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Top 5 Seasonal Greetings

This is a great time of year to get creative when it comes to wishing your nearest and dearest some festive cheer and creative agencies and individuals often also use it a chance to show off their talents or simply to have a bit of fun all in the name of Christmas self-promotion.

We’ve picked a few of our faves below:

  1. Advertising with Bells On (Fold 7)
    A great little mockumentary where staff of an ad agency give their views on the ‘greatest creative director of all time’.
  2. Classic Christmas Quiz (Classic Studios)
    Everyone loves a quiz around Christmas time don’t they? We’ve done our best to keep it short, sweet and reasonably topical… 
  3. Adland Santa (Pirata)
    Slightly faffy with the iPhone app being required to register but a clever way of bringing the agency community together. 
  4. How many ways can you give away a fiver? (Inferno)
    'Good Will' finds ingenious ways to give away five pounds – a passive but entertaining experience with a nice charity call to action at the end.
  5. Deck the screens (Deeplocal)
    We struggled to find a 5th but this just looked like pure, simple fun that could quite easily plug a few gaps in-between doing not very much at this time of year. 

If you’ve got any other suggestions to add to this list please do let us know.

Have a great Christmas!

We haven’t ‘Liked’ something for a while but this just looks too cute to ignore. Thanks to the Creative Review Blog for the tip off.

My highlights of the London Design Festival 2011 (well, what I managed to see of it anyway!).

If you’re looking for edited highlights of the London Design Festival then Timeout might have the answer.

Time to take M-Commerce a lot more seriously

Everyone’s favourite topic at the Key Trends seminar at last months’ Online Marketing Show was of course mobile.

Fairly obvious but then again trends should be fairly obvious in order for them to become trends I suppose.

The main point about this particular trend seemed to be that there is still huge untapped potential with mobile and that even though millions are being made in app sales; most businesses still aren’t fully exploiting the benefits of the platform.

Some interesting points were made about penetration and demographics of mobile users – iPhones apparently have an older, predominantly male user base where as android which has a far greater share of the market has a younger user base with greater equality between male and female users.

M-Commerce is big and going to get much bigger and is changing user behaviour – an example cited was that of a shopper who will browse the shelves of shop whilst simultaneously comparing the cost of a particular product across several sellers on their phone.

The idea of a physical shop becoming a showroom for users to look at, touch, feel, try a particular product with the purchase taking place elsewhere via the cheapest online vendor is a powerful one and something which I can certainly see becoming more and more prevalent as smartphones become commonplace.

Lovely illustration with one eye on commercial viability - great work from Vic Lee (as seen in the Creative Review Illustration Annual).

Lovely illustration with one eye on commercial viability - great work from Vic Lee (as seen in the Creative Review Illustration Annual).

Relationship advice from the streets of Shoreditch - ‘Lets Adore And Endure Each Other’

Relationship advice from the streets of Shoreditch - ‘Lets Adore And Endure Each Other’