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Felix Baumgartner’s free-fall jump, shown in newly released RedBull video

This video is not business related, but it's very worth watching anyway.

It's the long-form YouTube video of Felix Baumgartner's space jump in 2012, from a height of 24.3 miles above the Earth.

A part of the Red Bull video will appear during Sunday's Super Bowl.

Magner Sanborn does another Super Bowl ad, this time about shopping carts

 

Spokane ad agency Magner Sanborn is ready for its second shot at Super Bowl advertising fame. This year’s game will include a 60-second spot built around the the secret life of shopping carts.

Two years ago the firm developed three spots for a short-lived new technology product, Flo Tv.

This year’s spot, which will run just before kickoff at 3:30 p.m., is a commercial for Yoke’s Fresh Markets, one of Magner Sanborn’s longstanding clients.

 Dennis Magner, one of the firm’s principals, declined to offer too many details about the project.

“I'd describe it as, ‘eye-opening.’  It’s a revealing look at why shopping carts do what they do,” he said.

The Flo TV ad was shot for a national company and landed in prime Super Bowl slots.

The Yoke’s ad is set for a local time slot made available by KHQ, the Spokane NBC affiliate.

Magner and company partner Jeff Sanborn developed the concept on their own late Monday while working at the firm’s downtown office.

The idea is meant to be catchy and slightly offbeat. No human faces are show, but there is music and voice-over narrative.

Magner and Sanborn contacted Yoke’s the next day and got the green light. They made a call to KHQ and grabbed one spot that was still available.

The spot was shot at exterior locations Wednesday and Thursday. Magner said the goal is a high-level, national-quality ad that gets across a fun message.

Once it airs, the ad will get posted to YouTube and Vimeo. Yoke’s site will also likely feature the spot, said Magner.

 The spot will also be used on local broadcasts beyond Sunday, Magner said

Costco offering tickets to the Super Bowl, costing about $3K, on its website

Costco spent bundles last year getting state voters to change the way liquor is sold in Washington.

Now it's trying to make back some of the money by selling Super Bowl tickets.

We spotted an item saying tickets to the big game are on sale at Costco.com, priced at $2,999.99. That price includes a pre-game funciton with Archie Manning, dad of NY Giants QB Eli Manning.

In addition, Costco was selling two-ticket packages at $9,999.99 and $15,499.99 that include four nights at a luxurious Indianapolis hotel, admission to a pregame party and admisision to a wine and food event.

Those package tickets are sold out, as of Wednesday, 9 a.m., Feb. 1.

The $2,999 tickets apparently are still available.

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