Category Archives: Advertising

How the future of electronic communications looked like in 1982: Compuserve’s “Welcome to someday”

$5 per hour: that’s how much it cost in 1982 to get on the ‘Net. Well, actually, not Internet: just Compuserve, with its e-mail services. As Wikipedia reports: The original CompuServe Information Service, later rebranded as CompuServe Classic, was shut … Continue reading

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10 digital marketing key data about 2013 that will be useful in 2014

From SmartInsights come 10 statistics that show key trends in digital marketing, 10 key questions, 10 quick answers and some more to think about. Here’s my pick of three. Which social networks should we focus on? Which social networks encourage … Continue reading

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The Tablet Newspaper as seen in 1994

Knight Ridder (back then a media behemoth) produced a video that, back in 1994, depicts a tablet delivering news… We may still use computers to create information but we’ll use the tablet to interact with information. It’s an interesting piece … Continue reading

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Concept commercial: how Apple though 1997 would be as seen from 1987…

This is actually computing archaeology… Here comes a concept commercial (never aired, AFAIK) from Apple with a very curious forecasting of 10 years from… 1987. This is how John Sculley (along with all the guys running Apple those days) imagined … Continue reading

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An Apple or Samsung commercial? No, even better: Somersby Cider (yes, made with apples)!

This commercial is so brilliant! We all know how people (us) queue up outside stores whenever Apple releases a new product. It’s amazing how much this event has become ritual: door opening, store people welcoming customers, people getting crazy around … Continue reading

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Foursquare meets business users with ‘Foursquare for Business’ App

News from the check-in king: Foursquare For Business, an iOS app designed to let business owners manage specials and view analytics. Foursquare for Business, introduced on Tuesday, promises to let businesses attract customers by posting “beautiful photo updates, view recent … Continue reading

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Xmas 2012 version of a Reindeer Race? Social with Facebook, ‘real’ with Arduino!

Australian-based agency VML created this XMas-themed race with some technical and social cool elements! Reindeer Race allows you to race your… reindeer (four available) and race against other people or some bots (according to who’s online). The cool fact is … Continue reading

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The future of shopping and online retailers – according to Newsweek

Newsweek’s current issue features a nice story by Megan McCardle about shopping, selling and the future of retailers – online too. The article deals with Amazon, Best Buy and a lot more. Sales were $12.1 billion in the third quarter … Continue reading

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Coke Zero and 007 Skyfall challenge train passengers with “Unlock the 007 in You” [Street marketing]

Coke Zero challenged unsuspecting train passengers to unlock the 007 in them for their chance to win exclusive tickets for the new James Bond movie SKYFALL. However, the exclusive tickets weren’t free. People had to go the extra mile and … Continue reading

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Newsweek: after 80 years says farewell to paper – will be online only

Sign of the times – as they say. Newsweek, after 80 years, will cease publishing on paper and will survive in the online version only. According to Bloomberg, Tina Brown, current editor-in-chief, has tried almost everything to keep it alive: … Continue reading

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