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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Drag Him Away

posted by on 15/05/2012

Inside Euston Station, JWT have installed this interesting interactive campaign to raise awareness on how people can step in and help put a stop to domestic violence. A series of interactive billboards have been placed in and around the station with a big screen starting off with a video of a man shouting in the face of a woman. People are asked to interact with the billboard via a mobile site that gives them chance to control the characters and manually drag the man away from the woman. Interesting for sure, I’m not sure how effective it will be though. It’s a nice experiment for sure but think the execution could have been a little better and more noticeable. Think a plethora of people will walk past without even noticing it, perhaps more interactive adverts around the location?

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C&A's Fashion Likes Clothing

posted by on 09/05/2012

Who remembers C&A? I was never a fan but the brand have switched it up with their new collection usage of interactive social media with its Fashion Like program. I’ve never seen a brand utilise Facebook likes in a real world environment in such a way, very innovative. Folks who shop at C&A can now view and like clothing items via the retailers Facebook page (I can’t actually find it on there, might be country specific). The Facebook likes are then displayed in real time via the hangers on the actual items of clothing in store. Incredible! this is just the beginning of merging the online with the offline world. More on the reverse.

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ASOS Future Stylist 2012 – The Final | Voting Open

posted by on 30/04/2012

I’ve had the most wonderful 4 months working on Future Stylist, I’ve always been about ‘influencer’ marketing and engagement but this project isn’t about throwing product and a press release at a tastemaker. It gives them an opportunity to get their name out there in the fashion world, a platform to shine by doing something they love. So 16 handpicked stylists have battled it out for the final and now we’re down to the final two – Kani from Australia and Jana from Germany. More on the reverse.

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Smallest Billboards In The World | LEGO

posted by on 18/04/2012

Lego, lego, lego. I honestly think most of design skills came from years of playing with the LEGO blocks. The little blocks will always have a special place in my heart. In fact, my otherhalf even bought me 2 little figurines last week! it’s the little things, you see. Speaking of little things, if you happen to walk around central London, be sure to keep an eye out for these miniature billboards placed around the city by LEGO to promote the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. The billboards are about a foot tall and made completely out of lego, most likely stuck together using super glue otherwise I’m sure every other drunken yob would attempt to smash into pieces. More on the reverse.

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TNT Belgium Ad Campaign | "Push to Add Drama"

posted by on 18/04/2012

All this drama you’re about to watch is the result of a well-executed campaign in support of a new channel in Belgium, TNT. The ad supposedly takes place in the middle of a ‘little town in Belgium, in a little square where nothing ever happens’- a big red button clearly labelled ‘push to add drama’ is placed in the square awaiting an inquisitive passerby to press it. When someone finally pushes the button, all hell breaks loose as an ambulance unit dropping a man on a stretcher leads to a bicycle accident which then leads to a full on brawl and then some! It’s just brilliant, a really amusing ad/pr stunt that if done in London probably would have lead to all sorts of problems. It only launched last week and has already achieved an impressive 23million hits on youtube and it’s now the 2nd most shared ad ever; watch it after the break.

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adidas | WE ALL RUN

posted by on 05/04/2012

How many of you made a conscious decision to exercise more this year? Running it seems has never been so popular. I recently challenged myself to run (jog) a mile a day to get my lazy ass into the routine of it. If at the end of a week I’ve managed to run seven miles, that’s seven miles more than usual! Baby steps!

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Imagine With Lego

posted by on 22/03/2012

Every time I say ‘Lego‘ in my head, I can’t help but think of Chris Brown’s dumbed down version of ‘Let’s go’. Sigh. This is minimalism at it’s best, so simple but yet so easy to decipher. German advertising agency Jung von Matt created this great print campaign to advertise Lego featuring minimalist interpretations of some our most iconic cartoon characters created with Lego blocks. Can you guess the one pictured above? Clue: Doh! See more after the cut.

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The Creative Ransom

posted by on 07/03/2012

Woah, this is actually genius. Shout out to Brady for bringing this to my attention. Two graduates down under went out of their way find their first job (as you do, naturally) but not in any typical fashion. They weren’t satisfied with just emailing and calling the advertising agencies, they took it a step further. Art director Andrew Grinter and copywriter Lee Spencer-Michaelsen bought the domain names of several of Melbourne’s key creative directors and held them for ransom until the directors met with them. The ransom notes on the sites demanded a meeting and if they didn’t comply – the site would be redirected to, wait for it, Justin Bieber’s site. They managed to get their name out there with this idea – would you be willing to do the same? They’ve come off it with jobs; Grinter and Spencer-Michaelsen work at at Ogilvy’s digital operation DTDigital. Watch the video on the reverse.

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The Guardian 'Three Little Pigs' Advert 2012

posted by on 02/03/2012

In support of The Guardian’s Open Journalism concept, the paper has launched their first TV ad in many years- the ad was unearthed a few days ago. The title along with the theme suggests the generic fairytale idea that’s been done, re-done and is now tired, but that’s not the case. ‘Three Little Pigs’ is a depiction of how we (modern society) would cover the story of The Three Little Pigs in print and online. This includes, television, newspapers and of course social media. I love how the advert is so relevant to our time but still manages to capture the traditional elements of the story without selling too young AND it is hilarious, I mean this ad is just genius. Watch it after the break and let us know what you think!

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PS Vita Advert

posted by on 19/02/2012

It’s fair to say my gaming days are long gone, at least for this part of my life. Once in a while I do relapse, for a few days – like I did over Christmas with Uncharted 3. Completed the game in 3 sessions; the last session started 11am and ended at 2am. Yikes. Portable gaming is one option for folks on the go but that’s an extra bit of weight to carry around. Sony‘s next handheld console Vita hits the stores in just under week’s time on the 22nd. Am I excited by it? No not really. The advert is incredible, if you’re a gamer – you’d appreciate. The ad takes us on a journey through people’s gaming experiences in everyday situations, descending in and out of game-like scenarios from FIFA to battlefields and boxing matches. Will you be buying? Watch on the reverse.

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