July 2012 Cultural Fuel Trend ReportPresentation Transcript
THE ! HUMANKIND! AGENCY!CULTURAL FUEL TREND REPORT – July 2012 / 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!
OLD SPICE – IʻLL LIVE FOREVER"P&G has released a new humorous TV ad for their special promoted shampoo “Old Spice”. This ad applies to the deeplyemotional Olympic Campaign “Thank you mom” and somehow makes fun of it. The “I will live forever” ad is created byWieden+Kennedy and is part of the ʻBelieve in your Smellʼ campaign, launched in Spring 2012. !Via: http://popsop.com/57141!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSsn6I1BMYg&feature=player_embedded#!!
VOICE ACTIVATED INTERACTIVE BANNER"Particularly for young drivers, itʻs more and more important to connect car innovations with consumer technologyinnovations. This application from VW is an exciting way to promote their voice control function within their new ʻTouchPhone Kitʼ. Itʼs an interactive banner campaign, wherethe banner enables user to call their facebook friends, all fromwithin the banner. !Via: http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/volkswagen-voice-activated-interactive-banner/!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hVDwmsnRNo&feature=player_embedded!
HUMAN SPEAKER"How far can we go to live a product? ʻPauseʼ is a home entertainment store in Stockholm, specialized in custominstallations. Presenting the main beneﬁt of the company, one of the CEOʼS swallowed a speaker capsule and turnedinto a human speaker. And all this to prove that Pause is the best for customized sound systems. Creative and brave!!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O32wMVk-j9M!
IKEA: NEW KIND OF CATALOGUE"For the 2013 catalogue, Ikea grabs into the technology box. Adding Augmented Reality and interactivity to their normalcatalogue transformed it into an interactive shopping experience. The viewer gets inspirational videos, designer storiesas well as a “x-ray” vision into furniture. !Via: http://creativity-online.com/work/ikea-a-new-kind-of-catalogue/28501!Watch it on: http://vimeo.com/46289580!
SURPRISE SURPRISE"Imagine: You want to buy a sports shirt from your favourite soccer team. You go into the ofﬁcial fan shop. You pick the shirtand go to the changing room. 10 seconds later you are on a private party with some players of your favourite team. Thedream came true for Ajax fans.!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/adidas_benelux_ajax_players_gave_their_fans_a_surprise_they_wont_forget!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3x-h4Gp4eE&feature=player_embedded!
HACKERS CHEER UP"Make the best out of bad situations. This if what students of „HaBetzefer“ school of Advertising and Arts did by recreatinga hacked website with a cheerful design. The students ask the hacker to use their cheerful design and thus make the ﬁrststep towards an end of cyber wars between Israel and Arab nations. !Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/online/habezefer_school_of_advertising_and_art_better_looking_hatred?size=_original!View it on:http://www.theblaze.com/stories/see-the-clever-way-some-israelis-are-taking-hacks-from-arab-nations-and-mocking-them/!
MUHAMMAD ALIS POETRY SLAM"For the partnership with Muhammad Ali, Louis Vuitton is rolling out an advertisement featuring Ali with his grandsonCurtis Conway. The installment should not feature Ali, nevertheless it creates a homage to his legendary quotes asYasiin Bey performs them into poetry. !Via: http://creativity-online.com/!Watch it on: http://vimeo.com/46432990! http://vimeo.com/46429477!
OLYMPIC RINGS INFOGRAPHY"Designer Gustavo Sousa had a simply brilliant idea and uses the Olympic rings to build an infographic. !He utilises ﬁve colourful rings, representing each of the ﬁve continents taking part in the games, to depict different globalissues. !Via: http://greatideas.collected.info/!View it on: http://www.fubiz.net/2012/07/31/olympic-rings-infography/!
WEVTHER"Who does not know the problem, getting up in the morning, looking out of the window not knowing what to wear for thisweather. From now on it should be quite easy! Go on wevther.com, type in your postal code and it is going to tell youwhat would be the appropriate clothing to wear for the day. Additionally, if you do not own any of the recommended itemsyou can click on the item and get redirected to the webpage where you can purchase it.!Via: http://www.swiss-miss.com/2012/07/wevther.html!View it on: http://wevther.com/!
IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TEXTILES"How often, and what kind of textiles do we use everyday? !This becomes quite clear if you watch the web movie of Ikea where rugs are made of sand, sofas are made of cacti andpillows are replaced with tree stumps. Celebrating the year of softness, Ikea wants to show how hard life is withouttextiles and that a „little bit of softness can chance your world“.!Via: http://adland.tv/commercials/ikea-world-without-textiles-2012-200-usa!Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GHAIJncYYI!
MEN STEP UP FOR GOLD"Gillette is celebrating the Olympic Games by placing purchaser of the new ProGlide Golden Edition razor on the winnerspodium. They took over a store in Germany and placed the new razor just above the podium at arm´s reach.!Check out the the video when unsuspecting customers mount the podium and go for ProGlide Gold.!Via: http://greatideas.collected.info/!Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zsUFMsll_U&feature=player_embedded!
UNICEF CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION"Ogilvy Chile takes the joys that children experience when they are making their own costume and playing childhoodgames, in a frightening new direction. This campaign shows in which way costumes can be a powerful child abuseprevention. !Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/unicef_child_abuse_prevention_costume!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDSMlXlIJSk&feature=player_embedded!
OPEN SOURCE STAGE"How can a beer sponsor connect with the audience of a huge festival?!Heineken enables the audience to design their individual programme at the Festival´s Open Source Stage!!People can make suggestions for the programme on Facebook. Within two weeks over 2,300 various programmenumbers have been submitted by the festival audience.!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/heineken_open_source_stage!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZoFWO35e3s&feature=player_embedded#!!
THE SAFEST 3 NUMBERS LOCK"It is quite difﬁcult to demonstrate people the security of 3 numbers. Due to this fact Ogilvy Chile started to communicatethis in a graphical and tangible manner. Therefore, they installed 3 giant intertwined numbers with an enclosed suitcase. !While the passers-by try to get it out of the numbers, they are provided with the experience of how secure three numberscan be for the locks on a suitcase. !Via: http://www.brainstorm9.com.br/30800/advertising/cadeado-de-tres-numeros/!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvn6oIVFUx4&feature=player_embedded!
THE WILD PURITY BUTTON"The mineral water, Levissima wants to share the purity of its origin with its consumers. They want the user to experiencethe main quality of the product and therefore they invented the The Wild Purity Button. This button should bring thepower of wild nature into customersʼ everyday life, such as sitting in front of your computer. With this button you canchange the background image of the website you are on with images of the wild nature. !Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/online/levissima_water_the_wild_purity_button!Try it on: http://www.levissima.it/thewildpuritybutton/eng!
HOW TO CHANGE CARS FOREVER?"Tweak. Tweak. Tweak. "Wieden & Kennedy use a powerful, anarchist and post-apocalyptic song to illustrate the design and engineer process ofthe new 2013 Dodge Dart. By using a lot of periods to make the point, they do not only communicate the pressurefurthermore, they echoe the agencyʼs “Fail Harder” ethos throughout."Via: http://www.adpulp.com/how-to-change-cars-forever-tweak-tweak-tweak/!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOclC9bbeQU&feature=player_embedded!
WE ALL MAKE THE GAMES"From “The Clapper” to “The Flapper”, from “The Nervy Peeker” to “The Flag-waving piggy backer”, fans across the world,if at work, at home, in the stadium or even on the streets contribute to the atmosphere and involvement of the OlympicGames. Whereas various types of support are illustrated in the spot, it is entertaining to analyse your own manner.!To reveal this support, Mc Donalds started a campaign celebrating the fans, volunteers performing behind the scenes. !Via: http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2012/mcdonalds-we-all-make-the-games/!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n23XAXi9a2g&feature=relmfu! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onvhgO8ZcQ4&feature=player_embedded!
DIGITAL GRAVEYARD"Social Media for the dead. What happens to a personʼs digital footprint when they die? There are tons of applications onthe web to keep the dead alive. But now there is a whole community to create virtual memorial pages. Via: http://creativity-online.com/work/evertalk-the-digital-afterlife-app/28419!View it on: http://www.facebook.com/Evertalk!
SMILING QUEEN GUARD"In honour of the Queenʼs birthday Virgin Airlines indulged one of the old English pursuits. Passers-by at New York Timessquare were challenged to make a Union Jack guard laugh. If they got on with the challenge, they got a free ﬂight toLondon. Via: http://creativity-online.com/work/virgin-atlantic-union-jack-square/28424!Watch it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPUohSLfSI8!
VIVA LA REVOLUTION"Nice way to visualize a child as leader. Simple and creative. This print ad was published in Sao Paulo and won Bronze atCannes Lions in Outdoor category. Via: http://www.welovead.com/en/works/details/289Dluvw!View it on:http://www.canneslions.com/work/2012/outdoor/entry.cfm?entryid=18327&award=101&order=0&direction=1&keywords=Talent!
CARABINEROS DE CHILE"Powerful execution for a critical topic. This commercial shows a child which is a victim of a prank call. For Europeans itmight seems strange, but this is a serious issue in Chile. Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/carabineros_de_chile_chilean_police_police_call_center_marcos!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFE0vu5J9g4&feature=player_embedded!
WITH A LITTLE HELD FROM MY FRIEND"Active Against Child Labour wanted to create buzz for child labour problems all over the world. Instead of investing in aconventional campaign, the NGO decided to invent a browser plug-in which hides questionable products in online stores.!Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/online/the_foundation_aktiv_gegen_kinderarbeit_avoid_plugin?size=_original!View it on: http://Avoidplugin.com/!
SCHOOL OF ROCK"WOO-HOO, HEY HO, NANANANA HEY JU....!These words are usually not the main part of English rock lyrics, but everything you would be able to sing if you dontspeak English. YEAH! Agency created a charming print and radio campaign for an English teaching language schoolillustrating singing skills of non-English speaking people. !Via: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/wise_up_english_school_lyrics_woohoo !View it on: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/wise_up_english_school_lyrics_woohoo !Listen to it on: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/radio/wise_up_english_school_international_day_of_rock!
EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING GOOD"This work is from Felipe Franco, he is an independent artist from a blog about non proﬁt design (www.designbote.com).He published this print without any connection to a particular NGO or client. He believes "the message is more importantthan whos sending it". After 72 hours online, prints reached over 650.000 views.!Via: http://www.ibelieveinadv.com/2012/07/organ-donation-bush-bieber-hitler/!View it on: http://designbote.com/12575/everyone-has-something-good-be-a-donor#.UCDnNu01Hnw!
COCA-COLA BAG // RE-INVENTING THE PAST"Forget plastic bottles, Coca-Cola now comes in a bag. Certainly this idea is nothing for every country, especially not forthe home country of coke: The US. But in some countries there was a tradition, instead of drinking Coca-Cola out of abottle, they used bags. Coke stepped into the past and brings the bag back to vendors. !Via: http://www.videobash.com/video_show/the-coca-cola-bag-291809!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu7kBdECu84!
LOOK TWICE - GREEN JACKET MAN"To promote Mercedes Benzʼs new Blind Spot Assist, agency Jung von Matt chooses an artistic approach. The opticillusion from Jesus Rodriguez shows a synergy of portrait and proﬁle photography which leads to a shift of perception.Well done. !Via: http://www.welovead.com/en/works/details/dd6Dluuw!View it on: http://www.klonblog.com/2012/06/18/print-mercedes-look-twice/!
WHO CARES? "The Swedish Armed Forces are looking to recruit the young. On this account they made an OOH installation. The overallidea was that people give up your own safety in order to help others. Therefore they placed a box with an enclosed roomin Stockholms centre. A person willingly agreed to sit there until someone else took his place. Every hour a door wouldopen, and if someone was there to take the place, he could leave. !Via: http://www.welovead.com/en/works/details/e41Dktpy!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax9kCCwTLGo!
OPERATION SMILE – THE ART OF DISTRACTION"What do you spot ﬁrst when you look at the picture of the little girl? Saatchi & Saatchi Cape Town uses „The Art ofDistraction“ with illustrations of three cleft-lipped children in there new print and radio campaign for Operation SmileSouth Africa, a non-proﬁt organisation that provides free reconstructive surgery for those with cleft lips and palates.!Via: http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2012/operation-smile-the-art-of-distraction/!Listen to it on: http://www.saatchi.co.za/work/operation_smile/!
SMARTPHONE MAKING YOU ANTISOCIAL? CONSIDER REHAB"How many hours could you spend without your phone? !When you see a person standing alone they mostly interact with their phone. The request: Start connecting with the lifeoutside of your phone! Due to this a social rehab was invented by the BHH Singapore. They note that social mediaaddiction makes it easier to connect with the mass but way harder to talk to one person.!Via: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/smartphone-making-you-antisocial-consider-rehab-142325!View on: http://socialrehab.sg/!
GOOGLE FIBER: THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE INTERNET"Google launches its own Fibre network in Kansas City. The typical Google style introduction video is of course a real,handcrafted installation. If youʼre in Kansas City you can check this out in person at the Fibre Space building. Googleexpands their business strategy in new directions and this is the ﬁrst introductory information. It makes its point.!Via: http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/google-ﬁber-the-next-chapter-of-the-internet/!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffHLIZh0PHg&feature=player_embedded!
WISE-PETS – HEADLINE"Could a Smartphone be a cuddly toy to love and hold? Wise-Pets trying to transform Smartphones and Tablets intocuddle toys. The devices are able to speak with the voice of the childs parents and itʼs supposed to be a protection forthe electronic device. The question is, is this something that is really necessary? !Via: http://www.golem.de/news/wise-pets-tablets-und-smartphones-als-interaktive-kuscheltiere-1207-93510.html!Watch it on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/46393665!
A CROWD FUNDING PLATFORM FOR AWARD "What is the problem with advertisement awards? True, the costs to submit your genius idea. ʻAward Funderʼ will remedythis. This digital platform is a crowd funding platform for ad rewards entries. Everyone who funds a case study will get onthe records as an Executive Producer.!Via: http://www.adverblog.com/2012/07/24/a-crowd-funding-platform-for-award-entries/!Visit: http://www.awardfunder.com/!
WORLDS THINNEST DISPLAY"Lighter. Faster. Better. Scientist invented a display that uses “ultrasonic sound waves to alter ﬁlmʼs properties and createeither a ﬂat or 3D image”. In own words, the thinnest transparent display ever seen. The question is, what for? Thescientist from the University of Tokyo have the answer: “It could be useful for artists to provide a realistic feel to theirworks, for museums - for instance, to display ﬂoating planets, and for magicians as well.“ Be your own advisor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grJ17gvY4xUB!View it on: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18671061!
CONNECT CONSUMER WITH MOBILE DEVELOPER"Itʻs simple and genius. The idea is mainly about connecting developers of mobile applications to consumers to createcollaborative mobile applications. Itʼs based on crowd funding and executed practical and interactive. The user has thechance to connect with developer in several stages of development. Even before the app is created, whilst itʼs beingdeveloped (e.g. testing beta version) as well as doing a ﬁrst test run on the ﬁnal version. !Via: http://mashable.com/2012/07/17/appstori-connects-developers-and-consumers/!View it on: http://appstori.com/!
TOUCHSCREEN IGNORES UNINTENTIONAL TAPS"To accidentally tap or swipe buttons on a Smartphone is a common problem. Software engineers from Nokia developeda software, based on a research study about Smartphone usage, which is able to differ unintended touches fromintended touches. Itʼs merely a matter of time when this code will reach market maturity. !Via: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2012/07/unintentional-touchscreen.html!View it on: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2012/07/unintentional-touchscreen.html!
NIKEʻS AMBUSH OLYMPIA ATTACK"Yes, they did it again. Almost at every huge sport event, Nike plays the ʻAmbush Cardʼ. Despite advertising regulationsfor non sponsors being particularly tough at Londons Olympics, they found a way around it. Nikes “Find your Greatness”campaign created by Wieden&Kennedy is a masterpiece to promote something, without mentioning it at all. Nice run!!Via: http://www.horizont.net/aktuell/marketing/pages/protected/showNewsletter.php?id=109033&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter!Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHFhGDWP9Fs&feature=player_embedded#!!
FORTUNE 100 SOCIAL MEDIA STATS 2012"Burson-Marsteller published their new ‚Fortune 100 Social Statistics Report for 2012ʻ. So if you ever wonder whatFortune 100 do on social media, this is your report. Youʻll gain insights about media usage, topics of interest or networkbased conversation rates. !Via: http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/slideshare-fortune-100-social-media-statistics-2012/!View it on: http://www.slideshare.net/BMGlobalNews/b-m-global-social-media-checkup-2012-deck-13341217!
AGING IS COOL"That humanity in western countries is aging day by day is nothing new. The reﬂection within advertisement is amazing,where youʼll ﬁnd older people more often in lots of categories. This article gives you an overview of the impact of elderlyin cosmetic, FMCG or technology communications. !Via: http://popsop.com/56934!Read it on: http://popsop.com/56934!
ADVERTISING TIMELINE"Did you ever think about how this incredibly complex agency network has been created and how we ended up in just acouple of holdings? This agency bloodline infographic lights you up. Additionally youʼll gain information about globalemployments as well as revenues. !Via: http://digitalbuzz.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/The-Ad-Agency-Bloodline-Large.jpg!View it on: http://vitamintalent.com/vitabites/the-ad-agency-bloodline!
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