It’s that time of the year again: agencies start releasing their creative Christmas wishes. And the first one I see immediately sets the standard. Simply a great piece of work by AKQA. If you come by any other great Christmas wishes, please leave them in the comments below.
This year again, it’s an army of supposed terrorists that warn the Dutch people for the dangers of their traditional New Years Eve fireworks. The L.A.A.F. army now joined forces with neighbouring Belgium, since they provide the Dutch with illegal fireworks. Enough ingredients for a controversial campaign.
You’ve probably seen at least one of the Simon’s cat video’s – highly entertaining and successful animations about the oh so recognizable habits of a cat. The same creator has now been asked to help tackle pet obesity by creating a same style animation. I strongly believe in this kind of non-intrusive and relevant integration in existing online concepts. Will It Blend is another great example. But anyway, watch how Simon’s sister’s dog survives Christmas dinner.
Over the years we’ve seen a lot of great interactive cases come by on Adverblog. But the case I’m about to show you is definitely the best one ever. It’s entertaining and interactive in many ways, it’s got a very natural flow and it even touches your emotions while engaging. And this is just the 1.0 version; imagine the possibilities when developed further and further.
The Christmas ads have started and in Australia they have a website where you can purchase extreme gifts. I thought this ad was a good parody and a good laugh. Take a look.
It looks like pink (football) kicks are going to be hot this season. Just days after each other, both Nike and Puma started to promote the shiny colored shoes. Nike launched the cool Mercurial Vapor Rosa Pink Panther commercial with Bayern Munchen midfielder Franck Ribery.
I LOVE the idea behind Farfar’s new site for Nokia – The Unloader. The problem is that the first five files I tried failed as they were not compatible. Shame. I tried a .xls a .swf a .vsd etc but only had success with a .doc and a .pdf etc… Hope you have more luck. If you make something like this make sure it accepts all extensions as the user will just run away otherwise.
I really like this new site from Goodby. It just supports the product so well. Big idea done really well…
Christian Haas, group creative director: ‘We wanted to create something that was simple yet which demonstrated the full potential of this amazing card. We asked ourselves “What does ‘now’ look like?” It was a long process to curate an interesting set of entertaining and informative widgets from little-known facts to popular web feeds. But we love how it turned out – a one-page dashboard of now.’ Here
It was just a matter of time before popular Top Gear would hook up with a navigation device. TomTom got the honours, and now offers “Europe’s most breathtaking driving routes”, selected by Top Gear Magazine. At the new Greatest Routes website, you can choose from thirty different routes in nine countries, including Italy’s Stelvio pass, the second highest mountain road in the Alps and the stunning Irish West Coast. All for free.
If you haven’t met the Beckers, you should now. In late September, a three minute video gave a look inside the life of the Becker family, preparing for their annual Thanksgiving tradition. Initiated by Audi, the family features several stereotype car drivers. Daddy drives a Mercedes, brother a convertible BMW and so on, all pretty dysfunctional, except for the Audi guy. It’s a fun and interesting concept, recognised by Youtube that featured the first episode on it’s comedy channel worldwide. The Beckers mini serie now continues with the just released second episode. Check it out.
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