Happy Holiday’s Ya’ll

To all our sweet readers, we hope that you have a wicked Holiday and enjoy the time off work. It’s been a great year for us here at Adjoke – hundreds of posts, a ton of comments and suggestions and a growing base of readers who are always helpful in offering ideas for future posts. … Continue reading

My Favorite Reads of 2008 [Another List]

In 2008, I made a resolution to read more. A lot more. 12 months, 30 novels and about 1,000 articles later, I feel more up to speed and interested (in everything) than I have before. Here is a short list of my favorites (warning: some are pretty random): 10. Click by Bill Tancer – interested … Continue reading

The Only Conference You Should go to in 2009

We all want (need) to learn more. About anything – especially why people buy, how brands influence them and – most importantly – how we can help our clients in the upcoming year. But how do we have any time to learn extra? We spend all of it shipping ads, meeting delivery dates, pleading with … Continue reading

Contagious Best of 2008

There are a lot of lists out there right now. Some good, some bad and others that you can pretty much ignore. Here’s one I wouldn’t. Contagious Magazine has put together a great deck on the “Best of” work of 2008. The deck showcases the best technology, campaigns, websites, innovations and people of the year. … Continue reading

Mini Cooper AR Ad. Best Print Ad of 2008.

This is the coolest print ad of 2008. If you disagree I will fight you. MINI has used augmented reality (AR) technology to create a truly interactive media piece out of a 2-dimensional magazine ad. Using AR tracking technology, as you hold the ad up to your computer’s webcam, you’ll see a 3-D model of … Continue reading

Facebook Connect: Implications

Found a great presentation from Razorfish about the future of portable social graphs and the data use implications for brand sites. Facebook Connect is starting to become more common across sites in the web and I think that the applications of it could be fascinating. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the presentation … Continue reading

Fear causes conservative thinking

An interesting presentation about inspiring play, to inspire ideas. Does your company inspire play? If so how? Does it help with idea creation? Or do you find your ideas become the best when you hide away from each other and return with your thoughts?

Digital is the aim

From the London Telegraph… It is the aim of Publicis to make 25pc of revenue from online advertising by 2010. The group has also been working secretly with Google on advertising strategy, with a an update due in January. “It has to do with better targeted advertising, making it more sophisticated,” he says. “We will … Continue reading

AKQA Happy Holiday’s

Some agencies spend a lot of time creating Holiday greetings that can’t be ignored. What I like about this one is that it’s a simple video, cool idea and great execution. Found on Adverblog, I’m sure this is going to be one of many Agency Holiday “ideas” over the next couple of weeks. Why would … Continue reading

Time Magazines favourite TV ads of 2008

#1 I forgot that I wanted to post this spot. Recently voted Time Magazines favourite TV ad of 2008. Well done Publicis Seattle. #2 FedEx – Horror #3 Nike – Fate #4 Microsoft – Im a PC #5 AT&T – Scorsese #6 Old Spice – TV Doctor #7 Visa – Dead last #8 Obama – … Continue reading