Barbie dolls have often been criticized as a poor role model for young girls. There were comments about Barbie’s unrealistic body standards and a Computer Engineer Barbie who required the help of her male counterparts to get rid of a virus. And there were many other accusations made against Mattel who produced the Barbie doll. Just ask a woman.
This video, on the other hand, should make any young girl feel good and empowered. It’s very entertaining and you don’t have to be a young girl to enjoy it. It reminded me of the Little Rascals , the 1994 American comedy film which was an adaptation of a much older TV series. The marketing technique used is a simple one ——giving young kids adult careers. Not only is it cute and appealing, but it does what previous Mattel Barbie pitches did not ——give a young girl the vision that she can become anything she chooses to be. Good for you Mattel. You got it right this time. This marketing video for young girls shows that Mattel does not always demean girls.
Could you use this same technique in business videos? Many promotional videos have portrayed kids as adults. And the intended audience does not have to be young girls as in the video above.
A company called JK Imaging has licensed the Kodak name. The agreement enables JK Imaging to manufacture and sell Kodak branded digital imaging products. One of the most intriguing is the Kodak PixPro SP360. It captures 1080p video with a 360º field of view. This 360° HD Action Camera pairs with smart phones via WiFi […]Read More
Every day some 8 Billion videos are viewed on Facebook, but most of them are viewed silently. As you probably know, video on Facebook plays automatically, but the sound is off by default. And most people really do not want to turn the sound on. So if you’re trying to promote anything with a video […]Read More
The new DJI Phantom 4 claims to have a crash avoidance system. And for $1400 you would think it should. Well, some crazy guys over at TechSmartt needed to test that claim. Can they crash this drone? Fortunately they made a video to document their attempts. And besides their attempts to crash this drone, the […]Read More
Newport Harbor, Rhode Island, Sunday, August 6, 2017 (This is a vacation day. It has nothing to do with the video business.) The Newport Jazz Festival is an amazing event, not just for the music even though the music is usually wonderful. One of the things that makes it so remarkable is that it […]Read More