KANSAS CITY, HERE WE COME.
July 26, 2012
To announce Google Fiber’s much anticipated arrival in Kansas City, VB&P produced four spots that each take a different angle on what internet 100 times faster than broadband will mean for the city and the folks that live there. In true Google form, “Toy Car World” is a metaphorical product demonstration that takes the viewer into a handcrafted world and offers up a brief history of the internet. The Cars hit “Just What I Needed” takes us through this technological timeline that ends with (spoiler alert) Google Fiber goodness.
“Thank you” is a 60-second ode to Kansas City. The spot is scored by an updated version of the song “Kansas City” and features a cast of the city’s most famous characters, historical events and cultural iconography.
To learn more visit, google.com/fiber
SLIM JIM STEAK & RESCUE.
July 25, 2012
The Slim Jim Man-Medicine saga continues with a pair of new bro-centric spots from VB&P. “Paddleboat” and “Shakespeare in the Park” feature an elite team of EMTs called Steak & Rescue who travel by land, sea and air to save men from themselves using the most powerful meat in their arsenal, new moist and tender Slim Jim Steakhouse Strips.
VB&P GETS “BUILT.”
July 17, 2012
VB&P is now officially in the car-building business. Or at least the car-building reality series business. Introducing “BUILT,” our all-new web series created in partnership with eBay Motors and Source Interlink. “BUILT” challenges four garages to each build an amazing vehicle using only parts bought from eBay. (The cars themselves were purchased on eBay Motors, naturally.) Over the course of 10 episodes, the garages will transform these vehicles, before the final products are auctioned on eBay for charity. It all goes down at BUILTfromEBAY.com, where you can watch the episodes, track the progress of each build with 3D vehicles, and vote for your favorite garage.
PIZZA FRIDAY IS IN FAST COMPANY.
July 17, 2012
And so is a profile on our office space contest winners.
Back in December we came up with the crazy idea to run an office space contest, advertised on Craigslist, giving away $10 worth of office space in our Union Square offices for a year to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. After receiving hundreds of applicants, we picked four Bay Area entrepreneurs who have moved in and are making a real difference. Watch a short film about the contest and meet the four winners to find out how they are using their $10 worth of space here, as told to Fast Company.
VB&P knows there are more companies out there that have the capacity to follow our lead, so please let us know if you’re interested in running a similar contest in your office at firstname.lastname@example.org.