Media & Entertainment (173)
The “Me” in entertainment
Intel is converting social media profiles into infographics using its ‘What About Me?’ tool, that provide not only statistics, but a snapshot of a person’s individual online social life broken out by topic, behaviour, and personality.
Why it matters
‘Impersonal’ companies that struggle to connect with consumers are starting to up their game, using their technological prowess to promote humanism. We know people love to learn about themselves. How can other tech companies start to make their brands more interesting by offering entertainment tools that help consumers understand something about themselves? Where are there other opportunities to co-opt a concept (like personality tests) in a way that incites curiosity?
Producers of the popular children’s TV series, Sesame Street, are making an episode focused specifically on helping families through times of economic difficulty. The Muppets and their human friends and neighbours will talk about how to deal with the impact of the recession in an upcoming PBS primetime special, "Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times," starring Elmo.
Coca-Cola and WWF have put up a 60 X 60 foot billboard in Manila. The message? “This billboard absorbs air pollutants”. It’s made of thousands of Fukien tea plants surrounding the iconic shape of a Coke bottle.