Philips is spicing up it’s product demo’s with today’s launch of ‘Nigel and Victoria‘, a romantic comedy which broadcasts exclusively online. The series of eight episodes is about Victoria, a popular Dutch gadget lover that reviews new Philips products on camera. And about Nigel, a marketing manager from Philips, who’s on the set to keep an eye on the review video’s. In the first 3 mock-documentary style video’s you can see a true love story unfold. The project is an interesting shift in the product review and demo segment, as it tab’s into the current web series and branded entertainment trends.
My good friend Paulo and his Doubleleft team sent me this beautiful link, a site called “How many friends do you know”, where you are tested to show how many of your Facebook “friends” you ACTUALLY know. Although i like art direction and animations, what i really love is the smart questioning of our “virtual” life. Enjoy!
Choreographed windows, interactive flocking, custom rendered maps, real-time compositing, procedural drawing, 3D canvas rendering… this Chrome Experiment has them all. “The Wilderness Downtown” is an interactive interpretation of Arcade Fire’s song “We Used To Wait” and was built entirely with the latest open web technologies, including HTML5 video, audio, and canvas.
Vodafone is challenging F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, to race against the speed of it’s improved mobile data network in The Netherlands. To make it an actual challenge, Vodafone calls for 28.800 Facebook users to join the race in a virtual car on Facebook. The time it takes Vodafone’s network to download all of their profile pics, is the time to beat for Hamilton. The actual race will take place on a secret track – Schiphol is rumored – on the 13th of september. The race will be aired live on Facebook.
US citizens going to Canada because they met some touchable giant screens showing updates from canadian citizens that upload stuff about their own country, i like that! (via Blogilvy)
Although the hype is gone…, you still remember of Chatroulette, don’t you? If not, let me tell you that it’s still alive and yet there are some brands (a couple of examples here) using its random nature to connect with people out there. The first one is this action to promote “The last exorcism” movie:
W+K released this case-study video on the Old Spice “Responses” campaign that took ad-world by storm a couple of weeks ago: Extremely well told, there must already be some gold and titanium awaiting to be delivered to Portland. BTW, loving the current layout of W+K’s site also. (via Creativity) UPDATE: looks like W+K asked Youtube to remove the video, there is still a copy in the link above
Although not in the spotlight in latest times, i’ve always liked Converse, kind of classy for me since the days i started to follow NBA (both Magic and Bird wore Converse). Now they’re owned by Nike and they’re trying to come back with some interesting efforts, like their new site done by R/GA and released today. There i found many product-related stuff, like i.e. how to customize some Chuck Taylor shoes, but also some valuable brand content, like “All summer”, a video i saw a couple of weeks ago at Computerlove (by Anomaly New York and done by Psyop) Guess some things never die and only need a little push to be back
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