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Laughter Spot : The one about the lantern

by Will Corry on September 30, 2014

In the back woods of a rural Kansas town, Mrs. Brown went into labour in the middle of the night, and the doctor was called out to assist in the delivery…

To keep the nervous father-to-be busy, the doctor handed him a lantern and said, “Here, you hold this high so I can see what I’m doing.” Soon, a baby boy was brought into the world.

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‘iTab’ interactive tablets with the ‘Smartzer’ video-tagging software

by Will Corry on September 30, 2014

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Who is the hot South African dancing girl in The Gap ‘Dress Normal’ “Golf” commercial?

by Will Corry on September 30, 2014

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Laughter Spot : The one about the vampire bat

by Will Corry on September 30, 2014

A vampire bat came flapping in from the night covered in fresh blood and established himself on the roof of the cave to get some sleep.

Pretty soon all the other bats smelled the blood and began nagging at him to say where he got it. He told them to shut up and let him go to sleep but they persisted, until finally he gave in. [more…]

Service Graphics collaborates with Yoni Alter to drive East London dotty

by Assistant Editor on September 29, 2014

St Ives Group-owned large format print specialist Service Graphics has combined with artist Yoni Alter to display a unique work of art that plays with the perceptions of passers-by.

The 25 metre-long piece will appear at the Boxpark site in the heart of London's Shoreditch community, displayed in the manner of a 'magic eye' puzzle. The banner, stretched above 10 shops in Bethnal Green Road, comprises colourful dots which turns into popular nostalgic figures when viewed from a distance.

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Who is the hot ad girl in the Amazon Fire Phone commercial?

by Will Corry on September 29, 2014

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Chat apps threaten to siphon ad dollars from social media giants / Chat apps “demand attention”

by Will Corry on September 29, 2014

With 21 million people following her on Facebook and 18 million on Twitter, pop singer Ariana Grande can’t personally chat with each of her loves, as she affectionately calls her fans.

So she and many other stars are spreading their messages through new-style social networks, via mobile apps that are more associated with private, intimate conversation, hoping that marketing in a cozier digital setting adds a breath of warmth and a dash of personality.

It’s the Internet’s equivalent of mailing postcards rather than plastering a billboard. [more…]

Calendar girls who love a man in uniform

by Will Corry on September 29, 2014

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Matching London startups to office space / Spacious

by Will Corry on September 29, 2014

New for start ups : Spacious, the London property tech startup founded by Entrepreneur First alumni Tushar Agarwal and Tom Watson, together with ex-advisor to the British Prime Minister Rohan Silva, has closed £500,000 in seed funding.

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Fashion advertising video / A short story of love, self and all that is precious / Paspaley

by Will Corry on September 29, 2014

The Australian office of the Special Group has produced a campaign for luxury pearl brand Paspaley as the jeweller looks to draw in a younger, more fashion conscious market.

The campaign brings together Australian author Anna Funder, actress Teresa Palmer and fashion photographer Derek Henderson for the launch of Paspaley’s new Touchstone collection The multi-channel campaign takes the form of a short story of “desire, need, love and all that is precious”, with Palmer playing the lead role over multiple press, outdoor and digital executions.

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