Those Fabulous Confabs: Smart talk has never been such a valuable commodity. It’s spawned conferences like TED, Davos, and now a slew of upstart competitors. It has made the eighteen‑minute TED lecture a viral online phenomenon. But are we running out of things to say? (http://tiny.cc/se521) Is the Internet Just One Big Digital Book? It’s easy to forget that the world wide web as we know it today...
Google’s Bid to Be Everything to Everyone: A rumored audio device and new testing facilities hint at the search giant’s hardware ambitions. (http://tiny.cc/odt8m) LEGO Team with Moleskin to Create Hybrid Notebook: all part of their social media and digital rebranding efforts. (http://tiny.cc/felbw) The Mad Men Brand Set to Re-launch: does this ad add to the intrigue?...
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DDB Know More has found a few sites that could become new favs for you… Vintage Ad Browser Over 100,000 searchable vintage ads at your fingertips. (http://tiny.cc/prmr9) Period Paper Order prints and digital downloads of period and advertising art (http://tiny.cc/rq0hv) Fast Company Has Branched Out The magazine now has ‘microsites’ dealing with specific topics: ...
George Parker: tales from the heyday of the ad world.
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We Love to Share: DDB’s most recent Yellow Paper on timeless human behavior and how it plays out online. (http://tiny.cc/i1063) Name Your Price: Accenture examines how pricing is becoming far more customized. (http://tiny.cc/s5zwf) Statistically Social: want the latest stats on Social Media…look no further. (http://tiny.cc/25859) Best Retail Brands 2012: Interbrand’s ranking...
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HBR IdeaCast: Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration. Check out this interview with Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft, co-directors of the Environments Collaborative at the Stanford University and authors of Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration. (http://tiny.cc/279a2)
Tips & Trends
Gross National Happiness: a poll contradicts what we thought we knew about income and happiness. (http://www.economist.com/node/21548213) Readily Understandable: clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought, so check out The Economist’s writing Style Guide. (http://www.economist.com/styleguide/introduction) I Hear You: strong listening skills can make a critical difference in...
This month DDB Know More shares ten quotes on Shopping… “A bargain is something you can’t use at a price you can’t resist.” Franklin P. Jones “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” Bo Derek “I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.” Tammy Faye Bakker “People will buy...
Wine Not? These stunning new bottle designs are revolutionizing the wine business. (http://tiny.cc/tt4cd) Design’s Next Frontier: nudging consumers into making better life choices. (http://tiny.cc/ie5fa) How Do You Like Your Eggs? Faberge eggs get a modern makeover for the craziest Easter egg hunt ever. (http://tiny.cc/ohmol) Seinfood Posters: if you remember Seinfeld … you will...