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Target: Share The Force

30. August 2015


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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Fiat: The Parking Billboard Installation

10. June 2015


Here’s a neat little piece from Fiat; The Parking Billboard. An interactive installation where they’ve taken the ultrasonic sensors that typically sit inside the Fiat’s bumpers (you know, those audio beeping sensors…) and have rigged them up to a video billboard opposite a specifically designed car space to help guide drivers into the spot perfectly. [...]

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Google Expeditions: Virtual Reality Field Trips

7. June 2015


It was only a matter of time, but now teachers around the world can take their students on Virtual Reality field trips to amplify their studies thanks to Google Expeditions. It’s an evolution of Google Cardboard, that has a central tablet that powers the tour and automatically syncs each Google Cardboard VR set, so that [...]

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ReApply Reminder: A Smart Sunscreen Bottle

6. June 2015


Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world, so to help protect people from the sun, a new R&D project has created the “ReApply Reminder” A Smart Sunscreen Bottle and iOS app designed to save lives by pro-actively reminding people when to ReApply Sunscreen. Powered by custom Bluetooth LE technology in the [...]

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KLM: Live High Five

4. September 2014


KLM is a successful brand which understands and embraces the digital medium better than its peers. Last week KLM connected hundreds of people in Amsterdam and New York live, through high fives. For one day, two interactive installations provided a live look through across the ocean. This created spontaneous interactions, letting people on the street [...]

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Game Of Thrones: Bring Down The King

7. April 2014


In a medieval meets modern twist, this installation to promote the new season of Game of Thrones in New Zealand challenges people to tweet #BringDownTheKing that powers a contraption in a town square in New Zealand where a rope tied to a sculpture of King Joffrey, tightens with every tweet… Very cool, check it out [...]

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Google Zeitgeist 2013: A Year In Search

23. December 2013


Here we are again, the Google Zeitgeist for 2013 has just been released, summarising the most popular searches for this year in a nice little video. What were we searching for this year? Google’s Amit Singhal, senior vice president, said “We want to find out more about our heroes, explore far-away destinations or settle a [...]

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Mercedes: Twitter Powered TVC #YOUDRIVE

19. October 2012


Mercedes-Benz UK has created a social media first by using Twitter to allow viewers to select the ending of the recently launched TVC. Check out this video that shows the promotional trailer for the campaign. The ads, created by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, and aired during the X Factor, saw viewers drive the action of a [...]

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PayPal: Launches Brick and Mortar Checkouts

29. February 2012


While the rest of us have been waiting on NFC-enabled smartphones to to bring us the power of a mobile wallet, PayPal has devised a way to bypass devices altogether. In a partnership with Home Depot, the payment provider has begun to roll out a service that enables payments at brick and mortar stores using [...]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Interactive Music Video

8. February 2012


The Red Hot Chili Peppers just took their latest music video to the next level by releasing the interactive gem above. The video incorporates a click-and-drag feature that allows viewers to explore different scenes in a panoramic manner. Click the “Show Hints” option to reveal even more interactive layers. The non-interactive version of their single [...]

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Infographic: The Social Travel Revolution

25. July 2011


Social media can shape the way that we make our decisions on a day-to-day basis and this is seen very much in the travel industry. This great infographic from Swedish social travel startup Tripl demonstrates how interactions through social media are effecting this industry. A few key points of interest for me are: 72% of [...]

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Fanta “Chase” 3D Projection Mapping, Dubai

5. April 2011


The guys at Memac Ogilvy, Dubai have launched a new online campaign for the Coca-Cola brand Fanta with this Fanta Chase 3D Projection Mapping stunt at Dubai Mall, which is pretty cool. This regional launch of the Fanta Chase campaign is part of a global roll out of the new “More Fanta, Less Serious” approach [...]

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CommBank’s Augmented Reality Newspaper Ad

29. March 2011


The Commonwealth Bank has recently won numerous awards for it’s augmented reality property app that has been around for almost a year. Now, claiming a “worldwide industry first”, the Commonwealth Bank has run a mobile-driven, augmented reality press ad in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane mX titles. The ad required a 3D reader iPhone app aims [...]

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Case study: Standard Charted’s Facebook Game

17. February 2011


Standard Chartered Bank embraced social media with a campaign in the United Arab Emirates. In order cut through the clutter of Ramadan advertising they turned to Facebook to create an engaging and interactive campaign.

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Flip Video: Facebook Profile Video

16. February 2011


Here’s a cool Facebook campaign from Flip Video Singapore. They’ve just launched this Flip Your Profile app on Facebook which allows users to upload a profile video. With this app Flip Video have fused an engaging video platform into the world’s largest social network site. This app has huge amounts of potential and has been well designed in terms [...]

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Barbie & Ken Get Social

13. February 2011


With the arrival of Valentine’s Day it seemed appropriate to mention the digital campaign that Mattel have recently launched. I’m imaging that the majority of you won’t be Barbie and Ken fans however it’s hard to ignore the clever use of social channels in this fun and well integrated campaign. The world’s largest toy company [...]

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Augmented Reality: Making Life Easier

11. February 2011


Here is a taste of what we’ll be seeing at this year`s Mobile World Congress (MWC). This video demos the world`s first integrated markerless 3D object tracking on a smartphone. Or, to you and me, it shows us where Augmented Reality is heading: robust, smooth and useful everyday experiences.

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Video projection QR code launches music album.

9. February 2011


Last Thursday, before the Super Bowl hype had fully set in and submersed us in advertising noise, RedLaser and Lupe Fiasco took over Union Square in New York with video projections, lasers and a custom QR code to promote the upcoming release of the artist’s latest album, Lasers.

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Facebook Gaming: 10 Facebook Games Stats

7. February 2011


With Cityville reaching 100 million users in just 42 days (that’s 7x the number of people that live in the world’s largest city, Shanghai<Massage Shanghai>) it’s hard to ignore the continued Facebook gaming growth. Whether you love Facebook games or hate them they are fast becoming an integral part of the user experience. Social games-driven virtual goods [...]

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Infographic: How Marketers Use Social In 2010

15. November 2010


It’s been a little while since I’ve posted an infographic, so here is nice one from Flowtown, this time on how marketers are utilizing social media in 2010. The report takes us through how long brands and businesses have been involved in social media, how much time they invest each week, are they outsourcing and [...]

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