Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Angry Birds Game Show

I am addicted to Angry Birds. I don't have an iPhone. I don't have any kind of phone that I can play it on, but I bum off of other people like my neighbor Kirsten. I can't get enough of Angry Birds. I think many of you know what I am talking about. You know. You know. You KNOW! Your hands are probably shaking right now. You want to stop reading this and start playing Angry Birds, don't you?

DON'T DO IT! Well... wait till you finish reading this.

I have heard all kinds of rumors about an Angry Birds movie, a cartoon, a video game... oh wait, it is a video game. Anyway, I have heard all these rumors, and I don't know how I feel about any of these ideas, but they got me to thinking... and you know, thinking is something I can really do.

What did I think up? What is my new idea?

Duh! The title of this post was kind of a spoiler. I think that the perfect, most amazing, expansion of the Angry Birds universe would be into a game show where families compete for fun and fabulous prizes designed for a specific demographic, prizes like jet skis.

Two families would compete, like I said, for fabulous prizes. The format would be similar to Double Dare, alternating between quiz questions and physical fun!

The quiz rounds would be to win extra ammo and extra building materials, and of course to gain extra knowledge.

After the quiz questions, families would take turns shooting weighted plush stuffed animal versions of the Angry Birds out of a giant slingshot similar to those designed for water balloons, in an attempt to crash the other family's fort filled with giant water balloons filled with slime, rigged to explode at the slightest touch.

The fun would come not only from the shooting, but the building. In each round, both families would be given building materials and time to build a fort to protect their balloons.

The building family would have to stand under a giant bird. If all of their slime balloons get destroyed, the bird poops slime all over them.

Sounds like fun right?! Don't you F'n want to travel to Nickelodeon Studios for a chance to be a contestant?!

This game doesn't have to be for kids only. Adults love to build stuff too! The show could possibly be designed in such a way where the competing teams are made up of co-workers from various small businesses. Teams would compete not just for fabulous prizes, but also to help advertise their bicycle shop, coffee shop, or adult bookstore.

People are loving these kinds of shows these days! Take this idea! Talk to the people at Rovio. Talk to the people at Nickelodeon, ABC Family, or Bravo, and make this show the cornerstone of your game show empire. Make millions of dollars... and don't forget me. Send me a little bit of money, or at least some fabulous prizes. Please.

P.S. You can subscribe to Ideas By Chuck. Really. It is easy. Click Here.

P.P.S. Several of my ideas have come to life in one way or another recently. You should read back through my old ideas. Just because they are my old ideas, doesn't mean they aren't new to the world. Your fortune could be buried here in my blog.

P.P.P.S. I am on Twitter - @ideasbychuck

P.P.P.P.S. If you have no idea what Angry Birds is, and you are angry at me about this idea, watch this.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lou Ouija's Restaurant

Sometimes... I feel like I can see the future. Building on my knowledge of the now, I see clearly the winding trails of possibility and fill in any gaps with my imagination.

Others though, see the future through the eyes of ghosts and spirits. This is for them.

People love theme restaurants. Even restaurants without blatant gimicky themes like Hooters, TGI Friday's, or Hard Rock Cafe still have themes. Sometimes the theme is as simple as the type of food. Indian, Ethiopian, or German, people go to restaurants wanting an experience.

Lou Ouija's would be a paranormal themed Mediterranean/Eastern European fusion restaurant, dimly lit and decorated like an opium den mixed with a gypsy camp and a Victorian library, curtains and tapestries, dark wood, and private booths enclosed in tents. The waiters and waitresses would be dressed like sexy gypsies. Most importantly, the tables would look like Ouija boards and customers, being guided by their server/medium, would choose what they want to eat using a Ouiji planchette or pointer.

The tables would either have the menu items on it or just a set of numbers that would correspond to various dishes, so that patrons would choose blindly. I know that the cartoon character I used for the graphic does not scream upscale, but I have to get your attention somehow. This would be a very upscale place.

Over 75% of the population of the United States believes in the paranormal in one form or another. Haunted houses, haunted attractions, psychic 900 numbers, Tarot card readers, and countless numbers of TV shows and movies tap into this bottomless market year after year without falter. Plus, Ouija boards are still popular, even among men with "bacne."

Let's talk marketing.

Sure there will be people not so happy about an occult restaurant opening in their neighborhood, but this is the best part of this idea. With Lou Ouija's, you will be opening a restaurant that will possibly get national news coverage right off the bat when some overly zealous christian group announces a boycott of it. Sure, you deny any and all satanic connections publicly, but you circulate rumors that the head chef was born to a woman with thirteen toes, and you have a destination restaurant built overnight! Open several locations around the world, always in cities, and always near sites of tragedies...

When you make a million dollars off this idea, please send me some money... or you might end up being haunted by my ghost. You wouldn't want that now would you?

P.S. Subscribing to Ideas By Chuck is easier than contacting the dead. Click Here.

P.P.S. If you want to read a paranormal, erotic, mystery, thriller, comedy about Anna Nicole Smith's Ghost, click here.

P.P.P.S. I am still on Twitter. @ideasbychuck

P.P.P.P.S. If you see me in your living room, it's because I am a Hollywood Actor now, not because I am a ghost.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fresh Chuck Of Bel-Air

People love a good rags to riches story. From Little Orphan Annie to Different Strokes, and all the Brewster's Millions in between, people love hearing about a downtrodden ragamuffins suddenly being lifted out of the gutter and put on a pedestal. Pretty Woman, King Ralph, Cinderella, and the list goes on.

Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air was a rags to riches story, and a huge hit show, and when Will Smith went back to the well with Pursuit of Happyness, it was an even bigger hit.

I feel like I am beating a dead horse, but I want to make sure we are all on the same page. You get it, right?

Here is the idea. Fresh Chuck Of Bel-Air: a reality show about me being adopted by a super rich family and going to live with them in their mansion, being taught how to be rich etc.

I know what you are thinking, "Chuck, you are a grown ass man. You look like you are homeless. You probably have bad breath. Why would anyone want to adopt you?"

First of all, I don't have bad breath. My oral hygiene is impeccable. Second of all, being a grown ass man has nothing to do with it. People love to see people of all ages stumble into fame and fortune. Third of all, me looking like a homeless person can only help make this show a hit. Just look at My Fair Lady, and don't be so careless as to forget Down And Out In Beverly Hills.

Still not convinced?

Really? Why not?

What you talkin' 'bout Willis?!

Fine! I'll try EVEN harder to see the stars from the gutter.

Look. Almost all reality shows center around this concept already. American Idol, The Apprentice (before they started hiring celebrities), Project Runway, Jersey Shore, all these shows are about getting plucked out of obscurity and being placed on a pedestal and or getting punched in the face. You know what I am saying.

Fresh Chuck Of Bel-Air would be Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air meets Down And Out In Beverly Hills meets Strangers With Candy. I wasn't a teen runaway and I have never really done hard drugs, but it would be funny like that, the part about me being adopted.

Take this show idea and run with it. Find me a rich family, and make it a big hit! Don't forget to give me some of the money you make off of me. I know I will be part of a rich family by then, but they will probably appreciate me pulling my weight none the less.

P.S. Subscribing to Ideas By Chuck has not, not been proven to cure blindness. Subscribe now HERE.

P.S.S. Dear Kardashian Family, this is your chance to have yet another TV show. Don't pass it up!

P.S.S.S. I am on Twitter... yes... still. @ideasbychuck

P.S.S.S.S. Feel free to tell your friend's mom about my blog. I know she might not be a big internet user, but if she has a computer and can get on the internet at all, she can probably figure out how to subscribe to my blog. Maybe you could help her out. Think about it.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Robot Wars 2.0: LEAGUE NET

Do you remember Robot Wars? Do you remember Gyromite? Do you like video games? Do you know anything about the Predator Drone? Have you read Ender's Game? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you might already have an idea as to where I am going with this. If you answered no to all of these questions, you might not be interested in this idea at all. Stop reading!

Are you still there? Fine... I'll try to recap and explain everything, so that you will see that this idea is not only brilliant and doable, but every part has been done before. What I am telling you is that this idea... this idea is kind of like putting peanut butter and chocolate together.

Robot Wars was created by George Lucas henchman, Marc Thorpe and basically consisted of moderately crappy remote control robots with pick axes and circular saws going at each other in an arena full of obstacles designed to make the battles more interesting. They turned the live event into a TV show. If you never saw it, imagine a crappy RC robot version of the movie Gladiator. It was fairly entertaining, but the cool factor wore off pretty quickly. The fact that these robots were being made in people's garages and the basements of college science buildings was part of the appeal, but also part of the downfall. Okay it's a remote controlled shop vacuum. Big deal. Furthermore, if my memory is at all accurate, the crappiest, simplest, and most boring robots always seemed to win.

Speaking of crappy robots, Gyromite was one of two crappy Nintendo games designed to be played with a crappy robot named ROB. You had to guide the crappy robot through tasks using your Nintendo controller. Like I said, the game was crappy, but the concept of controlling a robot with your video game system is key to this idea.

Remote controlling robots has been taken to the next level with devices like the Predator Drone, unmanned, remote control aircraft that the U.S. Military has been using for several years now to spy on and take out our enemies. These drones are controlled by soldiers sitting behind desks, nice and safe back at the base, just like the kids in Ender's Game, a sci-fi book series about kids in the future remote controlling fighter ships to destroy an alien race.

Man, that was a lot of nerd to unleash on you... Are you okay? Can you go on? Should we rest?

Did you catch any World Cup games? Me neither. I don't have cable, and I couldn't seem to get up early enough... Oh you want to keep going? Okay.

So, here is the idea: Team up with one of the big video game system companies, like Sony, Nintendo, or Microsoft to create a video game called Robot Wars 2.0: League Net - a robot fighting game that could be played online like so many other games these days. Sony would probably be best company to team up with, because the robots in the game need to simulations of real robots. Yeah, the robots in the game would be exactly like real life robots. You see where this is going?

I'm sure that with the backing of the Sony robotics division, you can come up with some better robots than the rest of us Homer Simpsons in our garages. These robots need to be cool and customizable- different weapons, colors, decals, wheels, etc.

Players will battle it out online every week in the virtual world with their customized robots, winning points, buying add ons, repairing damages, and having fun. At the end of the week, the players with the highest scores get a chance to battle it out live on TV (maybe G4 Network would be a good fit), controlling real life versions of their robots, right down to the decals. This would be a full on event with sponsors and prizes, but the contestants would control their robots right from their living rooms, using their familiar video game system controllers just like in the virtual world.

What have I just handed you? A hit video game and a hit TV show with a built in audience and out of control marketing and licensing opportunities. I didn't even say anything about possible government funding... Yeah... you heard me. Think about it... Plus, once you have this under your belt, and robotics advances just a little further, you will be perfectly positioned to bring the world the Robot Pillow Fighting League.

Please, please, please, when this makes you the richest person in the world, can you please remember to give me enough money to make me like the 1000th richest person in the world? Please. I promise not to park my yacht in your spot.

P.S. Subscribing to Ideas By Chuck has been called a good idea in its self. Click here.

P.P.S. I still need a job. Most companies seem to have a hard time believing that I am smart.

P.P.P.S. I am on Twitter. @ideasbychuck

P.P.P.P.S. If you know anyone that might want to hire me, send them here.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill Silver Lining

Everything has a silver lining. The BP oil spill is no exception. Millions, if not billions of dollars are being made by PR firms, advertising agencies, and media distributors in BP's attempts to save their image. Oil companies and the US government were forced to take Kevin Costner seriously. Furthermore, though I have no data to back this up, I am sure that chocolate animal sales have gone through the roof. Now it's your turn to join the silver lining of one of the worst ecological disasters in US history, so get pumped... get oil pumped!

As some of you know, I'm an artist. I'm actually a pretty good artist. It's true. No really... seriously. Fine! You don't have to believe me. It is not important, because you don't have to be a great artist, a good artist, or have any artistic talent at all to make this idea work.

What's the idea?

Collect oil from the BP oil spill, and use it to paint giant black and brown depressing paintings... oil paintings. Then you can have a show in cooperation with someone like Greenpeace or the Audobon Society and donate a portion of the sales to helping clean up the oil spill. You will have people eating out of your hands.

Rich people love art that means something. Rich people love art that has a story behind it, especially a depressing story that makes them feel like they have experienced something more terrible than a chemical peel. Rich people love to feel like they are helping solve problems by drinking wine, looking fabulous, and buying things to fill up their mansions.

The most important thing about making this idea a success and launching your art career is giving the show an important and meaningful name and naming the pieces accordingly. Lucky for you, you know me, and I have some ideas for names.

Show titles:

Oil Paintings
Deepwater Poison
Screams of the Sea
Oil and Water
Red Black & Brown

Painting titles:

sad sea
death of a bird
bird fish dead
black gold: black death
crying over spilled oil

The really genius part of this whole thing is that you can probably get BP to buy a bunch of these paintings by telling them that one of their competitors such as Exxon is interested in buying several of them.

Do this. Become a famous artist. Make tons of money and send me some.

P.S. My mom isn't subscribed to Ideas By Chuck, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be. Click here.

P.P.S. All of my art is packed with meaning and stories, so if you are a rich person, you should buy some of it.

P.P.P..S. Did you ever think that someone would put millions of dollars into a project involving Kevin Costner and the ocean again? Also, did you know that Water World cost more money to produce than the NASA Mars Rover program.

P.P.P.P.S. I actually liked Water World. Dennis Hopper was always an amazing villain.

Monday, June 21, 2010

100 Hours of 100 Jacuzzis

Maybe you are in event planning or promotion, and though you love reading my ideas, you have always thought, "None of this is for me. I plan big concerts and events. I wish with my heart of hearts that Chuck would come up with an amazing idea for an event that I could partner with several large corporate sponsors to pull off, something like Live Aid or The Annual Boy Scouts of America Jamboree."

Today is your lucky day. You have a chance to be the person behind 100 Hours of 100 Jacuzzis: Jacuzzigeddon, the most powerful display of massaging jets of water... ever.

Sounds good, but what the hell is it?

The 100H100J would be exactly what it sounds like, a small town of 100 Jacuzzis forming streets would be constructed in an open field or possibly a giant convention center. Each Jacuzzi could be sponsored by various companies and products, and the whole event would be sponsored and presented by Jacuzzi, Tostitos, and Tecate (JTT but not Jonathan Taylor Thomas). At the center of the Jacuzzi town would be a Jacuzzi filled with cheese dip for dipping Tostitos.

Bands would play, people would mingle, people would relax, people would turn to prunes, and canoodle in and out of the warm massaging jets of the Jacuzzis.

I know you are thinking about that Jacuzzi filled with cheese dip. You want to get in it don't you? You want to get in the cheese dip Jacuzzi don't you? Well, eight lucky people would be chosen to spend the last hour of the event basking in the melted cheesiness of the cheese Jacuzzi.

What's that you say? This is going to take some time to plan?

Well, you have until 2015, the 100th anniversary of the Jacuzzi to put this all together. Also, Hot Tub Time Machine 3: Prehistoric Man Soup will probably be coming out around that time. Tell me they wouldn't want to get on board this Jacuzzi love boat. Go ahead tell me. TELL ME THAT!

That's what I thought...

Don't let this chance to make event history. Be the person to put together the 100H/100J. Be the man, and if you make more than a million dollars off of this event through advertising sales, merchandising, and licensing, please send me some of that money.

P.S. If you subscribe to Ideas By Chuck, you will get to read Ideas By Chuck for free!

P.P.S. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be me? This can help you.

P.P.P.S. I am on Twitter... yep. @ideasbychuck

P.P.P.P.S. If you help me become a famous Hollywood actor, I will be able to help you promote this event. I don't really know what you can do to help me with this. Just sayin...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Micro Spokespeople

A few weeks back, I ran a Facebook ad for myself, targeting only people who identified themselves with Tumblr, people that I might know already, inviting them to check out my Tumblr blog. Really, I was just testing to see how effective these ads are. I wanted to know if people completely ignore the ads on Facebook and or if they would respond to a familiar face.

Not only did I get more than a few click-throughs, I was also contacted by a number of people directly simply interested in how or why my face was showing up on their sidebar. A couple of the people who contacted me were online journalists thinking there might be some bigger reason behind the ads, like a book deal or a TV show.

This test cemented my belief in this concept, the concept of Micro Spokespeople, and no, I am not talking about the Micro Machines guy. Although, his super swift speech on how many marvelous Micro Machines there are, may never leave my head or heart.

Mirco Spokespeople would be fans of your product contacted and contracted to be used in Facebook and other similar pay per click ads on social networking sites to be targeted specifically at their possible IRL (In Real Life) friends and connections they might have through work, hobbies, and or location.

Spokespeople are chosen because they can come across as the guy's guy or the girl's girl or the old people's old person (see Wilford Brimley). Great spokesmen and women have broad appeal and often either come from greater things, or go on to greater things.

The problem with spokespeople these days is that there are just too many of them. There are just too many celebrities, period.

Marketing and advertising through online social networking has become so important because word of mouth has always been the most effective and most sought after form of advertising, because other online modes of messaging have proven to be totally unreliable, totally ineffective, or totally immeasurable. You like the lively alliteration in that sleek sentence?

Creating Micro Spokespeople would combine word of mouth with the celebrity spokesperson by turning kinda guy's guys and sorta girl's girls into a celebrities amongst their friends. Enticing their friends to ask how or why they are popping up on the sidebar, and if the new Low Fat Honey Italian Ranch from Hidden Valley is just as tasty as the original. Think of these Micro Spokespeople as ball-bearings instead of the monster truck tires of celebrity spokespeople. Ball-bearings are cheaper, more versatile, and nine times out of ten, more important.

I don't feel like this is the most brilliant idea I have ever had, but I don't see anyone doing it. I believe wholeheartedly that this could really be a game changer. So, if you or your advertising agency uses this concept to make millions of dollars, can you send me some, or maybe just give me a job.

P.S. Subscribing to Ideas By Chuck might be the smartest and sexiest thing you do today. Click here.

P.P.S. I am looking for a job as either a copywriter, social media manager, or celebrity image consultant. Let me know if you hear of anything. You can contact me via Twitter - @ideasbychuck

P.P.P.S. I think I have said this before, but I actually know what box the term, "Think outside the box," is referring to.

P.P.P.P.S. Hiring me might be the best idea you have ever had.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Deuce

The other night, I went to a gallery opening. It was this gallery's two year anniversary show. Unfortunately for the world, I was not one of the featured artists. I doubt the art world will recognize my deep and profound artistic talent until after I am dead, but the lack of respect given to me for my art is not the point of this.

At the gallery opening, I met a guy named Chris, and together we created the next best worst reality show you have ever heard of... The Deuce.

I don't know anything about Chris, and I didn't get any of his contact info, so if you use this idea to make millions of dollars, you might have to hire a detective to give him his cut of whatever you might give me for making you rich and famous.

What is The Deuce?
The Deuce is a reality show similar to The Bachelor or Bachelorette, but with a twist- of course! The Deuce is about a millionaire bachelor trying to find love, but he needs more... more love than the average man. This millionaire bachelor is a chubby chaser- he loves BBW (Big Beautiful Women). He doesn't want to marry a woman under 200lbs - hence: The Deuce.

The show begins with 30 women arriving at the bachelor's mansion. None of the contestants are 200lbs. Through the course of the show, they must gain weight to win his love. Unfortunately, there is not quite enough food in the mansion to go around, so the women must compete and fight for every morsel.

Halfway through the show there is a weigh-in. Any of the women that are not at least 200lbs by this point, are eliminated.

The rest of the show operates basically like the bachelor. They go off to exotic locations and eat tons of exotic foods. He meets the families, obviously "weighing" his options based on the size of each woman's parents. There would be one or two differences, such as the fact that the CCB (Chubby Chasing Bachelor) hands out jelly donuts instead of roses to the Delta Burkes he wants to stay.

Not convinced that this would be a hit?

Imagine the drama! Imagine how much more dramatic each elimination would be. These women have put on 50-60lbs to be with this man. Not only are they being rejected, being sent home, but now they have added "plus" to their size. DRAMA!

Still? You still don't get it?

Think of the tie-ins and spinoffs possible! If NBC picked this show up, they could do a season of The Biggest Loser starring the women that were rejected by the CCB. The Biggest Loser: Biggest Losers Edition. Or all the losers could automatically become part of an online campaign for Weight Watchers, documenting their return to fitness. This show could draw on a whole host of sponsors that have been excluded from the genre, such as Lerner's and Krispy Kreme.

Okay... Are you serious? You still don't see this being a mega hit? For REALZ?

How angry do you think all the feminist and health forward groups would be? There will be a firestorm of anger and criticism ignited by the announcement of the addition of this show to your Wednesday night lineup. Soooo much free publicity! Soooo much! Remember how mad people got about Who Wants To Marry A Millionaire? Remember how upset all the Magicians got when their secrets were revealed? Remember? Those were just drops in the bucket! This is a John Candy Cannon Ball!

This is a huge hit waiting to happen, HUGE! Please make it happen, and when it is a mega hit, send me some money. And look... if you are really worried about backlash, you can label the show as being, "from the twisted mind of Chuck McCarthy," and blame it all on me... and Chris, if you can find him. Chris came up with the name. The Deuce!

P.S. Did you subscribe? Why not? Subscribing to Ideas By Chuck is one of the easiest things you can do to make your life awesome! DO IT!

P.P.S. Have you checked out ChuckMcCarthy.com?

P.P.P.S. I truly understand that this is a step backward for humanity, but if you ever played much football (soccer), you know that sometimes you have to go backward before you can go forward.

P.P.P.P.S. I am on Twitter - @ideasbychuck

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dyslexia Through The Looking Glass

I was listening to a guy called Dr. Gabor Maté on this hippy liberal radio/tv show called Democracy Now. He was mainly discussing the correlation between people having been abused as children and drug addiction, but he also discussed several other disorders such as ADD that he believes also stem from trauma in early childhood development, and not genetics.

The more I listened to him, the more I believed that a little theory, a little hypothesis of my own that I have been turning over in my head for a while, may have more validity than I ever imagined.

I have been contemplating the idea that mirrors are the cause of dyslexia, that those of us who were exposed more to mirrors as babies and young children are more likely to have signs and symptoms of dyslexia.

Mirror + Baby = Dyslexia

A couple of things point me in this direction. One, most dyslexic people are of average or above average intelligence. This intelligence, this ability to learn, could very well be the thing causing the problem. A sponge will soak up gasoline just as well as it will soak up water, but most rocks won't soak up either. Does that make any sense? Two, the very nature of the disorder along with an increase in the number of people showing symptoms taking into account the increase in the number of mirrors per capita in the last 100 years.

Of course, I am me, and I don't have any kind of psychology, physiology, or even a pimpology degree. I am not any kind of doctor, and without any kind of credentials, I am not very likely to land any kind of serious grant money to study this hypothesis. Moreover, even if I did conduct some sort of airtight scientific study, everyone would probably ignore it... I don't even wear glasses, and the mirror industry probably has some pretty strong lobbying power in Washington.

If you are studying these kinds of things, and or you are Dr. Gabor Maté, I really think you should pursue this hypothesis. Of course, I would like some of the credit, and maybe some money if you win the Nobel Prize or a MacArthur Genius Grant or something.

P.S. Subscribing to Ideas By Chuck does not cause any kind of major neurological disorder... I don't think. Subscribe Here.

P.P.S. I used to show more signs of dyslexia when I was better looking and looked at myself in the mirror all day long, so if you are dyslexic, stop looking at yourself in the mirror, and your dyslexia will probably go away. That's right girl! Turn your back on that mirror!

P.P.P.S. Have you checked out ChuckMcCarthy.com or started following my Twitter, @ideasbychuck?

P.P.P.P.S. I think Democracy Now should change their name to Democrazy Now. It's a little catchier.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Super Supers

Over the last couple of months, I have worked on a few "viral video" campaigns. I acted in, produced, and directed (as much as one can direct something like this) a project to promote ADASport.com that involved a bunch of people going into an Apple store and playing with stuffed animals. If you want to check it out go here. I also acted in and worked in the production of a video featuring comedian/pundit Mo Rocca, promoting a global temporary housing company. You can see that one here. Yeah, I made the thumbnail.

I have also been working on developing a bunch of branded content concepts. Branded content is basically a return to the single sponsor TV show, like the good old days when Tide and other detergents sponsored "soap operas." This is the inevitable evolution of advertising in conjunction with online video content. As it becomes harder and harder for a video to "go viral" it is more and more important to build fan bases. One-off "viral videos" still have a place in the world, but branded content is where any major advertising investments should be made.

Wow. Boring! And don't think that I don't know what you are thinking. You are thinking that it seems like I have been way to productive for someone without the time or energy to do anything, but I never said that I didn't have the time, energy, or passion to do anything, just to make these ideas reality. Checkity check yourself!

What is Super Supers?

I started thinking about Super Supers right after I did the video for the global temporary housing company, and it is designed as branded content for either a global temporary housing company, or a hotel chain.

The basic concept is that a couple, some handsome youngsters, or a couple of hot chicks, travel around from apartment complex to apartment complex, or hotel to hotel, and check up on them. Yeah, like building supers. Get it?

It's basically a travel show, which people love (they do have their own channel), but a travel show that highlights the sponsor's locations and services. Did you know that the Millennium Hilton, Bangkok boasts sweeping city views (apparently also a perpetual puddle-see below)? Did you know that the Ritz Carlton, Berlin is an unforgettable 5-star hotel just steps from Potsdamer Platz. I wish I knew what Potsdamer Platz was, don't you? Think about it.

What's that? You think this idea needs a little twist?

Here is the twist. At every location visited, the hosts place a sticker with a special code on it in a secret place, someplace that no one would ever look without having seen the show (someone finding it without having seen the show won't know its importance anyway). The code will be redeemable online for sweet prizes, real prizes, not like a key chain or some 10% off coupon. This will encourage people who travel a lot for business to watch every episode and pressure the person who books their travel arrangements to book them rooms at the sponsor's hotels.

I know you can sell this to someone, so go make a pilot, and remember that even though I now have a real job (Brand X Group), I could still use some of that money, so please send me some.

P.S. There is still time to subscribe to Ideas By Chuck. It's quick and easy. Click here.

P.P.S. If you were scared to hire me to think for you before, back when I was a lone gun, but now you are thinking you would like to hire me, contact me at TheBrandXGroup.com

P.P.P.S. Have you bee keeping up with me on ChuckMcCarthy.com? Why not?

P.P.P.P.S. I did a guest writing stint on LiquidGeneration.com for the last couple of weeks.

P.P.P.P.P.S. I am still on Twitter. @ideasbychuck