Welcome to the New Year Clicksters! In the first Click On This of the New Year we offer scary, exciting and adorable from the week on the interwebs!
It’s an exciting world we live in, when the Captain of the Fictional Enterprise and an honest to goodness Space Commander can exchange Tweets for the whole world to see.
In other exciting news, fans of Middle Earth lacking the time or funds to visit New Zealand may soon get the chance to visit Hobbiton after all. At least if Warner Bros and Universal have any say. (Via The Mary Sue)
There’s a chill in the air (it’s a California-Cold 66 degrees here in the Valley, and colder in the Beach Cities!), we’re preparing to offload excess junk as white elephant gifts, and we have a strange craving for gingerbread and eggnog that only seems to pop up one month out of the year. As we head into the weekend, let’s take a second to look at the interesting, fun, and adorable that was this week on the interwebs.
A SERIOUS Korgi Cosplayer would’ve sported the scar as well…
As more and more people flock to tumblr, MTV takes a look at the most Gifable moments this year. We’re pleased to see that a little Loki/Hulk is featured.
While rumors persist of a Ghostbusters 3 - we’re not holding our breath – those desperately in need of a new ghostbusting fix can breathe easy with news of a new mobile game from Capcom in the works.
In news of the adorable, these Hello Kitty / Streetfighter mashup toys are available. Our favorite HAS to be Zangeif. How can you NOT love the combo of bow + chest hair + beard?!?
We make no bones about wearing our humanist hearts on our sleeves at Click. So, it should come as little surprise that we are all for giving a shout out to a worthwhile Kickstarter project focusing on not being afraid to be outspoken about your feminism that our friends at Comics Alliance are currently trumpeting.
While there has been some great discussion about gender roles in nerd inspired media of late, sometimes the best medicine for the somewhat negative stereotypes of women in the nerd mediums is simply a kick-ass female hero. As such, we give you Delilah Dirk.
Looking to improve productivity at work or home so you can spend more time searching for adorable baby animal pics online? No need to fret, there’s a handy list of the 20 TED talks most likely to improve productivity.
Finally, we’ll leave you with a favorite holiday tune that has been re-imagined. Frankly, we’re all for musical re-imaginings when they involve The Roots.
There was some kind of vote this week, People’s Choice Awards we think, and some exciting news for Star Wars fans. Plus a little movie opens today that we’re kind of excited for. Without further delay, let’s Click on This!
In addition to news about possible scribes and story details, this spoiler footage from the newest Star Wars addition has been making the rounds.
Frankly we’re kind of shocked there isn’t more CGI.
A father decided that his daughter shouldn’t have to play her favorite videogame as a boy, and decided to reprogram the game to make Link a young lady. You know, like ya do.
As Buffy fans, we were psyched by the news of a Willow and Oz reunion!*
*Okay so it DOESN’T happen in Sunnydale. It’s still cool.
While this year has yielded some amazing flicks, there have also been a lot of flops. This great article takes a stab at some of Hollywood’s worst excuses for terrible films.
Probably the biggest news of the week though is that Skyfall has finally arrived!
In honor of 50 years of Bond on film and the movie opening today, we asked the Click team their favorite films from the series.
MAC – OCTOPUSSY
Octopussy! Certainly not the best, but it was the first one I ever saw in a theater and will always be the most memorable.
DINAH, SABRINA, JULIE - GOLDENEYE
Dinah - GoldenEye – Casting Pierce Brosnan as 007 injected new life into the Bond franchise, and the choice of Judi Dench as M was inspired. Though I also have to give honorable mentions to Goldfinger—Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore is so badass I can hardly stand it—and to The World is Not Enough. Yes, Denise Richards as nuclear physicist Dr. Christmas Jones is one of the silliest & most preposterous things I’ve ever seen, but the Garbage theme song totally rocks and the video is amazing. http://vimeo.com/21104021
Sabrina - GoldenEye for the same reason, well that and because the theme song was by Tina Turner!
Julie - Goldeneye! The opening sequence alone just thrilled me. The breathtaking bungee jump, the motorcycle flying through the air, AND the sound of Tina Turner?! Pure magic.
DRE & KIM
Dre - I’ve seen all of 2 1/2 Bond films (1 Brosnan, 1 Craig, and 1/2 of a Connery), so I’m by no means in a position to pick a “Favorite Bond Film,” but I have opinions about everything, so I suppose I can offer my 2¢.
Pierce Brosnan is an excellent bad ass spy- swoon worthy pectorals and serious gun toting swagger. I saw The World is Not Enough, and liked it, despite the ridiculous notion that Denise Richards is a rocket scientist or whatever. Quantum of Solace had me on the edge of my seat, giving me at least 12 heart attacks during the opening sequence, so I’d have to give that film and Daniel Craig two big thumbs up as well. A well-dressed good-looking martini-loving guy that is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and drives a fast car never gets old. Nearly 20 films later, I’m guessing I’m not the only one of this opinion.
Kim - I have a few fav Bond films.. But its really all about that man for me! First I love me some Sean Connery in Goldfinger…
I Also have a soft spot for Tomorrow Never Dies… Bond is in love with Lois Lane… I mean Teri Hatcher… I mean Paris Carver. I think I’ve probably watched that film 20 times.
And finally Daniel Craig in shorts… in Casino Royale. I was certainly glad he was the pick to revitalize the franchise.
EMILY - TOMORROW NEVER DIES
It was my first theatrical introduction to the franchise.
TYLER – DR. NO
Dr. No, two words – Ursula Andress.
SCOTT – FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
I’m actually not a huge Bond fan or aficionado, but I’d choose From Russia with Love as my favorite. Connery rules and it’s the best Connery Bond film (if not the best Bond film overall) there is.
TOMMY – CASINO ROYALE
As a poker fan, the Texas Hold-Em scene is every player’s dream scenario. To win with a straight flush on the last card, with the stakes that high, was amazing! Add in incredible action, a classic Bond film twist, and Daniel Craig’s debut as the most bad-ass 007 yet, and you’ve got my favorite Bond film.
JONAH – THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Oh, I went there. Here’s the thing. I’m easily the biggest Bond fan on staff, and have logged multiple viewings of every entry – thank you TBS marathons. Watching Bond films – at least for me – forms a cycle.
First it was a way to bond, pun slightly intended, with my dad. I may have preferred to watch Star Wars again, but could enjoy the fun that Bond provided as well. As I got older, and really got into action films, it was easy to take delight in the epic action sequences. Now though, as a fan and somewhat serious student of film and political science, I look at the Bond series as a window into the racial and gender politics of our collective national psyche. Viewed through THAT lense, really the only choice for a progressive Bond is Roger Moore.
With the exception of Britt Eckland and the ladies from the opening sequences, every Moore Bond Gal is self sufficient, and tough. In every film there are notable examples of Moore being saved by the ladies. Additionally there are strong minority characters and environmental themes. Yet the films still have the hard drinking, action packed, sexy feel of earlier and later entries. The Spy Who Loved Me is the quintessential Moore entry. There’s a larger than life villain and henchman, a ridiculous plot, amazing gadgets, and my pick (and Ringo Star’s) for top Bond Gal: Agent Triple X. Also the car turns into a submarine.
There you have it. Do you agree with our picks? Tell us yours in the comments below, and have a spytacular weekend!
It’s the best time of the year! Time for ghouls and ghosts and “sexy” bacon! In the spirit of the season, we asked the Click team to share memories of their first scary movie experience. Some weren’t surprising, but others were, well, somewhat shocking. Read on to find out what you can do to frighten your favorite Clickster and feel free to tell us your favorite in the comments below.
MAC - Poltergeist
First one that scared me was Poltergeist. Primarily because the night I saw it, I was sleeping over at someone else’s house and they actually had a tree branch that scraped against the window.
DINAH- The Dark Crystal
The Dark Crystal scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid. Those skeksis were so evil! And mean! I remember going into it thinking yay! Muppets! And being shocked and horrified by these terrifying creatures. I had nightmares for a week and haven’t watched it since.
EMILY - Poltergeist
(We can’t just put the same trailer up here twice!)
Poltergeist scared the sweet Be-jeezus out of me when I was young; especially the clown scene!
TYLER - Child’s Play
I was definitely afraid of Child’s Play! I remember watching that movie way before I should have (I think I was 6), the benefits of having older siblings. Anyway, I remember my sister and I threw every doll, stuffed animal, or anything we thought could come alive and stab us at night, in the hallway. I couldn’t sleep for weeks!
JONAH - Alien
Alien. I saw it when it was FIRST on cable. I was four. It was terrifying.
HALEY- The Hills Have Eyes
(We imagine she meant the remake, but we like this trailer for the original so much more!)
I don’t recall ever being scared of certain movies as a child – I have a surprisingly high scare level (you had to when you grew up with two older brothers), but anything that was gross was an entirely different matter. Bugs… rotting people… those are not my thing… So on that note, the first movie I was unable to watch in its entirety was The Hills Have Eyes. In truth I tried to watch it on two separate occasions, but gave up both times. Of course…. I was 17 when that came out, so not quite a little kid… but that movie is revolting at any age. I also wasn’t a big fan of the Saw series… even though I own every one.
TOMMY - Gremlins
When I was very young, I started watching a movie with a cute little creature named Gizmo. Little did I know that Gizmo would multiply and his mean brothers would turn into Gremlins. Not sure how my parents let me watch this, but I wish they didn’t. I slept with the lights on (because Gremlins hate light) for years, and every time I walked by a Christmas tree I thought a Gremlin would hop out. The theme song still sends chills down my spine.
JULIE - Labyrinth
Due to having older siblings, I first watched Labyrinth at a very young age. A questionable age, really, considering the nature of some of David Bowie’s costumes. Needless to say, it scared the mother-lovin’ heck outta me! Specifically, I will NEVER forget the first time I saw the scene with the orange guys who remove their heads. I spent many a sleepless night terrified that I might wake up to some furry orange thing trying to take my head. Regardless, my head has remained intact and Labyrinth is now one of my favorite films.
SABRINA - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
I’m not sure if it’s actually a horror movie (actually Wikipedia classifies it as a British adventure fantasy comedy) but I watched it when I was about 3 years old and there was a scene with a screaming banshee that I couldn’t get past and ran out of the movie. That entire summer all my sister had to say was “The banshee’s coming for you, Sabrina” to have me wailing… Still gives me the creeps actually!
DRE - The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz. The Wicked Witch of the West was so darn hateful! The memorable terrifying scene was when Dorothy was locked in the tower, talking to Auntie Em in the crystal ball. Auntie Em disappeared, and the Witch appeared, and in her mocking witchy voice repeated, “Come back! Come back!” Still sends chills down my spine, and inspired a reoccurring nightmare for me throughout my pre-K years involving my parents taking me to the Wicked Witch’s house for daycare. In the dream, I pretended to sleep for the duration of my stay, lest the Witch find some evil way to torment me!
So there you have it — Witches, Ghosts, Goblins, Monsters, and Cannibals. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
We like “The Monster Mash” as much as anyone, but it’s a shame the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is reserved for December. Yes, we’re hurrying to complete all the last minute tweaks to our costumes. (Gallery to come next week!) But, it hardly seems fair to deny you your weekly dose of interweb goodness, so without further ado, here you go!
Want to be a part of the Click Team? (Who doesn’t?) Here’s your chance! Warning do NOT apply if you are allergic to nerds or people who LOVE their job!
There are any number of feel good stories every day around the web, but how could we NOT mention this gem about a bunch of window washers who gave the kids of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee a wonderful visit from their friendly neighborhood Spider-man and other Marvel heroes.
Speaking of Marvel heroes, it’s possible you saw THIS once or twice already but we had to include it here, too. We’re not too excited yet, but May is still a long way off.
If you haven’t made your Halloween costume yet and are planning on going store-bought, Comics Alliance has a handy “What Not to Wear” guide for you. We found the “Angry Birds Princess Leia” to be particularly horrifying.
Speaking of horror, our strategic partners at Adler Integrated got themselves nice and scared at LA’s Haunted Hayride.
If you’re looking for a special gift for that young (or young at heart) Lego maniac this Halloween, may we suggest these Monster Fighters?
Or, if you need a way to keep the Halloween Spirit going after next Wednesday, there’s a Zombie Shootout in Southern California on November 3rd. We could pretend that we knew it benefited charity when we bought our tickets, but that would be disingenuous.
Finally, there’s Zen, and then there’s Tom Hanks.
Cut it out indeed. Have a great weekend Clicksters, and a safe and Happy Halloween!
It should come as no surprise that the self confessed nerds of Click are HUGE fans of Halloween. In this week’s edition of Click on This, we talk haunted houses, dressing up your pets, and make every horror fan who doesn’t live in LA a little jealous.
Do you think this timely new offering from awesome poster crew Mondo is epic? We do too. Unfortunately, unless you live in LA, or are planning on visiting the weekend of the 27th, you won’t be able to score this limited edition print. The print by itself probably isn’t enough to make you wish you lived in LA. But it turns out it’s only available when you attend a double bill of the classic Halloween and it’s sequel on glorious 35 millimeter prints. Oh yeah, and some guy name Carpenter will be there. Tix are pricey, but the whole thing is for charity!
Is summer over yet? As much as we love the summer for movies, the beach, and fun in the sun, we’re ready for the heatwave to end, and for the fall movie season to arrive. Here’s your weekly reminder of things cool, cute, and industry relevant!
Possibly the most exciting intellectual nerd news comes out of TIFF where Lionsgate has agreed to distribute Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Of course genre nerds get some candy with this news as the film features several nerd icons and performers who regularly show up in the Whedonverse.
Bronies have a reason to rejoice this week, as the recent Friendship is Magic release rocketed (or galloped) to the top of the Amazon charts.
Geoff Boucher of the popular Hero Complex blog for the LA Times, is apparently leaving the Times after he built the Hero Complex into an incredibly recognizable web presence.
Millions of sites that utilized Go Daddy crashed this week. While hacker Anonymous originally took the credit, it seems that it was a server issue.
Genre fans will be excited to note that there’s a new installment of Boondock Saints on the way.
If you’re looking to spice up your raging kegger this fall we found the answer in this curious little keg assistant.
While we normally offer a little cute each week, we fear this week’s offering may almost be too much.
Comics fans were hit with the not-so-shocking news that another major character death will “change the way you view the Marvel Universe!” … or something like that. Wake us when something exciting happens.
If you’re in LA, are you headed to this weekend’s Comikazee Expo? We are.
Finally, the newest trailer for Wreck-it Ralph continues to make us anxious for the film.
It’s Friday again. And while we sadly won’t be spending the evening with the Tanners, we WILL be bringing you your weekly does of Click on This! This week, we check in with champion of the studio system Joss Whedon, share our favorite Tumblr, and start getting pumped for Social Media Week in LA this year!
While Whedonites recognize their fearless leader for his continued bucking of the system, it seems that the man himself ISN’T too fond of independent cinema’s effect on his Blockbuster Boxoffice.
At Click we are fans of many of the awesome “one a day” T-shirt sites that proliferate the web. We have plenty of shirts in our collection from Teefury, The Yetee, Ript Apparel, and even Threadless (not technically one a day, but they often have daily sales). But this shirt may be one of our all time favorites.
It’s the thought bubble that sells it. You can check out the shirt at Shirt Woot.
It also reminds us that we haven’t checked in with our favorite Tumblr in a while. Do yourself a favor and check out the misadventures of T-rex and She-rex over at T-rex Trying for smiles, LOLs, and some good old fashioned, “Awwwwwww”s. Our favorite remains T-rex Playing the Bongos.
A moment of somber, as we reflect on the passing of Geek icon Joe Kubert earlier this week. Numerous websites and Blogs have paid tribute to the man who was a beloved illustrator and teacher. We’re not artists, so we’ll just share our tribute via a fitting image crafted by one of comics greats himself.
When it comes to Comics, for fans it can often be hard to explain some of the more interesting character back-stories. For fans in the know as well as the uninitiated, the folks over at LBFA! have created a hilarious and informative series Comics Everybody! Their most recent offering tackles the convoluted history of Ms. Marvel.
Do you work in the social media space, or do you just want to get more likes and followers? Chances are if, “yes” was your answer, you’ll see us at Social Media Week. (Our entire online business model is REALLY just a front for learning all we can about being popular in cyberspace.)
This image reminds us all that we might need to wash our cars. It’s also easily the best/nerdiest “Wash Me” we’ve ever seen on a car’s back window.
It wouldn’t be the internet without the cute, so prepare yourself for a double dose.
Here’s a baby elephant at an Oregon Zoo meeting a curious Sea Lion.
We leave you with THE MOST ADORABLE Katniss Everdeen, well, EVER.
It’s Friday, which means we’ve all survived the week again, possibly with helpful and timely distractions we found online. We at Click love the interwebs, and once a week we bring you our readers the things that caught our attention. Some items are work related, some simply induced smiles. This week we head over to Think Geek for yet another item to add to our geektastic X-mas wish lists, ponder the DARK KNIGHT RISES, and make LA sports fans jealous with what we did on Thursday night!
Wondering what to get your favorite Clickster this year for Chrismakuh? Look no further than this snappy accessory from the fine folks at Think Geek. It’s an even better gift than if you just attempt a new strategy and “let us win” at every game.
We’re not 100%, but feel confident enough that the following photo is NOT a fake.
We’ve had a full week to digest Christopher Nolan’s final film in the Bat-verse. While reviews are a mixture of good and not so good, we Clicksters have enjoyed our lively debate this week. What did you think? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
We’ll buy the CW giving us yet another take on a DC superhero in Arrow, but we are mystified by the talk of a series based on Battle Royale.
You’ll note we aren’t always overly sentimental, but for some reason the trailer for LIFE OF PI nearly made us cry when we saw it this week.
Finally, what did you do last night? We had a blast at the awesome LA Integrated event hosted by our friends at Adler Integrated. Lakers, Clippers, Sparks, and Kings fans, feel free to be jealous of our view if not our jumpshots. Lets just say that no one at Click will be testing free agency any time soon.
Finally, we assume we won’t be the only ones watching some of the events from London over the next several weeks. What’s your favorite Olympic moment?
Til next week, bon Friday friends and enjoy the weekend!
Happy Birthday to US! This week, Click Communications celebrates 5 years in business. What started as a simple solution for providing online outreach for publicity campaigns has grown to encompass digital marketing efforts and social media strategies as well. As our capabilities have expanded, our commitment to our Work Hard Play Hard ethic has only deepened. Join us in a trip down memory lane as our staff recalls their individual Top 5 Favorite Campaigns or Moments Since Working with Click!
1.Click’s Comic-Con Survival Guide. I have been the resident nerd in most companies I worked at for most of my life. Being able to create this guide was sheer glee for me and it’s something I look forward to creating and sharing with everyone every year. I’ve already got a list going for this year’s issue!
2. You’re Hired! Beyond “allowing” interns to work for us in a previous agency, I had never actually interviewed and hired anyone before starting Click. While sifting through mounds and mounds of ridiculous resumes can be a little disheartening, we have been insanely lucky in hiring such great people throughout our five short years and it’s been a pleasure working with them all.
3. Visiting Pixar, Winston, ILM and the ARL. When you’re as big a film nerd as me, getting to see where some of the greatest design work is created is spellbinding. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Pixar multiple times for UP and Ratatouille, and the miniature work for the UP house was incredible. At Winston studios, I got to see some of the Hammer Drones and a piece of the War Machine armor long before it was supposed to be seen. ILM is littered with props from so many favorite childhood films like Innerspace. The Animation Research Library is one of the coolest places to visit because you can see everything from an original frame from Steamboat Willie to clay maquettes from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
4.Star Trek, LOST, Voltron, Inglourious Basterds. Red carpets and press events can be exciting, disastrous or boring, depending on a variety of factors, but some of my favorite moments have been meeting the geeks and Hey It’s That Guy actors. So being able to hang out and talk with folks like Bruce Greenwood, Gregg Henry, Zoe Bell, Michael Emerson, Robert Forster, Kevin McKidd and Seth Green have definitely been highlights.
5. Meeting Optimus Prime. While working on The Transformers, we were able to secure press for a lunch with Peter Cullen. I’m not a professional writer, so adequately defining the sense of awe and wonderment when I got to sit with him for a lunch is a challenge. He was magnificent.
Click Turns One!
1. Telling our family & friends that Mac & I were forming a company together and having them all unanimously respond, “It’s about time.”
2. Locking in clickcommunications.com. You never know, when you name your company, if you’re actually going to get the URL you want for your site. We had to bid on ours in an auction, and when we won it I jumped up & did a giddy little happy dance right where we were working… which happened to be in the basement restaurant at the Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle. It just made things that much more official.
3. Our 1 Year Anniversary celebration. We made t-shirts, drank tequila shots out of limes, saw Iron Man. The first year flew by in a flash, but it still felt epic.
4. Runway for Life 2008. We worked this event with Disney, and it was a pretty typical talent-handling sort of affair. Except at this one, I got to meet Jon Hamm.
5. Click’s Comic-con Survival Guide. Every one of them. It’s highly unusual for a PR agency to create something—we usually just promote things. But we’re a creative, passionate bunch here at Click, and our Survival Guide really shows our clients & press partners what geeks we really are. Making the Guide is my favorite thing we do every year, and it just keeps getting better and better.
1.Iron Man – Just an enormous campaign for a movie that truly kicked off the Marvel Movieverse. My largest campaign to date and still one of the most fun.
2.Pulp Fiction & Jackie Brown – Classic films coming to Blu-ray that gave me the chance to chat with legends like Pam Grier and Robert Forster.
3.Chillerama – My favorite genre (horror) and getting to work directly with the four directors was insanely fun.
4.Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – Amazing film and a campaign with tons of awesome features, angles, and talent.
5.Avatar – It was a ton of work, but well worth it for such a great film and campaign.
1. Streamy Awards – it was challenging, interesting, and fun; it was such a great experience working so closely with all the Click teamsters on this event.
2. Comic Con 2009 – My first ever Comic Con, it was overwhelming, exciting, fun, and a little magical. We attended parties, spent time with our amazing press and just had a blast being amongst “our people”.
3.Scarface Blu-ray Premiere – It was like being a part of history, 30 years after its initial premiere, seeing the cast/filmmakers sit and tell stories of their experience was a truly wonderful Hollywood moment.
4.Tinker Bell campaign – It involves so much work from so many different people/departments, and is so wonderful to see something succeed so well. Having now worked on all four Tink campaigns to date, it’s fun to know that I’ve been there from the beginning.
5. TV on DVD – I start working on the titles in January, and finish around November; it’s hours upon hours of time spent pushing through title after title, and at the end it’s such an epic sense of accomplishment
1. Emily performing the Hoedown Throwdown from the Hannah Montana Movie for the very first time at a Click backyard BBQ. (She still knows it! Ask her for a show next time you see her.)
2. Attending Comic Con with the Click Clique for the very first time in 2009 and staying at the Hotel Del Coronado – can you say Adult Pool?
3. Attending the press day at Pixar for the Blu-ray & DVD of Wall-E. They REQUIRE employees to participate in 4 hours of extra-curriculars every week!
4. Getting my groove on during an African Dance lesson with some fabulous mommies during our Lion King blogger day.
5. I am most proud of my dual campaigns for the theatrical 3D and home entertainment releases of Disney’s The Lion King. With an extended timeline, I packaged assets and rolled them out using creative ideas that have since been adapted for other campaigns, and resulted in one of the company’s largest campaigns to date!
Back to the Future
1.Back to the Future Trilogy: 25th Anniversary Edition – One of the hardest secrets I have ever had to keep as a publicist was when I first saw the never-before-released Eric Stoltz film footage months before street date. It was like going back in time and in the words of Marty McFly, I knew that “history is gonna change” when we released that clip. Interest was so high online that it temporarily shut down several sites. The campaign culminated with an international press conference and cast reunion event – complete with the ultimate DeLorean cake from Ace of Cakes. Who knew it would be my “density” to help promote one of my favorite childhood films?
2.Scarface Limited Edition Blu-ray – “The world is yours” in PR when you have the opportunity to work with A-List talent and an iconic film. The campaign included a fan art contest limited edition hand-crafted humidor, multiple features and a party with the “Mang,” himself, Al Pacino! From the talent Q&A to a special performance by Ludacris and tasty treats from Border Grill chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Clicksters, including myself, really enjoyed living large in Tony Montana’s world…for one night.
3.The Big Lebowski Limited Edition Blu-ray –
Achievers united when the cast was brought back together for this special release of the 1998 Cohen Brothers cult comedy at the 10th anniversary of Lebowski Fest Thousands of costume-dressed fans descended on the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York to worship at the temple of The Dude. The love and White Russians were freely flowing at the sold out event where the boisterous crowd did not hesitate to chime in with their favorite quotes and give multiple standing ovations for the cast during the 45 minute chat. For those who couldn’t attend, the campaign included a live feed of the Q&A via LiveStream.
4.Fast Five – Concerts and screaming fans at premieres are nothing compared to the roar of engines revving at Nascar. The campaign included the Fast Five 225 race at the Chicagoland Speedway with Tyrese and Jordana Brewster and has the distinction of being the loudest event I have ever worked. It was as exhilarating, fast and fun as the film, itself.
5. “Lost”: The Complete Collection – A collector’s edition set filled with a hidden disc, a BD-Live master’s degree program for die hard fans at Lost University and the new 12-minute episode “The New Man in Charge” was a fitting way to say good bye to the series that redefined television. The campaign included the box unveiling, interviews with Michael Emerson and the opportunity to watch some of the bonus features at the Lost props auction where fans could take home everything from Dharma Initiative can goods to that creepy Squirrel Baby. However, I still have questions…
1.Scarface has been my favorite campaign to assist with during my time here at Click. This campaign was a great learning experience on multiple fronts, from targeted research to working my first red carpet event!
2.The Lion King 3D Blu-ray release, working on a giant campaign such as this gave me insight into what Click Communications is capable of doing and trust me it is A LOT!
3.Danny Phantom was my first campaign that I got my feet wet in experiencing being a lead publicist. It was my first opportunity to draft a targeted pitch list and create assets to be pushed out across the web!
4.Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo, Ho Mateys Away! My first Disney pre-school title where I was the lead publicist. With help from our senior staffers, they taught me a great deal of how to handle bigger promotional items and proper asset roll out.
5. The Muppets, this was just a fun campaign to assist on, with all the hilarious parody clips, Muppet interviews and other creative assets.
1. Meeting my fellow Clicksters for the first time. We all got together to wish Brigid a fond farewell (tear), and I was just tickled at how warm and welcoming everyone was. I felt an instant connection to the team, and have since learned so much from all of them. We’re like a little family and everyday I am inspired by their hard work and commitment to one another and our clients. A gal can’t ask for much more than that from her fellow teammates.
2. 2011 Comic-Con Survival Guide. I became a Clicker at the end of June of last year, which meant we were in the thick of prepping our annual Comic-Con Survival Guide and kits. It was my first big project for Click, and it took a lot of work from all of us. I remember looking at the final edition of the guide and thinking, “Wow, I can’t believe my name is tied to such a masterpiece!”
3. Working the Scarface party. This marked my first encounter with a red carpet event, and boy was I over the moon. It was such a fun event to work with the rest of the gang, and being able to enjoy a Q & A with the cast, Scarface-themed cocktails and a performance by Ludacris was pretty much…the bees knees.
4.Scorpion King 3 press junket. I enjoyed working this event because it was my first press junket, and I learned a lot! I even got to sit in on some of the talent interviews, which was both interesting and enjoyable. That Bostin Christopher is a hoot!
5. Working on campaigns like I Don’t Know How She Does It, Lady and the Tramp, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. While my contribution to these campaigns were more administrative, I always enjoy putting together party kits for our press. They’re hard work, and require lots of organization, but seeing posts of kiddos in mustaches and pirate gear makes it all worth it. Adorable!
1.Dumbo – I wasn’t allowed to watch Dumbo when I was little for some reason (I’ll have to ask my Mom about that one haha) so I wasn’t familiar with the story or the movie. This campaign really allowed me to learn and understand why it was such a beloved classic! We had such great activities I had a “Week of Dumbo” rollout, fun contests and features, and Webex sessions with the restoration team!! This was my first really huge campaign at Click and I enjoyed every minute of it!
2.Prep & Landing – This campaign was like the little engine that could!! We didn’t have much but clips and contests and yet people LOVED this short and cute little DVD. I had MAD requests for it, and it just goes to show you that if people like the story (and it helps that it was holiday season appropriate!) then they will promote it. The clips were hilarious too!!
3.Cars 2 – I had worked at Pixar Animation Studios during the theatrical run of this film so it was nice to be on the other side, and also work on the home entertainment release. I had a TON of assets and Q&A’s and clips and activities and contests and slideshows, and character interviews, and talent interviews… I mean you name it, we HAD it for this campaign. And since it was such a beloved franchise, the press and bloggers were incredibly receptive. It was a lot of work, but it was fun to bookend my time at Pixar by working on the film one last time.
4.I Don’t Know How She Does It – I have no idea how she does it! Haha, the fun things we were able to do with this title from the Best Apps for Mom’s, to the mom kits for the Career Mom and the Mom On The Go (shout out to Julie and Haley for help with those!) made it a truly fun campaign! We had so many responses, I had never seen that many entries for our contests before! One site had over 10,000!! And while I’m still not quite sure how SJP does it, I’m glad we were able to engage our mommy bloggers with a film they ALL completely related to.
5.Texas Killing Fields – This title was a tough subject, with a great cast, and yet it was still at times a tough sell. The main reason why I enjoyed it so much was that it got me back to working in theatrical PR which I remember fondly.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
1.Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Campaign: This was the first campaign where I was able to put my true gift in life to good use: shopping. Finding cost effective yet entertaining items is clealry my calling.
2.I Don’t Know How She Does It: Once again, an opportunity to put together a kit for moms that involved a merchandise hunt. Of course, I am no mother, and I honestly don’t know how they do it, so input from Dinah was crucial.
3. Holiday Gift Guide: Researching sites with holiday gift guides was a ton of work. And while there were times I thought it would never end – you wouldn’t believe the amazing gifts I found while searching through hundreds of Holiday Gift Guides!
4.Lady and the Tramp: There were so many adorable promotional items and widgets being rolled I couldn’t help but fall in love like I was under the influence of my own bella notte.
5.The Hunger Games – Just proposing ideas for this amazing movie had me more excited than I have ever been. I can’t wait to see what comes of it!
Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files
So many cool things have been happening since I started with Click 3 months ago. 1. I’ve really enjoyed working on “Phineas and Ferb: The Perry Files”, it’s a really funny show that’s just as appealing to adults as kids.
2. I’ve also really been enjoying working on a lot of the “New to Blu-ray” titles. A lot of them are older movies that I grew up watching, such as High Fidelity, Adventures in Babysitting, and Judge Dredd.
3 & 4. Going to see John Carter and The Hunger Games with the Click team on release day was a great experience as well. It’s great to go see new films with others who are equally enthusiastic about them.
5. Speaking of new films, I can’t wait to go see The Avengers with everyone this Friday. It should be amazing!