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    Protein Fight Club: Milk Battles for Breakfast Supremacy

    — 4 months ago

    Milk vs Omelet

    — 4 months ago

    Milk vs Everything Bagel

    — 4 months ago
    #proteinfightclub 
    Protein Fight Club was created to drive awareness of Milk’s protein and incite behavior change to spur consumption of Milk at breakfast.
Elevating the protein in Milk as a competitive advantage over OJ and other breakfast items, we shout the new news that Milk has high-quality protein, challenge the ‘only for kids’ assumption, show Milk behaving in a new way - from passive caregiver to active hero - to broaden Milk’s appeal at breakfast and move Milk to center stage.

    Protein Fight Club was created to drive awareness of Milk’s protein and incite behavior change to spur consumption of Milk at breakfast.

    Elevating the protein in Milk as a competitive advantage over OJ and other breakfast items, we shout the new news that Milk has high-quality protein, challenge the ‘only for kids’ assumption, show Milk behaving in a new way - from passive caregiver to active hero - to broaden Milk’s appeal at breakfast and move Milk to center stage.

    — 4 months ago
    Infographic designed to tell the story of Wild Equity Institute’s environmental campaign to restore Sharp Park golf course in Pacifica, CA. Orchestrated efforts online, on the ground, and at City Hall, saw the Wild Equity Institute succeed against great odds. Over 70 different media outlets recognized our efforts this year; Audubon and Toyota awarded us one of five prestigious TogetherGreen environmental fellowships in California; and the Sierra Club’s Arthur Feinstein observed that turnout for the Restore Sharp Park campaign was “one of the largest the environmental community has ever generated in San Francisco.”

    Infographic designed to tell the story of Wild Equity Institute’s environmental campaign to restore Sharp Park golf course in Pacifica, CA. Orchestrated efforts online, on the ground, and at City Hall, saw the Wild Equity Institute succeed against great odds. Over 70 different media outlets recognized our efforts this year; Audubon and Toyota awarded us one of five prestigious TogetherGreen environmental fellowships in California; and the Sierra Club’s Arthur Feinstein observed that turnout for the Restore Sharp Park campaign was “one of the largest the environmental community has ever generated in San Francisco.”

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #infographic  #environment  #design  #animals  #activism  #politics  #drawing  #education  #news  #nature  #conservation 

    Optimize video effectiveness through contextual relevance

    — 3 years ago
    #content strategy  #social media  #video  #mobile  #brand strategy  #communications planning 
    cultivating a strategic perspective… consider the evolution of mobile devices from the original mobile phone to what it is ultimately becoming - a digital extension of ourselves. more, it’s a device that enables us to transcend time and converge real & virtual space for user specified experiences of contextual relevance.

    cultivating a strategic perspective… consider the evolution of mobile devices from the original mobile phone to what it is ultimately becoming - a digital extension of ourselves. more, it’s a device that enables us to transcend time and converge real & virtual space for user specified experiences of contextual relevance.

    — 3 years ago with 1 note
    #android  #ipad  #mobile  #mobilemarketing  #smartphones  #strategy  #locationbasedservices  #omma  #iab  #mobile marketplace 
    seeking the unexpected

    In our increasingly targeted and calculated world, where our every move is recorded, analyzed and placed into an algorithm, some might find life a bit predictable at times. Naturally, people are deliberately seeking out unexpected experiences and new services are surfacing to accommodate. 

    Here are some interesting ways people break for the joys found in the pursuit of serendipity:

    • Chatroulette allows for randomly anonymous audio/video and text chats. Unlike our social networks, it’s a highly unpredictable, self-induced chance encounter where we can assume any role we wish. Hello, stranger.
    • Mystery Google will surprise you with someone else’s search results and has several easter eggs of the unexpected. Better, it offers an opportunity to learn something completely new and possibly outside your comfort zone. What you discover depends on how often you play and how clever your search term. Feeling Lucky?
    • MISSION:Missions is a social networking game where you complete and post mystery missions for others. By taking on a mission you’re inviting unpredictable circumstances; posting missions invites you in on the fun to surprise strangers or deliver unexpected pleasures to friends.
    • Ogori cafe, inside the Urban Design Center Kashiwa-no-ha of Kashiwa Japan, serves up surprises as patrons get what the person before them ordered, and the next person gets what they ordered, much like Mystery Google. To encourage interaction they include a card that ‘identifies’ the person who treated you, in case you’d like a word with that cheapskate. 

    There’s even support that these activities are more favorable to our biological design. In fact, neuroscience research has shown that brain activity is increased when exposed to the unexpected. When your brain encounters some surprising stimuli, it increases processing, becoming more focused, aware, and engaged. (Note this form of stimulation differs from the mental bombardment within chaotic environments discussed in a colleague’s post).

    One study found that, in comparison to expected pleasures, we react more strongly to unexpected pleasures and even find them more rewarding.

    Interestingly enough, we’re not the only ones that function this way. Neurologists have found this reaction of the human brain to be mirrored in economic theory; efficient markets respond to unexpected events and expected events have no effect.

    Online and offline, many experiences are built for consistency as opposed to being designed to exploit our natural desire for the unpredictable. As planners of ecosystems, interactions, and experiences we should remember that we are all curious creatures and should aim to develop frameworks that allow audiences to engage in the unexpected. 

    So if life is a set up, upset the setup. Deviate. Incorporate the unexpected. Dare clients to surprise their fans. They’re asking for it.

    — 4 years ago with 4 notes
    #digital  #trends  #chatroulette  #mystery google  #neuroscience  #mission missions  #ogori cafe  #unexpected  #serendipity 
    THE FUTURE OF ADVERTISING

    ambitious title. but with all the focus on social media people can’t help make or request a prediction.  prior to closing  his presentation at GS&P, Mark Earls asked us to consider the HERD and perhaps what’s more interesting is the adoption by the influentials and not the act of influencers. to consider the herd in social media. i drop the latter to focus on the former. people coming together, in a single act or established partnership, to socialize.

    consider we’re inherently social creatures seeking each other out; the web as social media since the beginning—AOL instant messenger, web forums, blogs and, more recently, online creative contests & collaborative projects. see NIKE+ whose building community around the tool—members track stats to compete w personal bests and each other; to take it further they’ve announced The Human Race 10K. to become part of communities, consider corporate chains catering to the consumer movement to “buy local.” not to worry, the fakes will be exposed. communities operate by word-of-mouth.

    but back to the Future, to destine the future of our industry + art form to a singular existence would be, at the very least, restricting. now i say, A FUTURE of ADVERTISING is in building communities. real communities. where no one is in control.

    waaait. community building must include relevant and authentic ideas/ communications/products/services. perhaps we should leverage the lessons of Mission Street Foods. designing new communities requires significant Quant behavior & network analysis. research strategists anyone?

    — 5 years ago
    #ADVERTISING  #Account Planning  #ERIC MIXON  #Future of advertising  #HERD  #MARK EARLS  #STRATEGY  #people