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The great phone swap

on December 15, 2013 by Bridget Comments

This isn’t new, but I thought it was interesting.  Sony found a very simple but effective way to get the Xperia Z into the hands of iPhone users at the Way out West music festival in Sweden.  They created a popup battery charging station at the festival and offered the chance to try out an Xperia Z while their old phone was charging. Read more…

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How can coffee sell unlimited VOD?

on December 3, 2013 by Bridget Comments

Why sleep when you can watch TV series non-stop?  To make sure people don’t sleep in France, Paris agency Buzzman has taken to selling coffee for CANALplay.  It’s called “Insomny Coffee” and it’s available in beans, ground or even as nespresso compatible capsules.

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Hear, see, taste and touch Melbourne with the remote control tourist

on October 10, 2013 by Bridget Comments

Tourism Victoria and BBDO Clemenger are giving people the chance to feel what it’s like to walk around and explore Melbourne this week thanks to the remote control tourist.  Two people will be fully wired up with helmet-mounted cameras, microphones and GPS from 9 to 13 October ready to take requests via twitter or facebook.

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Take Risks, Break Rules, & Kick Ass

on October 8, 2013 by Bridget Comments

We focus a lot on the final creative or final execution.  I thought it would be interesting to go backstage and share a talk that San-Fransicso based artist and freelance creative Ivan Cash gave at 72U (the in-agency university at 72 & Sunny). It’s a 30 minute talk but it’s worth a look if you have time.

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Made from cool

on October 8, 2013 by Bridget Comments

More than just a tagline, this campaign from Danish fashion brand PREMIUM by JACK & JONES really is made from cool. I love it.  The 5 films feature Christopher Walken who plays the part to perfection and literally brings a touch of magic to each spot.  The styling and art direction is flawless.

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Is this the beginning of stunt sequels?

on September 25, 2013 by Bridget Comments

Following on the success of Departure Roulette (we wrote about it here) Heineken and W+K tapped into tweets and social conversations around the first stunt to produce a smart follow up stunt. Read more…

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Virgin Mobile wants to retrain your brain with Blinkwashing

on September 17, 2013 by Bridget Comments

Generally I’m not usually a fan of any campaign that requires people to use a webcam. But I have to say that Blinkwashing from Virgin is the exception. Take a look at the ad for yourself.

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Who hasn’t asked for a late checkout?

on August 20, 2013 by Bridget Comments

It’s great to see a brand flip industry standards.  The Art Series Hotel in Melbourne turned the problem of low occupancy rates into a communication opportunity as well as an additional revenue stream.  Overstay Checkout is a very clever promo and activation idea that touches on product innovation.

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Is big better?

on August 19, 2013 by Bridget Comments

Cheeky stunt from Copacino+Fujikado (currently named Ad Age Small Agency of the Year) with this tongue in cheek congratulations to Publicis and Omnicom.  It’s simple, understated and I like it a lot.

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Reverse pitch process

on July 24, 2013 by Bridget Comments

I find this proactive approach to new business by Fantasy Interactive (Fi) very interesting. Most pitches are called by clients, asking the agency to present a vision for the brand or business.   Fi have flipped the situation.  They’ve simply published a vision for how the travel & aviation sector could be improved online.

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