Ten Stories We Have Enjoyed This Week

21st December 2018

How much money would you want, to quit Facebook for a year? Most people say $1,000.

Creative Review’s Ads Of The Year, including Burger King, Tide, Tesla, Nike, KFC, Apple, Lacoste, Iceland and Libresse. If this is a represents a case of #TLDR then here, Adweek mashes up the best ads of 2018, in one 4 minute video (reg may be necessary).And always nice to see the annual summary from Vimeo; here are their Staff Picks – Best of the Year 2018 (short video).  

Here are Smart Insights’ social media marketing trends for 2019. Including, text-first to visual first, and the rise of social TV & live and vertical video. 

Something spiritual for the holiday season. Perhaps not the obvious angle but wonderful all the same. ‘Breath Of Life” – Shinto is uniquely Japanese, yet embodies a once-universal animistic religion of wind and fire, gods and animal spirits.

Interesting piece from WARC.com, on the travel and tourism sector. ‘British travel sector brushes off the Brexit blues’.’One possible theory why the travel sector may as yet be unaffected by Brexit fears… is that consumers are so sick of bad Brexit news, they just want to get away, whatever the perceived risk.’

For the first time ever, Disney posts a Pixar “short” on YouTube for free. Seven-minute “Bao” debuted as the bumper for this year’s Incredibles 2.

The Alzheimer’s Society releases an intriguing, abstract, awareness-raising animation.

Why the year 536 was the worst year to be alive. This will make you feel a LOT better about 2018, I promise. (there was a reason they were called the Dark Ages).

This tongue-in-cheek video is very nicely observed – ‘Acclaimed skate video director Glen Larsen takes you behind the scenes of his latest cinematic masterpiece’ ‘SHRED OR GET DEAD’

Here are a few videos for holiday viewing. Macaulay Culkin Returns in Google’s Home Alone Homage – KEVIN! …Blue Zoo adds their (very dark) comedic stamp to the festive season by releasing its latest Christmas short, starring merciless duo the Moonies….Trojan Condoms suggest we ‘get down on the longest night of the year’, with their Big Sexy album…and here is the 2018 movie trailer mashup: One Big Trailer to Rule Them All.

Wishing all our readers a very Happy Holidays. The newsletter will be back on 11th Jan 2019.