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Flipshope : A Chrome Extension for Shopping

Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser. They aid you manifest and customize your own feed according to your prerequisites and make surfing easier and superior.

With acquisitive e-commerce sites clutching the whole community similar to more of western ethos & philosophy and considerable alteration in people’s preference and life style, there has been a phenomenal revolution in marketing world flipshope.com is one of the most advanced extensions on Google Chrome designed basically for shopping and a lot of other commitments. It has been developed exclusively to give propositions to customers and ensure to have a sustainable and effective long lasting marketing experience.

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Are you a Doer?

The awards season is here. All the year long, now. Will you create something unique, or will you just buy the awards’ almanacs. Get that great idea of your’s executed. Be a doer. Doers do today what the rest of us leave for tomorrow. Doers aren’t unique. Anyone can be one. All you have to do, is do. Think of a nice idea, pick your Lumia 640 and shoot it. Manage your awards deadlines with the built in calendaring. The Outlook email is a true push email to ensure you never miss an awards day notification. Go to Goa to write your campaign. Use the excellent Skype to chat with your team mates. The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will help you be a doer, giving you the freedom and flexibility to choose when and where you want to get things done.

Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL give you a long-lasting battery, great imaging features, single and Dual SIM for 3G and LTE, and signature Microsoft experiences such as Office, OneNote, Outlook, Skype and Cortana built in. Use the Bing Maps to drive you back to your office via your chosen routes. And finally when done, send your entry via Outlook email.

Check out what being a Doer is about.

 

 

Cards For Sexuality : Miami Ad School

Problem : In society’s sexual conversation, it often seems like men do most of the talking.

Insight : For some reason, there are silly stigmas associated with sex stuff from a young woman’s point of view.

Solution : Cards Against Humanity is a great way to break the ice. What if they released a new stand-alone pack to empower women, and subsequently all genders, with a game that breaks the ice on sex talk and lets females hold the cards of the sexual conversation.

Art Director : Rajath Ramamurtny

Copywriter : Edward Miller

School : Miami Ad School, Miami

Asavari Kumar | Visual Artist Film Maker

Asavari Kumar is a visual artist, designer and filmmaker from New Delhi, India. Her work is primarily character driven with a unique, playful and pliable graphic style. She tells stories through animated films, paintings and interactive installations and strives to create immersive experiences that blur the line between the physical and virtual world.

Her work has been widely recognized across several platforms including the Ottawa International Animation Festival, The Pictoplasma Exhibition, STASH, Cartoonbrew, Styleframes.ny and Vimeo.

Asavari has worked as an art director, designer and animator with a variety of clients that include – Disney, Vh1 India, Channel [v] India, GQ magazine, Cambridge University press, Britannia, Fanta, Bigshot Toyworks, Shilo and Royale.

She is currently based in Los Angeles, CA and is working as a freelance designer and animator. She also posts weekly interviews accompanied by quirky gifs for her ongoing personal project and art blog here.
Why are you a visual artist ?
I have been granted the good fortune of being able to create and give life to things that exist as just thoughts and ideas in my mind – I cant imagine doing anything else with my life. Pursuing a life and career as an artist – atleast for me satiates my desire for curiosity, creation and learning and facilitates a lifestyle in which I get to meet amazing people and have incredible conversations

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Yes, i have a BFA from the National institute of Design in Animation film design and a Masters in Experimental animation from the California Institute of the Arts.

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The HotStart : Agency Profile

TheHotStart is a crowdfunding platform that aims to help raise funds for the most creative and innovative projects in India. TheHotStart has been conceptualised to help creators and funders get one step closer to realizing their dream projects. While helping raise funds is one thing, TheHotStart also acts as a preliminary validation point for a concept. Another benefit is the word-of-mouth marketing that it attracts. Barely a few months since its inception, TheHotStart has already helped fund some great one-of-a-kind projects like Kalyaanam – a 10 minute short film that got selected in the London Indian Film Festival, gives you a glimpse into the life of a would-be-bride, Rhythm of Love – the first crowdfunded jukebox musical in India and Taan Bekro, a documentary based on the struggles of Rajasthan’s ‘Sapera’ tribe.

What made you start TheHotStart
It almost happened by chance. In June 2012, our cofounder was with a couple of his friends at a pub in Manhattan, New York. The friends were discussing how it was difficult for Indian projects to succeed on US-based platform. The big challenge was the geographic divide between the funders and the location where the project was going to be executed. And, therefore, potential contributors struggled to see value in projects. That really was the origin. There appeared to be a genuine market need to connect people with people who had the funds to power their ideas. Over the next six months, the idea of creating a high quality crowdfunding ecosystem for creative and innovative projects in India started to take shape.

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L’Oreal Augmented Reality by Wowsome

Advertised brand: Casting Creme Gloss | L’Oreal Paris | India
Advert title(s): Casting Creme Gloss | Motion Print
Client: L’Oreal Paris
Concept / Copywriter: Vishal Reddy, Anuraj Parmeswaran & Yashwanth Maheshwaram
Art Director / Illustrator: Anuraj Parmeswaran & Shaik Khaled

L’Oreal Paris Augmented Reality interactive ad for the Casting Creme Gloss hair color line, powered with Rev Eye app (now renamed to WOWSOME). Ad was published in the biggest Indian newspapers. Readers scan the ad with Rev Eye app to access extra content about busting hair color myths.

The newspaper Ad

The newspaper Ad

 

Anisha Sahni : Interview with a Digital Art Director

Anisha Sahni | Art Director, FoxyMoron – North

Why are you into Advertising?
I have always wanted to work in a creative industry. Be it advertising or animation. However, currently 3D animation especially in India has a long way to go. The characterization and 2D elements of animation are what caught my interest and I realized that I could apply the same fundamentals in Advertising. Cracking the idea, conceptualizing and executing the look along with marketing the idea, is how an animation is produced. It’s the same in advertising, but only quicker. That is what grabbed my interest and the fact that you could really think completely outside the box and not be limited to a script.

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201 Ways To Get An Idea: Written by Stphen Baker. A Tribute by Karthik M.

In the digital age, its more and more difficult to find something interesting happening in advertising. So we are thrilled to see anything interesting. And in comes “201 Ways To Get An Idea” by Karthik M.

“201 ways to get an idea” is an effective tool to generate ideas and concepts for advertising and other creative projects. Written by Stephen Baker — an art director during  the creative revolution in the 1960s — as a part of his book Systematic Approach to Advertising creativity, the exhaustive list is a highly useful one and yet few people are aware of it. My small project is a tribute to this creative genius who deserves to be known more than he is today. : Karthik M

Karthik works as a Creative Director at Catalyst India, Bombay. Personal projects are a lot of fun and learning for him. He also tries his hand at Twitter fiction (@mysmallstories). “My parents still don’t know clearly what I do for a living, but they are happy that I have a steady job”, he says.

What is it?
It is an effective tool to generate ideas and explore various directions for the same. Written by Stephen Baker — an art director from the Creative Revolution during the 1960s and 70s as a part of his book called Systematic Approach to Advertising Creativity.
How did you think of it?
Quite a few years back, I was fortunate to come across it in a book called Craft of Copywriting given to me by my friend Asif. This list of a part of a certain chapter. The list just stuck to my mind all these years. And I found out that this great tool was never talked about offline or online. So I thought of making it into a web page and add my own spin to it.
What does it do?
Well, it helps you explore various directions when it comes to thinking about ideas and concepts. A little similar to mind-mapping, more than a concrete solution, it helps you to open your mind and explore various directions which you may have never thought possible. The biggest advantage I found about it is you don’t need to sit with a group and “brainstorm” for ideas. Sit with this list; think; scribble; doodle and ideas will come.
How do you think it will help?
The list is so simple that anyone and everyone can understand and play with it. It can be used by people in a group, or an individual. Two people may have different ways of exploring the idea using the same item in a list. The possibilities are endless. I think it will help a lot during brainstorming sessions.
How did you get the funds for it?
It is just a webpage. So no major funds needed.

It is one my initial web experiments, which I thought
I should share with people. That’s all.