How do you say thank you to your customers, your Facebook fans, and your supporters. Land Rover just took the time (and that’s what counts) to make a video thanking their million Facebook fans. Worth a watch while you think about how you say thank you to those who make your business possible. Video below (via notcot)
These ads for American Garden Microwave Popcorn had me laughing out loud. All my friends know I’m a little obsessed by the idea of Sharktopus (just the idea of it, not actually the movie – if you meet me, ask me about Sharktopus 2, his brother Bob). Made by Y&R Dubai for the UAE market. I wish they showed them here. If you have the same strange sense of humor as I do there are other videos below. (via bestadsontv)
Achille Coquerel and Thomas Kauffmann of French production studio Cokau Lab asked New Yorkers “What makes New York so special – in three words” – this is the result. What makes where you live special. You have three words to answer…..
Such a clever idea. A great way to show how important paper still is in our lives. Paper Because argues for its merits (renewable, sustainable, personal) in a series of videos. I know I still use a paper notebook and a pen alongside my macbook – there’s something about paper. Watch my favorite video below – the Paper Hotspot and then go and check out the othershere. (some are funnier than others but they all make their point). They made me wonder what perceived weakness in my client’s business could I make into a strength with humor and a bit of clever…. always a good thing to think about.
Do yourself a favor and spend 1.28 of your life watching this video – and then ask yourself how you can apply this to your life. You may not be able to write everyone’s name on what you produce (especially if it’s a service) but you can show people how important they are and treat each person as important enough to have a model of car named after them (after all they are). A new model. For Opel from Gitam BBDO, Tel-Aviv (via best ads)
I’ve been playing with some time lapse video lately (results coming soon) and then I saw this – 60 seconds, over 3000 still photos, and a great promotional piece for Brooklyn Brewery and Slow Food USA’s MASH tour. Take a minute out of your life to watch the video. (via notcot) – then ask yourself how you would depict your product / business / life in 60 seconds.
Beautiful video made from Moleskine books (see video below)… and for those of you that are intrigued there is a video on making the video. Yes I’m smiling (thanks to Lisa Wood, from Sprout New Media for sharing this on Facebook so I saw it)
Improv Everywhere do it again… a wonderfully inventive light show to celebrate the 100th birthday of Grand Central Station. Watch the video below. From Improv Everywhere (after you have watched the video below go and check out the behind the scenes footage)
These are the new creatingclever scratch pads. Paper Chalkboards, with their own white chalk pencil. So far they have been a hit with everyone who has seen them so I thought that I would share. Mission: Take the humble scratch pad and do something different with it. They were printed by Hulco Printers - it’s great to have a printer to work with who will try something different and allow me to have some fun (and of course, they are blog sponsors). These are NOT available for sale, but you can win a couple today in my USA X – celebration giveaway.
The headquarters of Sony Music in London celebrates 125 years of musical history by covering almost 150 square meters of wall space with the names of nearly 1000 of Sony Music’s signed artists from 1887 to the present day. The work of (typography genius) Alex Fowkes, this beautiful installation is created purely from vinyl (I know it’s a different kind of vinyl but that made me smile). More photos and a video below. (via notcot)
This was sent out yesterday from Seth Godin. If you work for a company, have ever been in a business, dream of owning a business, or are simply a living, breathing human being you should probably spend one minute and 8 seconds of your life watching this. It’s from his startup school series but is applicable to everyone.
A project in Quebec uses 21 swings to make a collaborative musical instrument. Working on the premise that we acheive more together than we do separately – Artist-Designers Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat created the installation with Luc-Alain Girardeau, professor of animal behaviour at the Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) – it allows strangers to make music together by swinging. Watch the video below for more details… and wish you were there. (via notcot)
If you have the day off work today (and even if you don’t), do yourself a favor and spend 17 minutes and 46 seconds watching this video. It’s worth it just for the line about coffeehouses “where ideas can have sex.”
This is now my answer to people who ask why I work in coffee shops so often when I have such a cool studio space – and the gps story is a great thing to know.
Steven Johnson, if you ever read this, please take it as an invite for coffee – anytime, anywhere.
I’ve never done this before but I had Natalie’s BE YOU ready to post when she announced a new production company, Construct Films (in partnership with Brian C Miller Richard) and as I watched the video, I knew I needed to add it to the blog. So it’s become Natalie Kingston Day (I hope she remembers me when she is famous). Watch this, and if you have a project that needs amazing video please consider this very talented team (tell them I sent you)
I came across 29 ways to stay creative and it reads like my daily routine. I love “carry a notebook” (when you meet me I probably have 4 0r 5 on me) and “stop trying to be someone else’s perfect” but one of the most interesting, (and important) is “Finish Something”.
Aileen is a graphic designer turned cynical motivational speaker who is obsessed with clever ideas and the creative process. She is a published author, columnist, award-winning speaker and English. She helps businesses create, develop and launch ideas to help marketing, culture, customer service and profits.