homelessfonts.org

How clever is this? This is a beautiful and moving piece of work for the homeless in Spain, turning their handwriting typically only used to write on cardboard for donations, into new fonts that can be bought online by brands and agencies around the world. The film speaks for itself, and you can buy the fonts here.

The funds collected through the website will be used to finance the work of Arrels Foundation for the homeless people in Barcelona.

Exercise = subway ticket

To promote exercise and the 2014 Olympics, a very special ticket machine has been installed at the Moscow subway station.

Instead of accepting money as payment, the high-tech ticket machine only accepted exercise. Riders could receive a free ticket by standing in front of the machine’s camera, and performing 30 squats. The idea is to get people active and amped for the games.

If you could do a little bit of exercise in exchange for a train ticket, would you?

Ajax Social Wipes

Ever tried to get rid of all the old pages and boring brands you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook, or spam you’ve accumulated on Twitter? Colgate’s social tool called “Ajax Social Wipes” does exactly that, by instantly aggregating all of the pages you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook, where you can easily (with a single click) get rid of things clogging up your news feed! Meanwhile, over on Twitter, it will actively detect spam that you might have started following, and automatically remove it from existence!

Check it out here: http://ajaxsocialwipes.com/

Created by the guys at VML in Sydney.

Global Digital Statistics 2014

Here’s the 2014 Global Digital Statistics, Stats & Facts SlideShare presentation from the guys at We Are Social. It features digital stats like:

  • 2.5 Billion People are Online
  • 1.8 Billions are on Social Networks
  • Top Social Networks added 135 Million users in 2013
  • Facebook now has 1.184 Billion Users

It may be 183 pages, but well worth the look, grab a cuppa and enjoy!

Coolest World Map

This map was created by comic website Doghouse Diaries and highlights what each country leads the world in… very cool.

Australia has the most deadly animals, deadly shark attacks and highest rate of melanoma in the world… not so cool.

Coolest World Map

Here are some of the highlights:

Russia: Raspberries and nuclear warheads

Cameroon: Killer lakes

Mongolia: Velociraptor bones

US: Death by lawnmower

Mexico: Getting struck by lightning

South Africa: Ostriches

Finland: Coffee-drinking

Spain: Cocaine use

Canada: Maple syrup and asteroid impacts

New Zealand: Sheep and rugby

Malaysia: Caves

Greenland: Personal space

Ireland: Highest quality of life

Democratic Republic of Congo: Pygmy chimpanzees

Cambodia: Longest alphabet

India: Movies

South Pole: Emperor penguins

Sweden: Atheism

Japan: Robots

The map was based on articles from Wikipedia so may not be the most accurate, but it sure is amusing.

See full image here also featured on news.com.au

The RAV4 Outdoor Website

To illustrate the adventurous reputation of Toyota’s Rav4, the car manufacturer built an outdoor website on the Bryanston Cycle Park in Johannesburg.

Parts from the website were brought to life on a 1.8km cycling track that was fitted with sensors, custom-built option bars and WiFi. Cyclists could literally use their bike as a cursor and navigate their way through the outdoor site. They could choose options while on the course to pick which area of the site they wanted to view. They were also able to live tweet during their ride by hitting wooden twitter buttons along the route.

At the end, the cyclist rode through a “refresh” button that refreshed the track for the next cyclist. What a great way to show just how adventurous Toyota’s Rav4 4×4 SUV can be.

See how the participants took to the outdoor site:

Find out more here.

Dumb ways to Die – started as a viral campaign, but is so much more.

I think most of us would have seen or heard this campaign with a catchy tune called ‘Dumb Ways to Die’. It is all about safety around trains and has been extremely successful not just as a viral campaign but more importantly as a behavioural chance campaign.

This is a fantastic case study around how McCann Melbourne built on the initial video to include a rollout of print ads, smartphone apps, story books, radio, music charts, huge interactive poster displays and website pledges were all channels used to share the story.

What we love about this campaign is that a good idea executed well with an aim to not just get some cut through with one strong message but leveraged with two way interaction can start to change a behaviour. The stats as the end of the video of the lives saved speak for themselves.

Yours in behavioural change campaigns.

Belinda

The future of understanding just who is your ‘true audience’ starts….now.

I love the transparency of digital, ‘true’ audience data is the one thing that traditional media (no matter how much is invested in pre and post research) cannot deliver. Amscreen can now detect the age, gender and more of each person that views their Ad Platforms which are primarily environment based. If this type of true-data isn’t wort having for future thinking for your brand, product or service, I don’t know what is. Just to clarify – I do believe in the power of traditional media and develop creative and planning for it frequently, it has occupied a valuable place for decades, and still does. Traditional is also fighting back by evolving to ‘tradigital’ with enhance digital integration – so it’s game on.