Sunday, September 26, 2010

Effective press ad for autism



They say a press ad should stop you in your tracks. Interrupt your reading. This worked for me.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

What your facebook photo says about you?


How do you choose your profile photo for facebook? Most of us do not just throw up the first photo we have. Research by Nina Jones provides some interesting results.

For example, her research found that folk under age 30 are twice as likely to have a profile picture showing them at a party, while those over 30 and those in a couple were far more likely to have a child's photo as their profile picture.

Would it surprise you to know that more men than women retouch their photos?

The BBC article is here. Thanks Alan for forwarding on.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Design matters



Thought this was pretty sharp. Apart from the obvious ones (Apple, Google), not sure how many brands really get into design as a way to differentiate. This had me thinking about Tropicana's 20% drop in sales after changing its packaging.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ikea cats ad



We were just talking the other day about how all ads are hanging off 'happiness'. And perhaps the push for happiness is a bit over done at times. But...I do like this. I look up each time it is on.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Which companies are most social?

Found an interesting link showing which companies have the most social employees. They use social network profiles to figure it out. Microsoft lead the way.

(Funny when you consider there was a time where spending all your time on a computer was considered 'anti-social'.)