Shop Talk

The latest ‘new’ MySpace

Quick one from me this morning. I’m a couple of days late on this as I believe it was released on Tuesday, but above is the teaser video for My Space, who it seems have once more dusted themselves off and tried to go again following their continued demise at the hands of other newer social networking sites. It’s only a teaser, but this latest incarnation actually appears to be getting some extremely positive reviews. Here’s what MySpace have to...

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Paul Ferry

Tell Me A Story

Morning Team, hope you are all well. I came across a brilliant company,(@cognitive_media) yesterday who pride themselves in storytelling, drawing and animation, helping people to understand sometimes difficult content or subject matters. Have a look at two of the examples below which I think are ace. Just some food for thought. Have a great weekend.

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Mike Duffy

#socialgames

What a two weeks it has been. As some of you may have seen on my Facebook wall Sunday night, admittedly after a glass or two, my emotions ran away with me and I described the games as “amazing, emotional and simply wonderful”. But looking back at that statement and the hangover that seemed to be lingering in the air this week I think I got it pretty bang on! And my status at 12:47 Monday morning was clearly...

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Mike Duffy

Are you engaged?

“Engaging an audience” is one of the most used phrases of 2012. Whichever way you dress it up, simple ads or websites no longer seem to be enough, companies are striving  to gain more Facebook “Likes”, have more followers on Twitter and be the subject of the “have you seen……” conversation beside the water cooler in the office. British Airways are a London 2012 partner and are an excellent example of a company taking an ad campaign to the...

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Mike Duffy

The best albums of 2012…so far

Music plays a vital role in a design studio. Ask any designer and they’ll tell you how important it is to have a selection of studio friendly beats at the ready. Hense why I’m a big fan of articles like this. The BBC have asked a group of its own DJs and reviewers, plus a handful of others across the industry to name their favourite albums of the year so far. Whilst you may have listened to or exhausted some, there...

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James Wood

Connecting People With Colour

                Now I know Coldplay may not be everyones cup of tea so I won’t be offended if you stop reading right here and move on to one of the other fantastic STL posts but….. while Coldplay are on a world tour at present, called the Mylo Xyloto tour I think they may have stumbled upon something quite unique for the live music scene, and made one Coldplay fan extremely rich! When...

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Mike Duffy

Change your tune

Over here in TED@MediaCom we’ve had a little unrest recently. Our department almost doubled in size in around 12 months and with expansion came bureaucracy. Seeing as we’re ‘The Entertainment Division’, with music, film and gaming clients, it’s unsurprising we’ve got real passions in those areas  - music probably being the most prevelant. We used to have speakers. We used to have collaborative Spotify playlists. We used to always play Lionel Richie – All Night Long’ at 5pm on a Friday. But...

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Clare Deloford

Rose Blake – Playlist/Painting

Selecting the right musical ambiance is as natural a part of procrastination as anything I can imagine. So let’s stop this now, with Rose Blake. First she compiles the playlist, then, feeling truly empowered, she makes a piece of work. Takes it’s photograph next to a nice pot-plant, then posts the results to her website. Each painting is for sale (for not very much) and even if you don’t buy, you can enjoy the paintings, the sweet narrative, and the music...

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Danny Sturgess