Category Archives: branding

Two players – one winner

The internet flows with commercials surrounding the game tonight. Competitive, fun, expensive and some boring. Big media events are always subject for both lame and bold advertising.

This one I like due to the easy feel and the soundtrack: 

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Congratulations to Diesel with XXX-birthday

Diesel turns 30!

With a trackrecord of creating a certain hype and attention around everything they do, a birthday giving the roman numbers XXX couldn’t pass by without a controversial campaign. 

This is dirty, fun and intriguing in an absurd way. So if anybody haven’t seen it yet, here is the viral campaign kickstarting the event follow by a huge facebook driven campaign inviting to the world’s biggest party.

This moment the facebook event has 6.440 confirmed guests, and the events will be broadcasted live on www.diesel.com

Branded services

The appstore opens a whole new world for branding. Easy to use, easy accessible and highly relevant connections with the consumer. The apps create a space for engaging the consumers on their terms and a new race has opened. The race for developing the most inviting, intriguing, innovative and involving app. So I will kickstart the race here and ask everybody to send comments with branded apps they have seen or heard about. Also ideas for cool apps that could have had a perfect sponsor or sender on it. Please participate. This could be quite fun and interesting .

Brand tags by Noah

This is really so cool. When we say the internet is focus groups on steroids this is a cool brand image exercise.

Look at Noah Brier – brand tags here. This is Adidas…

Created in tag clouds, by people to people. I could get lost a whole day looking at this real life perception of brands.

 

 

Interactive shop windows

 

 

I have to blog about this special innovation, which just went live 72 meters from the agency in Aarhus. In a world where we are hunting down new connections with our precious consumers, the shop and the experiences there, play a key part in the communication process. CAVI in Aarhus has been working on a solution for three years where the shop window interacts with the people passing by.

Here is the description of the Dynamically Transparent Window from CAVI‘s website:  

A Dynamically Transparent Window responds to the movements of people passing by. Using a camera, passers-by are tracked, and the data is processed by a system that controls custom-built interactive windows on the facade. The windows are fitted with so-called electro-chromatic foil that can change from opaque to transparent when an electric current runs through it. By using thin strips of the foil, narrow bands on the facade change in order to reveal what is on display in the store when people walk by the window. The facade uses various interaction modes in order to lure the by-passers near and make them explore the display. 

And here the Youtube video explaining the details:

Reminds me a bit about a Tomato project I saw at an evening inspiration session at LYNfabrikken where they did some work interacting with the passing by’s. I think it was with Asahi TV and with another project working with air to flow to giant sculptures when passing them. (If anybody remembers exactly – please help :))

But this is interesting and I just held a focusgroup working with a pitch for H&M in Denmark where all the young women talked about how important the shopping window were for them. So this is interesting. Hope they will tell more about the results and reactions afterwards. 

Legal Graffiti Campaign

Normally I do not make a big deal out off honouring campaigns from work. First of all because of a slight lack of the ability to be neutral in my opinion. But this is too good to be left out of the blog.

In launching the new in2u scent from Calvin Klein, my co-workers did this campaign with a non-graffiti street event. Cleaning up just a part of the graffiti made a tap into the street culture, but without doing anything illegal or offensive.

This is the art of thinking sideways….

Co-marketing/co-innovation?

This is a really good example on how a lot of the exiting web 2.0 applications can be a huge part of a wide range of companies product innovation in the coming years. The feature showed in this video is really something that could make a difference for me in my choice of vehicle. Especially in a world where it is so difficult to make a difference. All cars (I’ve seen) on the market today are able to fullfil my car-needs. I don’t really care about all the “car”-specific numbers and stuff – all I care for is how it affects the environment and besides that I’m done – which leaves me with quite a wide selection. So it is the ability to make a difference that will make the outcome. So I just hope they will make this available in mini coopers too, because design is another element that will make an easy choice…

This is something that would make me talk about a product (see, it already is)

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