The BBC have been running a great Horizon series with one episode focused on creativity, called The Creative Brain How Insight Works. Apparently one of the big blocks in thinking more creatively is something called functional fixedness which becomes more hardwired as we get older and makes it more difficult
This is not new, in 1981 the ‘Skippy’ burger jokes abounded when Australian companies were found to be selling ‘beef’ to the USA which subsequently transpired to contain kangaroo and other ‘non beef’ meat. Now it is the countless horse jokes…
I love the new iPad Mini ad. What a great example of refuting any functionality negatives a ‘mini’ anything can have, by showing both models doing exactly the same thing, working for the same big fingers and doing this whilst levering the iPad brand with a demonstration of an app
As we all know from looking around us, Irish emigration is on the rise again. Figures were released yesterday by the CSO, based on information up to April 2012, and it is estimated that 34 thousand more people will leave this isle than will come to live on it during
It happens every year. It is always on the 25th December. And today it is 120 days or nearly 3,000 hours away and yet Brown Thomas feel the need to remind us of Christmas in AUGUST!
The only person who I know that will be delighted is Patrick (Christmas 2011)
On the presumption that many people were making use of the BBC red button and therefore not actually seeing any ads during the Olympic Games themselves, I thought it would be useful to share details of the top 3 brands judged to make the most effective use of TV advertising
This story is a few weeks old, but the joy of Sky+ means that I am only watching the Sky Atlantic showing of Season 5 of Mad Men now. The first two episodes were run as a double bill, and in what felt like a reverse of today’s familiar programme
When you walk down the aisle of a supermarket nowadays you tend to be overwhelmed with the number of offers and special offer stickers that bombard you from the moment you push your trolley over the threshold.
Today is the annual tea day of our Client The Alzheimers Society. To support this great cause, the Boys and Girls have baked a fantastic spread that is available in 14 Pembroke Road, so anyone passing with €€€€, please come in and indulge.