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Aden Hepburn - who has written 1759 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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Honda Paper: A Stop Motion Brand Story

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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This new brand story from Honda takes you on a journey through six decades of innovation as a host of world-class animators manipulate thousands of illustrations to create a seriously beautiful piece. It’s called “Paper” and pulls together 3,000 hand-drawn illustrations using stop-motion that takes viewers through a paper-flippingjourney of Honda products from the very [...]

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Gatorade: 360° Virtual Reality Baseball

Sunday, September 20, 2015

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Gatorade have unveiled a first of its kind 360° Virtual Reality Baseball Experience from the POV of Bryce Harper. You’ll be at the bottom of the 9th with everything on the line… And get to step up to the plate and become Bryce Harper in this epic 360° video, as you go toe-to-toe with a [...]

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Quitbit: Wearable Tech For Life Expectancy

Friday, September 18, 2015

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What if a piece of wearable tech could tell your life expectancy, and count it down, on your wrist? Meet Quitbit, it’s currently in beta testing, an will track your life expectancy so you can always have a view how much life you have left to live… Ok, so it’s fake, but regardless it’s an [...]

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Marriott: Virtual Reality Postcard Room Service

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Marriott have launched a new product called “VRoom Service” where customers staying at hotels around the world can order virtual experiences to their rooms via VR. Customers ordering the in-room virtual reality experiences will receive a hand-delivered Samsung headset, with the experiences following three travellers on their personal adventures around the world from which the [...]

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Tourism Australia: The Giga Pixel Selfie

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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Tourism Australia has launched a pretty cool campaign that takes Giga-Pixel Selfies for Tourists who stand on specially marked areas at famous destinations across Australia. Once you’ve gone to the website, you can trigger the ultra high resolution photos made of hundreds of photos that are automatically composed as as single image and sent straight [...]

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The Robot Master Swordsman Experiment

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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In a world where your ultra-high-tech robots can be directly mapped to human movement, you end up with this… the “YASKAWA BUSHIDO PROJECT” or what I like to see this as, the Robot Master Experiment, where Robots take on Humans. And the result, is unbelievable. Or actually, probably quite believable when you think about robot [...]

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KFC: Don’t Panic Man Campaign

Sunday, September 6, 2015

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He’s a fun twist on everything that’s crazy with the world, KFC in Romania, of all places, has launched a new promotion called “Don’t Panic Man” which rewards people for coming in store, when social media platforms are down. It plays off the ridiculous twist that people freak out when Facebook is down, stuck with [...]

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Target: Share The Force

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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Target have just launched a new Star Wars fan site, an open world type platform, posed as a vast galaxy where you can upload your favourite Star Wars photo, and have it translated into a cluster of stars, leaving you with unique coordinates to re-locate your favourite memories any time on any device. With all [...]

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The Void: Real-World VR Gaming Spaces

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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It’s been a big week for Virtual Reality Gaming, with Zero Latency launching in Australia and The VOID getting closer to reality in the US, as people rush to launch cutting edge virtual reality gaming facilities around the world, for players who are expecting next-gen VR games. The VOID is a different type of VR [...]

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Madden NFL 2016: The Epic Launch Movie

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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I’m not sure what I just watched. But I loved it. The new 2016 Madden NFL game by EA Sports is open for pre-orders on the back of this launch film, which I must say, is pretty cool. The film pulls together a team of world-renowned artists for an epic movie parody trailer, “Madden: The [...]

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SAB Miller: Abraxas Interactive Print Ads

Monday, August 24, 2015

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Here’s a nice print-ad play powered by the LED light on your Smart Phone, with SAB Miller’s Abraxas Ad that challenges you to turn on your light, running it behind the page, to unveil the story as your phone directs light through the page in any given area. Nice. Simple. No App needed! Cool. Created [...]

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Zero Latency: Free Roam Virtual Reality Gaming

Sunday, August 23, 2015

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Finally, Virtual Reality is stepping up to the plate, with a World First “Zero Latency” Free Roam, Multi-Player gaming setup in Melbourne, Australia. Using the latest Oculus Rift, and powered by Alienware backpacks, players can roam around inside a huge warehouse type structure with friends, in an immersive VR environment where they literally become the [...]

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Chatroulette: Live First Person Zombie Game

Friday, August 21, 2015

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This might be the best thing I’ve seen this year. It’s the world’s first Real Life First Person Shooter Game, played out live on Chatroulette, and damn I wish I could have played it. Realm Pictures pulled together an amazing story line, filled it with Zombies, weapons and challenges, then put their first person shooter [...]

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B-Reel: Virtual Reality Adventures Game

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Check out B-Reel’s latest experiment, this time an adventure with Virtual Reality on Cardboard. The game is called “Stupid Big Hands” and is a prototype for Cardboard that provides pick-up-and-play type VR gaming. You’ll take on the character of George, a 50m (160ft) tall guy, with over-sized uncontrollable hands that makes walking through cities a [...]

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SeeLight: Helping Blind People Navigate Cities

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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SeeLight is a new, open source platform aiming to map the world’s traffic lights to help blind people be able to use any street, anywhere in the world, with the ability to easily stop and cross roads with confidence regardless of if the traffic lights have sound/tactile aids for the blind. Check it out here.

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Holiday Autos: Smells of Summer Machine

Monday, August 17, 2015

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How many creatives have come up with this idea? Bottling smells and being able to use them for something exciting… Well, Holiday Auto’s did, and put the range of #smellsofsummer into a tweet-powered vending machine for passers by to tweet for a free smell, while hoping to inspire them to book their next holiday! Pretty [...]

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Kickstarter: The SpaceVR Project

Sunday, August 16, 2015

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As Virtual Reality continues to rise in both popularity and proliferation, new projects and startups are wanting to capture the world from new perspectives. But this one, from SpaceVR is a little different, they want to capture the world’s first Virtual Reality content from space, and give that to the world, so that almost anyone [...]

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Land Rover: An Instagram Adventure Story

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Land Rover fans can enjoy two fictional, Instagram adventure stories where the first story, viewable at @SolitudeInSawtooth, follows the outdoor journey of a young couple as they explore Sawtooth National Forest in Idaho. Similarly, @BrotherhoodOfWonderstone follows two brothers as they embark on an expedition through Kanab, Utah. In each Instagram Adventure, gorgeous landscape photos are [...]

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Lexus Hoverboard Skate Park Demo Video

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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Lexus has finally released the much awaited “Hoverboard” video, part of their “Amazing In Motion” content series that’s been building up to this crescendo. And damn, it looks good. I think the hype videos were more dramatic, but the way this video plays out really makes the Hoverboard so tangible and real, like you could [...]

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Netflix Sense8 Brainwave Symphony Experiment

Monday, August 3, 2015

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Netflix has created an experiment the connects 8 random people together to create a synced piece of music available on Spotify. The fans had to binge-watch the show before participating in the Brainwave Symphony Experiment. Linked with sensors, their recorded brainwaves were used to compose a piece of original music: a tangible artistic manifestation of [...]

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