Posts Tagged 'Social Media'

Stars of the Silver Screen!

Stars of the silver screen!

In the glamorous world of cinema, things move fast, are exciting and BIG!

As explained in a recent ‘behind the scenes’ article about us, our client EMPIRE Cinemas’ in-house publication – Pulse Magazine, showcased our ability to keep up. “Achieving the highest levels of quality takes time”, yet in just a few hours each and every week, we are capable of creating a huge amount of “dazzling pieces of artwork” which include POS, Print Ads and Facebook content.

We love cinema and it seems cinema likes us too.

Pulse Magazine Article 2013

The full Pulse Magazine article can be seen here

Knight Time Extravaganza

During a recent job there was a need for a knight and his family. Not having a knight handy and time being of the essence, we persuaded two of our account supremo’s Adam and Rachelle to step up and become regal.

After a quick photoshoot a guide illustration was created.

Armour (with a Cornish flag on it) and a dress clothed them in their roles as a Knight and his lady. Drinking lager / mead. A bowl was placed in front of them, just in case they got peckish.

(Sir) Adam was deemed too clean cut, so a new beard was fastened on, a scar appeared and his hair was mussed up, as if he had just taken off his helmet after a long, hard joust.

The client thought the ‘couple’ needed a child which after a long search, turned out to be the creative director’s daughter, Izzy.

The ‘pint of mead’ was dropped by Lady Rachelle and a fork with some hog roast on was picked up. Izzy found an Alice band and a bangle. Sir Adam just kept on drinking.

Still smiling, they were then positioned in the corner of a rather exciting poster.

The evolution of Gilbert, the Giraffe.

For our new client, Guinness Funds we’ve created a rather intelligent Giraffe called Gilbert. ZSL London Zoo’s Ellish was the model chosen for the initial photoshoot, for her quirky grace and long neck. We then set about illustrating, styling, sex-changing and accessorising, as you can see below.

See the Adverts in the Financial Times on a Saturday, or go to Brand Electioneering

People Photoshop power in the politics of poster propaganda by popular publicity prank! (In praise of mydavidcameron.com)

I know we are a little late on this, but we’ve been working hard so forgive us.
Bad advertising deserves a bit of a challenge and these lazy,
boring and frankly weird adverts are getting it in spades.
Creatives have a traditional tendency to be left-wing – but having
the Tory party head made into a waxwork is a red rag to a bull.
We haven’t seen this much popular retouching protests since
the Jamie Oliver hate campaign floods (returning soon).

Here’s our favourites:

There are lots of important and interesting bits around this
(why the main pranksters are stopping, the horrific fact that
the most popular political party website is the BNP’s);
it’s also very funny too.

See http://mydavidcameron.com/
for the real deal

Brand Electioneering in action.

A few of our favourite things

We were having a chat about our favourite things, and thought it would be sharing to show you a bit of what we fancy.

Our favourite Websites

  1. thefreecountry.com
  2. arseblog – It’s about Arsenal…
  3. indesignsecrets.com
  4. lipsum.com
  5. chortle.co.uk
  6. ffffound.com
  7. facebook.com
  8. trevormill.wordpress.com
  9. urbandictionary.com
  10. theonion.com

Our favourite Products

  1. Tefal 3 second kettle
  2. Carmen Ghia
  3. Rega P3 Record player
  4. A good book
  5. Swear shoes
  6. Hair Straighteners
  7. TV
  8. MacBook Pro
  9. Xbox 360
  10. Apple teabags

Our favourite Songs

  1. I Wanna Sex You Up – Color Me Badd
  2. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
  3. Heroes – David Bowie
  4. Kashmir – Zeppelin
  5. In A Rut – The Ruts
  6. Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads
  7. Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  8. Yes, I Am A Witch – Yoko Ono
  9. Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) – Baz Lurman
  10. Pop ya’ Collar – Usher

What an interesting bunch we are…

The Bunny bites (nibbles) back!

Cadbury's Caramel Bunny

Barbie gets Louboutins and now the famous bunny gets Deacon. If you haven’t spotted the ad whilst reading the paper on the dreaded commute in the morning, where have you been hiding (sleeping)? To coincide with the launch of Cadbury’s Caramel nibbles, the bunny got a makeover- poker dot style! Admire her fashion sense? Well now you get the chance to dress like her.

Don’t all rush at once to the pop-up store at Carnaby Street though, as it’s strictly window-shopping only. Keep your nose to the social media stomping ground for clues, as these limited scarves are only available through the World’s first digital pop-up shop, which will pop up on numerous fashion blogs this Friday.

Teaming the Cadbury’s brand with the mighty Giles Deacon and creating a limited edition product, is bound to generate a buzz around Caramel nibbles. Not being able to queue up for the scarf (I’m thinking Jimmy Choo for H and M in a few weeks) is going to engage the audience. Turning it into a fashion blog treasure hunt- genius!

So praise to Cadbury’s for realising that integrating Social Media and ‘Traditional Marketing’ is the way forward.

So go on, give it a go…I’ve already got mine!

http://www.nibblesboutique.com/

This week we have mostly been listening to…

The Hype Machine

Social media meets office entertainment

The Hype Machine is great. It takes the best music blogs from the interweb, looks at what tracks they’re saying are great, and then puts them all up on their website to listen to (and buy, if you so wish).

Best of all, you can listen to the latest tracks being talked about online right now (updated every minute), the most popular tracks of the week, or even what people are listening to on the Hype Machine from different parts of the world (we can confirm that the people of Massachusetts have a great taste in music).

Definitely worth a try if you’re looking for something different to listen to, and are happy with the risk of running into a Kraftwerk Vs Princess Superstar Vs Madonna remix. Of course if you prefer, you can search by artist or song name if there is something you’re looking for, but where’s the fun in that?