FILMLOOK Media and Post’s Blog is Moving


I am thrilled to share that our blog has received lots of wonderful comments.  Now that our blog has garnered accolades, our blog will now be hosted on the FILMLOOK website at www.filmlook.com.

So, to continue the inner muse journey with me, check out and subscribe to blog.filmlook.com.

Thank you for all of the support and comments you have given me in my time on WordPress.  I look forward to seeing you on the new site.

“The Adventures of Tintin” Premieres Today


Today, December 21st, marks the U.S. premiere of the animated film, “The Adventures of Tintin” directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson.  Film was released by Columbia and Paramount. Check out the awesome trailer below:

Created in 1929 by Belgian artist Hergé, The Adventures of Tintin was a comic starring a clever boy named Tintin who travels around the world with his dog Snowy as they pursue villains, criminals and treasure.  Tintin’s stories reflect on real-world events to inspire and excite readers, and now movie audiences, alike.

Cost Plus World Market is holding a Tintin-inspired sweepstakes with a hefty grand prize.  One winner will receive an eight-day trip for two to Europe, a $1,000 World Market gift card and merchandise from the Tintin film. One first prize winner will receive a $500 World Market Gift Card and one second prize winner will receive a $250 World Market Gift Card.  The sweepstakes ends on Christmas Eve, so make sure you enter now.

Head over to the Facebook page of “The Adventures of Tintin” to see previews and stills from the film. If you’re interested in the comic, check out its own Facebook page as well. You can also follow both the film and the comic on Twitter.

To make sure you don’t miss out on a sweet deal at Cost Plus World Market do a LIKE on their Facebook and/or follow them on Twitter.

We’ve listed below some of the nostalgic merchandise available at the Cost Plus World Market  Tintin Shop.

Available in four different flavors, each with their own character from the film!

Tintin Lunch Box

Tintin Plaques - set of four

Tintin Cookie Tin

Naughty or Nice


Are you on Santa’s Naughty or Nice  list this year?   We know Santa only delivers to the Nice  but this Christmas both the Nice  and Naughty will have a chance to get some goodies, but not from Santa.

Hydroxatone and Miracle Skin Transformer have teamed up to host a fun holiday giveaway on Twitter.  The Naughty  or Nice  Giveaway will be running now through December 31st with a chance to win either a Naughty  gift set or a Nice  gift set worth up to $211.

The Naughty  Girl Gift Set features all of those products a girl needs to keep up with her bad girl lifestyle: Hydroxatone Instant Lift Pads (nobody needs to know you were out all night anyway), Miracle Skin Transformer Treat and Conceal (to cover up those dirty little secrets), Hydroaxtone Revitalizing Microdermabrasion (to scrub away those impurities) and Lashatone (so you can bat those lashes and pretend you’re a good girl.)

But if you’re on the more angelic side, check out the Nice  set.

The Nice  Girl Gift Set features another line-up of great products: Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti Wrinkle Complex (to keep that sweet face smooth), Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20 in Translucent (because really, we know you’re nothing less than angelic), Miracle Skin Transformer SPF Body in Glow (go on, let your radiance shine through) and Luminique Facial Brightener (to show the world how bright-eyed and innocent you really are.)

Four winners will be selected via Twitter to receive a gift set from Miracle Skin and Hydroxatone (with each company giving away one nice and one naughty set.)   The winners will be notified after 11:59PM on December 31st.

Check out the flyer below to view these products, and click “enter now” to learn how you can win these great prizes.

But wait, there’s more.  Right now if you go become a fan of Hydroxatone on Facebook, you can get the inside scoop on a bunch of other great deals, including 25% off of your first order (valid through December 31st.)  If you become a fan of Miracle Skin Transformer on Facebook, you’ll also gain access to a code that discounts 20% off of any order.

So what are you waiting for?  Go enter the Naughtyv or Nice  Giveaway and tell the world what kind of a girl you are.

The Art of Powerful Storytelling


Story-telling is an art that has been passed down from generation to generation for entertainment. Today story-telling is used in many other ways. In his new book, Unique Sales Stores: How To Persuade Others Through the Power of Stories to Win Them Over, author Mark Satterfield explains how a person can use the power of stories to stay ahead in this competitive market.

In his book, Satterfield outlines a five-step process that anyone can use to make their stores not only persuade but also entertains.  Divided into three main sections, Unique Sales Stories offers a collection of Satterfield’s essays on creating unique stories with step-by-step instructions on how to develop your own one-of-a-kind sales stories.  Examples are also provided.  Here is a snippet from Satterfield’s book.

“If you want to stand out in a crowded marketplace, the solution isn’t all that particularly difficult or complex.  There are really only a few steps to the process:

First, create a unique signature sales story about who you are, the problems you solve and the benefits that clients get from working with you.  The key word here is “unique.”  Make sure that it’s a story that no one else is telling.  How do you do that?  One simple method is by having the characters in the story be you, your friends and associates.  Another simple way to create uniqueness is to tell the story about why you’re doing what you’re doing.  How did you get into the business?  Why is this your passion, or at least a strong interest in your life?  No one can tell that story but you.

Second, place the story somewhere so that people can get it.  A one-page website is the easiest way to do that.  Basic one-page websites with an opt-in form cost less that $300 to put up.

Now, here’s a tip that’s really important if you want to get lots more clients banging at your door and giving you their business.”

Want to know that special tip?  Order a copy of Satterfield’s book from Amazon.

Readers have found Satterfield’s book to be “fresh and relevant” and “a ‘well-worth-it’ read if you plan on taking action.”  Satterfield has written several books in the past including Negotiate the Raise You Deserve, Power Prospecting and more. For more information about his books and seminars check out www.uniquesalesstory.com and http://gentlerainmarketing.com/.

Stand Up with Saint Vintage


Last month we recognized Breast Cancer Awareness month, but cancer awareness doesn’t have to stop there. Saint Vintage, the vintage accessories line with a modern twist, has created a designer piece in support of cancer awareness. Partnering up with Stand Up To Cancer (www.standup2cancer.org), the design team at Saint Vintage launched a new Love Links bracelet. Made in honor of Laura Ziskin, one of the key founders of Stand Up To Cancer, the Love Link features a combination of Czech beads and a vintage angel charm.

50% of all sales goes to support Stand Up To Cancer. You can directly order the bracelets here or you can visit the main site at www.saintvintage.com. Take a look at some of the different bracelets below. Which one is your favorite?

Laura’s Love Link

Opaque Turquoise Love Link

Red Czech Glass Beads Love Link

Light Purple Love Link

Pure, Clean and Simple: The New Face of Ivory Soap


“Cleanliness Needn’t Involve Costliness.”  Procter & Gamble’s most iconic brand, Ivory, has released a brand new ad campaign to announce the modernization of their line of bar soaps and body washes.

When a brand reaches that old age of 132-years-old, it’s time to rejuvenate, and that’s just what Procter & Gamble did.  Their team developed a new makeover for not only the packaging of their products, but also the way the products are marketed.  According to the company, the new campaign targets the modern mom who is incredibly complex yet driven by simplicity.  The new campaign highlights the value and simplicity of Ivory, focusing on busy families who want a product that delivers what they’re looking for.

The campaign, created and developed by Wieden+Kennedy, features what have been dubbed as “Ivoryisms” – refreshingly honest product truths.  “The inspiration for this campaign came from the observation of how, over the years, in an effort to make life simpler, we have somehow made life more complicated,” said Karl Lieberman, creative director of Widen+Kennedy.  “Unlike a lot of other brands, Ivory has stayed true to its equity. It has remained the antithesis of the overly complicated – from its ingredients, packaging and advertising – it’s a throwback to an era where there wasn’t time for such things.  And that’s what makes its new voice so refreshing.”

With five new commercials, a print campaign and an online campaign via Facebook and Twitter, Ivory’s taking the world by storm and reminding all of us that all we really need to do is just add water.

What do you think about this upgrade? Take a look at the campaign samples below and let us know how you feel about this change. You can also find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ivory and on Twitter @Ivory.