That's right folks. National Pizza Month is officially underway. Hopefully y'all aren't as cynical about this glorious celebration as Zooppa staff member Sam is. (He loves agruing and taking opposite stances on everything...literally. Ask him about which Pokemon Gameboy game is better, Red or Blue? By the way, they're both the same...)
But if you're like Sam, here's some awesome fun facts about Pizza.
Pizza comes from the latin root word Picea which means the Read more [...]
You know the feeling. Sitting in front of your computer, trying to complete a video project that is due the next day. Tonight is an "all-nighter" type of night. In order to successfully pull off your all-nighter without falling asleep, (we’re looking at you, guy who drools on his keyboard) an outside source of energy is usually needed.
So what are the options? Energy drinks would work, but the negative health risks the media crams down our throats makes me a Read more [...]
Unlike the newspaper industry, television news is still a viable business that has yet to truly struggle. But with the many options we have on our cable boxes, as well as the emergence of online streaming content, viewership for the evening newscast has gone significantly down. Since 1980, using the November sweeps month as the measure, viewership is down by 54.5%. But there are signs of an uptick. Network news audiences grew in 2011 for the first time since the 2001-02 Read more [...]
As fellow creatives, most of us have heard and enjoyed Jerry Seinfeld's first season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Yes, it had its moments of pure joy, (Ricky Gervais having a panic attack on the highway) and misses, (Alec Baldwin being a jerk to waitresses) three things were always constant, comedians, cars, and coffee. (Although there seemed to be more food than coffee.)
And that's the beauty of the web series, which is produced by Crackle. (An offshoot Read more [...]
Hyundai is "making the transition from a value brand to a valuable brand," says John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America.
That might sound like a questionable business move for a company that is synonymous with inexpensive cars. But with record breaking sales each month, and being the world's seventh largest car manufacturer, Hyundai is facing an unusual problem. They can't make enough cars for the demand. Of course, this is a pretty good problem to have.
So Read more [...]
We here at Zooppa are a hard working bunch. When we're not happily punching away at our computers, drinking coffee, and petting our office dog, we love to watch Survivor. Yes, that crazy reality show where they throw people and at times, D-list celebrities, in the middle of nowhere. This season marks the silver jubilee, aka the 25th season. (How many desolate locations are there in this world? Jeez!) Anyway, this is the Philippines version.
To make our love for Survivor Read more [...]
Whether you're a marketing professional or an individual artist looking to share your work, you need to reach as many people as possible. We've all heard of the methods that have now become the industry standards: Like this on Facebook, Tweet this through Twitter, repin it on Pinterest. While social media has exponentially improved the rate at which product can be delivered to the public, most people are still hesitant to purchase something before they've tried it.
What Read more [...]
The deadline for the Allrecipes: Firehouse Cooks video contest is just about two months away. Just a reminder: there is a $500 early entry award for best video submitted by August 7! All this talk about cooking and food has got me thinking about, well: food! This would be a great opportunity to share my opinion on how to cook the best possible steak using a gas grill.
It all starts with the quality and cut of steak you decide to cook. The adage "you get Read more [...]
Congratulations to USC's School of Cinematic Arts who was just ranked #1 on the Hollywood Reporters annual ranking of the "Top 25 Film Schools" in the world! It is no surprise that they claimed the top spot--boasting famous alumni as George Lucas, Ron Howard, and Jon Landau. We are beyond thrilled to welcome USC as the newest member to our Creative Network!
For all you who want to follow in George Lucas' famous footsteps--applications for the Spring 2013 Graduate Read more [...]