2014 SA Cannes Lions Winners and Shortlists day 1

So out of the 12 shortlists from Sunday on Monday night 3 of the South African entries picked up Bronze Lions.Monday also saw the shortlists being released for Media, Outdoor, Mobile, and Press Lions. SA managed to get 15 more… Continue Reading

SA Shortlists Cannes Day 1 – Promo & Activation / Direct / PR

So it’s time for Cannes again, this year there are 37,427 entries from 97 countries.To kick off on Sunday we found out the shortlists for Promo & Activation, Direct, PR, Innovation, and Creative Effectiveness. Although South Africa missed out on… Continue Reading

Samsung get over 180,000 people to help cancer research

Samsung has donated over 1million MB of peoples phones processing power towards cancer research. They managed to do this by creating an app that utilises your android phones un-used processing power while you’re asleep. The app then donates the power… Continue Reading

The world’s first news priting disposable paper towel machine

Free Mexican online news site Mas Por Mas has created a dispensable paper towel machine that prints the latest news on the paper towels. The machines were put around office complex bathrooms, and peoples reactions were filmed. The work is… Continue Reading

Coke Checkout Beep

Brilliantly simple idea from Coke and Ogilvy Brazil. They managed to get the beep at checkout counters in a supermarket changed, whenever anyone bought a Coke the beep changed to the Coke jingle.

Coke creates a phone booth that accepts bottle caps

Brands are getting much better at making real products that have value, that can then be used as an ad. To give labourers in the UAE a few extra minutes of happiness, Coca-Cola created the Hello Happiness Phone Booth —… Continue Reading

Street View shows you the world underwater

Climate change company, CarbonStory, has created an Interactive website that combines Google Street View and WebGL to show what anywhere in the world would look like underwater. The campaign aims to raise awareness about rising CO2 emissions and their contribution… Continue Reading

Coke makes a football share a Coke machine for Milan

Coca-Cola have created another “Share a Coke” vending machine. This time with an activation that took place in Milan at a football match between Inter and AC Milan, two teams with an historic rivalry. Coke placed two vending machines, one… Continue Reading

Honda creates bottled water from its hydrogen powered car

Honda has created their own bottled water brand in Australia made from the emissions of its hydrogen powered car, the Honda FCX Clarity. The idea came about from their agency Leo Burnett Melbourne to show how environmentally friendly the car… Continue Reading

English students learn by chatting to elderly Americans

Brazilian language school CNA, has created a custom video chat service that allows it’s students learning English to practice by chatting to the elderly in the USA.The video chats help the students speak English more naturally, and as an added… Continue Reading