At Wimbledon, Tennis Fans Don’t Generate Media, They Are Media


Häagen-Dazs UK and Grey London are showcasing the pleasures of championship tennis, accompanied by an ice cream bar. According to Adfreak, the agency hired fashion photographer Adam Katz Sinding, known for his streetside style portraits, to capture courtside fans for the ice cream brand’s Instagram. The idea celebrates the ice cream marketer’s new five-year sponsorship […]

In GSP’s Hands, Adobe Stock Photography Delivers Stunning Results


Stock images have a bad reputation in the creative community because creative teams set out to make original communications specific to one brand on the planet. That’s hard to do with an image that wasn’t shot specifically for the ad, or project, in question. And it’s impossible to do when using a stock image that’s […]

Descendants of South African Slaves Honored In Museum’s Slave Calendar


What role did slavery play in the shaping of modern nations, and how is its legacy impacting contemporary thought and policy? These are important questions for Americans, but also for South Africans, and people from scores of nations who have committed crimes against humanity. They’re the kind of questions that might be answered in a […]

Hotel In Australia Gives New Meaning To “Snap Happy”

1888 Hotel Sydney - Pyrmont boutique accommodation

Influencer marketing. Follower counts. Sponsored content. These are just a few of the phrases we can use to describe a promotional offer from 1888, a boutique hotel in Sydney. Instagram users with more than 10,000 followers can stay one night for free. Someone with 10K followers on Instagram has a ton of social influence. If […]

Instagram Gets All Facebookey, Introduces Who’s Who Photo Tagging


You know how you can tag your friends in a photo you upload to Facebook? Now Facebook-owned Instagram is introducing the tagging feature. Mike Isaac of All Things D believes the move could be a boon for brands. Photos of You essentially gives a brand the ability to crowdsource photos of its products — likely […]

From Traditional To Digital To Integrated To Social To Instagram


The lack of distinctive agency brand positions has been a thorn in our industry paw for years. We’ve all heard the cobbler’s children’s shoes metaphor and the harangues from agency consultants telling us that despite our own branding skills, our sales propositions all sound alike. Lately there has been a slow shift to agency USPs that has been brought on […]

Brands Use Instagram to Paint 1000 Words


Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs loves Instagram, the iPhone app that encourages users to share filter-treated photos. “Instagram allows you to create visual stories with an artfulness and elegance and a special kind of gravitas that’s at the heart of good content,” Handley writes. She adds, “The images on Instagram are at once […]

“Stock” Doesn’t Have To Mean “Bad”

WIN, which stands for Worldwide Image Navigation, is a boutique stock photography agency based in NYC. As you can see from the agency’s self-promo reel, they’re intent on offering a high quality aesthetic and introducing a “new wave” of stock photography to art buyers and producers. WIN also conducts an international photo competition (10BEST10), publishes […]