newspapers and magazines ain’t dead yet…

Mag+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

This conceptual video is a corporate collaborative research project
initiated by Bonnier R&D into the experience of reading magazines on
handheld digital devices. It illustrates one possible vision for
digital magazines in the near future. The concept uses the power of digital media to create a rich and meaningful experience, while maintaining the relaxed and curated
features of printed magazines.

They went and did it.

Ikea changed its overall font. After 50 years of Futura, they've gone over to the dark side and have begun using Verdana. The typography fanboys and girls are most upset.

Bounty "Big spills"

What better way to demonstrate the superior absorbency of Bounty paper towels than with some big spills. And they are talking about some seriously big spills. On Seventh Avenue in New York, busy commuters are greeted by a six foot tall coffee cup knocked over and spilling onto the sidewalk - complete with steam and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. And in Los Angeles, weekend shoppers find a seven-foot long, 550 pound ice pop melting in the Third Street Promenade. Both these spills were accompanied by sampling and outdoor ads delivering the message, Bounty "Makes small work of BIG spills".

Terminix "Roach"

All it takes is a small crack for a cockroach to enter your home.

BC Adventure Survival Training "Business Card"

The first rule of wilderness survival is preparation. That's why BC Adventure wanted to make sure everyone who stepped through their door left at least a little more prepared for the wild. Made from organic beef jerky this laser etched card is good to eat for up to a year in case you find yourself stuck in a precarious situation.

IKEA "Home furnishing liner"

Persuade the Japanese consumers that home furnishing is a great and fun way to improve their life at home and succesfully launch IKEA's first store in Kansai region. They hi-jacked an entire train both inside and outside, furnished with IKEA extiles, demonstrating that a monotonous daily place can be transformed into a place full of inspiration, with just a piece of textiles. The train is a symbolic line connecting from the centre of Kobe-city to IKEA Portisland store, that represents “From the place to sleep To home to enjoy”. TV, newspapers, online and other media made the IKEA launch event/store opening a major story, creating extensive WOM. Opening day sales set the world record for all IKEA stores, with nearly 40,000 customers. Bronze Cannes Lions Outdoor Winner.

Road Safety "Bleeding Billboard"

Rain changes everything. Please drive to the Conditions.

IKEA "Staircase Drawer"

The objective of the communication was to highlight IKEA’s innovative ways to save space. The idea presents IKEA store’s main staircase as a chest of drawers with everything inside neatly organised, highlighting the efficient use of space in an impactful and larger-than-life manner. Bronze Cannes Lions Outdoor Winner.

Standard Bank "Home improvement envelope"

With a limited budget, Standard Bank requested a direct mail piece that would communicate the benefits of Access Bond to its current clients with existing home loans. Acces Bond gives clients access to the equity available in their bond. The money can then be tranferred into an Access Living card and used for a range of things, from home improvements to holidays. Using a simple envelope they conveyed the benefits of Access Bond to the recipient quickly and easily by using beuatiful illustration. As soon as the envelope is opened an additional room/level is added to the roof of house demonstrating the benefit of Access Bond in an immediate and visual way. Clients who received the mail were engeged and the unusual design on the envelope encouraged them to open the communication.

Lübbe & Co "Paper handkerchief book"

Bastei-Lübbe Verlag is the largest publisher of sappy romance novels in the German-speaking countries. One of its most prominent authors is best-selling American author Sasha Lord. Due to her enthralling romantic adventure novels, Sasha Lord has become one of the most successful international best-selling authors of her genre. “Across a Wild Sea”, yet another promising title from the Bastei-Lübbe publishing house, came out at the beginning of 2009. To promote the title, their customer wanted to have an extraordinary campaign that would do justice to the love story and significantly increase the number of pre-release orders. The number of people who read sentimental literature is very large – as is the number of titles competing for space on the market. In spite of this, Sasha Lord has over the course of the years written her way into readers’ hearts and defended her title as a best-selling author. Her readership and their expectations of her are enormous. So the most obvious thing to do was give readers what they want: emotions. With this promotional concept, they want to let the target audience know without a doubt that this title is best-selling author Sasha Lord’s most emotional work yet. The way that an excerpt of the material was presented was a good clue as to the tear-filled content of the novel: the first chapters of the tear-jerking book were printed as an exclusive preview on paper handkerchiefs. At first the weight and look of the excerpt makes it seem just like the real version of the book. Upon opening the hardcover however, the reader realises that a box of tissues is hidden inside the book. The pages of this box have the first chapter of the novel printed on them. This “pocket-handkerchief book” in a tissue box was sent to 200 publisher’s dealers and about 300 loyal readers. The response of regular readers addressed before publication was gigantic. 70% ordered the book directly from the publisher even before the official sales launch. The eye-catching advertising campaign caused sales to reach the level forecast for the whole month of January in just the first week! Bronze Cannes Lions Direct Winner.