitled "A Kind of Loving": an English rose. But the real subject is putting life into categories, and love into objects. Note the new intro, too. It's got 45 RPM crackling noises.

Here's What Bothers Me About the New Dove Ad

Here's What Bothers Me About the New Dove Ad


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If you’re a human being with a social media account, you’ve seen the new Dove commercial already. ...

Johnson’s

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Personal care & beauty – baby care Owner of the brand: Johnson & Johnson Key competitors: Pampers, Huggies

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Beauty and sensuality are significant assets in the job market

by aufeminin @ Womenology

For some decades, studies have shown that people who are considered to be physically beautiful are at an advantage in a number of areas, both private and professional. Three recent books confirm this trend by showing that beauty has become …

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Dove | BrandStruck: Brand strategy database

Dove | BrandStruck: Brand strategy database


BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Personal care & beauty – hair care, body care, deodorants Owner of the brand: Unilever Key competitors: L’Oréal, Garnier, Nivea, Olay, Avon

Postmodern Analysis of Google Glass’ “Seeds” film

by thelaurentai @ Media and Cultural Analysis, Spring 2014

Google recently uploaded a short video segment under its Google Glass channel in celebration of Mother’s Day. This two and a half minute video clip, titled “Seeds,” was shot entirely using Google Glass and created by students of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. The video documents a man’s surprise journey to […]

Episode 172 - Phony Wars

Episode 172 - Phony Wars

by @ PZ's Podcast

The subject is reality vs. ideology. 'Pet' Clark wanted to be Superwoman. I wanted to be a totally focussed pastor, great dad, and good husband. 'Helen' wanted to be "a woman of today". We all failed! "Sorry, it's not possible" (Petula says). And yet, a little child has led me. Lower case. But upper case, too.

Pampers

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: FMCG Personal care & beauty – baby care Owner of the brand: Procter & Gamble Co. Key competitors: Huggies, Johnson’s

Artykuł Pampers pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

A Customer Experience Futurist on How Top Companies Get it Wrong

by Angela Suresh @ Sprinklr

This article originally appeared on The Social Influencer. I saw a post recently on Linkedin that really captured the essence of what we do here at Sprinklr and what I believe to be the most important strategic investment of the modern enterprise – Customer Experience. It turns out that this simple post came from the […]

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Episode 158 - Changing Social Conditions in Indianapolis

Episode 158 - Changing Social Conditions in Indianapolis

by @ PZ's Podcast

Boy, do we need a miracle. Such things really happen. As in Booth Tarkington, and as in John Galsworthy. As in me and you. And as in: The Buckinghams.

How Dove's 'Real Beauty Sketches' Became The Most Viral Video Ad Of All Time

How Dove's 'Real Beauty Sketches' Became The Most Viral Video Ad Of All Time


Business Insider

Details on the media plan behind it.

Episode 235 – The Year We Make Contact

Episode 235 – The Year We Make Contact

by Mockingbird @ PZ's Podcast

I’m talking about pastoral contact, which is just another way of talking about personal contact. How do you get through to somebody? How do they get through to you? What establishes direct contact with the person that you really are?

The music of my casts almost all concerns that point of contact. Music can do it! Movies can do it. Cable can do it. It’s got to happen, by the way; or you perish from solitude.

There is a particularly instructive classic movie that deals head on with this question of making contact, and from a specifically Christian angle. It is called...

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Episode 98 - Reflections in a Golden Eye

Episode 98 - Reflections in a Golden Eye

by @ PZ's Podcast

If you want to find out what true north is in your life -- in other words, where you are really going -- notice what books you are drawn to. Or what movies you really like. Or what music you're putting on your iPod these days. Or what television show you can't miss this week. Those things function as a truth north for your life's actual direction. This podcast looks at two revealing sentences, within two modern masterpieces, of this phenomenon of true north's revelation. Operationally, I am wondering where you ("the living" -- B. 'Boris' Pickett) will come down.

Another Week Ends: Stories of Forgiveness, Electric Jesus, Selfish Marriages, Bad Vicars, Exhausted Chefs, and Discount Books

by CJ Green @ Mockingbird

1. Let’s start this round-up with a beautiful story from an unlikely source. Last week, The Wall Street Journal published an incredible exposition on forgiveness, “The Challenge of Jewish Repentance,” by Jonathan Sacks. Beginning with the Old Testament, with Genesis, Sacks describes how Jewish history has always revolved around the general wheel of transgression and forgiveness, disobedience and mercy.

With Rosh Hashanah having begun Wednesday evening, Sacks explains how, during the Ten Days of Repentance, Jews are put “on trial for [their] lives.” Focused on the confession of sins, it marks a time to marvel at the God “whose property is always...

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Miu Miu

by Magda Adamska @ BrandStruck

Category: Apparel – luxury apparel; FMCG Personal care & beauty – fragrances; Retail – fashion stores, e-retail Owner of the brand: Prada SpA Group Key competitors: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermès, Ralph Lauren

Artykuł Miu Miu pochodzi z serwisu BrandStruck.

Toxic Masculinity and the Hyper-Sexualization of Women

by SASCManager @ AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre

[CW: Toxic Masculinity and Rape Culture] Mass media regularly presents pervading images of masculinity, portraying ‘real men’ as aggressive, physically strong and always in control of their emotions and work. In particular, the movie industry is a prime perpetrator of

Episode Seven -

Episode Seven - "Man Gave Names to all the Animals"

by @ PZ's Podcast

"Man Gave Names to all the Animals" (Bob Dylan), meaning Eric Burdon and The Animals. Thoughts on true greatness, thoughts on Fun.

COSI Proposal

by Jonah Ort @ Ohio University Strategic Social Media

After a thorough analysis, it is clear that COSI’s social media presence needs improving as a whole. We decided it was necessary to restructure the initial objective of the analysis from increasing awareness of one event, Up All Night, to increasing the awareness of all events at COSI. We plan to do this multiple different […]

Episode 159 - The Happiest Actual Life

Episode 159 - The Happiest Actual Life

by @ PZ's Podcast

It's really possible: "the happiest actual life", I mean. That was Booth Tarkington's phrase for the hope we could have in real terms, even when circumstances went against us and our intrinsic indelible nature went against us. Case in point: his novel "Alice Adams" (1921). Case in point: his character 'Alice Adams'. I think the story is so real as to be Real.

Episode 145 - Soul Coaxing

Episode 145 - Soul Coaxing

by @ PZ's Podcast

What's really important? "Soul Coaxing" is really important. But not the practice. The song! By Raymond Lefevre and his Orchestra. THAT's really important. Gosh, I hope you like this.

real women, size 12-14

by Kate @ Eat the Damn Cake

I got an email from one of those extremely popular TV shows that no one I know actually watches. I was trying to feed myself with one hand and spooning sweet potato into the baby’s mouth with the other. The … Continue reading

Why do brands need media muses?

by aufeminin @ Womenology

“In reality, women are more ‘real,’ and not as perfect as Adriana Karembeu. People need reality, they need truth.” These are the words of Nicolas Chomette, head of Black & Gold, a design and strategy company. He adds, “Sometimes we …

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Episode 208 - Five O'Clock World

Episode 208 - Five O'Clock World

by @ PZ's Podcast

Now we think that reality, the "real world", is what happens "between nine and five", that is, what happens at work, in the office, at school, in career, and so forth. And a lot of people want to tell us that's true. "But not The Vogues. They were from Pittsburgh and they understood about shifts and hourly pay. Yet they understand more than that! "For the fact is, 'as you lay dying' (Faulkner), you won't give your "nine-to-five" life a single second thought. Not one single second thought! You'll forget it all, in the absolute blink of an eye. That's just a fact of old age and death -- the fact of our mortality. "What you won't forget, however, is "the long haired girl who waits for you/To ease your troubled mind". Or the one who did. Hopefully, it's the same person. As The Vogues observe: in light of her, ''Nothing else matters at all.' "This cast explores the 'Five O'Clock World' in terms of romantic love. Not sororal or fraternal love. Not even paternal and maternal love. But romantic love. For that's the core of loving for men and women. That is "where the action is" (Freddy Cannon). "Moreover, it is the core of the Gospel. If you want to understand what Christ did, for you, look at your experience of romantic love. For better or worse, look at your experience of romantic love. Like my friend Lloyd Fonvielle, who put one brilliant experience that way underneath the microscope just a few weeks before he died. And what he came up with!: Golly, there's no doubting it. The Gospel is the historic, true and universal metaphor, allegory and analogy of that which romantic love instantiates to the core within human experience. If you want to understand the love of God, observe the 'Love-O'-(Men and) Women' (Kipling). "For many of my listeners, this will be a message from your future. You may not hear it -- you may rebuff it -- and I understand why. But hey, one day...

Episode 96 - Strack-Billerbeck

Episode 96 - Strack-Billerbeck

by @ PZ's Podcast

"Disputed Passage" (Lloyd C. Douglas) is what this podcast is not. There are any number of issues to talk about, yet so many are so particuar, and rally around themselves all kinds of differing opinions. I'd rather do -- that is, try to do in a small way -- something of what Claude Berri actually did in "Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring" (1986), which was, in his own words, to scrape down to the universal: our human nature and suffering, in common -- the tie that binds. After this cast, I am taking a short break. But it's really just "pre-production" time, for the next season of, "Fireball XL 5".

Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Dove Real Beauty Sketches


Dove US

Do you recognize your own beauty? Dove video, Real Beauty Sketches, reveals that a stranger can see us better than we see ourselves…

Episode 101 - I feel like I win when I lose

Episode 101 - I feel like I win when I lose

by @ PZ's Podcast

Between "Waterloo" and "Lay all your love on me", I don't see how you could achieve a purer pop moment. Or just a purer moment period! The insight within these two 45s is communicated to perfection. What is that insight? Well, two things: first, "all I've learned has overturned" (note the 'Euro' English). I thought I knew myself. Then LUV came knocking, and "everything is new and everything is you." That's the way people really are. Second, "now it seems my only chance is giving up the fight... I feel like I win when I lose." This is good religion's word to the ego. I feel like I win when I lose. This is also the 101st (Airborne) Podcast.

Episode 232 – Easier Said Than Done

Episode 232 – Easier Said Than Done

by Mockingbird @ PZ's Podcast

Sometimes when I hear a sermon or address that stresses the presence of God in catastrophic situations, let alone God’s presence in the midst of sin and sinners, I want to stand up and ask (tho’ I never do): “Do you really believe what you are saying? Are you willing to go all the way with such pronouncements, placing God in such desperate company? Or rather, is it just ‘Easier Said Than Done’?”

One’s pastoral and personal experience is that such declarations can be hollow. That is because it seems there is almost always ONE exception, in one’s practice and subjectivity,...

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Dove Repositioning

by noreply@blogger.com (Dove Axe) @ Different axes of Beauty




Dove underwent drastic market repositioning from the original advertising of their beauty bar launched in 1957. Their positioning then was based on the revolutionary aspect that it claimed to not dry out the skin the way regular soap did. This proved to be successful seeing as it was the “#1 Dermatologist Recommended brand in the US, Canada and France and strongly endorsed by Dermatologists across the world” (Unilever).