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Simian Helps Creative Companies Fire Up Their Sales Efforts with “Interactive Heatmaps”

Visual analytic tool allows companies to track what parts of sales videos are viewed most often.

Laguna Niguel—Simian, the global leader in creative workflow and media management solutions has developed a new tool that helps creative companies accurately pinpoint which parts of their sales presentations are garnering the most attention.


Blue Note album covers, an interactive timeline.

Art Directors and Designers have been known to collect these for the covers alone, so you aesthetic geeks, rejoice: here is a timeline of all the Blue Note covers.

My favorite? Glad you asked. Must share Lee Morgan and the sidewinder which is both a great album and a fantastic cover, the usual for Blue Note then. ;)


Sweden's State Television SVT decide to only buy music from private corp that rights-grab musicians work

SVT and Chanel 4 in Sweden have signed deals with Epidemic sound, where your rights as a musician are gone forever (googletranslate), if you sign with them. Yep, you can sell your music to them for X bucks, but you have to give up all rights to the music when doing so.


DKNY uses photographers artwork without permission & thinks $25 000 = $100 000

Classic. So DKNY approached photographer Brandon Stanton aka Humans of New York to use some of his photos in their in store visual program. Brandon says that they : ".... asked to purchase 300 of my photos to hang in their store windows “around the world.” They offered me $15,000. A friend in the industry told me that $50 per photo was not nearly enough to receive from a company with hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue. So I asked for more money. They said “no.”" Good for you Brandon, never underbid. However, DKNY had already set their heart on this, and there were mockups made... and well, lets blame the intern that always works. Seems the images appeared in a DKNY store in Bangkok.


HUSH Welcomes Architectural Designer Benjamin Gray

HUSH is proud to announce the addition of award-winning architectural designer Benjamin Gray to its skilled roster. Already an accomplished creative across physical structures, lighting and digital design, Gray brings his valuable experience to HUSH’s growing talent pool.


Is Pheed the first social media site to care about copyright?

While everyone's been on Vine a few months ago the first proper rival launched. I'm talking about Pheed. It's gaining in popularity and is apparently a big deal among teens and those who live in France as well as the usual famous-for-fame's sake celebrities. But don't let that deter you.

First off, Pheed allows users to post photos. Of any size. And videos. Up to four hours. It also allows users to charge others to see their content.

According to this linkedin article:


New adspace in Japan: Teenage girls' thighs

Well, there's been boobvertising, assvertising, your skin as ad media, pregverts and even tattooed forehead ads so I guess teenage girls' thighs are next - and we all know this is the perfect media if you are targeting leg-men.