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Orangina Anytime

Posted: November 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Advertising, Creative, Funny, Visual | Tags: , | No Comments »

Brilliant and bizarre ad parody for Orangina. Vive la France!

Advertising Agency: Fred & Farid, France
Creative Directors: Thomas Raillard, Florian Bodet
Production Company: Gorgeous Enterprises
Film Director: Tom Carty
Production Company Producer: Ciska Faulkner
Agency Producer: Alexandra Marik

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When Facebook Becomes A Book

Posted: November 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Advertising, Creative, Design, Digital, Social, Visual | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Digital as analogue. Would be great to get an annual Facebook yearbook to keep.

When Facebook becomes a book from Siavosh Zabeti on Vimeo.


Internet Skill #253: How to play a drain pipe

Posted: November 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Creative, Funny, General, Music, Technology | Tags: , | No Comments »

Gwan son. Why the hell not.

Songs are…
- Office Theme Song (0:18)
- Linus and Lucy (0:38)
- Turkish March (1:13)
- Mario Brothers Theme (1:27)
- In the Hall of the Mountain King (1:54)
- Bad Romance (2:07)
- Viva La Vida (2:50)
- Like a Virgin (3:03)
- Crazy Train (3:23)
- Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (4:01)
- James Bond Theme (4:15)
- Pirates of the Caribbean Theme (4:35)
- The Final Countdown (featuring my friend, Quin) (4:56)

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Girls are annoying, it’s OFFICIAL!!

Posted: November 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Advertising, Creative, Funny, Mobile | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

It says so in an advert.

We’ve all been there.

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Waitrose using QR Codes on TV

Posted: November 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Advertising, Creative, Digital, Mobile, Social, Technology, Visual | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Spotted this at the weekend. Waitrose are using a QR code on their Xmas TV ad.

It’s a nice idea, but I had to stop the Sky box, rewind the TV, press pause, get my iPhone out, open a QR code reader, then take a photo. (It didn’t work btw).

Who on earth is going to do that normally?

The ad doesn’t bother to explain what the box-barcode-thing is either.

Interesting to add a mobile CTA but needs work.

EDIT:

David Boddington (Technical Director of Mobile Marketing agency Movement) has written a much more detailed post covering LOTS of issues it raises. It’s worth a read.

http://blog.the-bods.co.uk/2010/11/waitrose-includes-qr-code-in-tv-ad.html


Mapnificent

Posted: November 26th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Design, Digital, Technology, Visual, Web | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Mapnificent shows you areas you can reach with public transport in a given time.

Mapnificent from Stefan Wehrmeyer on Vimeo.

Similar to Mapumental here in the UK.


Worlds Most Desperate Twitter Spam

Posted: November 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Digital, Funny, Technology | Tags: , | No Comments »

See and download the full gallery on posterous


The Trip. GENTLEMEN, TO BED!

Posted: November 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Creative, Funny, Visual | Tags: , | No Comments »

Here’s a clip from the improvised BBC2 sitcom The Trip.

Directed by Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play “loose versions of themselves” as they travel around the Peak District, Lake District, Scotland, Lancashire, and the Yorkshire Dales writing food reviews for a national newspaper. Read more about it here.

Love it.


Modernised 1982 Tron Trailer

Posted: November 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Creative, Design, Digital, Technology, Visual | Tags: , , | No Comments »

There’s a real art to cutting a good trailer. While the basics have remained the same over the years, some aspects of that art have changed greatly in the past two decades.

The classic 80s Tron trailer gets a fan update – to see how it might be sold today.

For comparison here’s the original trailer.


The Future of the Book

Posted: November 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Creative, Design, Digital, Mobile, Social, Technology, Visual | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Nelson, Coupland, and Alice are IDEO’s vision for the future of the books. Lovely.

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.