Tuesday, May 31, 2011
New site has been released to help you rediscover great memories. You simply connect all your social network accounts to the site and it goes and scans all the sites and time-lines all your activity for you.
Another great tool for you and your friends to rediscover all the embarrassing moments stored on the net that you would just hope would disappear.
Check it out here
View my page to see a working example without needing to sign up.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Ever wondered where you stand in the world of social media networking?
The Sunday Times have created a site where you can work out your worth based on your networking activity so you can see who’s who in the world of social networking.
All your shares, tweets, likes, comments, updates, re-tweets, tag and mentions are all taken into account so you can see where you rate on the list. This is a great way to use social media to get your brand out there.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Stadsmission is a small charity dedicated to helping the homeless in Stockholm. The “Homeless Banners” campaign was based around a blank, homeless banner with no website to live. Users are prompted to the micro site to copy the embedded code and paste it onto their own website, effectively giving the banner a place to live. The longer it was left up on a website and the more that it was interacted with, the brighter the banner became. When people interacted with it they were directed to the micro site to prompt donations and to host a banner of their own. After just 1 month there were over 400 websites hosting the homeless banners, generating 36 million impressions and tripling donations.
A very clever concept to generate interaction and achieve results with a very tiny budget! Pretty amazing.
So who would you turn to if your life was torn apart… Social Media?
Its immediacy and convenience is highlighted in emergency cases like this. But its utility for surges of spontaneous and widespread social interaction also waits to be harnessed for brand emergencies… an exclusive event perhaps?
Or even better is for brands to join in and lend a helping hand in times of crisis by tracking any distress calls in social media.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Selfridges as taken it upon themselves to try raise awareness of overfishing in our oceans. They have put together a diverse campaign utilising multiple channels to push the message out and try get people involved and donating.
The consistency and scale of the digital pieces for this project was quite impressive as well. Obviously the website and mobile apps were the main pieces of the project but I love the different outdoor digital executions that have been integrated with user activity on the site and apps.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Tired of drinking by yourself ? You might have a problem. That's ok Heineken is here to help. They have created a bottle opener with Bluetooth that can connect to your Facebook and create an event each time you feel like a drink.
The event is created based on your location and then goes off and invites your friends in the same city. Friends are able to RSVP and the event with the most attendees win's a case of beer for the following week.
Another great example of a simple idea using social media to spread mass awareness of your brand. Plus everyone loves free beer.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The photos are sent to a live billboard on Berlin’s busiest intersection, online and on facebook. One participant wins their customised Mini.
Check out Mini It’s Personal Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MINI?sk=app_191638194215171
Thursday, May 19, 2011
There was a new music video release recently that wasn't made for TV but rather for a web browser. It's quite an impressive visual display using code to render the 3D elements together with video and 2d graphics.
Check it out here. http://www.ro.me/ (view in chrome)
www.ro.me/tech is a page put together by the creators of ROME. It has a model viewer of some of the animals used in the clip and a great collection of some WebGL examples.
Also you can see the making of the clip here.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
A simple yet clever use of Facebook. Mimicking relationship status updates on Facebook Axe has been able to create some buzz with their new Multiple Girlfriend app. Basically it allows guys to post to their wall the fact that they have 356 or so girlfriends.
Not sure how happy Facebook would be able this. But until they pull it down it will continue to spread.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A virtual change room has been created by Topshop using augmented reality and the Microsoft Kinect. What is a pretty good idea it is a shame that all the clothes look terrible over the top of existing clothes.Despite this issue it's another example of digital installations becoming more relevant in real world situations.
I would like to see it taken one step further and have the installations outside of the shops and the ability for the people to purchase the clothes and have it sent out to them.
Check out this article for more information.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
This is just an amazing yet simple idea for twitter. Using the fairtweets website or apps users can promote fair trade with their left over character limit on all their tweets.
Check out their site at http://www.fairtweets.com/ and start tweeting.