Friday, November 28, 2014

Help having ideas

More often than not the harder you try to have an idea the harder it is to have one.

This is a problem we all face at sometime or other.

So do yourself a favour and download the great free eBook by Suzanne Pope.

It is without a doubt the best Idea Generation eBook you'll download this week. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Stay humble

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Introducing The Caseys

Man I hate award entry case study videos.

All those meaningless brand impressions and footage of people actually giving a shit about advertising.

Which may explain why I love The Casey awards so much.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Old Spice High Five

Old Spice have just launched a fun new game for mobile called Old Spice High Five.

And when I say mobile that's exactly what I mean.

I went to check it out on my Macbook and got the message screen above.

Really made me smile.

Oh and here's how it actually looks on your phone.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Choose your winter

Chris O'Dowd stars in this cute new spot for Nike. Enjoy!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Squeak squeak squeak

I am in awe of the talented people who create these visual recording things at conferences and meetings.

There's a guy where I work who is particularly good at it.

A word of warning though - Don't sit nearby when it is being done.

It's hard enough focussing at a conference when so many people are typing and tweeting but the constant squeaking of a marker on paper drives me mad.

Rant over... 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The day before tomorrow last week

The Day Before Tomorrow is a cracking new online film series looking at the impact of digital on a variety of industries.

Thanks to the wonders of the internet I had Dave Birss, the man behind the series, introduce one of the films to my creative team via Skype.

The twenty minutes we spent in the company of Dave (albeit via screen) was absolutely brilliant.

He is an inspired thinker and a damn good raconteur.

We watched and loved his film on the entertainment industry. I've watched a couple more since.

I'd suggest you do the same. Here's the link.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Powerpoint & Pictures

It was Russell Davies who first got me interested in blogging.

He also got me interested in interestingness as a thing.

But what I really thank him for is teaching me that powerpoint should be about pictures not just words.

Thank you Russell

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Lettering vs Typography

Just as every client thinks they know how to write just because the have a keyboard on there desk, so every person who plays with type thinks they're a typographer.

Now I'm no type expert. Far from it.

But I do know the difference between Lettering and setting Type.

Sadly a lot of people don't which is why the people from Font Bureau created this handy guide.

You can thank me later. ;-) 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Berlin Wall Google Doodle

I don't visit the Google homepage much these days as I type my searches into the Safari browser.

So obviously I miss many of the cute Google doodles created for special events.

Fortunately I didn't miss this one from last week for the Berlin Wall.