THE ! HUMANKIND! AGENCY!CULTURAL FUEL TREND REPORT – January 2013 / ISSUE XIII
NEWSLETTER CONTENT"Inspiration"Some creative ideas to inspire you !Trends"Hot trends and interesting marketing strategies!Insights & Opinions"Research news about target groups and marketinsights!
TREE OF BOOKS"An e-book has many outstanding advantages when compared to regular books. Still many people tend to prefer „real“books because of the feeling and the ﬂavor of new paper when browsing through a book. The fact that an educatedperson reads one tree of books per year leads Sony to grab these peopleʻs attention by increasing sustainability of thewoods when using an e-book. The implementation of this insight is presented in a simple and clear visual. Great piece ofwork!!Via: http://www.ibelieveinadv.com/2013/01/sony-reader-willow-oak-pine/!
BEFORE IT GETS ANY FURTHER..."This print ad uses an unusal humorous way to raise peopleʻs attention on a serious topic like Alzheimer is. At the ﬁrstglance itʻs kind of funny seeing the old woman knitting on an endless glove, but at a second view nobody wants to be inplace of the woman. Deﬁnitely an ad that you keep in mind.!Via: http://www.ibelieveinadv.com/2013/01/alzheimer-foundation-knitting/!
RENT A HOMELESS PERSONʻS BED"In Gothenburg over 3.400 people are homeless. To raise peopleʻs attention on this problem, an agency created awebsite where people can „book“ a night for 10$ at one of ten different places homeless people might have to stay for anight. Every spot is featured in a picture and can either be booked for oneself or as a gift for a friend via Facebook. Themoney is donated to Faktum and thus increases the support of homeless people.!Via: http://www.psfk.com/2013/01/homeless-camp-hotel.html!Watch on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dCM1My93WLM!
LYNX/AXE LETS YOU BLAST INTO SPACE"AXE offers 22 fans around the globe a golden opportunity to become an astronaut and ﬂying into space. Everybody canparticipate and the candidates with the most community votes in each country are invited to the AXE Space Camp.There the candidates have to show their skills by passing different qualiﬁcation tests. Finally a jury consisting of expertsand former astronauts selects the winners that will go into space. This campaign reminds somehow on the RedBullStratos campaign in 2012, but this time ordinary people have the big chance to let their dream come true.!Via: http://www.adverblog.com/2013/01/10/axe-apollo-ticket-to-space/!Watch on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x7gu8WVQNOQ!y93WLM!
THE INTERACTIVE COKE CHASE"Within the context of this yearʻs Super Bowl, Coke created a big interactive social campaign and thus letʻs you decide theending of its big game ad. The Story: A race between Cowboys, Showgirls and Badlanders with only one goal – beingﬁrst at the big coke bottle. Pick your team and sabotage your competitors by delaying their run. When sharing onFacebook or Twitter more ways of sabotaging are unlocked. The ending of the big game ad will then be shown on TV. !Via: http://www.cokechase.com/!
LITERALLY A SMALL DEMONSTRATION"A simple but nice idea to promote the easy usability of the new Windows 8 in a store in Portugal. To demonstrate that itʻseasy to use for everybody the store employee giving a „small“ demonstration surprisingly is a small boy. The end is justgreat! Look at the peopleʻs reactions – they are priceless.!Via: http://www.adverblog.com/2013/01/11/windows-8-a-small-demonstration/!Watch on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_ODFvy1mjoY!
BON VOI AGE"Using different ﬂight stickers to form a message in a print ad is not new. Bayer already did almost the same 2 years ago.Anyways the visual is pretty catchy and has a nice insight!!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/expedia_bon_voi_age!http://www.joelapompe.net/2013/01/14/iata-airport-codes-luggage/!
MAKING MONDAYS GREAT DAYS"Mondays are probably the most hated days. Getting up early after a relaxing weekend, having a stressful job can be sogruesome. Thereʻs mostly one thing people need when facing this challenge. Coffee. Therefore Starbucks came up witha new „Monday can be Great Days“ campaign. To make mondays more comfortable for people they introduced the1,50$ Monday coffee at Starbucks to ensure that people have at least a little thing they can look forward to.!Via: http://www.adverblog.com/2013/01/22/mondays-can-be-great/!Watch on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sj5NxPryPXE!
TAKE A RIDE – GET YOUR DISCOUNT"Within the context of a summer sale, the brazilian furniture retailer Lar Center came up with a „mechanical sofa“ built withthe innards of a mechanical bull. The longer people stand the challenge, the bigger is the discount they get on furnitureat Lar Center. !Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/lar_center_mechanical_sofa!
DOVE: SCRATCH CARD"Not sure if the statement that Dove is the only body wash that prevents chapped skin, is that credible. But anyways theidea of using a scratch card to let people experience what happens when not using a Dove body wash is pretty catching.!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/dm/dove_body_wash_scratch_card!
THE JACK DANIELʻS DRUM"In terms of an online competition Jack Danielʻs manufactured a unique handmade drum from an old whiskey barrel.Check the video below to have a look at the manufacturing process.!Via: http://www.ibelieveinadv.com/2013/01/jack-daniels-the-whiskey-drum/!Watch on: http://vimeo.com/56118407#!
FINDYOUR7"To promote its new seven-seater car Santa Fe, Hyundai announced a mobile social experience challenging people tobuild their personal football team consisting of 7 team members in Facebook. The winners will get seats to the big gamein 2014. Additionally the „FindYour7“ campaign is supported by a funny TV Spot that you can ﬁnd below.!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/hyundai_santa_fe_team!http://www.ﬁndyour7.com!Watch on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uPZ8LZQMPys!
CONVERT TIME INTO MONEY AND BACK TO TIME"TimSpend is a Facebook application that allows people to convert the time they spend on facebook into real money. Thismoney can then be donated to the „SOS-Kinderdörfer“, converting the money back into real time for the children in needby hiring new mothers and fathers. Nice insight to „trade“ time for people that are really in need of it.!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/online/sos_childrens_village_timespendapp!Watch on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fTFxsRR8bpI!
YOU DECIDE"In Russia exists the problem that there are more charity foundations supporting children than adults. Currently 90% of allcharity work is only for the help of children. To raise awareness on adults being neglected big-people.org spreaded avideo in social media, challenging people to make a decision whom they would help in case of an emergency.!Via:http://adsoftheworld.com/media/online/bigpeopleorg_help !Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LEaL61YPH5I !
MORE LIFE-CHANGING TECHNOLOGY"Professor Stephen Hawkings has a vision of people creating more life-changing inspiring technology for everybody,especially for disabled people to make their daily life more comfortable. Deﬁnitely a video to start one thinking.!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/royal_london_society_for_the_blind_rlsb_everybody_technology !Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2Tel9UvJfws !
PROBLEM SOLVED"One major problem when traveling to a country and arriving at the home airport with other currency is: What to do withthe money that canʻt be used anymore? To provide people a feeling of home wherever they are, Coca-Cola developed a„worldwide vending machine“ accepting any currency. Since Coca-Cola is spread all over the globe and represented inalmost every country,thatʻs not only a consumer-friendly and consumer-caring but also a proﬁtable idea.!Via. http://adsoftheworld.com/media/outdoor/cocacola_the_world_wide_machine !
THE ALTERNATIVE"This looks like a very ironic dig at the Volkswagen „the one thing“ campaign. By setting up the whole scenery in a veryold fashioned way, Toyota declares the „the one thing“ attitude as inappropriate and questions the sense of focusing ononly one thing in a world full of alternatives. !Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/toyota_auris_the_alternative !Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=J0b6WbbYc8I !
BACK TO THE ROOTS"In these days it is so normal to be connected to all social media and WiFi all the time. Thus KitKat came up with an ideausing their slogan „Have a break, have a Kitkat“ literally. They created a „No WiFi Zone“ blocking any signals within aradius of 5 metres so that people can read newspapers or books or have a real face to face conversation. !Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/kit_kat_free_nowiﬁ_zone !
DOUBLE CHEESE BURGER"At a ﬁrst glance this print ad looks like a regular cheeseburger. But it isnʻt. In fact the burger is a piece of cheese on atray covered by a glass bowl on top. It only looks like a burger because of the refelection. Great artwork and insight!!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/mcdonalds_double_cheese_burger !
GYMS DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT"Many people avoid going to the gym, because they feel embarassed in front of people with almost perfectly shapedbodies talking about their „problematic areas“ or how much weight they lifted.!Planet Sports rebuts the prejudices that every gym is like that and positions itself as a different kind of gym. !Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/planet_ﬁtness_hot!Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vQfmpXsLV_4 !
MISUNDERSTOOD"Many people in brazil think that British Airways only offers ﬂights to the UK. To work against that, British Airways cameup with a very unique ambient idea by manipulating a barcode reader in a book store. Those barcode readers have beenplaced within the „Travel Guides“ section and when scanning a travel guide of a certain location, ﬂight offers from BritishAirways to exactly that location are displayed on the reader. Not only a very unique and creative, but also a very effectiveidea to target the people planning to book a ﬂight.!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/british_airways_barcode_reader ! Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2hNaUMsDL0&feature=player_embedded !
WHAT DO YOU SEE?"What do you see when looking at the new Garnier Fructis Shampoo print ad from switzerland? Looks like a man with along beard? Attention, itʻs an optical illusion! „For every type of hair“. Nice insight.!Via: http://www.businessinsider.com/ad-of-the-day-garnier-fructis-beard-campaign-2013-1!
THE MORE SHARES THE BIGGER SHOW"The rockband Tin Tings hold the ﬁrst interactive/mobile/digital concert at the Place du Palais in Paris. A digital billboardcounted the number of shares in Social Media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook) using the Tin Tins concert hashtag. The moreshares the more spectacular became the concert. Reaching different levels like 200, 500 or 1000 shares broughtdifferent entertainment groups such as dancers, acrobats or even astronauts onto the stage.!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/online/orange_rockcorps_concert !Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2szar1K_zws !
INTERACTIVE NEWSPAPER"These times itʻs difﬁcult to motivate children reading newspapers. They are old-fashioned. Reading is boring, nothing„happens“. Itʻs so static and the content is too complicated for children. To solve this problem the Tokyo Shimbuncreated a newspaper thatʻs for both. Adults and children. While the content for adults stays the same, the content forchildren turns into an interactive experience when scanning a speciﬁc „content-box“. This technology allows to transferthe adult content into children-friendly content displayed on the smartphone screen. Thus reading the newspaper is morelike a big capturing exploration for children. Learning by interactive experience. Great idea!!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/online/the_tokyo_newspaper_share_the_newspaper_with_children !Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ouW5W_tMbg&feature=player_embedded !
THE WRONG IMPRESSION"Truly unlimited data from Sprint, Ofﬁcial Wireless Partner of the NBA, might cause some unusual changes due to all theaccess to so much NBA coverages. To promote this insight Leo Burnett Chicago turned a Chinese family man into theNBA star player of the Oklahma City Thunders, Kevin Durant. The son predicts that his dad was up late to look NBA onhis phone again. His wife claims that she doesnʻt see any difference to make use of his height and lets him clean the roofgutter. !Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/sprint_pajamas !
A SECRET IS DISCLOSED"The Samsung clip shows a crew making a new advertising spot for the ecobubble washing machine in a winter scenery.Suddenly a brown bear appears and the crew escapes to a safe spot observing the brown bear straying through theircamp. The bear seems to be very familiar to human technology... With more than 9.8 million clicks the video became abig viral hit on YouTube.!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/online/samsung_ecobubble_washing_machine_huge_bear_surprises_crew !Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eryxAcsTcOA&feature=player_embedded !
UNBELIEVABLE"When the clip starts all you can see is a ordinary scene that happens all over the world in our daily lives. There are twocars parked on the roadside, both drivers get out of their vehicle and start to argue. The suspectors donʻt get anyinformation what they argue about. It could be little accident or one of them could disregard the right way- there are a lotof different possibilities. But thatʻs not the point. In fact thereʻs something else that becomes even more shocking whenonly watching the two men argueing.!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/project_winter_survival_road_rage !Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QEgosszOQU&feature=player_embedded !
LISTEN TO YOUR HEART"Zoosk is an online dating portal claiming in itʻs ad that dating is about listening to your heart. To visualize this insight,Zoosk created a speaking heart-shaped pillow searching for a date on the Zoosk dating website while sitting on thecouch right beside the woman it belongs to. Funny idea.!Via: http://www.businessinsider.com/ad-of-the-day-zoosk-listen-to-your-heart-2013-1 !Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TD6LEw1zsw&feature=player_embedded !
THE ROOMATE"The online travel agency „Kayak“ is famous for its bizarre ads. Hereʻs another weird one. The key message stays alwaysthe same: „Kayak compares 100 travel sites at once. Search one and done“.!Via: http://www.adrants.com/2013/01/roommates-get-intimate-in-new-kayak-ad.php!Watch on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QhcZ4wcmcmA!
RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR DIGITAL ADVERTISING"Here we got some interesting facts and ﬁgures about the development of digital advertising within the next years.According to eMarketer the global digital advertising spendings in 2012 topped 100$ billion for the ﬁrst time. Comparedto 2011 the total spendings climbed by 17.8% and the share of total advertising increased to almost 20%. This trend willbe followed by another noticeable growth in over the next few years.!Via: http://mashable.com/2013/01/09/digital-advertising-100-billion/!
LOCATION BASED CONTENT"Li Horowitz developed a digital book that unlocks speciﬁc content only when readers are in a certain location. Thereforethe application uses a GPS technology to locate the reader. Thus users can explore the novelʻs world which is allocatedall across the United States. The concept provides users with a very interesting and new user experiences that couldreally be a trendsetter for future applications that connect speciﬁc content and locations.!Via: http://www.psfk.com/2013/01/geo-location-digital-book.html!
TRACK WHERE THE INGREDIENTS OF YOUR BURGER COME FROM"In Australia McDonalds launched a pilot project taking customers „behind the scenes“. With the help of theTrackMyMaccaʻs App people can scan their burger and check where the single ingredients come from. The „story“behind each burger is based on individual data like GPS to track where the burger has been bought, purchasing timeand of course the packaging to identify which type of burger it is. Then the burgerʻs individual story is visualized into thescan on your smartphone including features like the speciﬁc local suppliers introducing themselves to the customers bygiving insights on their farm and production.!Via: http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/mcdonalds-trackmymaccas-app/ !Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zBnqg_KTSIc !
ANOTHER „QUANTIFIED SELF“ TOOL"„Quantiﬁed Self“ is an increasing movement putting oneʻs daily life into measureable and evaluable data in terms ofinput, such as food consumption, calories burned etc. The „bluetooth headset-lookalike“ is another new ﬁtness gadget toobserve and control oneʻs ﬁtness levels during the training. The earphones monitor real-time physiological data betterthan any ﬁtness trackers so far. Additionally a supportive app will be published soon to control and visualize the ﬁtnesslevels. !Via: http://www.psfk.com/2013/01/ﬁtness-tracking-earphones.html !
WE NEED A MODEL TO MEASURE SOCIAL MEDIA ROI"When brands start planning a marketing campaign costs and the return are calculated to measure the campaignʻs returnon the investment. According to that, KPIs such as the thousand-contact-price (TCP) are established measurement toolswithin the above-the-line advertisement. Still we are missing similar KPIs, such as the money value of a facebook fan ora youtube click, in social media. Ingite came up with a 7-step model to calculate the ROI of your social media. Of coursethose models have to be considered carefully since they are not validated in practice yet. Anyways itʻs only a matter oftime having an accepted model for the rating of different types of social media contacts.!Infographic: http://www.bitrebels.com/social/calculating-social-media-roi-formulas/#!
CRUCIAL CONSUMER TRENDS FOR 2013"The infographic below from trendwatching.com summarizes the upcoming top ten consumer trends for 2013. Among thetop trends are consumers participating in the funding and launch of new products and brands; and increasing mobilemoments with a trend to the so-called „hyper-tasking“. Besides that health apps, so-called „Appscriptions“ are going to hitthe market in 2013.!Check the infographic: http://trendwatching.com/trends/infographics/10trends2013/!
MOBILE AD MARKET 400% GROWTH OVER NEXT 5YEARS"In terms of the rapidly growing mobile ad market , experts expect an increase of 400% over a ﬁve year period, startingfrom 2011. The segment is expected to reach 24,5$ billion in total in 2016. Early adopters are Asia / Paciﬁc / Japan andNorth America. The numbers are based on a Gartnerʻs research. The research also contains some interesting trendsfollowing from Gartnerʻs facts and ﬁgures such as a noticeable decrease of print formats within the coming years.!Via: http://popsop.com/60487!
THE SPECIAL ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS"Eventually a psychological study from the University of Warwick attests the suspicion many people were sure aboutbefore: Facebook posts can be better remembered than faces or sentences from books. The reason behind is the stylepost are written in. They are short, clear, easy to understand and less polished. The study claims that the posts are„mind-ready“. With and thus easier to remind. An insight many were aware of before but that is ﬁnally approved by astudy.!Via: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-01/16/facebook-posts-more-memorable !
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