The Best Branded Content of July

by Joe Lazauskas
Upstart brand publishers may be just noticing something the rest of the media world has known for a long time: Audiences tend to dwindle in July and August as vacation season sets in. As a result, publishers face an important choice: Do you take it easy and stockpile your content ammo for September, or do you double down and win over an audience while the competition is slacki ...Read the full article

Samsung Galaxy S5 Challenge: #UnderwaterSelfie

To prove the water resistance of the Galaxy S5 we surprised people strolling by Lake Zurich with an unexpected challenge: They had to jump into the ice-cold lake and take underwater selfies. Would you have dared to jump? Find out about the Galaxy S5:

Think Again

Think Again for World Hepatitis Day #ThinkHepatitis "THINK AGAIN" Performed by Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine Starring Lejo the world's most amazing hand puppeteer Production by RedPill "THINK AGAIN" (C) Copyright 2014 World Hepatitis Alliance Lyrics written by Mark Jonathan Davis, based on "Let's Lounge" (M. Davis & N. Melanio, Published by IdeatownUSA Recordings / A.B. Music (ASCAP))

Every Day is Day One - Samsung - ASP - Surf

Samsung Mobile is proud to be the first global partner of the ASP, together they celebrate the growth of surfing worldwide and remind us that out on the waves, every day is day one. The film launches with the 2014 US leg of the ASP World Tour, featuring pro-surfers Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Gabriel Medina, Mitch Crews and Johanne Defay. The first time you hold a surfboard, the first time you ride a wave, the first time you get barreled, the first time you win a world title. It doesn't matter where you are from or how good you are. Every day is day one.

Heineken | Routine Interruptions | The Payphone with Fred Armisen

In this social experiment, comedian Fred Armisen anonymously calls a payphone across the street from the Comedy Cellar in NYC. Those who were brave enough to answer the call and walk into the unknown were rewarded with an unique experience. Answer the call for yourself. Go to

This Poor Family Gets Shot with 3,192 Paintballs in 5.3 Seconds to Prove a Powerful Point sign up for VidAngel FREE! VidAngel believes that it is the individuals responsibility to censor what they watch, not the governments job. VidAngel is vehemently opposed to government or forced censorship in media. We support free speech for everyone. Most importantly, we believe it is the Individual/Family’s right to choose what they want to watch and to choose how they want to watch it in their own home and on their own devices. NOTE ON COLOR: At the beginning, the swears add color, but too much color and you end up with a muddy brown. PRESS Please email: WARNING: Both the paintball markers and Fiberfix were used for special cinematic and safety purposes in this video, do NOT try this at home. Think Wikipedia style collaboration for family-friendly video filters. VidAngel is powered by a volunteer community of avid fans of family-friendly video where members of the community tag potentially offensive swearing, sex and violence in movies, TV shows and YouTube videos. These tags allow viewers to filter what they see and hear based on their personal values and content preferences. VidAngel's approach to filtering is legal and explicitly protected by the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005. This law protects your right to remove "limited portions of audio or video content of a motion picture, during a performance in or transmitted to that household for private home viewing, from an authorized copy of the motion picture." VidAngel is founded by the Harmon Brothers, who are well known for creating the award winning YouTube sensation Girl's Don't Poop for Poo~Pourri (which has more than 27 million YouTube views) and co-founding Orabrush and Orapup, another award winning YouTube breakthrough. One of the most compelling aspects of VidAngel is that it expands Hollywood's market base here in the United States. Hollywood is always trying to reach more viewers by cutting their films for different audiences: There's the Theatrical Cut, the Director's Cut, the Airline and Broadcast Cut for the FCC, the Middle Eastern cut for Islam, and fan cuts like people uploading just the sex scenes from Game of Thrones to YouTube. It seems like there's a cut for everyone. But one major group was missing, a Family Cut for streaming. That's why VidAngel was created! Sign up for FREE at Partners: You can get all your paintball needs at FiberFix, one of the coolest products we have ever seen CREDITS: Cast Father: Mike Milne Mother: Cate Allen Daughter: Bethany Rose Boutwell Son: Ayden Sorenson D-mn Shooter: Benton Crane Our Brave Stunt Doubles: Alexia Chaus, Callee Marshall, Elaina Wusstig, Janell Turley, Kaitlin Peterson, Mark Ackerman, Steve Soelburg, Emily Anderson, Neil Reed, Scott Richardson, Nathan Richey Our 50 gunners who spent 6+ hours on set! -Executive Producers: Jeffrey Harmon and Neal Harmon -Directed by Jacob Schwarz -Producer and Production Designer: Katie Schwarz -Set Construction: Mark Weiler -Set Decorator: Whitney Schwarz -Fiberfix Armor Design: Chani Boyce and Derek Johanson -Slow-Motion Camera Operators: Willem Kampenhout, Mark Weiler, Chris Mabey -Phantom Camera- Devin Graham -Behind the Scenes Camera: Preston Lewis -Behind the Scenes Camera: John Uibel -Behind the Scenes Editor: Colton Lee -Gaffer: David Thorpe -Best Boy Electric: Graham Beckstead -Paintball Techs: Saints Paintball and (The dudes who looked after, calibrated, serviced and instructed the paintball guns.) -Paintball Marker Safety: Matthew Holley -Craft Services: Whitney Schwarz -Production Assistant: Lindsay Walch -Editing, Color, and Post-Production Workflow: Samuel Bilodeau -Sound Design: Daren Smith at Telekinesis Entertainment -Graphics Layout: Daniel Harmon -Motion Graphics: Josh Badger - -Additional Graphics and Visual Effects: Samuel Bilodeau -Created by David Ackerman (A special thanks to Dave, who came up with the original concept of shooting someone with 800 paintballs and the brilliant line, "Every word has impact") -Produced by Ackermania and Harmon Brothers and Mysterybox. ROLES: MysteryBox: set production, post production, art direction and visual vision, filming, editing, mastering The Harmon Brothers: coordination of production, additional writing, safety, crowd control, gun assembly, additional stunt doubles—and basically ensured that the whole thing happened Ackermania: casting of stunt doubles and creative advisement. PRESS

Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie (Official) ft. JAY Z

Preorder on iTunes: Preorder at Target: Preorder from Official music video by Justin Timberlake performing Suit & Tie featuring JAY Z. (C) 2013 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment Directed by David Fincher