Archive | November, 2009

Orange’s New Social App: Friend-o-Meter

12. November 2009

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Orange is releasing the new Motorola DEXT – a smart social phone – so what better way to hype the launch than a socially integrated campaign in the form of the “Friend-o-Meter” app (created by Fallon and Unit9). The market for this phone is social freaks, and this app puts their cred to the test, publishing results [...]

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Adidas Advergame: Teamgeist

12. November 2009

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North Kingdom just launched a cool football advergame for Adidas called: Teamgeist. Teamgeist is the name given the ball used at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany. The new Adidas campaign is in partnership with the German Football Federation. As usual the video production and design quality is amazing, the game is turn based [...]

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Vodafone: BlackBerry Hideout

11. November 2009

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Hi everyone, my new colleagues launched a great new campaign for Vodafone in Netherlands, called: BlackBerry Hideout. The Dutch divisions of Vodafone and BlackBerry wanted to target the new BlackBerry Curve 8520 to Dutch students. So, Achtung! developed a campaign in which two young guys (Benoit and David) hide BlackBerry Curve 8520-smartphones at 10 Dutch [...]

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OfficeMax: Elf Yourself 2009 Goes Live!

10. November 2009

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It’s live! Some doubted it would return, but Elf Yourself from OfficeMax is back and has just gone live today for it’s 4th year of elfing action! This year you can create up to 5 elves and select from various dancing styles like hip-hop, dance, country and more… It looks and feels about 99% the [...]

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NY Times Takeover: Apple Switcher Cams

9. November 2009

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Apple’s Mac vs Pc campaign is getting a free re-invented with the release of windows 7 providing the creative teams a mass of new ammunition to play off. This is the latest in a string of rich media takeovers by Apple on the NY Times website, they are always full video and perfectly executed for the space [...]

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XBOX: Lips Jukebox Social App

9. November 2009

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AKQA and XBOX have teamed up to launch a new game called Lips – Number One Hits. So to help generate buzz they created a social app using Facebook Connect to import photos from your profile and then overlay a range of lip-syncing videos to create animations of you and your friends singing some of [...]

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Google Maps Streetview GPS Navigation Demo

8. November 2009

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If you’ve been considering the new Droid phone, then this is going to be your new inbuilt GPS app! Google Maps streetview GPS is in beta and should ship with the new Droid phone on the opensource Android 2.0 platform. The video above is a demonstration from the Google product team running the navigation project [...]

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Live YouTube Petition: Raise Your Voice

8. November 2009

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In December world leaders will attend the COP15 Summit which is being billed as the most important climate meeting in a decade, if you listen to the media! To help raise climate awareness in the lead-up, Israeli agency Mizbala & Tv station Tel Aviv have created a very cool video, so cool infact it’s actually an interactive petition [...]

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Live From Inside The Nike Human Race 10k!

7. November 2009

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The Nike Human Race is a massive event and it’s covered by all sorts of media across the world. But this year, BBDO Argentina decided to do something a little different, they’ve covered it live from inside the actual race with a mashup of voice + twitter and google maps combined with real time broadcasting of

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PANTURAL: Mind Blowing Interactive 3D Short

7. November 2009

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Here is some eye candy for everyone. This mind-blowing interactive short was created by Pantural, he is a cult figure on the 3D VFX scene and occasionally gets time to create his own work. The interactive design+ development mediums utilized for the production were modeling, animation and rendering. The products utilized were 3DS Max 2008, Mudbox, After Effects, [...]

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Video: The Google Story

5. November 2009

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It almost doesn’t seem fair that this is such a short video. But either way, it’s a great way to admire what Google has done over the last 11 years. They started out from Stanford (who’s Business & Entrepreneur iTunes lectures I listen to often!) as a project that has since created a global domination of information [...]

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Mini & Krink Team Up With Dripping Ink

5. November 2009

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I love it when brands try something different and stop advertising to start creating. It engages people on another level, provides them with a connection that previously didn’t exist. It creates the best brand campaigns when done right. Nike do it with urban artists and sporting stars, Adidas with street soccer heroes and designer types while Coke [...]

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Chorus: Social iPhone App Recommendations

3. November 2009

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Meet Chorus, a new iPhone app that helps you sort through the 100,000+ apps to recommend just the ones your closest friends and favorite reviewers are downloading! If you’re like me, there always seems to be at least 10 apps for every type your looking for, they all have good star ratings in the App Store and your never sure if [...]

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Melbourne Cup Sweep Organiser Site!

2. November 2009

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If you live in Australia, you’ll know today is the Melbourne Cup (Australia’s biggest horse race) and with that comes the usual headache of organising the office sweep… Printing the coupons, cutting them out, calculating the winnings and collecting money from everyone! Painful! Well that was worst job in the agency for a few years until TAB [...]

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Video: Creating Digital 3D Graffiti Art

2. November 2009

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This is a very cool project from Evan Roth. Called Digital Blackbook, Evan’s software takes standard Graffiti and creates these amazing 3D perspective drawings on the fly. I’m not sure what use there is for this, but his digital art experience is touring the globe and recently stopped off in Hong Kong with a video [...]

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Google Wave’s Funky Maintenance Page

2. November 2009

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So how often do you see a page like this on Google? Graphically designed, almost creative, quirky copy writing, animated even? Almost never, let alone as a “maintenance” page for Google Wave… Ok so it makes complete sense for Wave, but rarely do you see anything like this from Google! So enjoy the moment, or perhaps what might be [...]

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20 Years: Berlin Wall Educational Experience

1. November 2009

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It’s been 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and to celebrate a German paper called the “Berliner Morgenpost” has launched an interactive experience to educate us about the entire event. It contains animations, interviews, photos and 3D interactive elements to tell the story… Shame it’s not in English though, because I can’t [...]

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Columbia Sportswear: A Recycled Box Life

1. November 2009

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This is a great eco-friendly initiative from Columbia Sportswear, it not only helps save the environment, but ads a level of engagement around every delivery! The new campaign is pretty simple, when ordering online you can elect to get your goods delivered in a “box for life” used box, each one contains a unique QR [...]

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