Hello Hikimori™ the independent design studio, which was founded in 2004 by Nathalie Melato and David Ronhel and is based in Paris, with cross-discipline expertise in graphic design, digital and motion graphics has launched their new site.

It's like candy. Ear-candy, eye-candy, yummy hard candy.

Which is no surprise really, as they've had much experience in creating awesome web content before, they created the ultra-moody True Blood website, have launched Diesel "only the brave" in Berlin, as well as made a poppy pink Glee French website, and a cowboy smoking Justified web. Have fun exploring their work at Hello Hikimori™.

It's said that wen you really love someone, you just want to shout it from the mountaintops. But here you are, stuck in an office with mountains nowhere near, what to do? AT&T's facebook app shout from the mountaintop to the rescue! Type the message you want and have it shouted by a professional Mountain Man Yeller from - you guessed it - the top of a mountain. BBDO New York did the creative work, production done by Caviar.

Department "doing the right thing", Converse has decided to prove that rocking image of theirs isn't just for show, and stepped in to sponsor the 100 club, the Oxford Street music venue that was facing closure due to escalating running costs. The news that the 100 club might close had music fans and industry superstars alike in mourning, Sir Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher and Mani from Primal Scream were all backing a campaign to save it.

XFM reports that Converse has stepped in to prevent the closure of the club. I remember partying there when I was 16, do you have any good 100 club memories?

We've just rounded off the Beancast recording (Live from New York City!) where we talked about Super Bowl ads, groin-shots, the fail of funny and if the emphasis and hoopla surrounding the Super Bowl ads are a problematic distraction for marketers.

If the premature ad-joke-alation is distracting the brand from their strategy and message, I say yes. There have been hundreds of genuinly funny ads aired during the superbowl, and equally many where the funny failed, and in both cases if the consumer can't remember the sender of the latest groin-kick, it was a big waste of money. Huge. As an example of funny ad that stayed on message, I brought up the Tide stain pen.

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