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Barbarian Group: The first 10 years

on January 20, 2012 by Tim Comments

I think an agency has a good culture when it can lay stuff bare. Look back on the successes as well as the weird things that happened along the way. An example of this would be Barbarian Group. They are the creators of (amongst many other things) the legendary ‘Subservient Chicken” and have celebrated their first 10 years with this little online album.

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Nike Jordan: Quick Controls Chaos

on January 17, 2012 by Tim Comments

Be ready for the next stage of interactive video. The Nike Jordan brand launches Chris Paul’s newest shoe, the CP3.V with this live action street court. Chris’s pace and game skills turn the situation into chaos and you can circle the action in a near 180-degree arc. Read more…

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Museum of Me (again)

on January 16, 2012 by Tim Comments

Our fellow interactive design and advertising bloggers FWA have crowned their site of the year 2011. We wrote about it back in May. Since so many well-respected jurors were easily in agreement, and because it is an inspiration for being in this business, here is the quite artistic case study of Intel’s Museum of Me. Read more…

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Crash Weddings like a Pro

on January 10, 2012 by Tim Comments

R/GA’s Eric Schlakman has come up with an evil genius app that might change the face of many wedding parties to come. Using publicly available data from wedding directories ‘Crash Corsage’ lets you find weddings in your vicinity, tells you the couple’s names, a few details about how they met and the required dress code. Read more…

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Infographic: Compare Apples to Apples

on January 9, 2012 by Tim Comments

Just when you thought Infographics had eaten temselves (infographics about infographics), in comes a new version. Compare something in quite a left-field way: real apples with (computer) apples. Read more…

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Heineken opens your QR world

on January 5, 2012 by Tim Comments

Wearing a slogan on your t-shirt is so passé. This summer Heineken Poland have used customised QR codes to let you say what needs to be said. Punters at the Heineken Open’er Music Festival were able to get personal statements encoded and turned into QR code stickers. Other festival guests could then scan the codes and strike up a conversation based on the statements. Read more…

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Drugs on a Facebook Timeline

on January 5, 2012 by Tim Comments

McCann Digital has used Facebook’s new timeline in an interesting way. For Israel’s Anti-Drug Authority they told the story of fictional character Adam Barak’s two lives: one getting addicted to drugs, one staying clean. In a ‘split page’ style you can retrace Adam’s choices and stages of demise (or happiness). Read more…

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Samsung Galaxy Note goes street

on January 3, 2012 by Tim Comments

In order to promote the Galaxy Note (a smartphone and tablet rolled into one), Samsung’s in-house agency Cheil have teamed up with Notasso, a street artist from Barcelona. Since the Galaxy Note is a good tool to create drawings, this Facebook campaign lets you create your very own ‘Notasso’. Read more…

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Cabbie

on January 2, 2012 by Tim Comments

Leo Burnett Colombia and Coca Cola devised a special treat for taxi drivers who had to work on Christmas Eve. For one thing, their special passenger turned out to be a Mr. Santa. Additionally, he had a very familiar destination for each driver. Read more…

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Doritos experience some Paranormal Activity

on December 27, 2011 by Tim Comments

SuperBowl 46 is already casting ahead its long shadow. And as the official TV ads get crafted and polished for February 6, Doritos hold their regular public competition for its own entry. There are a million bucks at stake and a chance for the winner to work with “I’m on a boat” comedy stars, The Lonely Island. Take a peek at this ‘Paranormal Activity’ spoof by Max Gutierrez. Read more…

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