the teaming up of the two companies is a natural extension of what is already happening in dating culture.
Listen up all you Casanovas out there because this year Starbucks and the dating site Match.com are serving up an extra shot of love. The companies have joined forces to make it easier for singles to connect over a cup of coffee this Valentines Day. Using Match’s mobile app aspiring romantics will be encouraged to click on a section called “Meet at Starbucks.” Users who click on this button can email one another and meet up at a nearby Starbucks. To celebrate the dating frenzy, the coffee chain’s menu will feature a few special coffee and pastry deals – for example, a raspberry mocha and coffee – for $5. So whoever ends up paying doesn’t have to worry about being out of pocket 😉
The Prynt Case is the first smartphone cover that instantly prints photos
In an era where sharing photos has become almost an entirely digital enterprise it seems that one crowd-funded project based in San Francisco called is determined to bring back the feeling of having a physical photo in your hand. The Prynt Case is the first smartphone cover that instantly prints photos. The case features a small inkless photo printer that plugs into your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy via a modular system that lets you swap between connectors. No Wifi or Bluetooth is needed to operate the printer – just plug in and go!
I absolutely love agency life and working with genuinely creative thinkers
Noel Magnus, former CEO of JWT returns to Adland with a bang! And this time he takes the reigns as our new MD.
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Well known Ad industry figure Noel Magnus has returned to the communications world, joining independent communications agency, REBORN. as Managing Director. Magnus, the former CEO of JWT, Australasia (2007 – 2010) has been in general business consultancy and the legal world for the past three years. Says Magnus: “While I learned a hell of a lot during my time out of the industry, I sure as hell missed it too. I absolutely love agency life and working with genuinely creative thinkers. Needless to say, I didn’t find too many of them in the law.”
Magnus was largely credited with the strong turnaround of JWT. Under his leadership the agency picked up many new clients, launched a number of new divisions and won a swag of international awards. Magnus said he had been looking for an agency that was relatively new, highly relevant, independent, progressive and genuinely ambitious and that he’d found that in REBORN. Says Magnus: “I have loads of respect for what Sabir, David and the team have achieved so far – it’s a great story. But it’s only the beginning, we have ambitious plans – so watch this space.”
David Easton and Sabir Samtani, co-founders, REBORN: “Noel brings genuine seniority to REBORN. He is an established communications industry executive with many years of national and international experience. He is passionate, driven and proven. We are very excited to have him on board to help steer REBORN. along with several other brands we will be introducing to the market in the next few months.”
VR headsets will soon allow consumers access to areas where they may previously have been excluded due to the limitations of reality.
Virtual reality, at least in figurative forms, can be traced back to the 1800’s to the panoramic murals painted by masters like Peruzzi and Roubaud. They created circular paintings, which were presented on a cylindrical surface and viewed from the inside. Viewers were given an outlook point with the painting reproducing the original scene in high fidelity. The scene was one of importance and the viewer was immersed in the world captured by these masters.