Beck is Back

August 10th, 2012 | Posted in: marketing, music

I’m a big fan of Beck’s music and love original marketing concepts. And I just fell in love with Beck forever.

The man known for his dreamy music has just released his new album. That on its own is good news, but this time the album is nothing more than sheet music. Yes, sheet music.

Beck hasnt released the tracks himself, but the sheet music is available to fans and they are encouraged to record the tracks themselves. How brilliant is this? There will be tons of different variations of the tracks, most will be crappy but there will be gems.

And of course everyone will be curious to hear Beck’s versions of the tracks. And where can you hear those? Yes, concerts. Boom. Check this out Lars Ulrich: The answer to piracy complaints.

Simply brilliant. Get the sheets here and start composing. Looking forward to your versions!

Via Forbes.

What motivates us?

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in: marketing, misc.

Take 10 minutes and check out this really interesting, and well drawn video on motivates people. Three guesses, and it is not money.

Hermes 2.0 – The Winners

August 18th, 2010 | Posted in: fashion, marketing

Hermes Modern Leisure Heidi Mueller

Quite some time ago I posted on a contest by Hermes and Designboom. As you may or may not remember, the French luxury fashion giant was going to crowdsource new designs for ties through the community of Designboom. The winning design is called ‘Modern Leisure’ and was designed by Heidi Mueller. This will actually be produced. Pretty cool to have a Hermes tie design in your portfolio. Here’s some other prize winners:

Check out all the designs here.

Pay With A Tweet

June 16th, 2010 | Posted in: marketing, technology

In the digital era we live in, promoting your work is sometimes more important than paying for the product itself. Therefore the guys at Innovative Thunder have created ‘Pay With A Tweet‘. The concept is simple: You can download the product (i.e. books, music, movies etc.) for free after you tweet about it. Simple and effective. Just as we like it.

Now lets hope it is a good book.

Through Bright.

Social Media Revolution: Part II

May 12th, 2010 | Posted in: marketing

Slightly refreshed version of the movie-manifest for social media I posted earlier. Whats new: New facts, updated facts,  a bit on recruiters and social media and a picture of Don Draper. Enjoy!

The End of Publishing…

March 18th, 2010 | Posted in: books, marketing

Here’s an example of smart writing… Be sure to watch it past halfway!

This movie was created by Dorling Kindersley Books for an internal sales conference, but was spread because of it’s genius. It makes me wonder though what the vision of DK actually is. Do they still believe in print and do they just see new technology as a means of promotion or have they realized that the game has changed radically? That they are in the publishing industry and that the media consumption has radically changed and they themselves also need to change in order to survive?

The State of The Internet

March 16th, 2010 | Posted in: marketing

Here are some more facts and figures about the internet. For inspiration or as ammo to convince that dinosaur manager of yours that still prefers TV ads and print campaigns.

This movie was made by interactive agency Jess3.

Need more ammo? Check here, and here.

Square

February 17th, 2010 | Posted in: marketing

Turning your iPhone (or other mobile device) into a credit card terminal. Some things are so incredibly simple, but so incredibly smart. Square, which I posted about earlier, is a beautiful example of marketing how it should be; finding an untapped market and making an easily accessible product to serve it. Now the idea has moved on from concept to the real deal, as the movie below explains:

I am sure the technology behind it is incredibly complex, but it seems to be such an easy product to use. Looking forward to getting my hands on one these and test it.

Social Media: Future or Fad?

February 15th, 2010 | Posted in: marketing

As you all know I am convinced of the social media revolution, and that it will be an important influence in our near future. Currently a lot of discussion is rising on the topic whether or not social media is a fad, a hype, a bubble waiting to burst. Just check the movie below, and let me know what you think.

What do you think?

Polaroid Ressurection Continued

January 20th, 2010 | Posted in: marketing, photography

As  I wrote last year, Polaroid is making a comeback. The great instant camera which I becoming a larger cult item with every digital camera sold will soon be available again. The Pic-1000 will be available in two version: A plastic metal look alike, and my favorite, the wooden edition pictured above.

It has been updated with a flash, timer and red-eye filter and thanks to the people who kept open the production facilities there are going to be plenty of films available. Even the price is friendly, estimated around $100,-.