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Posts Tagged ‘Paul Aaron’

10 Minutes Without Your Phone Can Provide Water for a Child in Need

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The latest iteration of Droga5′s UNICEF Tap Project (started all the way back in 2007) asks people to put down their smart phones for ten minutes to provide clean water for a child who needs it.

Across the globe, 768 million people lack access to clean drinking water and 1, 400 children die every day from diseases directly related to unsanitary drinking water. Since 1990, UNICEF has been working to provide clean drinking water to those who would otherwise lack access to it. For the past seven years, Droga5 has been helping get the word out via UNICEF’s annual Tap Project campaign.

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This year, visitors to www.UNICEFTapProject.org will be met with a challenge: for every ten minutes they don’t use their mobile phones, UNICEF’s sponsor will provide one day of clean water for a child in need. Currently in its beta phase, the app from Droga5 is scheduled for official launch on March 1st. The way it works is pretty simple: once you visit the site, the app will calculate how long you spend there, with a final tally counted once you touch the mobile device again. For every 10 minutes, a donation will be made by UNICEF’s sponsors, including national sponsor Giorgio Armani Fragrances. Visitors to the site “can also learn more about UNICEF’s clean water initiatives, sign up to be a volunteer and make their own personal donation to help UNICEF provide children with clean water.”

So, if you’re reading this on your smart phone, head on over to www.UNICEFTapProject.org and then put your phone down for a while. It’s for a good cause, and you’re probably on your lunch break anyway. You can live without it for a few minutes. Credits after the jump. Read more

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Here’s an Interesting Way to Encourage Taking a Power Lunch

Eric Silver and company at Amalgamated continue to push their vodka client Ultimat, which is housed under the Patron Spirits umbrella. After taking its “Social Life Audit” several months ago, Amalgamated has now provided us with this interesting outdoor effort aimed at white collar pros in NYC and Chicago who apparently work nonstop and could use a booze break. The parties behind the campaign employed actual window-washers (hence the name) and snazzed them up to a bit in order to relate, we suppose, to the corporate workforce and send them a message in the process. How’s that for selling a happy hour. At least it looks like mission accomplished. Credits after the jump.

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Eric Silver Adds New Creative to Amalgamated

In Paul Aaron‘s case, it probably feels flattering to be hunted down. That’s what appears to have happened to the former CP+B executive interactive producer, who has now joined up with Eric Silver & Co. at Amalgamated. Silver, in fact, says in a statement, “I have been stalking Paul since my arrival at Amalgamated. In addition to his prowess in the space, he also happens to be a really nice guy. Paul perfectly exemplifies the ‘best in class’ philosophy that makes Amalgamated who we are.”

Aaron will now assume the role of director of interactive at New York-based operation, which counts clients including Ben & Jerry’s, CarMax, Coca-Cola, MSG Networks and Qdoba. He of course will working alongside CCO Silver, who joined up with Amalgamated last September. As for Aaron, during his nearly four years at Crispin, he managed digital on accounts such as VW, Burger King, Domino’s and Coke Zero. Prior to CP+B, Aaron was a lead interactive producer at Carmichael Lynch.