• Mekanism created the ultimate “familiar first date” for Jose Cuervo.

    by / March 30, 2021 /

    Mekanism and  Jose Cuervo are out with a new campaign - “Date More Human” which pokes fun at online dating. You know the drill: half the time you're not even sure a profile isn't a bot trying to scam you; the other half of the time you're awkwardly trying to get to know someone over Zoom.

    So Mekanism used AI technology to show how two actual chatbots on a “date” would sound.

    The team fed survey[Read More]

  • Manifold Announces First Ever Experience-Based Concept NFT

    by / March 12, 2021 /

    Today, Manifold is announcing that it has released the first ever Experience-based Concept NFT.

    What's an NFT you ask? Think of it like a digital file with a unique, often limited-edition, fingerprint (courtesy of Blockchain). An Experienced-based Concept NFT is a blueprint or DNA of an idea, a digital representation of a creative concept.

    Manifold’s Experience-based Concept NFT is titled “VORTEX." It's available today on OpenSea and here's what they told us about [Read More]

  • NEW BRAND AI FIRM, B R A I V E, LAUNCHES IN SAN FRANCISCO AND NYC

    by / August 25, 2020 /

    The new brand artificial intelligence agency B R A IV E recently launched in San Francisco and New York. The firm, which helps companies create synergy between their brand and AI strategy and execution, was created by Co-Founder, Head of Strategy Trace Cohen and Co-Founder, Head of Technology Joe Kleinschmidt, in partnership with Venables Bell + Partners.

    “Research predicts that 95% of interactions between consumers and businesses will be AI by the year 2025,” said Trace Cohen. [Read More]

  • LIFESTYLES APP MAKES CONDOMS CHEAPER AS STIS RISE

    by / July 29, 2020 /

    Just like playing the market, playing the field comes with risk. That’s the creative spark behind a new stock market-inspired platform from FCB/SIX for sexual wellness brand LifeStyles. The project, called “Publicly Traded,” uses real-time Australian search activity around sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to generate “stock” chart visualizations — which drive dynamic online pricing for its products, making condoms more affordable when transmission is on the[Read More]

  • Venables Bell & Partners and Firstborn really want you to stop touching your face.

    by / April 15, 2020 /

    To help combat the COVID-19 crisis, Venables Bell & Partners and digital agency Firstborn have partnered to launch a new effort called Facejar - a virtual face-touching "swear jar" that lets people turn accidental beard rubs, eye itches and nose picks during video meetings into money for protective equipment for medical professionals. The concept is simple: touch your face, donate a dollar. 

    The idea originated with VB&P ACD Elliot Nordstrom, [Read More]

  • Noise 13 Launches Crave-Worthy Careers Site for Instacart

    by / February 11, 2020 /

    SF-based creative agency Noise 13 just launched a new careers site for Instacart, the grocery delivery/pickup service.

    It's a fun site with nicely-done animations and it makes Instacart seem like an inviting place to work. And of course, plenty of food puns. You can see Noise 13's case study, along with more creative examples here.

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  • Firewood Promotes Ron Davis to Chief Technology Officer

    by / February 10, 2020 /

    Some promotion news this morning: Firewood has promoted senior technology leader Ron Davis to chief technology officer, a new role for the agency. Davis was promoted to CTO from his role as senior vice president of technology at Firewood, which he joined in 2018.

    “Technology is at the heart of everything we do at Firewood,” said Davis. “The technology team not only develops insight-driven applications, websites, and other tools for our clients, but we also leverage the same appr[Read More]