Category: Communication

Ice-T, Mayor of Sundance—How Hip-Hop Redefined A Generation

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Sundance Film Festival is underway and one of highly anticipated documentaries at the scene is “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap: co-directed by Ice-T and Andy Baybutt. Taking a look at rap’s evolution including insider interviews with some of the best over the past 30 years including NAS, Dr. Dre, Run DMC, Chuck D, […]

Olympic Games’ Show Your Best Viral Video Campaign Hopes to Attract Youth Culture; Plus Latest on Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck

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The Olympic Games continue to try and engage people, particularly youth culture, through a variety of campaigns that often completely miss the mark, mostly because the sports they profile are rarely on the radar among a new generation. However, we will give them some cred for their latest new social media program called “Show Your […]

Youth Culture X Advertising: “What is it that Advertisers don’t understand when advertising to you about their products?”

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One of the most powerful sections of our Youth Culture Studies in the past few years is the changing dynamics within the Advertising section based on 13-25-year-olds’ responses to what advertising means to them and what works and what doesn’t and why. As we’ve seen over the past 11 years at Label Networks, advertising methods […]

Shepard Fairey Creates Time’s Person of the Year Protester Cover

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Time Person of the Year cover artwork by Shepard Fairey.Street artist Shepard Fairey was chosen by Time Magazine’s editors to create their Person of the Year cover, nominated by the magazine as The Protester. The magazine which debuted on newsstands this month, features signature Shepard artistry with reds, yellows, and black tones, and a composite […]

Banksy’s Back in London; Architect Frank Gehry Designs Grammy Merch

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Banksy siting in London. Courtesy of Wooster Collective.Thanks to Wooster Collective once again for this fun tip on a Bansky siting. Looks like the notorious street artists with a message has another to share just in time for the Holiday season: “Sorry! The lifestyle you ordered is currently out of stock.” 54th Grammy Awards poster […]

Street Art Round-up: Ron English and Popaganda Urban Vinyl Dolls; Wooster Collective X Taschen Street Art Calendars

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Ron English’s urban vinyl toys. Images  by Arrested Motion. Known for great characters, mix of toys, paintings, and surreal art, Ron English’s latest exhibition at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, Los Angeles features the crossover of Americana trends and military influences into the urban vinyl doll space. Colorfully surreal forest scene by Ron […]

Youth Culture Shifts in Social Networking Indicate New Media Patterns Are In Full Swing -Fresh Data from Label Networks’ Summer Youth Culture Study 2011 -Back-to-School

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Preferences in social networks, number of accounts, key features and usage patterns are all changing yet again, especially for younger demographics indicating the need for fresh business strategies.