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Aden Hepburn - who has written 1614 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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IKEA: The 2015 Catalogue Experience

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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So, with the iPhone 6 just about to launch, IKEA have taken to the stage to launch their 2015 Catalogue just as if it was the world’s best gadget, in a complete Apple Spoof, filming the explanation of how their catalogue was engineered to perfection… Including classic language like ‘tactile touch technology’, ‘eternal battery life’ [...]

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Into The Storm: Augmented Reality AdShel Ad

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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A while back you’ll remember an amazing ‘Pepsi Max Augmented Reality Bus Shelter Ad’ that we featured where a video feed showcased the footpath through the ad and some amazing augmented reality visuals then came to life. This ‘Into The Storm’ Augmented Reality Ad is made by the same guys, and streams a live feed [...]

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Heart Bot: An Experimental Drawing Machine

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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Meet ‘Heart Bot’ an experimental drawing machine created by Intel, SMS Audio and Sid Lee as a digital art installation for guests at the Intel ‘Biosport’ headphones launch at The New Museum in NYC. Heart Bot is an experimental machine controlled by the heart rate of its audience. Interactive with the experimental drawing machine was [...]

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Volkswagen: Charge Up For e-Golf App Challenge

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Check out this new campaign from Volkswagen which utilizes the charging hardware on smartphones to interact and power an app! So by doing what people do every day, charging their phone, the Volkswagen ‘Charge Up’ for e-Golf app and deliver receive a raffle tickets to people when they charge their phone, for the chance to [...]

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GoogleX: Project Wing Delivery Drones

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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So Amazon hyped their drone delivery service, and now Google follows suit, with GoogleX Moonshot ‘Project Wing’ which is code for Delivery Drones that are being testing in Australia. Google’s ‘Project Wing’ drones are delivering first aid kits, candy bars, dog treats, and water to Australian farmers during the testing phase. Perhaps the reason for [...]

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Instagram: Introducing The Hyperlapse App

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Just a few weeks ago Microsoft revealed some seriously cool ‘Labs’ technology that created these ‘Hyperlapse’ videos from GoPro footage… Now, fast forward almost no time, and Instagram has released an app that does the exact same thing from video you shoot on your mobile, and then instantly posts it for you. A serious shame [...]

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Ralph Lauren: Introducing The Polo Tech Shirt

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Ok so Ralph Lauren is claiming to be the first luxury lifestyle brand to offer apparel that tracks and streams real-time workout data directly to your smartphone or tablet. It’s high-end wearable tech so to speak and it’s being tested right now… But the question is. Would you wear it? Would you want it? What’s [...]

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IKEA: The Time Travel Experiments

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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So IKEA has taken a new angle with their online content strategy, introducing ‘The IKEA Time Travel Experiments’ online video series where they bring in a hypnotist to take IKEA customers on a journey through time, right in their store… The link of course, is that no matter what, you’ll always find your future bedroom [...]

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Sony Xperia: Underwater Mobile Apps ‘Goldie’

Monday, August 25, 2014

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So maybe you’ve got a waterproof phone, but do you have underwater apps? Sony Experia thinks you need some, or at least their marketing department does, with the aim to raise awareness of the technology and it’s new ‘underwater detection’ sensors that allow the phone to know it’s underwater, not just being waterproof. Meet Goldie. [...]

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Omote: Real-Time Makeup Projection Mapping

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Slightly freaky and pretty awesome all at once… Check out Omote, a new, advanced real-time projection mapping process with this demo showcasing dynamic makeup projections onto a live models face. It’s not exactly new, but the facial mapping and quality of the projection has drastically improved… the model almost looks completely CGI at times. Enjoy! [...]

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Saatchi & Saatchi NDS: Feel The Reel Experience

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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If you weren’t in Cannes this year or just didn’t get a chance to make it to the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase, then you missed out on a pretty cool experience, and that’s not just because there was some great film shown, but because the audience became the experiment in 2014. Each person [...]

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FartBombs: Add Fart Sounds To YouTube Videos

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Ok ok, I get it, WTF right? Well, yeah, it’s weird, but once you watch this video… you’re totally going to try this tool! To make some noise around a serious Cancer issue, BBCA (Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa) created ‘Fartbombs’, a simple website that lets you add fart sounds to any YouTube video before sharing [...]

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Introducing Drone-vertising

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Well, it didn’t take long… Advertising, Cat-vertising and now Drone-vertising. I guess it was always coming to a hype video somewhere on the internet, but weirdly it doesn’t seem to be a spoof, and that it actually took place as Russia’s first “drone-vertising” campaign for ‘Wokker’, using drones to show off the fast food company’s [...]

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Microsoft: First-Person Hyperlapse Videos

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Sure your GoPro does an OK job of smoothing out the bumps and shaking form your bike rides and snowboarding escapades… And what about if you’re recording video using Google Glass? Probably 10x worse right? Then remember how they look when you speed them up? Well… What if Microsoft could change that all and give [...]

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Tinderadoption: Adopt Animals Via Tinder

Monday, August 11, 2014

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This isn’t the first and it won’t be the last Tinder hack to try and leverage the popularity of the app. Rosie Animal Adoption in Montreal is trying a new way to connect dogs with potential future owners through the natural swipe connection UI of Tinder by setting up profiles for dogs that are up [...]

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