This site showcases the (mostly) digital work of Andrew DiFiore from both Virtual Arts Studios and answerYES Interactive as well as random thoughts and experimental projects too volatile to be contained anywhere else.

 
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    Commissioned by NYC marketing company Moss Appeal to develop branded content for DirecTV Ad Sales team’s social media  initiative, which included a Twitter page, a Facebook page (with two custom apps), and this interactive DirecTV Perfect Match Game that utilized video outtakes from DirecTV’s popular programming.

    The game also featured a Bobble Yourself viral marketing component where participants could upload a photo to create their own bobblehead with a personalized URL that featured them on the game’s microsite. This created greater engagement and encouraged more sharing through email and social media.

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    New York City fashion designer Patricia Ordonez of PattyO Designs “recycles” old worn-out jeans and other second-hand clothes to create unique, stylish bags, aprons, and apparel for children and adults. Most recently she had the idea to convert leftover clothes into doggy blankets, beds, catnip toys, and so forth and donating the proceeds to Bidawee, ASPCA, and local animal shelters.

    answerYES Interactive teamed up with NY-based marketing firm Moss Appeal to revamp the PattyO website, adding ecommerce, a blog, and social media. At the same time, we helped plan a short PR strategy for the new year to promote Patricia’s popular These are my Ex’s jeans tote bags.

    Super Sexy Ads

    Never really believed that sex sells unless what you’re selling is sex(y). It does get your attention though and if that’s the point of advertising then it wouldn’t matter much if the concept was high or low(brow).

    These videos for Fortnight Lingerie by Toronto-based ad agency Red Urban not only use sex effectively to raise awareness for a unknown underwear brand but created PSAs that teenage boys will actually pay attention too. In addition to the videos below, there are other “goodies” to be had at the Super Sexy CPR microsite.

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    Having recently relocated from Florida to Connecticut, Dr. Jon Rosenblitt not only needed to get the word out that there is a new family dentist in town but also distinguish his practice from the rest (an already crowded space in Stamford). We worked with the good doctor to craft a website (his first one) that informed potential patients that Dr. Jon Rosenblitt Family Dentistry was the right choice for their oral health care. Through clever optimization of site structure, copy, and graphical elements, we were able to quickly drive awareness of the office to the top of local searches for key search terms like stamford family dentist in just one month. And this is only the beginning.

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    This social media campaign by Forsman and Bodenfors to promote IKEA’s new store in Malmo, Swenden was clever in part because it used Facebook’s existing (and familiar) photo tagging feature as well as the social network’s inherent viral capacity but, unfortunately, if you were to mimic this idea for yourself your profile would be promptly deleted.  Such a “contest” would make Facebook culpable which clearly violates social network’s Promotions Guidelines. Love the concept though but would rethink it as a proper Facebook Canvas Page or Wildfire App.

     

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