Archive | October, 2014

Netflix – Real-Time Reactive GIF Campaign

31. October 2014

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Netflix has kept entertainment at it’s heart in this latest outdoor ad campaign, creating the world’s first ever real-time outdoor billboard campaign using only GIFs. With the recent comeback of GIFs Netflix spotted a new and interesting way to make outdoor billboards more reactive and interesting in this campaign from Ogilvy Paris. For the streaming [...]

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Union Station: Augmented Reality History Tours

30. October 2014

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Have you ever wondered what the past might have looked like? Who was there, what they did? Well, for Union Station in the US, the guys at VML have created ‘Living History’ a mobile, augmented reality story telling app that takes users on a journey back through time as they take self guided history tours [...]

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Mercedes-Benz: The Instagram Car Builder

29. October 2014

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So when you’re looking to get potential customers into a virtual car builder, you probably don’t think of instragram. But maybe you should (I can already see the car brands lining up to do this)… Meet Mercedes-Benz’s GLA Car Builder in Instagram. It’s kind of similar to how the IKEA Kitchen Instagram campaign worked, but [...]

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Old Navy Gets In On The #Selfie Machine

27. October 2014

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Undoubtedly, selfies were the creative trend for digital engagement ideas last year. We seemed to hit peak selfie (technically speaking) with the MegaFon MegaFaces installation at the Sochi games. An amazing piece of work: Last week a similar idea appeared in a new Old Navy campaign. This begs the question, when is a derivative idea [...]

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SlideShare: How Google Works By Eric Schmidt

26. October 2014

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Grab your morning coffee and have a good 5 minute read of this SlideShare presentation from Eric Schmidt, called ‘How Google Works’. It summaries the recent NY Times Best Selling book in 54 slides to give you a very top line look at what they unravel in the book about how Google runs its business. [...]

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ProGlove: A Professional Wearable-Tech Glove

25. October 2014

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Meet ProGlove, a professional grade wearable-tech item concept that shows that not everything ‘Wearables’ are a ‘trend’… ProGlove is a actually a wearable tool, targeted at professional production processes (think car manufacturers). ProGlove enables its wearer to work faster, more accurately and more efficiently, plus it’s easy to use and unlocks a new level of [...]

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Waterstones & Airbnb Seize The #waterstonestexan Moment

23. October 2014

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So you’ve probably heard about the American (a Texan at that) that got locked inside a Waterstone’s bookstore after hours. His initial tweet sparked a hilarious trending conversation, one that was a perfect showcase of the narrative and creative power of the Twitter platform. Get the full lowdown at many different sites, like here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/everyones-going-to-be-tired-today-because-a-texan-got-locked. [...]

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Heineken: ‘ShareTheSofa’ Case Study Video

21. October 2014

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Heineken’s #ShareTheSofa is the world’s first real-time football show designed specifically for the second screen, aired during the Champions League, and aimed at engaging global fans by creating sharable reactions and perfect moments on social channels. Each #ShareTheSofa experience played out over the 90 minute matches featuring football stars hanging out on a sofa with [...]

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Volkswagen: ‘PoloTag’ Social Test Drives

21. October 2014

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Volkswagen love a good social campaign and for 6 days, across three major cities, South Africans could play ‘PoloTag’. A real-world social game challenging people to spot the new Polo around a specified route, tag it on twitter, and then test drive it, right there and then. With the person who drove it for the [...]

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Burberry ‘Kisses’ Campaign Case Study

20. October 2014

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About a year ago, Burberry released a very cool piece of work called ‘Burberry Kisses’ which allowed almost anyone to send a virtual kiss from their mobile phone, to anyone in the world… Burberry Kisses is an interactive experience that showcases our ‘love’ for one another, which can then communicated in the most human way [...]

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SlideShare: Digital Strategy Toolbox 2014

19. October 2014

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We posted our good friend Julian Cole’s first version of the ‘Digital Strategy Toolkit‘ almost two years ago, and this week he’s just released his 2014 updated version of that famous presentation. The Digital Strategy Toolbox for 2014 is now on SlideShare and embedded above for everyone to take note, get inspired and enjoy some [...]

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EA Sports ‘Madden NFL GIFERATOR’ Ad Engine

15. October 2014

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As GIF’s continue to ramp up in popularity across the interweb, brands and entertainment companies are starting to realise the value in a GIF, particularly when they fall into the customisable, almost meme generator type scenario. And when you take that to sport, what do you get? Awesomeness… EA Sports has launched the ‘Madden GIFERATOR’. [...]

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Nike ‘Phenomenal Shot’ Real-Time Ads

14. October 2014

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As part of Nike’s ‘Risk Everything’ Campaign, they’ve teamed up with Google to create Real-Time ads that aim to let fans celebrate, re-mix, customise and share the celebration with their friends around the world… With each ‘Phenomenal Shot’ ad of a sponsored Nike player going live just 10 seconds after the moment happened in the [...]

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McDonald’s: Gourmet Burger Kiosks

12. October 2014

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McDonald’s in Australia is changing the fast food game with a new experimental restaurant serving ‘build your own’ gourmet burger meals that customers create on in-store kiosks, meaning you might never have to talk to that 16 year old order taker kid again! The Kiosk is extremely easy to use, and focuses on up-selling by [...]

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Dominos: Meet ‘Dom’ The ‘Siri’ of Pizza Ordering

9. October 2014

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Meet Dom, he’s Domino’s new ‘Siri’ Competitor… The only problem is that all he knows is how to order pizza from Dominos. So if you need help cooking, calling friends, searching google .etc He’s not going to be any help. But, if you do want an easy way to order your favourite pizzas from Domino’s… [...]

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Orange: It’s Time To Meet Your FutureSelf

7. October 2014

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If you’ve ever wondered about the future, then you’ll love this from Orange! It’s called #FutureSelf and the campaign site uses some pretty cool tech to allow users to meet, speak and discuss the future 20 years from now! Orange is inviting people to engage in a first of its kind technological journey 20 years [...]

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Nescafè: 1000 Red Mugs Social Installation

6. October 2014

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Here is a nice social installation from Nescafè, featuring the famous ‘Red Mug’ that fans rave about globally. With 1000 of the famous mugs locked up along walkways, bridges and parks, fans were challenged to connect and un-lock the special pad-locks to score a mug and a free cop of coffee. Created by the guys [...]

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Coca-Cola: Just Dance Now Mobile Campaign

5. October 2014

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Coca-Cola has teamed up with Ubisoft on the new ‘Just Dance Now’ mobile game that is sweeping the world, in an integrated content play that sees players scanning Coke cans to unlock special content and activities inside the game. Further pushing the growing trend of native content plays for big global brands into the gaming [...]

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