Seems Barton F Graaf 9000 would really really like to get some people from W+K to come work for them instead. So much so they had a guy dress up a horse to hang around the offices this morning hoping to poach people.
They came up with a solution called Justdelete.me , a site that aggregates the "delete" pages of nearly 100 popular sites.
A few weeks ago, Toronto-based design, animation and vfx studio Crush put a GoPro on top of their office dog Sadie - a French Bulldog - and streamed the video live on their website. It was pretty awesome and a lot of people tuned in. Serious.
So, they are doing it again tomorrow, Friday, August 23rd, from 1-3pm (EST). It will be streamed at crushinc.com/sadie.
Someone has pwned stuff.co.nz, and/or Gazprom and Royal Dutch Shell with this article Auckland Zoo to welcome polar bear . It seems innocent at first, but then you read that the polar bear has been removed from the Russian Arctic so that they can drill for oil.
I'm telling you, Israel is doing their darn-tootingest establishing themselves as the high-techiest ad-country in the world. Coca Cola Israel launched mini bottles, much like everywhere else, and instead of just announcing it with something on TV, they went all out with an app and 3D print-outs of people. It could be you. But first you have to jump through tamagotchi style hopps designing a mini-you in the phone-app and keeping it happy.
Abstract Project. Conceptual Art Punks. Leaders of the post-apocalyptic ice cream social. Whatever you call them, Pere Ubu has challenged music conventions for nearly 40 years with dissonance, chaos, and humor.
They just did the same thing with self-promotion.
99Designs, the crowd sourced design firm is now launching Swiftly a crowd sourced design-fixer firm. Billed as a place where you can get a title changed on a business card, a tweak done to a photo, headlines changed on websites, vectorizing images and other simpler tasks (provided the original fonts & layout documents are available), the idea is already unappetizing to many designers. $15 an hour is below minimum wage in Australia but a neat chunk of change in Thailand.
Mashable has spotted a new patent called pay-per-gaze that opens up for a possible future of advertising where pay per gaze is only the start.
So to recap: the world's largest search engine was just granted a patent for the most sticky form of advertising possible — ads that literally flash in front of your eyes. Google gets paid when it can ascertain that your pupils pointed in that direction, and for how long. And all of this on the device it is currently seeding among the influencers of the tech community.
In other words, Google Glass is going to bring a whole new meaning to "made you look."
This is it. This is the photograph Abel Lenz was taking which made the AOL CEO fire him mid-meeting. Like the sound recording from the meeting which leaked days ago, the last photos Abel Lenz shot before getting fired can be found at JimRomenesko.com.
Only a couple of days after we concluded that Norway's Prime minister driving a taxi stunt has successfully been seen all around the world, and even The Lede (NYT) has written about the Norwegian leaders not-so-Candid-camera, the Norwegian Labour parties communications director Pia Gulbrandsen has made a blog post in English that confirms that some people were cast for the ad. Taxi Stoltenberg - English.
You've seen the headlines, in fact the whole world probably has. Everyone has written about it from The Guardian, the NSA-whistleblowing journalistic titan, to Huffington-post, the New York Post scraper.
But as we all know in advertising, those "man on the street" people are always vetted, nay cast, before they play their part in the "spontanious" real life with lots of hidden cameras stunt. Verdens Gang credits advertising guru Kjetil Try with the idea. Try explains that the passengers are cast/screened/hired before to ensure - of course - a good span of different ages, genders and social groups. That explains all the black people. The passengers were asked if they wanted to be in a film for Arbeiderpartiet, and told that they would be picked up in a taxi.
You remember Patch, don't you? The brilliant idea of local news collected on a page or email like Bed-stuy or Virginia Highland-Druid Hills, and served up in one place. While Google muscled in on this territory by tailoring all searches to be both local and personal, Patch struggles. So AOL is dismantling Patch which is a crying shame, but somehow this news is overshadowed by the fact that AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong fired Patch creative director Abel Lenz for snapping a photos during a conference call with employees on August 9, 2013.
The New York Times reported on Thursday that the creators of Youtube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, have rolled out an alternative to Instagram and Vine, called MixBit.
The New York Times reported on Thursday that the crttaors of Youtube, Chard Hurley and Steve Chen, have rolled out an alternative to Instagram and Vine, called MixBit.
One of Unilever's founding principles is "Doing well by doing good." Inspired by that slogan, London-based Lean Mean Fighting Machine decided to strengthen its relationship with Unilever by pledging One in Sixty.
For every minute Lean Mean Fighting Machine works on Unilever, they will donate a minute of their time to helping the charity Kids Company- a charity that provides educational, practical and emotion support to London's inner city youth.
So, grumpy cat apparently knows what we all look like before our morning coffee, because Grumpy Cat announced the launch of the Grumppuccino this weekend. We don't know where to buy it yet, or why anyone thinks that the line "awful
ly good" is going to sell chocolate flavored cold coffee in glass. I'm a huge cold coffee fan, ask anyone who has to trek through Japan with me where I insist on buying a canned Boss coffee in every vending machine we pass, but I do say "meh" to cold coffee in glass, and mean it. Especially when sold by memes. *pulls grumpy cat face* Will you buy it?
Publicis & Omnicom merge to become the Publicis Omnicom Group - Pepsi and Coca Cola now have the same agency!
Publicis and Omnicom to merge! Yes folks, you've heard the chatter since at least Friday, as have we, and in the middle of summer vacations in Europe, all Publicis and Omnicom brass had to go to the office on a Sunday just so that they could email all the employees about this merger. Fun times. That's probably not the only reason they waited until Sunday to announce this merger. Pop quiz hot shot, what days are the best days to not get noticed in the news? If you answered Sunday, you win a gin and tonic.
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