Category Archives: Viral

Ads that show the beauty of the African spirit

Often adverts featuring Africa portrait the continent in strife and in need of donations. The truth is harsh and for many parts, the pain and suffering belies belief. But Africa is not the sick cousin which we must look down upon, it’s spirit must be cherished, it’s embrace is to behold and it’s warmth radiate across the globe to keep us warm in these cold dark months.

Although this post is of two adverts, I’m just delighted to see two brands who have understood the passion for life that fills the continent.

So sit back, watch, smile, rejoice in the effortless cool and let your chin quiver. Continue reading Ads that show the beauty of the African spirit

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Va Va Voom – The Modern Sex Sells Experiment

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Va Va Voom! is as sexy as they come in the world of advertising catchphrases. Ever since it was first spoken by the charismatic French goal machine Monsieur Thierry Henry for Renault it has been an advertiser’s dream come true.

Its back, it’s sexy and it knows it but this time its providing us an insight into who finds sex more interesting… Men or Women. Continue reading Va Va Voom – The Modern Sex Sells Experiment

Shutterstock’s 2013 Image Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

Shuterstock have produced their annual Image trends infographic. Interesting highlights the growth in 3D imagery and also the importance of events on national trends. The UK’s main inspiration seems to have been influenced by a couple of big events in 2012… can’t imagine what they were. Nope. Not a clue. Continue reading Shutterstock’s 2013 Image Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

David Cameron’s Speech on Europe [INFOGRAPHIC]

David Cameron has sparked a massive debate on Britain’s involvement in the European Union. With a promise to hold an “In / Out” referendum before 2017 (if re-elected), Cicero have analysed his speech and compiled an excellent infographic which covers the history of Britain’s involvement in Europe and some of the reaction to his speech. My personal favorite quote comes from the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius who said “Listen, if Britain decides to leave Europe, we will roll out the red carpet for you.” Continue reading David Cameron’s Speech on Europe [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Growing Impact of Social Media

We all know that Social Media is impacting our lives, but how much time are we dedicating to it? This great infographic (from http://visual.ly/growing-impact-social-media) also shows how internet TV and online offerings are changing our daily habits. Continue reading The Growing Impact of Social Media

The power hungry internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

The internet is growing in accessibility and using more and more resources. The following infographic is a great indicator of how much energy it is all ready consuming. Currently there are 2.4Billion internet users who are using 1.5% of global electricity. The interesting thing is what does the future hold as devices become more accessible and power hungry?

Continue reading The power hungry internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Great Britain was formed – [INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you ever wondered how England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland came together? How the United Kingdom is shaped or why the Union Jack looks like it does? I’ve come across a great infographic (from http://sa-la.jp/2012/difference-between-the-uk-gb-and-england) which will quell your curiosity for now.  Continue reading How Great Britain was formed – [INFOGRAPHIC]