13.5.10

Steve Jobs.. dont speak your mind OFF!










Two weeks ago, Steve Jobs published his now infamous “Thoughts on Flash” memo on Apple.com. Adobe has now responded with its own message, a message of “love,” “choice” and “open markets.”
In addition to the post on its own website, Adobe has also placed display ads (created in Flash, naturally) on Engadget and The New York Times, and taken out a full-page ad in The Washington Post outlining its position and what it thinks consumers should know.

 “Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy. Whenever a Mac crashes, more often than not, it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash. The world is moving to HTML5.”





While Apple simply posted a link to its “Thoughts on Flash” memo on the front page of its website, Adobe is going to much greater lengths to get its side of the story out.






Our thoughts on open markets

Screenshots of the ad banners that are appearing on sites across the web:
























Adobe’s Founders Speak




Chuck Geschke and John Warnock, Adobe’s founders, also penned their own letter, “Our thoughts on open markets”:
“The genius of the Internet is its almost infinite openness to innovation. New hardware. New software. New applications. New ideas. They all get their chance.
As the founders of Adobe, we believe open markets are in the best interest of developers, content owners, and consumers. Freedom of choice on the web has unleashed an explosion of content and transformed how we work, learn, communicate, and, ultimately, express ourselves.
If the web fragments into closed systems, if companies put content and applications behind walls, some indeed may thrive — but their success will come at the expense of the very creativity and innovation that has made the Internet a revolutionary force.
We believe that consumers should be able to freely access their favorite content and applications, regardless of what computer they have, what browser they like, or what device suits their needs. No company — no matter how big or how creative — should dictate what you can create, how you create it, or what you can experience on the web.
When markets are open, anyone with a great idea has a chance to drive innovation and find new customers. Adobe’s business philosophy is based on a premise that, in an open market, the best products will win in the end — and the best way to compete is to create the best technology and innovate faster than your competitors.
That, certainly, was what we learned as we launched PostScript® and PDF, two early and powerful software solutions that work across platforms. We openly published the specifications for both, thus inviting both use and competition. In the early days, PostScript attracted 72 clone makers, but we held onto our market leadership by out-innovating the pack. More recently, we’ve done the same thing with Adobe® Flash® technology. We publish the specifications for Flash — meaning anyone can make their own Flash player. Yet, Adobe Flash technology remains the market leader because of the constant creativity and technical innovation of our employees.
We believe that Apple, by taking the opposite approach, has taken a step that could undermine this next chapter of the web — the chapter in which mobile devices outnumber computers, any individual can be a publisher, and content is accessed anywhere and at any time.
In the end, we believe the question is really this: Who controls the World Wide Web? And we believe the answer is: nobody — and everybody, but certainly not a single company.
Chuck Geschke, John Warnock
Cofounders
Chairmen, Adobe Board of Directors.”

The “Truth” About Flash

Adobe has also created a site (oddly not in Flash) that aims to set the record straight about Flash. The first thing you’ll notice is a big graphic that shows off Flash’s impressive reach across the web.










I don’t think that anyone would argue with the figures that Adobe has put out — the current dominance, or ubiquity, of Flash has never been the issue. Instead, the discussion has centered around which technologies will lead in the future, especially on mobile and CULV devices.
Most of Adobe’s responses to other areas of concern — including video, performance, touch and security — are more about what is being promised with Flash Player 10.1 and less about the issue at hand.
Flash Player 10.1 is arguably the most anticipated Flash release in Adobe’s history. It promises to bring Flash support to ARM devices — meaning that some Android phones like the Nexus One will be able to get what Adobe calls the “full Flash experience” — and hardware acceleration for video playback for more devices, which should improve overall performance and battery life.
We know Adobe is really excited about Flash 10.1, as it should be, because it’s shaping up to be a great release. However, we can’t help but be bothered by a rebuttal that essentially says, “all of this will be fixed with the next release,” especially when we’ve been waiting for this release for a really long time — a time during which content publishers have started to embrace alternative technologies.


Note:::   Adobe Responds to Apple... With A Banner Campaign ,banners are in Flash, so they can't be viewed on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.


Agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Client:Adobe




Date: May 13, 2010

Mini Bis Chocolate: Chocolate Trees

Objective: To communicate a new product to a large audience using social network and reinforce the new brand concept: "Trust no one".


Idea: Mini-cocoa seeds were distributed as gifts to users of Happy Harvest (a game like FarmVille) on Orkut (the largest social network in Brazil). 48 hours later, a surprise: the seeds turned into Chocolate Trees where packages of Mini Bis Chocolate sprouted. Mini Bis Chocolate could be planted, harvested and stolen by farmers, strengthening the brand concept - "Trust no one.".


Results:
* More than 25 million chocolate trees have sprouted in the first week of action,
* It was the first time that a brand made a product placement at Happy Harvest.
* 100% of active users were impacted.
* Players who harvested Mini Bis accumulated coins and reached the next level in the game.



Advertising Agency: Ogilvy Brazil
Copywriters: Rico Lins, Eduardo Marques
Art Directors: Marcelo Bruzzesi, Raphael Lucone
Chief Creative Director: Anselmo Ramos
Executive Creative Director: Michel Lent
Creative Director: Angela Bassichetti
Illustrator: Angela Bassichetti
Social Media Planner: Alessandra Ferreira
Account: Mah Lemos, Isabela Atra
Aproved by: Mariana Perota, Fabio Pucci

Real chips in an artificial world.

To present the product in an attractive manner, large breast model holding the chips & saying Real chips in an artificial world.

Ferrero|Tic Tac “Fresh Entertainment”

Tic Tac, Mumbrella





Ferrero is launching the second phase of its Tic Tac “Fresh Entertainment” campaign which will see consumers’ faces used in banner ads on websites including Ninemsn, YouTube, MySpace and Sensis.
The Fresh Entertainment microsite,  allows  users to play a game which is similar the Tic Tac “Bounce” TV ad. The faces of the top three scorers every day will then feature in display ads on websites the following day. Visitors will also be able to customise their character, invite friends via Facebook Connect and make them additional characters in the game.
Tic Tac, Mumbrella


Deniz Nalbantoglu, Webling Interactive director, said: “The idea is to help Tic Tac grow brand awareness and loyalty among its key target audience. This extends our earlier work to reach and build relationships with consumers and involve them in the promotion of the brand.”

The microsite also includes Webling’s Tic Tac Shake & Share iPhone app which has so far had over 1.2 million downloads worldwide. The app allows users to share digital Tic Tacs with other iPhone users via Bluetooth.
Ferrero also owns brands including Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Surprise and Kinder Bueno.

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