Saturday, June 14, 2008

Review: Content is everything.

This is an excellent slideshow from Uwe Gutschow blog on the future of advertising. His main point is that marketing new content will replace classic advertising. My point is that this new content has to be created in the first place (and to be creative enough to catch the attention of consumers). To me the word "marketing" equals "technology" and marketing by itself doesn't create the content (at it's best it can creatively use new forms of distribution channels). So, I don't think that marketing will replace advertising (as a prime content creator), but maybe the word "advertising" will be replaced by "lovertising" (ideas that spread love)? :)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Idea: Instant Desktop File Previews

I don't consider myself an overly organised person and usually there is a lot of stuff scattered all over my desktop (usually for a quicker access later on). The problem is that current Windows XP operating system (I don't know about Vista though) doesn't give you much information when you roll a mouse over a particular file on your desktop. Here's an example as it is now:

So, wouldn't it be more convenient if it displayed an instant preview of the actual file? (similar to Snap Shots preview widget used in Wordpress). One could preview not only image files (jpeg, png, bmp, etc) but also all other possible formats like word docs, pdf, music files (audio preview), exel, etc.

Below are some examples of instant desktop previews of different file formats (click on image to enlarge):

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Idea: DoggyBag fashion brand

Realistic looking small pet dogs to carry around as fashion handbags.

Solar energy powered integrated speakers producing barking sounds will be offered as extras.

Currently in the design development phase.
For more information and orders please send your email to xgeronimo(dog)

click on the images to enlarge.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Idea: Good News vs Bad News (2)

Following my previous post, here's an idea for a news media channel that devides the news into two main categories - Bad News and Good News. Readers can decide what kind of news they want to read by clicking on the category buttons on the banner.

Below is an example for BBC:

Friday, June 06, 2008

S&A : Shared deliberations

my mate alex flew over from london for a weekend. here's our random joint test drive of :9