Everyone knows that the publishing industry in general and artists in specific are struggling to figure out how to get paid vis a vis 'new media'.Its not clear how it is ever going to work for anyone but the corporations buying ads, unless you are among the people collecting money for those ads.
I have been watching and contemplating uplifting corporate montages for the last few years. I like to play a game where I try to figure out, while the ad is running, what the montage is selling. Is it telephone service? Investment banking? First run movies? Automobiles? It only becomes clear after the logo appears. But the one thing that IS clear is that all of the corporations producing these montages are making more money than I will ever make.
So I made myself a corporate montage. I'm not sure how it will effect my bank account yet. But its a start. http://merrillmarkoe.com/sneak-preview-my-corporate-brand
Causes Merrill Markoe Supports
1. The Jane Goodall Institute 2. Tailsofjoy.com 3. Best Friends Animal Rescue 4. The Humane Society 5. PETA
6. The Sam Simon Foundation