Thanks to wheel of concept I can piss off to the pub early, not only did it sort out what I should be doing for my next campaign, it even handed me a nice PDF chock-full of buzzwords that I can print out and impress people with.
It's Friday the 13th so it seems a good a time as any to giggle a little at George Ellis hilarious copywriter infographic that started the rounds on the web last week. The giggle-worthy twist here being that the word accessories was spelled with three s's until @lucalepori spoke up on Wednesday. While you're at George's site, check out his work for Shiner beer, that live band billboard idea is pretty nice. You can also follow him on twitter @thegeorgereport.
By now you've heard of the high priced deal between Microsoft and Skype. You can consider how the Skype deal can pay off for Microsoft or look at it from the other angle and ponder how the Microsoft deal is good for Skype, or you can just be a silly little logo-geek with too many pop-culture movies references in your head and post the logos merged together. Skynet. Oh yeah.
Via @Coudal and thanks for giggling with us @LeslieBAP
It's @strawberrycough's fault, as he went on a roll making up #advertisingbandnames last night, and we, of course, had to tag along. With so many creatives on twitter who have gotten wind of this hashtag by now, it's getting funnier by the minute. Join in.
Some examples from the massive hashtagflow:
No Concept #advertisingbandnames
The scamps #advertisingbandnames
Death on the foamcore #advertisingbandnames
Has to play 80s or earlier: Exacto Cut and the Spray Fix #advertisingbandnames
GOTCHA! I've been playing all the news with a straight face today, and only one single piece of news was actually real, I'll leave it up to you to guess which one. The announcement that Adland joins the Starbucks Digital Network was not though. I honestly thought terrible coffee-stained background, a parodied starbucks mermaid and a misspelling of my own name, plus a Starbucks banner that leads to The Museum of Hoaxes were clues enough to set y'all straight, but apparently not.
Stephen Gillett, ( @stephengillett ) Business & Technology Leader CIO & EVP, Digital Ventures at Starbucks, drinks enough caffeine to keep track of who they're actually doing business with though, and saw right through it. He tweeted us
: @adland I would love to have you on our Digital Network, email me directly: email@example.com @adambrotman @starbucks
- and had me going for a split second there (damn, I need more coffee!) before I spotted the "yahright" in the email. Well played sir. LOLs were had, and in a few short hours, we'll be going back to the regular adland look.
P.S. My mom would like you all to know that I'm grounded forever. Apparently she had time to call half of the family with the news before I cracked. Sorry mom.
Diable 3 releases the Horadric Cube app. With it you can open demonic portals to dimensions of nameless horror using your Horadric Cube. You can transform and recombine any number of other apps you drag into it. Translocation is coming soon, and full potential of the Horadric Cube app will be unlocked. Can't wait.
You know Clarke's third law: any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. It is only logical, then, that sufficiently advanced magic would be indistinguishable from technology. For proof, look no further than the new Horadric Cube app for your smartphone or tablet device.