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Aden Hepburn - who has written 1647 posts on Digital Buzz Blog.

Aden is the Digital Buzz founder and currently Managing Director & ECD of VML (WPP - Y&R Brands) in Sydney, Australia. Aden has worked on a host of large global brands and many leading Australian businesses over the past 11 years; delivering best in class digital marketing and advertising with a focus on creative-innovation and digital platforms. He's won numerous global creative awards including multiple Cannes Lions, One Show Awards, IAB MiXX, AIMIA, AWARD, New York Festivals and Spikes Asia awards amongst others. Aden also sits on the digital committee of the Communications Council of Australia, contributes to other industry bodies and judges many local and global awards shows. View Aden's Full Profile Here

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The Face of Litter: DNA Powered Deterrents

Friday, April 24, 2015

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Here’s a really interesting piece of work from Hong Kong, it’s called The Face Of Litter, and is almost a social experiment, taking rubbish samples from across the city, and extracting human DNA from them, before running that DNA data through systems to re-construct human faces, the actual ‘Faces of Litter’… A campaign that aims [...]

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Carlsberg: A Billboard That Pours Beers!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

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This is probably the best billboard ever created, made by Carlsberg, it’s big, green, and if you have a cup, you can pour yourself a beer straight from the billboard. In fact, you can probably pour as many as you like, but I suspect the line will get pretty long once word gets out… Very [...]

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Pedigree Found: Real Time Lost Dog App

Friday, April 17, 2015

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Genius. Ok so what happens when you lose your dog? Panic sets in, you roam the streets, maybe even put up posters in desperation. Well, now Pedigree has created ‘Pedigree Found’ and app to help find lost dogs in real-time. Once you’ve got the app, and created your dogs profile, if your dog gets lost, [...]

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Old Spice Launches ‘Twitch’ Real-Life Game

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Incase you don’t know, Twitch is like YouTube, but it is all live-streamed, featuring only multiplayer games for people to watch, with an audience over 50 million strong. Last year, there was the internet phenomenon “Twitch Plays Pokémon” where over 6.5 million people played the game or watched the live-stream. And now, Old Spice thought [...]

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IKEA Now Offers Virtual Weddings Online

Monday, April 13, 2015

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Brilliant. IKEA has just about everything you can imagine, and now, they even offer virtual weddings! All through their new ‘Wedding Online’ service, where users can select from a range of beautiful locations, decorated to the max with IKEA products tapping new trends, before connecting with Facebook, and live-video streaming in their friends and family [...]

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Chevrolet Launches ‘CoDriver’ Oculus VR Drive

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Chevrolet has unveiled its Colorado High Country pickup truck VR Experience called ‘The Delivery’ and is the first CoDriver experience to debut. Passengers will be virtually transported to the adventurous terrain of New Zealand and cast in the role of CoDriver for the ultimate off-road adventure. The drive will see them navigate rugged terrain and [...]

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ACR: The Google Street View Driving Test

Monday, April 6, 2015

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Remember when you got your drivers license? The boring theory work? On those crappy computer screens you’d have to answer multiple choice questions for staged graphical and video scenarios, tap the button perhaps if you thought there was a reason to be alert, slow down, or stop… That’s how it plays out in Australia, but [...]

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Biskrem: An Interactive Instagram Adventure

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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Instagram campaigns have been big over the last year, with tagging the most prominent feature, but this is an interesting play from Biskrem, a biscuit brand in Turkey that have been creating ‘Instagram Adventures’ for their fans. A game that plays out through content clues, images, videos and codes to unlock a path to the [...]

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Amazon Dash Button: Place it. Press it. Get it.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Perhaps its an April Fools video, but the reality is this has been a long time coming. We’ve talked about connected fridges and sensors in your pantry that can detect when products are low to automatically re-order… Well, Amazon is taking control of that and getting to market first with the ‘Dash Button’ a new [...]

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Netshoes: The World’s Smallest Pop-Up Store

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Here’s a pretty cool Pop-Up store, in fact, it’s said to be the World’s Smallest Pop-Up store with the most products; but I guess that’s easy when your pop-up store is just an an online store disguised as a pop-up, located at 1.149 and a half Oscar Freire street, in São Paulo, a location considered [...]

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AirBites by AirBnB: Miami Ad School Concept

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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A pretty cool concept from Miami Ad School students in Berlin, it’s called AirBites and is thought out to be a new venture from AirBnB where budding chefs and cooks can AirBite their home cooked dinners to tourists who are traveling through that area. I wish they’d actually do this, we pitched this to tourism [...]

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Samsung: The World’s First Virtual Reality Birth

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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Samsung owned industry sites this week with their ‘LifeLIVE’ event, which claims to be the world’s first Virtual Reality Birth in Australia, where a couple who are based 4,000km’s away from each other, were connected live, for a virtual birthing experience powered by Samsung’s VR Gear headset. Of course this isn’t out of the box, [...]

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Meet Dorothy: Click Your Heels App + Object

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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It’s a little old, but Dorothy is an awesome connected object meets micro controller that, with the click of your heels, can do just about anything you want… Perhaps that’s to get an Uber, text your friends, or have a fake call made to your phone to escape a date that’s going bad. Either way, [...]

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Crossy Road: A Super Addictive Mobile Game

Monday, March 9, 2015

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Flappy Bird? How about Crossy Road instead… A new super addictive mobile game that’s had over 50 Million downloads since it launched 3 months ago, pulling in over $10m in revenue. And while perhaps that $10m isn’t a huge number, when the game was made by just 2 guys from Australia, that’s a jackpot. Crossy [...]

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Mountain Dew: VR Backcountry Boarding

Sunday, March 8, 2015

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Mountain Dew has just launched an aresome VR experience at the Burton US Open. Where they set out to capture a first-of-its-kind backcountry snowboarding experience in Virtual Reality during February 2015, allowing anyone with a Samsung Hear headset, to join the DEW Crew an participate in the backcountry trip! Plus if you’ve got a Samsung [...]

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