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DesiCreative | Kotak Mahindra Bank Design a LobbyScape Contest

The DesiCreative | Kotak Mahindra Design A LobbyScape Contest

You have always looked at a space and wondered how it could have been better designed or utilised. Lobby spaces are not only a welcome area for guests to walk in to, but are also important communincation spaces which must immediately inform the guest of what we stand for and at the same time make them feel wanted and comfortable. Now, Kotak Mahindra Bank, along with DesiCreative, is giving you a super cool space to design a Lobby Scape. Go wild, but be functional. Who knows, your design may end up in a real life environment in the heart of Mumbai city.

While you mst go completely wild in your imagination, each entry must still be a functional space. The winning design will be selected based on the smooth integration of usability with striking imagination, creating a Lobby Scape that is iconic and memorable.

To be considered, the space must designed for accommodating an uber cool branch, a coffee lounge, meeting areas and ofcourse greeting lobby.

Kotak Mahindra offers a cash prize of Rs 100,000/- for one winning entry. 5 other excellent entries will win book vouchers worth Rs 10,000/- each.

Details here.

Reshmi Shekhar : Curiosity Kills The Cat

Reshmi Shekhar is an architect and illustrator based out of Bangalore. She runs design store & studio Curiosity Kills The Cat (www.cktcstore.com) and is always up for a chat if you offer coffee.

Why are you an Illustrator?
I’m actually an architect (by profession). I’m an illustrator because I’m a distracted architect that’s always doodling.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Yes I did; I studied architecture for 5 years in RV School of Architcture. (Bangalore). I owe all my design sensibilities and interest in the field to my peers and profs at college. Architecture is an extremely demanding course, and looking back at the methodology of our projects and coursework, I realise that it was a very wholesome art oriented- problem solving approach that translates to all fields of design.
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How Startups Are Using Social Media (A Report on I00 Indian Startups)

“How to use social media to achieve business objectives?” is still once of the biggest questions marketers and digital marketers have to deal with on a daily basis. A 2015 EY Study showed that not being able to measure social media success and sustain engagement rate are biggest challenges for Indian brands.
XOR Labs decided to make sense and quantify the social media efforts in India by tracking social media profiles of 100 Indian startups for a period of 3 months—from July 1 to September 30.
Although many large businesses have adapted social media, Indian startups are the pioneers in deploying social media strategy. So instead of selecting old players, they chose Indian startups to be the subject of the study.
Although fundamentals are the same, how social media is managed for an ecommerce has to be different from sexual wellness space. So to make the report more meaningful, they categorized 100 startups into 13 segments—from horizontal ecommerce and food delivery to fashion and fintech.
Here are some insights from the report. Download the full report and more information from the Xor Labs website here.

 

 

Xor100 Social Media Report on 100 Startups by DesiCreative on Scribd

Alternatively view the document here.

2 Men And A Beer : Documentary Series for Haywards 5000 by Happy Creative

The best discoveries are happy accidents. When Benjamin Hayward, the great-grandson of Sir Anthony Hayward, after whom the brand is named, wrote to SABMiller India requesting an internship, little did he know what he would uncover.

SABMiller India announced the release of a five-part documentary series that traces the history and legacy of the Haywards brand.  The video series titled ‘Two Men and a Beer’ follows Ben across India, tracing the origins and heritage of the brand founded by his grandfather. Ben, a resident of Birmingham in England, chanced upon a BBC report on Haywards 5000. After a little enquiry, he began his internship which took him across the country to retrace the brand’s steps and uncover some of its past.
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First Ever Drone Beach Report : BBR Saatchi & Saatchi

In a country where skin cancer incidence is among the highest in the world and UV radiation one of the strongest, Super-Pharm as Israel’s largest pharmacy retailer and a major player in sun awareness education wanted to encourage people to go to the beach during ‘Sun Safe Hours’

The problem is that to get the best spot on the beach you’ve got to get there early,
when the sun is most dangerous. So how do you help people protect themselves
and still get the perfect spot?

Well we decided to create and broadcast the 1st ever Live Drone Beach Report.
A real-time aerial view of Israel’s busiest beaches aired 30 minutes before ‘Sun Safe Hours’.
This meant beach goers could scan the beaches and find the one that still had the perfect spot!
A win win situation for all involved J

Credits
Agency: BBR Saatchi & Saatchi
CE.O: Yossi Lubaton
Chief Creative Officer: Jonathan Lang
Executive Creative Director: Idan levy
Copywriter: Ronni Azulay
Art Director: Yuval Zuckerman  
VP Group Account Head: Ben Muskal
Account Supervisor: Noa Sharf
Account Executive: Ronny Chaikin
Chief Strategy Officer: Shai Nissenboim
Strategic Planning Supervisor: Roni Arisson
Creative Coordinator: Eva Hasson
Head Of Production & Content: Dorit Gvili
Producer: Maya Palmon, Eran Harel
Social & Digital Director: Idan Kligerman
Digital Copy: Liron Cohen
Traffic Director: Ronit Doanis
Traffic: Avia Ben Ishay
Photography and Editing: Dan Deutsch
Drone Activation: Roei Galitz, Guy Mador
Live Video Production: Go Live
Live Broadcast Narrator: Ben Ben-Baruch

Ola Cabs deploys boats in flood hit Chennai

INDIAN CAB BRAND, OLA, DEPLOYS BOATS IN WATER-LOGGED CHENNAI FOR FERRYING CITIZENS TO SAFER AREAS

Also to distribute food and drinking water in areas short of supplies.

Tamil Nadu, the southern state of India, is severely affected by heavy rains and cyclone for the past few days. The situation got worse with the state capital, Chennai, facing its worst calamity till date. The entire city was flooded and thousands of citizens were left stranded for hours and the entire public transport system in the city was disrupted.

Living up to the promise of being a ‘complete transportation provider’, India’s larger cab operator Ola immediately sprung in to action. What is interesting, however, is that this action came as an immediate response to a meme posted on Twitter by a customer. Keeping the ‘typical Chennai humour’ alive, one consumer tweeted about how Ola should have boats to save the people who are affected. The brand, and its Bangalore based agency Happy Creative Services, immediately worked out a plan to implement this suggestion. Within 24 hours, multiple fishermen and their boats were in action and the rescue operation continues even now.

In a bid to help transport citizens stranded due to water logging in the city of Chennai, Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation, today deployed boats in water logged and partially submerged areas, basis information provided by the Fire and Rescue Department of Tamil Nadu. The boats manned by professional rowers and fishermen, will also be used to provide food and drinking water in specific areas which are reportedly short of basic supplies. Both ferrying services and supplies will be offered free of cost to citizens.

Each boat will be manned by two rowers and can ferry anywhere between five to nine people in a single attempt. Ola is also providing rain gear to all rowers, which will help them ferry people without any hassles. In order to guard customers from rain, Ola has also stocked umbrellas in every boat. Details of the rowers and fishermen were provided to Ola by local firemen and the Chennai Sport Fishing Company.  These services are expected to be available over the next three days and might get extended if water-logging continues in the city. Many employees and drivers of Ola are also coordinating with the fishermen on ground to enable smooth operations.
Ravi Teja, Business Head of Tamil Nadu at Ola said, “Thousands of citizens have been stranded and are suffering due to heavy rains and water logging in Chennai. While we are addressing the increased demand for transportation in the city through the Ola app, we are working closely with local stakeholders to help ferry those stranded in water logged areas. Boats deployed by Ola will help ferry people to safer areas and in distribution of essential supplies like food and drinking water in affected areas.”
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About Ola:
Founded in Jan 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Olacabs), is India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent and quick service fulfilment. Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 102 cities can book from over 250,000 cabs, 75,000 auto rickshaws, Kaali Peeli taxis and yellow taxis on its platform. The app is available on Windows, Android and iOS platforms. Ola recently acquired TaxiForSure, India’s second largest cab aggregator, which continues to operate as an independent brand. Please visit www.olacabs.com for more information.

Twine Tree – compete, vote and shop from the most loved illustration community

With its unique concept, New Delhi based Twine Tree is attempting to transform the art and illustration scene in India by building a community of artists and art lovers. Working with the motto “Connecting Creatives”, Twine Tree is essentially a competition platform for illustrators, artists and designers as well as a meeting place for all kinds of creatives and art lovers.
Twine Tree continually hosts fun, quirky, often themed online competitions on its platform. Every competition is an opportunity for up and coming illustrators and artists to upload their work and compete. Twine Tree users vote and shop for their favorite designs and choose the winners. The most loved illustrations join the Twine Tree collection, get featured on Twine Tree products and are sold on the online store. The artists decide the price of the products featuring their work, retain all copyrights, and earn a share on every sale.
Says Yukti, co-founder at Twine Tree, “Our mission is to fill the world with beauty through art. We’re for all who have an idea, and need a platform to showcase their talent.” An illustrator herself, she would often challenge her creative skills by giving herself a random theme to illustrate on every week. With Twine Tree and its themed competitions, she wants illustrators to get inspired, illustrate and just have fun.
Currently, Twine Tree features winning illustrations on canvases and art prints, is developing new products to feature artwork and illustrations and will be expanding into t-shirts very soon.
Twine Tree is also extending the competition concept to offline events, with an offline illustration competition series – “Illustration Playground”. The first competition is coming up at antiSocial, Hauz Khas New Delhi on the 29th of November, 2015.
Says Yukti, “Illustration Playground, as the name suggests, is a way for illustrators to come together and just have fun. Come undone from the tried, tested and been there and we offer you a topic to doodle, paint, draw, articulate and play with at our debut illustration event. So keep twining and looking forward to seeing you on the 29th”
Illustration Playground | Website | Twitter: @twinetree

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What Engineers Think of Marketing : By Haptik

What do you think would happen if Engineers were asked to run Marketing? We
decided to ask a bunch of them from three different companies, and they had
some absolutely hilarious things to say.

Engineers & Marketers have always been like the two sides of a coin;
integral to a company, but never really seem to understand what each other
has to do. They’d definitely not pass a chance of taking a shot at each
other.

So we thought why not ask some of the smartest people – Engineers, what
they really think of Marketing? And this is what they had to say.

Moral of the video – However Smart, You Need To Ask The Right

​Concept By: ​Haptik Marketing Team
Shot & Edited By: Eats, Shoots & Leaves Productions

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