April 17, 2013

Soft toys based on real kids’ drawings

A very innovative company, Child’s Own Studio, creates soft toys based on actual kids’ drawings. What a simple but funny personalized idea.

Here are some examples:

Blue nosed and eyelashed Martian thing?

soft toy1

 

A two Legged rainbow cat…or dog…or possibly tiger

2 legged rainbow cat

 

A black and blue eared Indian elephant (or possibly African)

elephant actual

 

Simply called ‘Monkey Butt’ by its creator

monkeybutt final

Would have loved to have found this site when the kids were younger – could have had some seriously messed up toys in our house !! Hehe

 

Posted by Rob Booth | Filed under: All, Comedy, General, Mad Art and Design, Useless but amusing | No comments yet - be the first

April 11, 2013

Top 5 ‘sport balls replaced with cats’ photos

Fantastic Tumblr I came across that contains photos showing exactly what it says:

Click to view Sport Balls replaced by cats

Here is my top 5 list:

#5 Tennis Cat

tennis cat

 

#4 Handball Cat

handball cat

 

#3 Rugby Cat

rugby cat

 

#2 Basketball Cat

ACC Basketball Tournament - Boston College vs Duke

 

#1 Ronaldo Cat

ronaldo cat

Posted by Rob Booth | Filed under: Asides, Comedy, General, Top 5-10 lists, Useless but amusing | No comments yet - be the first

April 10, 2013

Wi-Fi Movie Posters

Here’s finally something positive to come out of the Korean Peninsular in recent days.

wifi poster

Great innovation to promote a movie by simply providing ‘wifi posters,’eg 8 strategically placed posters in Seoul that allowed users to access the internet when near them. I have been saying for the longest time that all interactive communications in 2013 and beyond needs to be either:

  • useful, and/or
  • entertaining.

If it isn’t, then your chances of your brand being noticed are very low.

Results

  • The movie had 29% increase in traffic to its website (although I think upfront awareness for the movie is more important than site traffic personally. I would have preferred those metrics)
  • Time spent on movie website increased by 500%
  • In addition:

results wifi

Conclusion

This is a very simple idea but one which provided significant added value to the consumer and likely created more ‘love marks’ for the product eg the movie.

Media is being completely redefined by technology and cultural change, which is why there is so much potential for brands with the evolution of traditional media, as well as the increase in new platforms and devices.

The four key words going forward ?

  1. Test
  2. Test
  3. Test
  4. Measure (properly!)

You get the idea! Hehe.

Posted by Rob Booth | Filed under: All, Media, Useful | No comments yet - be the first

April 5, 2013

Head to Toe Woolen Sweater

On this cold, snowy Montreal morning, you might need one of these. #itchyplaces !!

full-body-sweater

 

 

Posted by Rob Booth | Filed under: All, Comedy, General, Useless but amusing | 2 comments - read them or leave a reply

April 4, 2013

Next Internet Trend: Vadering

Quite simply my favourite internet meme of recent years. It beats cat breading and planking by far.

Basic priciple is that you have to simulate in a photo, the moment in Star Wars when Darth Vader appears to choke one of his colleagues and lift him in the air.

Here are my top 5 Vadering pics:

#5 Casual Vadering while drinking

casual vadering with slushy

#4 The double Vader

double student vadering

#3 The girlfriend Vader

girl vadering near wall

#2 The kid Vader

kid vadering his mate

#1 The Teacher Vader

teacher sitting vadering

Posted by Rob Booth | Filed under: All, Comedy, General, Nerdy But Nice, Top 5-10 lists, Useless but amusing | 2 comments - read them or leave a reply

April 3, 2013

Star Wars scene retold with toddlers’ voices

Anyone who has kids or loves the crazy stuff kids say will love this video from Bored Shorts TV.

Toddlers reinacted the scene where they escape from the Death Star using lots of imagination and humour. The actors of Bored Shorts then performed the new scene.

Notice how Han Solo just finds anything that Chewbacca does funny !!

Click image to view clip. Enjoy.

star wars kids

 

Posted by Rob Booth | Filed under: Comedy, General, Useless but amusing | No comments yet - be the first

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