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May 7, 2010
Sony launch major Facebook game The Agency
February 4, 2010
There's some really nice interaction going on here.
January 29, 2010
I'm a bad person
For 2 reasons, that I'm aware of today at least. Although it's possible to justify why 1 of these reasons is not actually that bad depending on your view of the world and humans in general..
Reason 1: I've not blogged, noted or uploaded anything to Bannerblog for a good few months (the last was here) luckily there's several noted geniuses running the site and moderately sharp (like a butterknife after a bong) people like tc here can get away with things, most of the time.
Reason 2: I'm posting about online gambling. Now, wether or not you see this particular example as bad karma or not depends on:
a) if you can agree with me that placing bets, wagers and playing game of chance has been with us since the dawn of time - think old fellas and 2up in the trenches or trying it on with swedish twins at the same time even though their sisters/brothers - that sort of thing
b) if you can also agree that when it's peer to peer, mano to mano, that it's better, far better than TABCORP or the Victorian Government taking the profits and making desal plants with it. I mean the Victorian Government here in AU alone takes something above 1.5 billion ($375 per person old-ish data) annually.
Therefore, betfair is something closer to ok perhaps? I'm cool with it.
Anyway they've launched this site as part of the 8million seconds of summer campaign. It's pretty neat how it works using a Marumushi Newsmap type approach to display using scale and colour, available pools and odds, updating every few seconds.
If you're a betting man/woman, it's a better option than the pokies.
(by M&C Saatchi Melbourne)
June 16, 2009
Liked this because of what it does - sure it's irreverent gloating, but maybe it'll give you an idea of where not to go to avoid the surging crowds of brits in Northern Summer (now by the sound of it yesterday as a rainy 24 in London UK).
Simple mash-up G Map, #ukhols included tweets plotting along with key words the likes of location and UK postcode. Why you'd give Vodafone your age and sex with that I'm not sure, maybe it's so they can market to you or something...
Liked it more because it's similar-ish to an idea I was proposing for Tourism Vic about 2 months ago. They didn't buy it of course - probably a little bold for our lovely conservative approach here to digital in Australia ;)
no, I'm not sore at all - but... if anyone wants my version (bold brands out there) just sing out - seriously.
May 15, 2009
Lame Awards 09 - Della
Remember when we wrote about the out-dated sexism of the mock Madison Cookware campaign? Well it seems like Dell failed to recognize the parody. They've just launched Della - a microsite targeted specifically to sell computers to women. Or at least, women from the 50s.
From a CNN report:
Sounds silly, just as silly as Della is. Netbooks and laptops are presented as fashion statements, and the site's "tech tips" includes a feature, "Seven Unexpected Ways a Netbook Can Change Your Life," which starts out by saying, "Once you get beyond how cute they are, you'll find that netbooks can do a lot more than check your e-mail."
Contrived and condescending much? Seems like some marketing research firms are the ones who are decades behind.