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Ballsy Brands Quarterly: Brand Spam and Ballsy Storytelling

Jon Burkhart’s first ever Ballsy Brands Quarterly kicked off in true Burkhart style with plenty of ball throwing and a great deal of laughter at a brilliant venue WeWork, Devonshire Square.

On to the event…

BBQ, Brand Spam and Ballsy Storytelling

Jon kicked off the show by explaining the idea and passion behind the event — helping brands to stop making fools of themselves. They mostly do this by creating content that’s all about their own agenda and not based on what customers want. This leads to some truly shocking bits of content – especially the ones created to “newsjack”(as Jon calls it) current events.… Read more

Using Social Media At Night: Lights Out Or Phone Out?

Using Social Media At Night Lights Out Or Phone OutFacebook for many of us is a large time filler, entertainer and connector to the outside world. There are many positives Facebook brings; including connecting distant friends and family, and sharing thoughts, videos, pictures and experiences with those you might not otherwise have the chance to. But how much time should we really allow for social media? What are the mental effects it has on society, especially the younger generations?

Recent studies have shown that school children using social media at night, to heavy extents, are at an increasing risk of depression and anxiety.… Read more

Ad of the Month – The Lexus Hoverboard

Lexus HoverboardHovering on excellence – Source LF’s advert of the month

 

The Lexus Hoverboard campaign was developed at CHI & Partners by Executive Creative Director Jonathan Burley, Creative Director Monty Verdi, Creatives Brad Woolf and Dan Bailey, CEO Nick Howarth, Business Director Jack Shute,Catherine Peacock, Account Director at CHI&Partners, Agency Producers Zoe Barlow, Nikki Cramphorn, Nicola Ridley, Matt Cresswell, Lindsay Hughes and Planner Rebecca Munds.

 

To begin, this is no illusion. Lexus truly have designed and created a hoverboard. Pumped full of Back To The Future nostalgia, this breakthrough in technology is perhaps every Marty McFly’s dream.… Read more