INFECTIOUSA round up of the latest communications news and ideas from around the worldDECEMBER 2010 - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.Brought to you by
THE ADVENTCALENDAR WITHA TWIST! Top selling iPhone app Angry Birds, which boasts David Cameron amongst its 7 million fans, is marking Christmas with a special advent calendar version of the game. ‘Angry Birds Seasons’ rewards users during the festive season by unlocking a brand new level each day. An effective, fun and calorie free way to enjoy the Yule-time!
H&M 3D MAPPING IN AMSTERDAMTo celebrate the opening of their newflagship store in Amsterdam, H&Mhave brought the digital experience tolife with a 3D projection spectacular.For over 3 minutes, invited guests anda gathered crowd enjoyed a surrealfairytale of light and magical effects.A red ribbon, wrapped around thebuilding, untangled and transformedthe building into a colourful dollhousewhere nothing is what it seems. Thisneeds to be seen to be believed!Watch: http://ow.ly/3q61C
HSBC WRAPS UPCHRISTMAS The world’s local bank, is putting a bow on the festive season in New York with gift wrapping booths located in the city’s Christmas markets. The complimentary service is available for all shoppers who purchase gifts at the markets but HSBC customers get to skip the queue and head straight to the front.
THE WORLD’S FASTESTPANTOMIME O2 are spreading the festive cheer with the “World’s Fastest Panto.” The online production allows users to pick their own cast by uploading a few photos and renaming the characters before sending your personalised panto to family and friends. For every panto created O2 will donate 50p to charity.
ORANGE SECRETTWITTER PORTRAITS Orange have teamed up with illustration students from the University of Creative Arts (UCA) for a Twitter-based campaign in which participants get portraits drawn of themselves simply by sending a tweet. Users describe themselves in the tweet, add the #secretportraits hashtag and then UCA students will create the most intriguing tweeters in portrait form. The illustrations all appear on Orange’s “The Feed” and all the subjects will receive hardcopies of the illustrations. Watch: http://ow.ly/3q7oB
THE NATIVITY STORY 2.0A look at the Christmas story as toldthrough Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps,GMail, Foursquare, Amazon andmore!Watch: http://ow.ly/3q60z
YOUTUBE TOP VIDEOS OF2010 Now that 2010 is ending, it is a good time to remember the 10 most viewed videos of the year which in total were collectively seen by more than 250 million people. Here at Infectious we don’t like to look back on the past in a nostalgic way but as an inspiration for what the future holds. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2011. And don’t forget everything featured is available online at: www.infectious-online.com