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Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Seibold’

TDA_Boulder Excuses Ragged Employees with ‘Happy Hour Virus’

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This little side project doesn’t seem to have much of a purpose, but TDA_Boulder built one of those trick-your-boss programs called “Happy Hour Virus.” Frustrated employees can choose from one of three templates that make a computer screen look like it has a virus or technical error and then bounce to a bar for some early liquid therapy. Of course, you can get out of the screen by pressing ESC, which is necessary, but also renders the whole idea fairly useless. It’s not as plausible as the March Madness fake spreadsheets that can hide scores and brackets (as long as you work with spreadsheets regularly). Symbolically, the project is meant to stress the respectable work/personal-life balance present at the agency, but other than that, there’s not much to digest here.  It may be Thursday, but this feels like a Friday item. Credits after the jump.

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TDA Does Little to Disprove Stereotypes in Work for HR Outsource Service, TriNet

As Turkey Day draws near and dear, we are hearing about more campaign work than anything else and here’s a new effort that comes to us from Boulder-base agency, TDA, which carries the manta, “Don’t be a Terry.” Now, we’ve met our fair share of swell HR folks, but TDA decided to play up the purported soullessness of said folks with campaign with the ultimate HR character: Terry. Whether it be promotions, holidays or salary issues, the exaggerated character fits the bill. We’re only posting a couple to lessen the blow, and there are credits after the jump. Check out more videos here.

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Notorious Web Foes Come to Life in Webroot Effort

Nigeria messages, male enhancement spam,, singles in your area links: Three of the most well-known and annoying culprits when it comes to plaguing our inboxes and social networks while potentially spreading viruses. To address these web threats in a somewhat clever way and promote  internet security software brand, Webroot, at the same time, Boulder-based TDA has come up with a series of ads that include the tagline, “Don’t Let Bad Links Happen to You.”

Out of the three, which were all directed by Epoch Films’ Michael Downing, we particularly like the defensive “Nigeria” clip above, though the weepy “Single” spot starring some lovely, emotional ladies takes a close second. Check it out along with credits and the third spot, “Bigger,” after the jump.

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Behold: The Social Media Sobriety Test

The routine is familiar: You come home wasted around 2 a.m. The babysitter complains about the time, so you don’t tip her ungrateful ass. It’s not your fault. Traffic was insane, and people were driving all crazy and stuff. The kids are asleep, dreaming their whimsical dreams of candy covered clouds and puppy mills. Quietly, you reach into the pantry, grab your emergency bottle of wine, sign on to Facebook and tell your friend that her new baby has a really big head. Like, really big. The thing’s gigantic. Someone needs to tell her. Maybe the thing needs medical attention, you don’t know. You then pass out, head against the keyboard, bottle of “Two Buck Chuck” still in hand.

Now, don’t you wish you could avoid these embarrassing drunk social media interactions? Luckily, Webroot’s “Social Media Sobriety Test” has you covered according to this spot from Boulder-based TDA. Now you don’t have to leave your friends guessing whether or not your status updates occurred while you were under the influence of alcohol. Whether it’s your friends, your boss, your kid’s parents or your parole office, now everyone knows that you’re “too intoxicated to post right now,” eliminating their investigation into your personal habits. Hey, you’re drunk. Might as well be honest about it.

Sure, Tony Ha might be upset because you lied about going out tonight. Whatever, the dude’s a buzzkill. If you’re not going to tell him, at least your software can on your behalf. The Social Media Sobriety Test: You Web-Savvy Drunk, You. Credits after the jump.

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