The Webbys 25 for 25

The Webbys 25 for 25

The 25th birthday of the Web is celebrated at The Webby Awards with 25 selected projects. From thought leaders to cyber art, this journey into the past paves the way to a future of a free and open web. We stand on the shoulder of giants, might as well review how we’ve come so far. […]

From good taste to good work

From good taste to good work

A visual interpretation of Ira Glass on storytelling. The video is inspiring, but the creative lessons on the original interview are so much more. This American Life  and Ira Glass are on my daily commute for the past few years, along with Freakonomics and Radio Lab. Just go ahead and subscribe to these podcasts, you’ll […]

Dove and the selfie made woman

Dove and the selfie made woman

Dove applies their “Real Beauty” filter to the selfie concept, inviting young girls and their mothers to publish their honest selfies at dovebeautyis.com and discuss it with #beautyis The new campaign is based on the 8 minute documentary Selfie where director  Cynthia Wade reveals “how we have the power to redefine what is beautiful in all of us”.

Curating Connected Devices

Curating Connected Devices

Wolfram joins the Internet Of Things party, bringing together connected devices and their Wolfram Language on a dedicated site.   Working with device manufacturers, the goal is to provide knowledge about connected devices, a sort of real world API meets the Wikipedia of connected devices. By using WDF (Wolfram Data Framework)  to connect to the devices and get […]

Cooking Brand Content

Cooking Brand Content

  It’s about time brands start to see themselves as publishers and “cook” their own meals. Or as Trevor Edwards once said, “We’re not in the business of keeping the media companies alive”.

Prize Loyalty

Prize Loyalty

I’ve yet to find a paper or research that shows how online contests or sweepstakes help a brand grow.  

Infographics as creative work

Infographics as creative work

R/GA shared today on Facebook  an infographic created by their Data Viz team for football (aka soccer) team New York Red Bulls.   There’s nothing really remarkable on the infographic (besides the team’s season performance), but i kept wondering how far has advertising evolved to considered infographics as standalone creative works. Data, big or not, is […]

Beyond paywalls: The NSA files decoded

Beyond paywalls: The NSA files decoded

The dust has yet to settle regarding the future of media companies. In the past few months i had several discussions regarding media business models with a few companies in Portugal, and everyone seems a bit lost, even if abroad  a few trends for the digital world are emerging. Time-shifting and big data editorial (and […]