BBC Music: God Only Knows - The Impossible Orchestra is Assembled to Launch New Music Platform

BBC have just launched a new BBC Music platform, which the corporation describes as “an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the BBC’s strongest commitment to music in 30 years” - and to show off some serious muscles, BBC launched a spot gathering a “few” artists and created a new recording of the classic 1966 Beach Boys song.

The music video features no less than 27 of the most iconic and acclaimed music artists in the world, brought together by the BBC to form ‘The Impossible Orchestra’.

God Only Knows is chosen by BBC as it is believed to be able to showcase the power and potential of music – a modern masterpiece which inspired musicians and music fans nearly 50 years ago, but which continues to inspire today with its timeless beauty and quality.

The new version of God Only Knows was given its first airing across all BBC platforms at 8pm on Tuesday evening, with follow-up airings on Radio 3, and the BBC News and World News channels.

The song will now be released as a single to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal.

Seventeen years ago BBC successfully made a similar campaign and video with a new version of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” to brand the BBC and have a positive effect on viewers’ perceptions about and willingness to pay the television licence fee…

Bloomberg Businessweek: Eye-catching Cover with Obese Iconic Coke Bottle Creatively Highlights Top Story

Bloomberg Businessweek have created a truely distinctive cover image to sell the latest issue of its popular magazine.

The cover story this week is “Coke Confront Its Big Fat Problem,” and Bloomberg Businessweek decided to add quite a few extra pounds onto the iconic Coca-Cola bottle.

The story, written by staff writer Claire Suddath, examines the beverage brand’s image problem with obesity, and the decade-long decline in soda sales in the face of an increasingly health-conscious world.

To create the image, the magizine collaborated with CGI illustrator Justin Metz, who tinkered with a picture shot by photographer Jason Falchook.

Bloomberg also explored another option for the cover with a fattened up Santa Claus by Illustrator David Parkins, but decided to save the picture (displayed below) for the inside, to avoid desecrating the beloved childhood figure too much.

You can read the interesting article about Coke’s challenges here: Businessweek

Johnson & Johnson: For All You Love - A Beautiful Corporate Image Campaign From TBWA\Chiat\Day

Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886.

Johnson & Johnson’s brands include numerous household names of medications and first aid supplies. Among its well-known consumer products are the Band-Aid Brand line of bandages, Tylenol medications, Johnson’s baby products, Neutrogena skin and beauty products, Clean & Clear facial wash and Acuvue contact lenses.

Together with TBWA\Chiat\Day, L.A. the company has recently launched a new corporate campaign - For All You Love - It’s beautiful executed and returns to the roots of love and family.

With the new campaign effort, which also includes print and online ads and is backed by more than $20 million in media spending, Johnson & Johnson seeks to turn the page on several years of recalls, lawsuits and management turnover.