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September 17, 2013

That Tuesday Thing [No.7].

A weekly scoop-up of things from our inboxes and social media feeds..

►  Radio promotion of the week. The most hyped music artist in recent music history, Justin Bieber, is coming to New Zealand for two shows this November. In an inspired promotion – local indie radio station Rock FM have announced a competition for their readers to win…’tickets to leave the country for that weekend.’

► Viral Of  The Week  – Can a hamster drive a 15-tonne truck? A daring test of Volvo’s latest steering system.

► Compilation of Yahoo! logos by people who think they can do better

► Hay-on-Wye v Amazon: Politicians join fight to stop closure of bookshops in historic town

People check their smartphones over 150 times a day and 44% sleep with them by their beds – these and other stats in this infographic [via Ad Truth]


► Psychologists blame Facebook for making people less sociable

► Russell Brand and the GQ awards: ‘It’s amazing how absurd it seems.’ The comedian on his evening at the GQ awards, from which he was ejected after cracking a joke about sponsor Hugo Boss.

► Polar bear as big as a bus built by Greenpeace for protest parade through London. [via Mirror]


► With Instagram set to introduce ads within the next year, Stephen Pirrie, social strategy director at AnalogFolk, examines the potential opportunities for brands.

► Stop what you’re doing, set aside five minutes of your time and watch this video of a girl turning into an old woman

Danielle from Anthony Cerniello on Vimeo.

► These are Britain’s top circulation magazines [via Marketing]

Magazine ABCs  Top 100 at a glance - Brand Republic News

► Great advertising copy [via @KeithStoeckeler]


► Nokia respond to the new iPhone over Twitter

► Apple have been quick to defend the new iPhone 5S’s finger scanner technology by assuring customers that severed fingers will not work.[via Mashable]

► Facebook  trials video on Newsfeed as doubts grow about how annoying ads might be

► Parlez-vous bullshit? One of the media’s biggest issues with the PR industry is the lack of authenticity in its messaging. PR Week’s Alex Benady looks at why the practice persists and how PR professionals can keep it real.

Parlez-vous bullshit

‘Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.’ – John Cleese

► Teleportation Stuns Shoppers. Last week Movie streaming service blinkbox asked us (Taylor Herring) to help them mark their release of Star Trek Into Darkness .

We worked with top illusionist Scott Penrose to perform some cunning teleportation trickery in a London shopping centre and produced a fun video that’s racked up 1.25 Million views in the first 4 days. More about it here.

►  No Marriot. No.

► The percentage of internet users who are on Twitter has doubled since November 2010, currently standing at 16%.  Those under 50, and especially those 18-29, are the most likely to use Twitter.  Urban-dwellers are significantly more likely than both suburban and rural residents to be on Twitter. [via Pew Research via The Wall]


Here are the Facebook stats…


►  Random European education stat…


 You probably don’t remember what you dreamed about last night. A new app called Shadow is attempting to change that, offering an easy way for you to record your dreams, track them, and discover what they might all mean. [via Mashable]

► Microsoft deletes spoof videos mocking Apple’s new iPhones

► From our scrapbook. A floating stage at the Bregenz Festival in Austria


►  Technology has improved our lives, but sometimes doing things the traditional way and penning notes down on paper are still the easiest and best reminders. As such, iLoveHandles created ‘Paperback’, adhesive notes for your smartphone. [via Design Taxi]


►  Honest Political Billboard


► How to deal with different types of client relationships and get the most out of them by Creative Boom


► Sir Patrick Stewart shared a photo on Twitter of himself standing in New York City’s Times Square with Sir Ian McKellen and a furry human-sized Elmo. [via Laughing Squid]


► Procrastination is the prelude to productivity! There are many types of procrastinators that are out there and here are just some. by Twenty Pixels


Ted Talk Of The Week. Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a remarkable demonstration.

► Weird Tube of the Week: 1980s Korean Fried Chicken Ad Featuring Robocop

► Science and art combine to form this awesome Mondo Spider vehicle by eatART! {via My Modern Met]


► What your email sign off says about you by Esquire

►  Five minutes in the life of a 2 year old [via Reddit]


► Loving the Tomorrowland Aftermovie.

► ‘Go Humans’


► The first short film made entirely from Vines.

► South Korea to build the World’s first ‘invisible’ skyscraper. [via Huffington Post]


 A spooky looking clown has been baffling residents of Northampton. The clown has amassed 23,000 likes on it’s Facebook page over the weekend


Subway hosted a fashion show that featured models parading down the catwalk clad in ‘couture-worthy’ dresses made out of its wrappers and napkins. [via]

370 helium balloons! Jonathan Trappe attempted to cross the Atlantic using a balloon cluster system. Sadly he was forced to cut the journey 4 hours into flight. (pic: Barcroft Media)


and finally

Miley Cyrus. Nicholas Cage. Amazing!



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