Can you spare some of your online influence?
Y’ulz, this is a srs post. Sometimes I feel, when am driving my Bugatti thru the streets of ‘the most beautiful city in the world’ (Gardens), that there are beggars ‘fucking everywhere’. Think I am kind of over winding down my window BEFORE they approach 2 tell them 2 ‘lean on some other car like that Polo’. FFS y’ulle.
You'd better wash that stump b4 u click on my profile
And as if having to ‘decline stealing from myself 2 give 2 the poor’ on a daily basis is not painful enough, some beggar walked up to my window on facebook 2day (via an internal fbook email) and begged for me to ‘just go to this page and scroll down to the photo of the yam and like it, but don’t open the photo and like the photo, just like the link or it wont count as a vote, so I can win a free yamboat’.
Y’ulle can imagine my reply.
No, y’ulle actually can’t because I used a word I made up.
“Fangbags! Did u rly just send me this??????? H8 u.”
Srsly. Are there beggars ‘fucking everywhere’? Gonna write my next pro-bono article for the Big Issue about the beggar endemic. Have ‘had it in chunks’. What are y’ulz feelings about this topical issue? Has our social networking society ‘gone 2 the dogs tonight’? is fbook ‘the new Zim’?
Something to do with the Christmas Party theme being 'The Great Depression'. Anyone else spotted zany agency xmas party invites? Anyone out there work at an agency that's cancelled their xmas party to save $$?
see how much effort goes into agency christmas parties? can you imagine the costume pressure involved in this one? what is great depression attire? great gatsby’s last night out? having second thoughts about my amy winehouse idea. scared i’ll be judged for not being conceptual enough. can’t my work speak for myself? can’t they accept me as an artist despite the fact that i have personal flaws like not digging conceptual costumes? not sure. the last KJ xmas party i attended i dressed up as a ‘Security God’ when the theme was ‘gods and godesses’. feel i put in enough effort there to warrant a simple excuse to rock a beehive.
Posted in advertising, creatives, LOL, office fun
Tagged advertising, christmas party, christmas party cancelled, dead birds, great depression, irony, jupiter drawing room cape town, king james, mallix, mallix mayne, mybrandedlife, online, recession, retrenchments, theme, tweets, twitter
a fine example of a very old brand doing its best to keep up with social media, new marketing, theworld2.0. found on Camps Bay, Cape Town, via ideate.
It is important for old brands like Christianity to use young slang and jargon such as 'facebook'. But it looks like God does not fully understand the powerplay that happens in a Facebook friend request. See, God requests MY friendship. And if he doesn't get his attitude right, I will IGNORE him, or even worse, BLOCK him.
Posted in Cape Town, LOL, online, youth
Tagged bible, camps bay, Cape Town, christian lifestyle church, church, facebook, friend request, god, jesus, new media, old brand, online, politics, powerplay, religion, south african, web2.0, youth marketing
The call to entries for the Uniqlo T-shirt Grand Prix 2009 – ‘The Olympics of T-shirt Design’ – ends 21 September 2008. which means you have just under 2 months to get your most designy design to them. i know they are very keen for South African designers to get involved so don’t have that ‘I’m just a South African therefor I won’t win’ attitude. seriously, send your stuff through. you could be big in Japan. plus, the prize money is something stupid like R200 000. for a t-shirt. for real. this could be your lucky break.
T-shirt by SA designer Rikus Ferreira
Posted in consumer collaboration, creatives, design, micro marketing, NPD, online
Tagged blank t-shirts, buy, competition, designs, good quality, i surfed soweto, japan, mybrandedlife, online, rikus ferreira, screen printing, shirt, south africa, south african designers, t-shirt, threadless, train, uniqlo
first one being South African Twitter users wiki.
and then second being number 1638 on the Million Blog List experiment.
Posted in geek, internet, online, technology
Tagged alex van tonder, blog, digital, internet, list, million, mybrandedlife, online, south african, trend forecasting, twitter, users, wiki, wikipedia
i spend so much time online, and the more time i spend online the more cool stuff i find, and the more cool stuff i find the more fragmented my time spent in any given place becomes. i’ve resolved to make a concerted effort to document more of the things that inspire me, for whatever reason. starting with this rad sofa box i found at swissmiss:
ffffound.com is an image bookmarking site i like to frequent for sheer viewing pleasure, or what i call a Brain Massage. some gems include:
and then i see that Courvoisier is kicking their latest branding efforts up a notch by collaborating with urban/skate / hip hop brand LRG this (USA) spring. some of the awesomeness includes these branded gadgets – iPhone and BlackBerry. mmm, me please.
i also came across this article on a speech given by Bill Cosby on how to combat racism, and i find it pretty inspiring. as someone who lives in a racially charged country, it’s refreshing to hear someone speak from a rational place on the topic.
Posted in alcohol, branding, celebrity, collaborations, consumer, cool stuff i like, online, popculture, technology, youth politics
Tagged alex, bill cosby, BlackBerry Curve, blog, brains, branded, chair, co-branding, collaboration, courvoisier, dead stuffed bear, designer, ffffound.com, gore, graffiti, hip hop wear, illustration, inspiration, instant grass, iPhone, LRG, marketing, melted ice cream truck, mybrandedlife, online, pac man ghosts, panda, pharrel williams, racism, sculpture, sensible stance, sofa box, south africa, street art, swissmiss, wall