- An Ode to Advertising’s Contributors, gives nice shoutouts to companies contributing to industry.
- Three MN Companies among fastest growing in
- The world’s first and only completely honest resume of a graphic designer.
- Rebus logos.
- AgencySpy on Carmichael Lynch’s new look.
- What went wrong with Ping. You remember Ping, right? That iTunes music liking thing. . .
- Amazing pictures of the transit of Venus.
- Five traps to avoid when pitching bold ideas.
- Why modems screamed.
- Social media is part of the user experience .
- StarWars rubber stamps for all your nerdy stamping needs.
Tag Archives: Advertising & Marketing
- Men who plan beyond tomorrow: How 1940s whiskey ads predicted the cell phone, the 3D movie, videoconferencing, and sports bars…and a bunch of stuff that hasn’t happened yet.
- 13 Simpsons’ jokes that actually came true.
- 10 New Year’s resolutions for designers.
- Why marketers love QR codes and consumers do not. They forgot to mention that perhaps we consumers don’t want to be marketed to every waking moment of our entire lives.
- “Inspired” by Apple, a tumblr blog.
- Read the 1958 memo Leo Burnett sent to his agency. In case you need a refresher, Burnett is the man who, “had a hand in creating, amongst many other things, the Jolly Green Giant, Tony the Tiger, and Marlboro Man.”
- Batman meets Dr. Seuss.
- Remember Douchey Account Guy? Well now there’s a response: F—ing Creatives. (If you find the f— word offensive and/or distasteful, you might not want to visit that link. If you find it hilarious, visit away).
- How one startup got 100,000 users in two days.
- 20 Killer iPhone Game Designs: I can vouch for the beauty of Sheep Abduction.
- In case you need some tips, How to effectively communicate with developers.
- 100 Artworks From the Top Digital Artists in the USA & Canada
- If this comic comparing Aldous Huxley and George Orwell doesn’t kind make you a little sad and afraid, it might already be too late for you.
- I like bold statements, especially ones like this: The most creative & skillful corporate web designs of all time (also, is it just me or does Silverback’s gorilla mascot look kinda busty for a gorilla?).
- Every 1337 parent fears the day their daughter brings home a n00b, this is a good one lifted from @the_nerdery’s twitter stream.
- And one more before the weekend begins, another trailer for an advertising documentary. This one’s called Lemonade and it’s about what people did after they got laid off.
- How to Behave: New Rules for Highly Evolved Humans — My favorite part of this piece in Wired is the Rules Torrent at the bottom which includes gems like, CCing your boss after hours doesn’t impress him and never end an email with “take it sleazy.”
- In case you missed this yesterday, Comic Themes for iGoogle. I’m currently rocking the Superman.
- Want to be fashionable at the next Wolf Shirt Friday, try the Three Keyboard Cat Moon shirt from Threadless.
- This ought to be good for some conversation. Do as they say not as they do which starts out with this: “Q. As a general rule, what industry (as a whole) has the worst web sites? A. Ad Agencies.”
- 15 creepiest vintage ads of all time. The French suicide sausage one cracks me up.
- Are you smarter than an ad student?
- Things Marketing People Love like Stuff White People Like, but not.
- Not Sure If You’re Too Drunk to Drive? There’s an App for That.
- Is Twitter a marketing echo chamber? Most days I think yes, yes it is.
Friday Links: How Michael Jackson’s death broke the Internet & Why all your favorite movies are really the same
- Dramatic Ad Uses Eye-Tracking to Change Content – PSFK.com: A new ad installation has gone up in Hamburg, Germany that uses eye-tracking technology to change the content. The ad for Amesty International exposes the problem of domestic violence with the tagline “It Happens When Nobody is Watching”
- Hold On, I've Seen This Before: How Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, and Harry Potter are Actually the Same Movie | Spiteful Critic
- Internet groans under weight of Michael Jackson traffic – Ars Technica: The news of pop icon Michael Jackson's collapse and subsequent death sent ripples across the Web on Thursday afternoon, affecting numerous services and sparking yet another spam campaign. Twitter, Google, Facebook, various news sites, and even iTunes were practically crushed under the weight of the sudden spike in Internet traffic. The phenomenon may not be new on an individual level, but combined across services, it was truly one of the most significant in recent memory.
- Need Something? Talk To My Right Ear: We humans prefer to be addressed in our right ear and are more likely to perform a task when we receive the request in our right ear rather than our left.
- Transformers Rule iPhone Paid Book Apps – mediabistro.com: GalleyCat: "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" steamrolls the box office this weekend, iPhone readers are lining up to buy .99-cent digital comics in the Apple iPhone store. Transformer tie-ins now occupy the #2, #4, #6, #7, and #11-14 slots on the "Top Paid Apps" in the books category of the App Store.
- Understanding Credit Card Debt & Credit Card Late Fees | Mint.com Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice | Mint.com Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice: I’m linking to this more for the rad infographic than for the actual information, though that's good too!
- Productivity vs Activity in the Digital Workplace: Productivity is seriously different than activity. I would argue that on any given day there's a good chance that I'm simply being active. Really, really, really active. I know those really active days from the really productive days because I have little to show in terms of results from active days. When I reflect on those active days, I realize that while I was busy, I wasn't purposeful.
- Funkadelic Advertising: Top 10 Augmented Reality Adveritising Campaigns… so far
- Art Direction for David Foster Wallace’s Books » Lone Gunman
- 50+ New and Beautiful Free WordPress Themes | CrazyLeaf Design Blog
- Old Coupons – a set on Flickr
ReadWriteWeb has some interesting analysis on a report from eMarketer about ad recall rates for iPhones versus other mobile devices and other platforms in general. Impressively, their data shows that 59% of iPhone users recall ads they’d seen on their devices.
I’m a Twitterific user on my iPhone and while I seemingly only ever find time to check out my feed on my drives to and from work, I do admit that the Deck ads that they show do get my attention (at times probably more than the surrounding traffic). It might be the placement amongst other bite-sized info, or it may be the relatively small screensize of the device and their resulting prominence but it works on me and evidentaly on 59% of you all too.
We’ve had so much going at The Nerdery we haven’t posted any Friday Links. We’re still pretty busy, but there have been a few stories popping up that really deserve your attention:
- If you have not been following the fall-out from Tropicana’s new packaging, you’re missing out. The new packaging is being blamed for 20% drop in Tropicana sales. It’s a study in consumer behavior and brand loyalty.
- Today’s Future Tense, talks about how the Internet has “shattered” advertising, by giving consumers a new way to gather information on goods and services. It’s a thought-provoking listen and well worth a couple of your minutes.
- And finally, it appears as though Google is in talks to buy Twitter. Wowee! There’s never a dull moment, is there?