• 32 Under 32: Nick Christiansen

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    Ok, we're on the backside of our 32 Under 32 interviews, but we've still got a lot of great interviews to go. Case in point: Nick Christiansen, Senior Copywriter at DDB California. Take a look.

  • Goodby creatives remix the Adobe logo.

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    The #AdobeRemix campaign invites creative talents across the world to reinterpret Adobe’s logo, putting their own creative mark on the Adobe brand.

    When Goodby Silverstein & Partners’ BETA Group was asked to participate in the project, they wanted to showcase our creativity as creative developers, technologists and makers. So they re-created Adobe’s logo as a physical installation with 100 handmade cubes, each one correlating to an artist using Adobe software in real time.

    The cubes, handmade with acrylic windows and a wooden frame, each house 60 LED lights that function through a custom built embedded hardware system. This system provides data and energy to each cube. The data is then collected by agency-developed software installed in each artist’s computer. The software then tracks mouse activity and sends the pixel color of the artist’s current work back through the embedded system to each cube in real time.

    Crazy complicated and very, very cool. Learn all about the project here.

    Adobe Lights from Stevie Laux on Vimeo.

  • Heat wants you to meet the maddest ad man you've never heard of.

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    Come hear the tale of the eccentric San Francisco ad rebel who introduced interactive, PR stunts, and social media — way back in the 1960s.

    His name is Howard Luck Gossage and he used his big ideas to save the Grand Canyon, kick-start the Green Movement, free a Caribbean island and launch Wired magazine’s patron saint, Marshall McLuhan.

    The talk will be presented by Steve Harrison, author of the sublime Gossage biography “Changing the World is the Only Fit Work for a Grown Man.” Ad legend in his own right, when Steve retired from agency life in 2007 he had won more Cannes Lions Awards than any other creative director in his discipline.

    So if you’re not too busy on Thursday or you’re just thirsty, come stop in at Heat.

    We think you’ll dig it.

    RSVP here.

    * This is a parody of one of HLG’s most famous ads. As he once said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of larceny.”

    ** RSVP on this Facebook page. Or don’t. We wouldn’t want you to do anything you’re uncomfortable with.

    *** Most likely Corona Light or Anchor Steam or whatever else is on sale that week.

  • Goodby Silverstein and Xfinity offer the ultimate binge-watching setup.

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    This is pretty kick ass: All this week XFINITY is offering more than 5,000 episodes from over 130 series across 48 premium channels available for free to Comcast customers. To celebrate this complete bingefest, XFINITY partnered with AirBnB to rent out homes that re-create the worlds from Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and The Wire.

    The campaign, created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners, offers winners the chance to immerse themselves in the lives and milieus of their favorite characters—a kind of “method” fandom.

    Fans get the full experience: The guests inside the Boardwalk Empire home receive themed wardrobes—flapper dresses, tuxedos and other 1920s garb—to wear while playing craps. Fans staying inside the Game of Thrones home will get to spend the week with a direwolf (well, a trained wolf dog) and dine on massive turkey legs and goblets of wine. The Wire home, complete with binoculars and other fun police gadgets, will have a “suspect wall” from which guests will put together clues to help with their investigating.

    We. Want. In.

  • Airbnb Presents: Airbrb

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    Come on. You know there's some startup out there trying to do this.

  • Help fund Silicon Island.

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    No idea who did this, but it's the best April Fool's joke - hands down. You've got to read all the copy. Incredible.

  • Job Posting: Marketing & Production Intern

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    Ok, here's something that's not an April Fool's joke. It's a Marketing and Production internship. When you apply, tell them the SF Egotist sent you.

    Note: Only members get to see jobs posted within the last 3 days. So if you want to get a jump on everyone else - join us.

  • Chrome for Android and iOS: Emojify the Web

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    Google Chrome has just announce Google Translate support for Emoji built directly into Chrome for Android and iOS. You can now read all your favorite web content using efficient and emotive illustrations on your phone and tablet.

    To view webpages in Emoji on your Android, iPhone, and iPad today, download the latest version of Chrome for Mobile from the Play Store or App Store. Then simply tap on the menu icon and select the "Translate to Emoji" option.

    Ok, by now you know this is an April Fool's gag - and a pretty hilarious one - created for Google by MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER. Good stuff.

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