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Aden Hepburn - who has written 1576 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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OK GO: The Writing’s On The Wall Video

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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We’ve always posted OK Go’s music videos as they are as much branded viral content as they are great music videos. And to launch their new album, Hungry Ghosts, they’ve created this piece of ‘visual deception’ as a music video called ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’. Enjoy. 7m views and counting.

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Homeless Fonts: Donations From Handwriting

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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This is a beautiful and moving piece of work for the Homeless in Spain, turning their handwriting typically only used to write on cardboard for donations, into new fonts that can be bought online by brands and agencies around the world. The film speaks for itself, and you can buy the fonts here.

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Google Self Driving Car: The First Drive Video

Friday, June 13, 2014

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We’ve heard a lot about the Google Driverless Car, with testing over the last few years well documented. But this is the ‘First Drive’ where you’ll find people actually in the car, being driven autonomously around some slightly empty streets as they continue to near production… The Google Driverless Cars will be designed to operate [...]

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Coca-Cola: The Mini Kiosk

Friday, June 13, 2014

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Here’s a fun little stunt to launch Coca-Cola’s new 150ml cans, a Mini Kiosk, for a mini can. There’s not much else to it really, but it’s a little bit of fun and a smart experiential piece to launch the new product. I think this shows you don’t always need an interactive vending machine!

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SlideShare: Building Social Brands

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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Here is a great SlideShare presentation on the key building blocks of a social brand. You’ll find a tonne of great info here from the guys at WeAreSocial. About how brands drive conversation, building digital communities, adding value to conversation, going mobile .etc Enjoy!!

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Volkswagen: Eyes On The Road Cinema Stunt

Monday, June 9, 2014

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With mobile phones becoming the number one killer on roads around the world, Volkswagen have stepped up to the plate in China, with these stunts at Cinema’s in Beijing. A driving ad starts on screen, an endless, straight, slightly boring road appears for the driver… Until the crucial moment, when a close-range mobile broadcasting device [...]

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Vivid Light Festival: Cars That Feel Installation

Sunday, June 8, 2014

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Here’s a pretty cool piece at the Vivid Sydney, Festival of Light, Music and Ideas, where over a million Australians flock to Sydney Harbour to check out the interactive art on show. Last year, VML Sydney created this cool piece called ‘We See Saw’ for the same festival, an investment in creative technology that agencies [...]

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Creative Fuel: The World’s Best Creative Idea

Saturday, June 7, 2014

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In a world where every big idea has been done, it’s clear there is only one way to go, and that’s to bold 17 different technologies together to make something that’s never been made… Then, shoot the making of film, and you’re set. A global phenomenon awaits. And here it is… Introducing The World’s First [...]

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Volkswagen GTI: Interactive GoPro Video

Friday, June 6, 2014

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Check out this cool interactive film from Volkswagen featuring about 50 GoPro cameras. Funnily enough, it’s all for a promotion as opposed to some high-tech video experience, and a great one at that, to get you to buy a car and get a free GoPro. Throughout the adventure, you can switch between views and experience [...]

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CIF: The Street Graffiti Cleaner App

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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CIF is helping to clean up the streets of Romania with their new app that allows you to take photos of Graffiti on any street, which is then automatically geo-tagged and sent to an active street cleaning team that respond with CIF’s cleaning power. A nice fun little piece form the guys at MRM Romania.

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Rip Curl: World First GPS Surf Tracking Device

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Introducing Rip Curl Search; a multi-platform digital ecosystem and device (Waterproof GPS Surf Watch) that allows surfers to find, capture and re-live their perfect waves, anywhere in the world… Created by VML in Sydney, Australia. It’s powered by Facebook Connect, and lets surfers log all their sessions, challenge friends, create surf clubs, protect secret spots, [...]

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WWF: The Last Selfie SnapChat Campaign

Monday, June 2, 2014

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I suspect we’ll see a tonne of SnapChat campaigns at Cannes this year, and while I’m not sure if we’ll see any win, this one certainly hits a cord. The #LastSelfie campaign used SnapChat to show endangered species of wild life vanish from users screens with the 10 second countdown that SnapChat is famous for. [...]

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SlideShare: 2014 Cannes Lions Predictions

Sunday, June 1, 2014

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So it’s 2 weeks out from the 2014 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, and the entire industry is wondering what’s going to win at Cannes this year… Well to kick it off, Bridget Jung and the team at DigitasLBi in Paris have created this SlideShare showcasing who they think will be the metal winners at [...]

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AXE: Measure Your Friends ‘Social Effect’

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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AXE have created a pretty cool little tool to check out your friends ‘Social Effect’ so you can finally tell them if they are just trying too hard, or not nearly enough, in their quests to pick up a fancied partner! The new AXE Social Effect utility shows exactly where you sit on the scale, [...]

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Samsung PowerSleep App: Help Fight Cancer

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Here’s an interesting play, this time its Samsung for Cancer Research with PowerSleep. They have developed an android app made specifically for their phones that processes research data while you’re sleeping, by using your un-used processing power at night, specifically for Cancer research centers, enabling them to fast-track their research with the power of millions [...]

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