Δευτέρα, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Grose but funny

Fact: Some folks have too much time in their hands ...

So... here it goes 

Are you "deadly" bored in offce? No worries .. here are some "creepy" ideas to spend your time "creatively"


1. Kill some flies
2. Grab a pencil
3. Let the beast out of you 












Ps: poor flies
Ps2: come on admit it ... it is kinda cool
Ps3: special thanx to Nef 






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Παρασκευή, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Google Instant

A demonstration of Google instant 

Results as you type

No clicks

Search on


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Πέμπτη, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Nokia VS HTC (London 2010)

Nokia World 2010 took place in London this week during Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th.

Hundreds of spectators attended the various events during both days BUT .. on Wednesday 15th HTC organized a press conference in London aswell.;)

HTC people were kind enough to even arrange free transportation from Nokia World to the HTC event. :)

Nokia on the other hand implemented a brilliant "guerilla" activity targeting the journalists leaving for the HTC event. An elegant Nokia Survival kit was distributed including the following:


  • Ham, Tomato & Cheese Sandwich (H - T - C)
  • An energy bar
  • A giant “Nokia” foam finge (for Q & As) 
  • Pen and pan
  • Ear plugs and eye-mask in case someone wanted to take a brief nap



- Energy bar to keep you awake
- Got "hands on" with a nice HTC but now you feel a bit "dirty" - here are some hand cleanex
- Energy Bar didn't work ... too bad.. take a nap and dream of ... a Nokia N8 (lol) :P


Nokia 1 - HTC 1  // Good game // Keep it up
 
Photos from: gizmodo and techblog.gr
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Τετάρτη, 15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Mobile Application segment increases rapidly

According to the latest edition of The Nielsen Company’s Apps Playbook, the average number of apps that smartphone app downloaders have on their phones is now 27, up from 22 in December 2009. 

Broken down by the three major operating systems (Apple’s iOS, Android and Blackberry), owners of iPhones have the most apps with an average of 40 on their phones, up from 37 last December, while Android owners report having 25 apps on their phones (up from 22 last December) and BlackBerry owners report having 14 (up from 10).

Games continue to be the most popular category by far, with 61% of smartphone owners and 52% of feature phone owners reporting using a games app in the past 30 days. 

Weather apps are the next most popular category. But while all categories of applications are more popular on smartphones than on feature phones, the difference is more pronounced in categories such as Maps/Navigation, where more computing power, larger screens and touch interfaces deliver a more satisfying experience. 

Facebook is the most popular individual app on all of the major operating systems. Twitter is among the top five only on the BlackBerry, perhaps because the device’s physical keyboard is optimized for typing. And while YouTube is popular on Android and Windows Mobile, it doesn’t make the top five on either the iPhone or BlackBerry operating systems.


With the ongoing growth in popularity of connected devices such as touchscreen tablets, eReaders and media players, mobile apps are likely to flourish beyond phones and on these devices as well. Games are the most popular app category on all connected devices, just as they are on smartphones and feature phones, while the iPod Touch currently leads all connected devices in apps downloads.

Note 1: Where is Nokia in this chart?
Note 2: News applications will grow in number of the next couple of years.
Note 3: Really now... Facebook on all 3 platforms tops the lists? :(



Source: the whole piece was clopypasted from NielsenWire and refers to USA


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    Δευτέρα, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010


    As part of the Campaign Media Awards, YouTube has launched a competition to discover the Best Ad of the Year.

    Visit the YouTube channel, youtube.com/iloveads, where you can upload your best and most creative ads of the last 18 months. All video ads that ran online or on television are eligible to enter and the aim is to find the most creative and entertaining ads. The ad that captures the imagination of the nation!

    How it works
    An expert panel will review the submissions and shortlist 28 ads, which will be put forward for the public vote. The winner will be announced and celebrated at the Campaign Media Awards on November 17th and receive a homepage takeover on YouTube, worth £75,000 and approximately 11 million views. Entry is free, all you need to do is upload the ad. No forms, no formalities!

    Deadline for entries: 23 September 2010
    Shortlist chosen by expert panel: 1 October-14 October 2010
    Public vote: 15 October - 3 November 2010
    Winner announced : Campaign Media Awards, 17 November 2010


    Source: [Google Barometer]


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    Παρασκευή, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

    Guys ... Clean your balls



    Axe Detailer ... CLEAN YOUR BALLS !

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    Κυριακή, 5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

    Further than you imagined

    "On Monday, 30th of August Voyages-SNCF, the online booking service of the SNCF, launched a series of six internet films which show how we welcomed and said goodbye to 6 customers. Each event, taking place at Paris' East station was specifically tailored for the person we surprised.

    The objective of the campaign is to underline "Further than you imagined" (Plus loin que vous ne l'imaginez), the claim of Voyages-SNCF, one of the most visited sites in France (800 thousand unique visitors per day) by going out of the ordinary for their customers. The campaign is launched simultaneously with new services on the website, aimed at simplifying the users' experience and improving their journey."

    The campaign, created by DDB Paris consist of 6 videos, hosted on the brand's Youtube channeland is supported by video banners, facebook activation, a takeover on the Voyage-SNCF.com website and an exclusive airing on TV.



    Source (clopy-pasted) - Adsoftheworld.com
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    Πέμπτη, 2 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

    Car Safety first

    Πολύ καλή awareness campaign από τους ... Νεοζηλανδους ...:O

    Με 3 καταπληκτικά βιντεάκια περνάνε τα μήνυμα τους σε διαφορετικά κοινά

    "if you want to buy a new car check the safety performance first"







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    The fight against racism gets personal

    The debate over building a new mosque close to the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Centre has divided Americans and initiated a new round of anti-Muslim racism and fear. 

    Now, a grassroots coalition of American Muslim groups launched a collaborative project, ”My Faith, My Voice”, in which everyday Muslims from all walks of life post videos on YouTube to let their countrymen know what they’re really all about. 

    The kick off video:





    Source
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    Παρασκευή, 27 Αυγούστου 2010

    How to suck at facebook (παλιό αλλά καλό)


    Which one are you? (really hope- NONE)

    via http://theoatmeal.com/comics/facebook_suck 

    Special thanx to Nefeli :)
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    Πέμπτη, 26 Αυγούστου 2010

    Google: Call phones from Gmail

    Call anywhere in the US and Canada for free and get low rates for other countries with this small plugin — right from within Gmail. 



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    Τετάρτη, 25 Αυγούστου 2010

    Words: Made by Everynone

    WORDS from Everynone on Vimeo.

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    Τρίτη, 24 Αυγούστου 2010

    MTV: If you drink don't drive ...stop imitating Diesel Campaign

    MTV:DON'T BE STUPID 


    Click HERE to see the Diesel Be stupid Campaign

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    Δευτέρα, 23 Αυγούστου 2010

    Social Media ROI: Socialnomics



    Socialnomics... Think about it.. (ps. Does anyone knows if those number have any valid grounds @ all?)


    Special Than to E ;X
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    Σάββατο, 21 Αυγούστου 2010

    History of the Internet

    MBA Online
    Via: MBA Online

    Special thanx to kkoolook (http://twitter.com/kkoolook) 
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    Παρασκευή, 20 Αυγούστου 2010

    Animator vs. Animation 2



    Special Thank to John Fetanis

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    Τρίτη, 17 Αυγούστου 2010

    Protect Your Child's Room From Violence

    Protect your child's room from violence.
    Media tips for parents: www.caritas.de


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    Πέμπτη, 5 Αυγούστου 2010

    LMAO Helmets





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    Give Trucks Room

    Tailgating Isn't Worth It. Give Trucks Room. It's The Law

    Really interesting outdoor 


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    The only witness won't talk...

    After a brief talk with John Fetanis i decided to dig out some old campaigns created for Amnesty International ... 

    The only witness won't talk. Women suffering from domestic violence need your help


    Advertising Agency: DDB Budapest, Hungary
    Creatives: Rodrigo Fernandes, László Hevesi, Guilherme Somensato, Giovanni Pintaúde, Marcell Patkai
    Photographer: Gábor Fiala
    Art-buyer: Judit Jancsó
    Account: André Musalf, Sánta Réka, Tóth Réka
    Released: October 2008


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    Mom was reading me a tale, till daddy came back...

    "Mom was reading me a tale, till daddy came back...
    Violence against women is violation of human right"
    Denounce


    Advertising Agency: Unitas/RNL, Santiago, Chile
    Executive Creative Director / Creative Director: Pancho González
    Art Director: Rodrigo Geisse
    Copywriter: Pancho González
    Photographer: Javiera Eyzaguirre
    Account manager: Alexis Sfeir


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    Δευτέρα, 2 Αυγούστου 2010

    Why you should never ask favors from a graphic designer

    Story goes...

    Shannon (the secretary) has lost her cat and has asked David (the graphic designer) to help with a lost poster. 

    This is their email correspondence...

    Read from top to bottom….

    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.15am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Poster

    Hi
    I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I
    was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be A4 and I
    will photocopy it and put it around my neighborhood this afternoon.


    This is the only photo of her I have she answers to the name Missy and is black and white and
    about 8 months old. missing on Harper street and my phone number.
    Thanks Shan.


    From:David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.26am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Poster

    Dear Shannon,
    That is shocking news.
    Although I have two clients expecting completed work this afternoon, I will, of course, drop
    everything and do whatever it takes to facilitate the speedy return of Missy.
    Regards, David.


    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.37am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Poster

    yeah ok thanks. I know you dont like cats but I am really worried about mine. I have to leave
    at 1pm today.


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.17am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    Dear Shannon,
    I never said I don't like cats. Attached poster as requested.

    Regards, David. 

    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.24am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    yeah thats not what I was looking for at all. it looks like a movie and how come the photo of
    Missy is so small?


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.28am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    Dear Shannon,
    It's a design thing. The cat is lost in the negative space.
    Regards, David.


    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.33am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    Thats just stupid. Can you do it properly please? I am extremely emotional over this and was
    up all night in tears. you seem to think it is funny. Can you make the photo bigger please and
    fix the text and do it in colour please. Thanks.


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.46am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    Dear Shannon,
    Having worked with designers for a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. I don't come downstairs and tell you how to send text messages, log onto Facebook and look out of the window. I have amended and attached the poster as per your instructions.
    Regards, David.



    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.59am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    This is worse than the other one. can you make it so it shows the whole photo of Missy and
    delete the stupid text that says missing missy off it? I just want it to say Lost.


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.14am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster



    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.21am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

    yeah can you do the poster or not? I just want a photo and the word lost and the telephone
    number and when and where she was lost and her name. Not like a movie poster or anything
    stupid. I have to leave early today. If it was your cat I would help you. Thanks.


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.32am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Awww

    Dear Shannon,
    I don't have a cat. I once agreed to look after a friend's cat for a week but after he dropped it
    off at my apartment and explained the concept of kitty litter. I have attached the amended
    version of your poster as per your detailed instructions.
    Regards, David.

     

    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.47am
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Awww

    Thats not my cat. where did you get that picture from? That cat is orange. I gave you a photo
    of my cat.


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.58am
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Awww

    I know, but that one is cute. As Missy has quite possibly met any one of several violent ends,
    it is possible you might get a better cat out of this. If anybody calls and says "I haven't seen
    your orange cat but I did find a black and white one with its hind legs run over by a car, do
    you want it?" you can politely decline and save yourself a costly veterinarian bill.
    Regards, David.


    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.07pm
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Awww

    Please just use the photo I gave you.

     
    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.22pm
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.34pm
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

    I didnt say there was a reward. I dont have $2000 dollars. What did you even put that there
    for? Apart from that it is perfect can you please remove the reward bit. Thanks Shan.


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.42pm
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww


    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.51pm
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

    Can you just please take the reward bit off altogether? I have to leave in ten minutes and I still
    have to make photocopies of it.


    From: David Thorne
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.56pm
    To: Shannon Walkley
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww


    From: Shannon Walkley
    Date: Monday 21 June 2010 1.03pm
    To: David Thorne
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

    Fine. That will have to do.


    Special Thanx to Vlassis for the e-mail ;)
    Special Thanx to the "wicked" mind out there creating this e-mail !! You rock dude !

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