Month: June 2007

  • Posted on 

     by 

     in 

    The Language of Colour

    There are apparently a maximum of 11 basic colours that can be described by any culture or language (try counting them – it seems to be true). But there are a myriad more than 11 ways in which colours are perceived and […]

    Continue reading

  • Posted on 

     by 

     in 

    Go Mika!

    This is unbelievable. US news anchor Mika Brzezinski attempting to burn her script live on air on MSNBC’s Morning Joe programme in protest at having to lead on the Paris Hilton story. "It’s not news" she says, before shredding her script on […]

    Continue reading

  • Posted on 

     by 

     in 

    Mud-for-it!

    For all those muso fans that weren’t able to be there (probably a good job if you don’t like mud), NME have posted 18 videos from last weekend’s Glastonbury festival (including exclusive interviews from the likes of Willie Mason, The Kaiser Chiefs, […]

    Continue reading

  • Posted on 

     by 

     in 

    The Gulf of We and Me

    We’ve just completed a major research project (sample size of over 3000 adults) into people’s attitudes to environmental issues. One of the fundamental findings which set the scene early on was that of ownership. Or, if you prefer, a great big responsibility […]

    Continue reading

  • Posted on 

     by 

     in 

    Web trends, on a map

    Back in January the guys at Information Architects in Japan produced a map of current webtrends. Threebillion have pointed out that they have just produced a bigger, brighter, shinier updated version. I really like the way they’ve done this. There’s a clickable […]

    Continue reading

  • Posted on 

     by 

     in 

    …if it wasn’t for you meddling kids…

    Three vaguely related but fascinating pieces here on the changing face of marketing to youth: 1. BusinessWeek on ‘The Children of the Web’ including the Axe ‘Bom Chicka Wah Wah’ story and the challenges of the new global market 2. Mashable on […]

    Continue reading

  • Posted on 

     by 

     in 

    Bronze but beautiful

    Scamp has made a very good point about the bronze winners at Cannes often being the ads which are little bit more quirky and ones you haven’t seen before. I particularly like these:

    Continue reading

  • Posted on 

     by 

     in 

    Get beered up, sleep it off in a beer can

    My friend John pointed me at this one. Seeing as festival season is upon us here’s a novel idea courtesy of Springwise and the Danish ‘Smukfest‘ (great name) festival…oversized branded beer cans, fully furnished with a table and chairs by IKEA, a […]

    Continue reading

  • Posted on 

     by 

     in 

    Death and taxes

    Check this out (courtesy of Guy Kawasaki). A visual depicting the US Federal Budget. The site allows you to zoom in, out and around. Amazing comparisons to be had here. Have a guess what those big blue fellas on the left are…

    Continue reading

  • Posted on 

     by 

     in 

    Planners and Rockstars

    Planners are the new ad industry rockstars. This is a description used by Rory Sutherland  in a post about just why it is that the advertising blogosphere has been largely originated and perpetuated by planners. Planners are more willing to be generous […]

    Continue reading