Category Archives: People

Looking at some of the people that lead the digital revolution or who helped form the ideas behind interactive advertising & marketing.

Better and Faster

Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of Trend Hunter, has an inspiring new book called Better and Faster. To quote Guy Kawasaki, Former Chief Evangelist of Apple, the book will “teach you neurological habits that can accelerate your success and make you into a fire-breathing, game-changing innovator of epic proportions”.  You can download the first chapter for free by sharing […]
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It takes two

Two design giants, Marc Newson and Jony Ive, put their heads together for a good cause. The results are stunning. Read this article and see some of the items they chose and designed together. Tweet This Post
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The UX of campaigns

A few years ago Josh Porter and Josh Brewer launched a site called 52 Weeks of UX. It was, and still is, an invaluable resource for anyone creating meaningful and effective user experiences for the web, mobile and beyond. Recently I’ve been approaching the development of advertising/marketing campaigns from a UX mindset. I’m not talking […]
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iPhone 3D

No, it’s not the next version of iPhone but a project from 3D artist Mike Ko. Beautiful work. Tweet This Post
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Your best shot

Every agency is furiously working to finalize their award entry videos for Cannes. Recently Faris Yakob, chief innovation officer at MDC Partners, gave a presentation for the Clio Awards giving some tips on how to make awesome case study videos, from the POV of the judges. Inspiring stuff. View more presentations from Faris Yakob Tweet This […]
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Spikes Asia part 2

What have the Simpson’s got to do with Spikes Asia? Well Simpson’s scriptwriter Joel Cohen was the speaker invited by DDB to talk about “Lessons in Creativity and Innovation from the Simpsons”. Easily the most entertaining speaker at the event, Joel explained how the writing team managed to stay original after 22 years on the […]
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Welcome to Spikes Asia

I haven’t been to Singapore in over 10 years. What a difference a decade makes. It’s become like physical manifestation of the internet. Overblown, full of ways to spend money and geared for entertainment. Spikes Asia 2011, like every other advertising festival today, has digital on the brain. Every speaker and panelist says that the […]
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Greetings from sunny South Korea

Welcome to AdStars, an advertising festival in Busan, South Korea that desperately wants to be Cannes. The organisers are certainly doing everything they can including inviting a big name chairman of the jury like Neil French along with other creative stars (then people like me) to be judges. But they cannot bring the South of […]
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Get emotional

In this video featuring John Jay of Wieden + Kennedy he talks about the emotional connection agencies need to have with their clients and the target audience to get to the soul of the solution. The same goes for digital but how easy is it to achieve? With projects such as The Wilderness Downtown by […]
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People staring at computers

Artist Kyle McDonald installed a program on computers in two New York Apple Store locations that automatically takes a photo every minute. Now his personal computers have been confiscated by the US Secret Service. Was it worth it? Well he’s famous now! Apple have taken over so many people’s lives. Nice to see someone that […]
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