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Day of Deadlines

26 Feb

There’s so much going on here today – sites launching, SOWs due, coffee to drink, people to harass, that I’m not sure where to start. I’m always fascinated by other interactive agencies’ sites. Ours is so boring and corporate I want to throw up every time I see it. But this one for Deadline Advertising is so very nice – love the way they incorporated video. I can see why they have an impressive list of film/tv studios on their client list. Take a look.

Deadline
(via The FWA)

I’m Below Average

22 Feb

Like this site for the Swedish Armed Forces officer recruitment. Not sure who did the creative. It’s deceptively simple, but you can tell a lot went into the dev. Some v. nice papervision in there. And the sound design is fabulous – make sure you wear headphones or you’ll wonder what the hell I’m talking about. I took the test and the guy at the end said I’m below average. I’ll never be an officer in the Swedish Armed Forces. Dammit all to hell.

Swedish

Officially Really F@&*ing Busy

11 Feb

I’m under water. Be back soon. I promise. Meanwhile, in the spirit of that mean and hateful pseudo-holiday, Valentine’s Day, here’s Virgin Mobile’s latest microsite, Let’s Have TXT. Creative by McKinney. I haven’t had text in months. My Blackberry is feeling a little blue.

Let’s Have TXT
(via Adrants)

I Just Want To Take A Nap

10 Feb

Is that too much to ask? Why do I have to go watch the stupid ass Pro Bowl? Like anyone really cares about that game. I might as well start drinking now to preempt any boredom which I might suffer.

You’ve all probably seen the new IKEA bedroom commercials, but check out the microsite. Just as good as their kitchen one. Fabulous video work, beautiful editing, nice sound design. Can only assume this was done by the same shops: Forsman & Bodenfors/Camp David/Kokokaka, but not quite sure.

IKEA Bedroom

There Are Other Agencies Out There

4 Feb

Seems I’m always writing about Glue. I’m in love with them. This interactive banner for the Mini Clubman, entitled Turn, seems simplistic at first glance, but it ends so very nicely.

Clubman

Interviewing Gone Wrong

4 Feb

I just interviewed a guy for a project manager position. Asked him a couple of the traditional interview questions along with some interactive knowledge ones. The traditional ones tripped him up.

Me: Tell me some of your strengths.
Candidate: I’m a great project manager and a marketing visionary. I see trends on the horizon and invariably they happen a year or two later. I have a knack for predicting the future of advertising and marketing.
Me: Really. Have you ever thought of opening your own consulting agency…cough…fortune telling business…cough? Starting a site called iseetrends.com?
Candidate: I thought of that already, but I think it would be more trouble than it’s worth.
Me: So what are some of your weaknesses?
Candidate: …………….hmmm…….I can’t think of any.
Me: You don’t have anything on which you want to improve?
Candidate: Not any that come to mind.
Me: Well, it was nice to meet you.

Send Me Some Lovin’

24 Jan

I can’t be bothered to find anything new and interesting in the interactive world today. Someone send me something. Still recovering from world’s worst hangover.

Bottoms Up