UPDATE: Dec 5 2012: I just received my current issue of Newsweek, which will be its last print issue. While there are starting to be more longer-form feature story sites online, none are likely to replace the in-depth news provided each week by Newsweek. While Time magazine continues, it won’t face the weekly competition to […]Read More Storytelling takes a body blow: The sale of Newsweek
Telling stories and communicating the heart of that story to a listener, reader or viewer has always been a fun creative challenge.Read More Visualizing Everything.
The title of this article is taken from a great post by Dominic Basulto on the bigthink blog. He writes about the need for our educational system to keep up with the changes in childhood development due to omnipresent digital devices. If babies can use iPads how will they remain engaged as students in elementary […]Read More My Baby’s First Text Message
The amazing campaign I wrote about earlier this week continues to inspire and expand. Jay-Z’s Twitter feed has a quarter million followers waiting for the latest clue update while his official Facebook page now has over 5 million fans, up a half million in the past three weeks, and gives up-to-the-minute updates on the Decode […]Read More Jay-Z & Bing update!
HBO, masters of televised storytelling, recently won an award for the outdoor component of its innovative “Imagine” marketing campaign created by BBDO New York and The Barbarian Group. Large cubes were built in urban locations in three cities. Each night they a became four-sided movie theater. The outdoor screens or the structure of telling the […]Read More HBO Re-Imagines Storytelling
The new Apple iPad. The high design, high-function, drool-inducing device that some say is the future of portable computing… is also an old-school video arcade game console? ThinkGeek, purveyor of cool gadgets for the geek-set, seemingly joined the retro-modern trend with its spot-on and ingenious iPad Arcade Cabinet. Sadly, for many, it turned out to be […]Read More More Retro-Modern: the iPad Video Arcade
The hybridization and cross-pollination of artistic expression, technology and social media has created some incredible works, products and marketing. Examples of amazing work like Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin’s “Listening Post” (one of my favorite installations of all time) and “Vectorial Elevation” by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer illustrate some of the range of possibility on the purely artistic […]Read More Technology, toast and Twitter
Technology comes and goes so fast. Still have any zip discs? I think that the short relationship we have with each generation of technology results in nostalgia for things that were more permanent that we had a relationship with. That had meaning for us. In film we have Bladerunner, Brazil, Sin City or 300 that […]Read More Retro-Modern: Linkin Park goes 8-Bit
World-wide agency OgilvyOne used crowd-sourcing, social media, social networking and media-independent storytelling to create a hugely successful campaign for Greek candy-maker Lacta Chocolates. The brand had long tied itself to love and romance but wanted to up the ante with a new campaign that directly involved consumers. Deciding to find a love story and turn […]Read More The love story we all made together into a movie!
In promoting its CS4 suite of design tools, Adobe has funded some wonderful artworks. This example, The Seed by Johnny Kelly and UK’s Nexus Productions, beautifully illustrates what happens when you combine software, technology, old-fashioned and traditional tools with some creative storytelling.Read More The Seed