Holt Renfrew’s Blog-Inspired Window Displays
The Holt Renfrew Vancouver store recently paid homage to their favourite fashion blogs. The 170 year old Canadian department store brand has dedicated each window display to a number of notorious fashion blogs, including; The Sartorialist, Bryan Boy, Garance Dore, Sea of Shoes, Jak & Jil and I want I got.
Artist 1chord & a fib has created a wonderful series of “infographics” that don’t contain any information. Playing off of information design’s current wave of popularity, the fake infographics maintain all the beauty of the medium but lack actual meaning or content.
Great collection of vintage cans, apparently someone spent rather a lot of time gathering these together.
Coca-Cola and Pepsi bury hatchet on Twitter
Coca-Cola and Pepsi have tentatively buried their decades old competitive rivalry, and are now sharing tweets and following each other on Twitter. As part of a social experiment between the bitterest of fizzy drinks rivals, creative agency Amnesia Razorfish invited the two companies – both on Twitter, but not fellow followers – to go out on a limb and acknowledge one another.
Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson
have maintained the #1 and #2 spots on a list of top companies with the most “Brand Power” in the US, according to CoreBrand, which released its 2008 Corporate Branding Index (pdf) this week. These highly regarded brands also held the same slots in the 2007 rankings.
Companies that lower the prices of their products during the recession may risk damaging long-term brand perceptions because suspicious consumers assume something is wrong with the product or brand if it’s being discounted, according to a study from The Futures Company.
, the store that stocked and sold pretty much everything you’d never need, was hit by the recession and closed most people were a little distraught. Although the chain was famous for its variety of sweets and being frequented around holiday time for any and every type of toy, there was not enough business to keep them afloat. From this disaster and disappointment however, has come some good. In one town it has been reborn as “Wellworths”, a store conceived by a former manager.
Two Coke Fans Make Second Most Popular Facebook Page
The sugared-water brand comes second to Barack Obama. The Coke page, which totals 3.3 million “fans,” wasn’t even created by Coca-Cola, but by a pair of Los Angelenos who just love Coke.
Google Ad Creation Marketplace – TV Ads
“The Ad Creation Marketplace is a searchable directory of specialists who can help you with every step in creating a television commercial.” Problem is you click the link and it doesn’t work… D’Oh!