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Katy Daniells is currently the social media strategist at Social@Ogilvy in Sydney, Australia. Katy has worked on a number of global brands and many Australian companies over the past 7 years; developing integrated marketing strategies, online marketing campaigns, social media strategy and execution, social media campaigns (including managing large social communities). View Katy's Full Profile Here Read her full profile here

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Cadbury: 1 Million Facebook Fans Celebration

Sunday, January 22, 2012

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As Cadbury reach the 1 million fan mark they’ve celebrated their community with an enormous chocolate like button. They built it entirely out of large blocks of their classic dairy milk chocolate. Check out the making of the button in this video, you’ll see how much effort went in to create this master piece. It [...]

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Axe Anarchy: First Comic Created in Real Time

Thursday, January 5, 2012

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Here’s a great campaign from Axe/Lynx. Their latest ad campaign in the US, Axe Anarchy, features a video about two experimental fragrances that are unleashed on the world and the chaos that ensues. To support this Axe are launching the first comic to be created in real time, by you! This graphic novel will have [...]

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Infographic: Social Media Statistics For 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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It was a huge year for Social Media and here is a great infographic that rounds up the key Social Media Statistics to kickoff 2012. It’s pretty impressive to see that Facebook has grown to more than 800 million active users, adding more than 200 million in a single year. Twitter now has 100 million active [...]

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Hyundai: Times Square Billboard Racing Game

Friday, December 30, 2011

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Hyundai have created the world’s largest iPhone controlled racing game in New York’s Times Square. Users simply have to register with the “Hyundai Race” and download the app to get a turn to control the car on a giant digital billboard using their iPhone. The game features the Veloster hatchback which is controlled by the [...]

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Vodafone: Christmas Laser Graffiti

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Here’s a great Christmas campaign from Vodafone Ireland, bringing together social media, projection mapping and street art to encourage their Facebook community to hit the streets. Vodafone enlisted digital agency Cybercom to help them create something different this Christmas. The experience started with “Make Someone Happy” on the Vodafone Playground Facebook page which, over the [...]

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Infographic: Social Media Holiday Purchases

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Here’s an interesting Christmas shopping themed infographic that shows the power of social recommendations around the holiday season. Mr. Youth, a word-of-mouth marketing firm, surveyed around 4,500 adults and found that social media has been a key driver of Christmas gift purchases this year. A few interesting take outs are: 66% of Black Friday purchases were a [...]

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Infographic: The Psychology of Social Commerce

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Here is a great infographic that really highlights the power and potential of social commerce with some great take away stats and insights. We all understand that in order to effectively market products to consumers you need to have a good understanding of the attitude and behaviour patterns of your target audience. Psychologists have defined six [...]

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XmasOnWheels: Live Christmas Card Installation

Friday, December 9, 2011

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This is a nice idea from Swedish Post (Posten). They have taken inspiration from traditional Christmas card designs by Jenny Nystrom and created Christmas Cards on Wheels (xmasonwheels.com), a site that showcases live Christmas scenes that replicate the card designs. Visitors to the site can control the camera on wheels and take pictures of the [...]

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Toyota: The Fastest Painted Website

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Now this is pretty cool. This ‘making of’ video shows how Toyota have created a painted website that streams in real time. The site will be live until 26th November and you can interact with the site and see real time results. If you ‘Like’ or ‘Tweet’ you can see the site light up. Check [...]

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Ultimat Vodka: Social Life Audit Facebook App

Friday, November 18, 2011

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Here’s a Facebook app that analyses your actual social life rather than your online social life. Polish vodka brand Ultimat (No, that’s not a typo!) worked with developer StinkDigital to create The Social Life Audit. Once you allow access the app aggregates a vast amount of your details to create an infographic style audit of [...]

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Infographic: The Social Commerce Timeline

Sunday, November 13, 2011

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Here’s a nice infographic from Useful Social Media that shows the Social Commerce journey from back in February 2007 when the first virtual gift was sold on Facebook. Some of the infographic highlights include: Dec 2008 – Dell claimed $1 Million revenue in sales via Twitter Jul 2009 – Facebook’s first retail transaction via 1800-Flowers [...]

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Audi iAd: Slide to Unlock

Friday, November 11, 2011

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Here’s a clever little iAd from Audi. They’ve used a nice play on Apple’s “slide to unlock” feature to get users to engage. This campaign is for the new Audi magazine app which recently launched in Brazil and appeared within publications on the iPad. Once users saw it they instantly recognized the swipe gesture used [...]

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ASICS: Race This Ad Installation

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Here’s a great experiential execution from ASICS to coincide with their sponsorship of the ING New York City Marathon. ASICS installed a 60-foot video wall at the Columbus Circle subway station and challenged passersby to race against Ryan Hall, U.S marathon runner. Luckily no injuries were caused as people raced against the video of Ryan, [...]

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Nokia: Interactive Angry Birds Experience

Friday, October 28, 2011

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Here’s a great interactive campaign from the guys at Wunderman Buenos Aires’s to promote the Nokia N8 in Argentina. The objective was to showcase the most popular apps that are available to download in their Ovi Store, like Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds, giving users the tools to shatter any web site with “Turn Up [...]

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Red Bull Academy World Tour 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

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Here’s a great video from Red Bull which celebrates the Red Bull Academy World Tour 2011. The academy produced this music video to showcase many different musical styles from around the world. The film mixes different animation techniques reflecting the cities the Music Academy is touring through, using a combination of 2D, 3D, stop-motion, photography, illustration, [...]

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Infographic: Social Media Sharing Trends

Sunday, October 16, 2011

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Here’s a nice little Infogrpahic from AddThis (1.2bn monthly users) on their 5th birthday to visualise user behaviour around social media sharing trends of content across the social web. Here are a few great facts; Peak hour for shareable content is 9:30am, Wednesday is said to be the most sharable day, most users will click shared content [...]

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The World’s Largest Space Invaders Game

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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Check out the Chelsea Football Club team members playing the world’s biggest space invaders game in real life. This real motion gaming technology combines everything we love about 3D projection mapping with ultrasonic motion sensors and other various technical elements to create a physical gaming experience. Now who wouldn’t want to play this? As the [...]

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LEGO Meets Augmented Reality Gaming App

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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Could this be the future for LEGO as this classic brand innovates into the electronic gaming world? This video introduces LEGO’s “Life of George” the world’s first interactive game combining real LEGO bricks with apps for your iPhone. The clever thing about this game is it’s simplicty, LEGO have kept the game accessible to a [...]

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Twitter Charity Swear Jar

Friday, September 30, 2011

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Here’s a fun idea for a Friday and it helps raise money for charity so leaves you feeling good! We all know how a swear jar works, well here’s the online equivalent. Charity Swearbox is a donation-based site that provides Twitter users with a way to rectify their bad language online. You can login with [...]

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Infographic: The rise of QR codes

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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Here is a great infographic from queaar.com showing the growth of QR codes. They seem to be a pretty hot topic right now but, until QR code reader apps are added as standard with every mobile, there is still a huge debate around if they accessible enough? Here are a few highlights from this infographic: [...]

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