Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Scratching the hand that feeds you

As you may know or not know I have recently joined an agency called Sputnik they have offices in Melbourne and Sydney, and I will be based in Sydney I've only been here a week but I wanted to share something the guy sitting opposite me emailed me, say hello to Barry Saunders (A UX gun) it was a memo that was written in '58 by Leo Burnett.

Yes it was written in '58 but still holds true today, and in the digital age to me even more so. The reason the connection with joining Sputnik Sydney and this memo from Leo Burnett is; before I joined Sputnik Sydney, I have a Westpac account, my kids eat Weet-Bix and they have done the Weet-bix TRYathon and I use Google apps- and yes they're three of Sputnik Sydney's major clients.

It also reminds me of a time when I worked on Blackmores as their digital CD one of the designers was not a subscriber to the Blackmores database and he was working on their sign up process, the designs looked all very nice but they didn't work, why do I know that? Not because I was their CD but because I was a Blackmores subscriber.

How can you possibly understand your audience if you aren't the audience. FULL MEMO HERE

Friday, January 6, 2012

Vinnie CPR staying alive

I laughed out loud when I saw this viral from The British Heart Foundation, great casting using Vinnie Jones and his two henchmen are wonderful. The writing, performances to the way it is shot is spot on. The choice of sound track from those disco kings the Bee Gees again is a stroke of genius.

One thing as a Surf Life saver is the fact that the BHF did not encourage 2 rescue breaths in between compressions. Apparantly many people felt uncomfortable doing rescue breaths and when they did, they did it wrong (Not the correct head tilt)

Anyway as the motto goes; Whatever it takes' is my view.

What's your thoughts, good education or misleading?