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February 25 2014

12:10

February 23 2014

12:34

Sélection Mode #69

La sélection mode de la semaine :

Il fait peut-être un peu moins froid mais pas au point de sortir ses minimes à l’air libre. On vous propose une tenue pour sortir de l’hiver sans vous créer l’illusion de l’arrivée d’un printemps…qui ne vient pas. Alors mettez vos mains dans les poches de cette veste en jean Forever 21 et vous pouvez tout affronter petite canaille parisienne.

Derrière vos airs de mauvais garçon vous êtes un vrai poète des temps modernes et êtes donc équipé d’un joli carnet Shinola disponible chez Colette pour recueillir votre inspiration. Une inspiration que vous tirerez sans doute des moments les plus fous de votre soirée.

 

Et si vous jetiez un œil à la sélection mode de la semaine dernière ?

Sélection Mode #69

February 22 2014

13:36

Tattooed J&B Whiskey Bottles



For this celebratory collection of J&B Rare scotch blend whiskey bottles. The brand decided to tattoo 25 limited edition bottles after covering them with a latex skin. Sébastien Mathieu, the owner of a private tattoo room in Paris, tattooed each bottle from a single design but intrinsically, though each is unique.

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January 21 2014

17:14

The Encounter Collection

This short film by Process Creative for furniture and bag designer Stephen Kenn is just perfect. It’s beautifully shot and the story is very emotional. It really highlights how an object can carry so much history and sentiment.

January 20 2014

19:40

A Fancy And Elegant Hard Drive: Christofle X LaCie




French luxury brand Christofle partnered with LaCie to design the elegant and most impressive hard drive we’ve ever seen. The LaCie Sphère, is a silver-plated hard drive that will most definitely add some fanciness to your desktop. The handcrafted, globe-inspired device is enclosed in a spherical, silver-plated steel case.

Packed with 1TB of storage capacity, the sphere easily connects to your computer with a single USB 3.0 cable that also powers it. The device is stamped, silver-plated, and polished to a super shiny brightness in Yainville, France.

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How to Use Contests for Fast and Furious Brand Promotion

Giving away free gifts to prospective customers is often more effective in establishing your brand than spending money on huge advertising campaigns. If done right, organizing contests for giveaways can bring you a quick and high return on investment. Here are a few ways to  promote your brand through contests.

1. Hold Simple, Cool and Engaging Competitions

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Instead of splashing free gifts at everyone or hosting random lucky draws to determine winners, it will serve your marketing needs better to engage with your community by coming up with interesting activities that they can compete on. These may include:

  • A quiz testing the participant’s knowledge about your brand and relevant products.
  • Posting creative media – you can link these to some social cause for enhancing your reach to a wider audience. If your brand sells women’s clothing, hosting a contest somewhere around International Women’s Day and asking partners to submit media that demonstrates women’s empowerment is a great idea.
  • Rewarding the best one-liners about your brand or a signature product. You can start chains on social media sites or ask for independent entries by email.

2. Encourage People to Buy Your Product

One popular strategy to build your brand and simultaneously boost sales is by encouraging people to buy one of your products in order to participate in the contest. Putting in different sets of puzzles in breakfast cereal cartons and making a contest out of the same puzzles is one classic example. Alternatively, if you are selling a food product, asking for recipes that use your product as one of the ingredients is a fantastic idea. This tactic works best if your product has been around for some time. Recent product launches may not respond quite as well.

3. Try Gift Cards Instead of a Fixed Giveaway Item

A gift card with a specific value on it that the contestant can use for buying products of his or her own choice is a well known tactic. The choices people make, will let you analyze the popularity levels of the different products your brand sells.

4. Infuse a Sense of Urgency

Phrases like “first come, first serve”, “limited gifts only”, “grab your goodies before giveaway ends” trigger a psychological response to enroll faster. A giveaway that lasts for too long may make you appear desperate. Remember to keep the duration long enough to allow for sufficient promotion and letting people be at ease, but don’t let them take your contest for granted!

5. Break Your Budget into Lots of Small Gifts Instead of One Huge Gift

Dividing a budget for giveaways and contests into many small prizes is way better than keeping a single jackpot win. Numbers matter and your aim should be to win over as many people as possible. An assurance that the time and money people invest in your contest is highly likely to win them a gift encourages higher participation rates than a situation where the prize is huge but the probability of winning it is next to zero.

This holds particularly true when you are distributing your own brand’s products, as you get to give more people a chance to see how good your brand is. So, for maximum participation and increased brand awareness, go higher in quantity.

# Now Promote the Promotional Contest!

When you are ready with an amazing contest, use all your powers into making it go viral on social media and other websites. Send out crisp emails announcing the giveaway, post on your social media pages, tweet frequently, and put banners of it on your website. The wider spread the participation, the better it will be for publicizing your brand. Therefore, proactively promote the contest on all marketing channels you are using.

Whatever style of a giveaway suits you, remember to keep it fun and transparent to win the trust of existing and potential customers. Hope you have a series of some mind-blowing contests ahead!

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Rajveer Singh Rathore
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Rajveer Singh Rathore works with SEO First Page, a leading digital marketing agency in India. If you are looking for ethical and effective search engine optimization services, SEO First Page is a great option. Rajveer Singh Rathore is passionate about the latest online marketing trends, and he loves to share his ideas and opinions by blogging.

January 09 2014

12:43

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December 10 2013

07:10

Top 7 Most Disturbing Brand Mascots of All Time

It is no secret that mascots are a brand’s best friend when it comes to customer loyalty and instilling trust. In fact, more and more companies are seriously looking into creating a mascot to build brand identity and recognition effectively. But what happens when a mascot doesn’t perform the way he, she, or it should? Let’s look at some brand mascots that may not have had the desired effect on customers:

1. Jolly Green Giant (General Mills’ Green Giant)

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We all know just how much most kids loathe eating peas, and this Jolly Green Giant makes it even harder to stomach. The mascot’s debut in 1928 didn’t have the intended effect on the general public – who would dare to wrest green peas from a scowling, caveman-like giant? Not me, thank you very much. Then, a young ad exec named Leo Burnett (yes, THAT Leo Burnett) transformed the giant into a friendlier version of his former self. The transformation process continued and eventually the giant became a more approachable brand mascot that we know today.

Unfortunately, most kids associate eating peas with the Jolly Green Giant, and vehemently refuse to take another bite lest they turn green like the giant.

2. BK’s Burger King (Burger King)

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When the not-so-beloved Burger King mascot was unveiled, it got everyone across the globe thinking: “What’s the deal with a guy wearing a plastic-faced mask?” There were ad campaigns centered around the King, one infamous one being a TV ad of an average Joe waking up next to the King in his bed, and ending with several moments of awkwardness (not to be confused with male bonding). BK finally axed the King in 2011 and placed the focus on its food. What else can I say, except “Long live burgers!”

3. Mr. Mucus (Mucinex)

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Being gross is one thing, but being rude will get you listed in the “Brand Mascots America Hates the Most” list. Mr. Mucus is slimy, yucky and disgusting – the perfect combination to send shivers down your spine when you see an image of him plastered on posters in pharmacies or health magazines.

Fortunately, besides being creepy, Mr. Mucus is a very effective brand mascot for Mucinex – the company achieved $160 million in sales after it was introduced in the year 2004.

4. Spongmonkey (Quinos)

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Fine, so they’re a viral Internet phenomenon, but that doesn’t help lower the creepiness factor. Spongmonkeys are not creepy-looking chinchillas suffering from rabies, they’re actually graphically-edited tarsiers with human mouths that LOOK like they’re suffering from rabies. The name spongmonkeys was coined on the B3ta website, and is based on the practice of adding huge googly eyes to an image of an animal or human.

Whatever its origin, we can pretty much discount the fact that looking at Quinos’ spongmonkeys enhanced our appetite for their subs, because it doesn’t, really. Not. A. Single. Bit.

5. Jack I. Box (Jack in the Box)

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While Jack isn’t quite as creepy as The Burger King, he does bear some resemblance to His Royal Highness. The mascot features an ordinary guy, dressed in a neat suit. An average Joe? I don’t think so. Replace his head with a ping pong ball and a plastic ice cream cone on top of that, and you’ve arrived at CreepyVille.

So, something that’s so disturbing ought to be blown up, right? Yes and no. Two or three decades back, Jack in the Box literally blew up their mascot in a TV ad, but the mascot miraculously survived the blast and lived on to terrorize, I mean, amuse, people in commercials till today.

6. Noid (Domino’s Pizza)

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No one really knew where the Noid came from, except that it’s now back in the void where it came from. Yep, the not-so-lovable gremlin clad in red spandex has been retired. And good riddance too. Sources say, in 1989 a mentally-disturbed man named Kenneth Noid held up a Domino’s store to show how displeased he was for being likened to Domino’s mascot. No one was harmed in the hold-up, thankfully.

7. Ronald McDonald (McDonald’s)

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Surprise, surprise! Who would consider this red-and-yellow iconic mascot creepy? Almost half of the global population, that’s who. Coulrophobia, or fear of clowns, is a serious matter. One out of seven people suffer from this condition, and perhaps it is due to this fear that caused poor Ronald to be included in this list. The original Ronald McDonald, played by Willard Scott, was perhaps even more disturbing than the Ronald we’re so used to today. Take your pick, and choose your favorite clown.

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Bernette Silver
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Bernette Silver is obsessed with brands like Nike, McDonald's, Starbucks and POP. She is also passionate about scrapbooking and sometimes loses herself for days in a project.

December 09 2013

17:22

Clothing Mockup Downloads

There are thousands of clothing mock-ups out there but very few have that “high end” feel. Here are some of my own that I feel stand out from the crowd and can really bring your designs to life.

Whether you’re starting a clothing brand or just enjoy designing clothing, these files are perfect for you. With easy to use photoshop smart objects you will be able to get photorealistic mockups of your designs in minutes. With the choice of garments available in a wide range of colours you can create a fully branded clothing line in no time!

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December 04 2013

15:42

Photorealistic Clothing Mockups

There are thousands of clothing mock-ups out there but very few have that “high end” feel. Here are some of my own that I feel stand out from the crowd and can really bring your designs to life.

Whether you’re starting a clothing brand or just enjoy designing clothing, these files are perfect for you. With easy to use photoshop smart objects you will be able to get photorealistic mockups of your designs in minutes. With the choice of garments available in a wide range of colours you can create a fully branded clothing line in no time!

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November 21 2013

17:51

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TM is a Geneva based studio comprised of David Mamie and Nicola Todeschini. This duo is pumping out some amazing work.

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Photorealistic Clothing Mockups

There are thousands of clothing mock-ups out there but very few have that “high end” feel. Here are some of my own that I feel stand out from the crowd and can really bring your designs to life.

Whether you’re starting a clothing brand or just enjoy designing clothing, these files are perfect for you. With easy to use photoshop smart objects you will be able to get photorealistic mockups of your designs in minutes. With the choice of garments available in a wide range of colours you can create a fully branded clothing line in no time!

Download them here

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November 13 2013

20:14

Sismeek – Lx One

Voici une nouvelle marque de montres design Sismeek offrant de nombreuses collaborations avec des designers et graphistes. Voici par exemple un récapitulatif en images des différents travaux de l’artiste LX One, ainsi que des visuels des montres de la marque. Pour l’occasion, 5 modèles sont à gagner sur Fubiz.

Concours : Pour gagner et recevoir l’une des 5 montres et modèles homme / femme de Sismeek, il vous suffit de rejoindre la page Facebook Fubiz et de laisser un commentaire sur cet article jusqu’au 20 novembre 2013 à minuit. Le gagnant sera tiré au sort parmi les participants.

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November 11 2013

16:32

Photorealistic Clothing Mockups

There are thousands of clothing mock-ups out there but very few have that “high end” feel. Here are some of my own that I feel stand out from the crowd and can really bring your designs to life.

Whether you’re starting a clothing brand or just enjoy designing clothing, these files are perfect for you. With easy to use photoshop smart objects you will be able to get photorealistic mockups of your designs in minutes. With the choice of garments available in a wide range of colours you can create a fully branded clothing line in no time!

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November 06 2013

13:55

Le 29 Branding

Coup de cœur pour le travail de Juan Alfonso Solis : un graphiste espagnol basé en Irlande qui a imaginé l’identité graphique du lieu ‘Le 29′, situé dans le vieux quartier de Montréal. Des choix très réussis, sobres et pertinents dont l’ensemble est à découvrir dans la suite en images.

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October 31 2013

16:16

Fonetica dei brand

È risaputo che gran parte degli italiani (me compreso) non se la masticano molto bene con l’inglese. Cloudbuster Studio ci dà una mano grazie a questi loghi dei brand più famosi ridisegnati con l’esatta pronuncia. Basta solo leggerli come sono scritti e non diremo più Niche ma Naiki.

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14:01

Clothing Mockups | Full Collection

There are thousands of clothing mock-ups out there but very few have that “high end” feel. Here are some of my own that I feel stand out from the crowd and can really bring your designs to life.

Whether you’re starting a clothing brand or just enjoy designing clothing, these files are perfect for you. With easy to use photoshop smart objects you will be able to get photorealistic mockups of your designs in minutes. With the choice of garments available in a wide range of colours you can create a fully branded clothing line in no time!

DOWNLOAD THE FULL COLLECTION HERE

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October 27 2013

18:46

Ronald McDonald by Banksy



Quite the statement.

"A fibreglass replica of Ronald McDonald having his shoes shined by a real live boy. The sculpture will visit the sidewalk outside a different McDonalds every lunchtime for the next week."

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October 24 2013

14:59

Ultimate Examples of Identity Design

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Designing a brand identity for a client, or maybe even for yourself? Get inspired by these ultimate examples of Identity Design!

Here are thirty five awesome examples of identity designs that are being used by different kinds of business houses starting from beauty salons to music companies and herbal medicinal brand. The designers will get a concrete idea about identity design after studying these samples and thereafter come up with their unique creation. Enjoy!!

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12:18

Photorealistic Clothing Mockups

There are thousands of clothing mock-ups out there but very few have that “high end” feel. Here are some of my own that I feel stand out from the crowd and can really bring your designs to life.
Whether you’re starting a clothing brand or just enjoy designing clothing, these files are perfect for you. With easy to use photoshop smart objects you will be able to get photorealistic mockups of your designs in minutes. With the choice of garments available in a wide range of colours you can create a fully branded clothing line in no time! Find the download links below…

“Ultimate Clothing Brand Mockup” (T-shirt & Crewneck Jumper) – crtv.mk/dN89
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“Back T-Shirt Design Mockup” – crtv.mk/fO45

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