Maritz MPrize Winners Announced

 
On Monday my team presented our mobile application, MPulse, to the judges of the MPrize competition at the Maritz headquarters in Fenton, MO. I have to say I thought our product looked good and we looked snazzy wearing our matching QR coded shirts. Unfortunately the judges went with one of our competitors.
 
I am more than a little disappointed. I have been working with the 5 members of my team on this project for the past 6 months. Thanks to the hard work of my teamates we put together an application that could be used right away in the marketplace. The judges did mention that they liked our product and wanted to incorporate some of our features into the winning product.
 
Overall it was a good experience and it was fun to see an idea turned into an actual working product. I want to thank my team Silvana, Jon, Eric, Don and Rob for all the hard work they put into MPulse. We learned a ton and I'm sure the knowledge we gained from putting this together will pay off. Take a look at the overview video and a couple of Google commercials I put together for the presentation. 
 
MPulse Overview (Artwork by Jon Bullok)
 
 
Ad: QR Codes + Mpulse = The Future
 
 
Ad: How to Give Feedback from Your Mobile Device
 
 
Would you use Mpulse or a product like it as a customer? For your business? 

HOW TO: Create Your Free Google Promo Video

Have you seen those Google search commercials? The latest one features the characters from Toy Story 3. Now Google has a neat little tool to help you create your own Google promo video called Search Stories.

After choosing a few search terms and the music you like it's ready to go. Take a look at the one I made for myself below:

Be sure to choose different ways to display the results. In my video I repeated the search for Michael Daehn, but used Google Image, Books and Maps search.

How could you use a promo video like this for your business or organization? Be creative. And if you make one yourself, post a link to it in the comments.