Tag Archives: media

Why TED is so Awesome

To attempt to sum up the amazing content that is generated by TED is probably one of the world’s greatest exercises in futility. Everyone who is anyone has presented their “Ideas Worth Spreading” on TED. At risk of scratching a tiny sliver off the top (or side for that matter) of the vast iceberg that […]

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Where do you Stand on the New Economist Ads

I’ve written here before about The Economist advertising campaigns, which I love. I really was not sure how they were going to top some of the fantastic and very thought provoking ideas that were the backbone of their previous campaign. Ideas like these: I must say though, that the new Economist ads which are starting […]

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Wonderbra Economist Ad

I have always loved the Economists Advertising campaigns, but I have to say that in this case Wonderbra have totally nailed it with a clever and cheeky spoof of a famous economist ad. Wonderbra out-clever the Economist.

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Why Can’t we Make Ads Like These Anymore?!

Mad Men. Love it. And the nostalgia of the industry does not stop at what goes on in the office. Have a look at some of these fantastic ads that generation of admen made. No doubt they meant well…. See more bad ads from the good old days here.

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Building the Six Million Dollar Man

“Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.”… awesome! Fiction that will never happen? Don’t be so sure. 1. The bionic Video […]

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I Broke a World Record!!!

I’ve written here about the Universal Record Database (or URDB) site before. Well at the recent WPP Stream event I, dressed as Streamo the Clown, so in cunning disguise, attempted to break a world record. Watch the result here.   Yes friends, and random people who come across this site as they search for Dubai […]

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Facebook v. Twitter Movie trailers

Facebook and twitter. Two social media powerhouses of our time, and now both (sort of) with their own movies. Having seen the facebook film trailer while at the cinema recently, I actually thought that that trailer was a spoof (wrong I was). If you havn’t seen the facebook trailer, watch it first. Then watch this […]

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New York – City of Cool Hoaxes

Ah the Big Apple. Great city full of wonderful and imaginative people.  In such a huge city, it seems that art is everywhere, and everywhere is an opportunity to create art. Not sure if “hoax” is the right word to use for these, or if “Urban Art” is the more appropriate term. Whatever, all three […]

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Leadership Lessons from an Orchestra Conductor

One of the most obvious forms of leadership, one that is judged immediately based on the performance that is generated from the team there and then, is that of the conductor of an orchestra.   Even here at WPP, the internal senior leadership course is called Maestro, and the take home gift is a conductor’s baton, the […]

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4 Super Clever Pieces of Outdoor Advertising

I know that outdoor advertising isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.  For example, Shanghai and Bejing have both removed all outdoor advertising in the run up to the expo and olympics respectively. My view is more that clever use of outdoor not only ads to the urban environment, but can create brilliant ways to achieve cut […]

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