Absolut has launched Drinkspiration, an iPhone app which makes drink suggestions based on mood, location, time of day, weather, liquor type (yes, they don’t just limit it to vodka), drink color, shape of glass, type of venue and a whole lot more. You’ll never order the same boring drink again.
Worthy of Jonathan Durden
or John harlow – a poster that’s actually made from soap. The poster was the idea of Grey Group Hanoi
for the World Bank
’s Ministry of Health and the Water and Sanitary Program. At the top are the directions: “This poster is made of soap. Use it to wash your hands!” Attached below are dozens of squares of blue paper coated on both sides with soap. The perforated squares can be torn off and used just like bar soap to wash hands. Put up two months ago, the posters were hung outside of public restrooms in 50 locations in the cities of Son La, Phu Tho
, Hung Yen
, Nghe An, Binh Dinh
, Ninh Thuan, Dong Thap
and Vinh Long
Naked Communications has joined forces with the English cricket supporters’ club, the Barmy Army, to launch the fan club’s first music single.
Despite significant growth in the number of Twitter
accounts since last year, 53% of those who have registered with the much-publicized micro-blogging service have no followers, 56% are not following anyone, and 55% have never even tweeted, according to a report from HubSpot
About one-third of homes now have DVRs, and the total number of ads skipped is only about 6 percent across DVR and non-DVR households, but Schultz is predicting that in two years the number of DVR households will increase to 50 percent and the percent of ads skipped in all TV households will rise to 20 percent.
A new report from Harris (measuring the temperature with a ruler again) claims that over one-third of Americans (37%) say TV ads are most helpful to them in making a purchase decision, while nearly half say they ignore internet banner ads. In terms of the helpfulness of ads in other media, newspapers rank second behind TV, with 17% reporting that newspaper ads are most helpful, while 14% say the same about internet search-engine ads. At the other end of the spectrum, Radio ads (3%) and internet banner ads (1%) are not considered helpful by many. The poll found that more than one fourth (28%) of Americans say that none of these types of advertisements are helpful to them in the purchase-decision-making process.