Ged Carroll

Dumb internet

Published: (Updated: ) in consumer behaviour | 消費者行為 | 소비자 행동, design | 設計 | 예술과 디자인 | デザイン, ideas | 想法 | 생각 | 考える, media | 媒體 | 미디어 | メディア, meme | 模因 | 밈 | ミーム, online | 線上 | 온라인으로 | オンライン by .

Over the past 20 years has the modern web became a dumb internet? That’s essentially a less nuanced version of what media theorist Douglas Rushkoff proposed. In his essay ‘The Internet Used to Make Us Smarter. No Not So Much” Rushkoff outlines the following points: Too much focus and analysis has been put in the […]

The dream garage

Published: (Updated: ) in design | 設計 | 예술과 디자인 | デザイン, germany | 德國 | 독일 |ドイツ, innovation | 革新 | 독창성 | 改変, japan |日本 | 일본, luxury | 奢華 | 사치 | 贅沢, meme | 模因 | 밈 | ミーム by .

My friend Adam came up with the dream garage. By some quirk of fate you are wealthy. No fucks given kind of wealthy. You have a garage and it has 10 spaces. What would you put in this dream garage and why? Assuming that you aren’t legislated out of using the collection in the dream […]

Yellow economic cycle

Published: (Updated: ) in branding | 品牌推廣 | 브랜드 마케팅 | ブランディング, business | 商業 | 상업 | ビジネス, consumer behaviour | 消費者行為 | 소비자 행동, hong kong | 香港 | 홍콩 | 香港, jargon watch | 術語定義 | 용어의 정의 | 用語の定義, meme | 模因 | 밈 | ミーム, quality | 質量 | 품질 | 品質 by .

The yellow economic cycle has manifested itself as a positive boycott. The anti ELAB protest movement in Hong Kong exposed the fracture lines between pro-Beijing (blue) and pro-Hong Kong sides (yellow). Some of Hong Kong business community came out and criticised the protestors. This resulted in consumers boycotting their business. Maxim’s The classic example of […]

Truth decay

Published: (Updated: ) in consumer behaviour | 消費者行為 | 소비자 행동, culture | 文明 | 미디어와 예술 | 人文, ideas | 想法 | 생각 | 考える, jargon watch | 術語定義 | 용어의 정의 | 用語の定義, media | 媒體 | 미디어 | メディア, meme | 模因 | 밈 | ミーム, online | 線上 | 온라인으로 | オンライン by .

Truth decay was a concept that I came across when reading Monocle’s Forecast issue. Michael D Rich is the head of the The RAND Corporation – a not-for-profit think tank. When he was interviewed and described as being preoccupied with ‘truth decay’. Truth decay occurs when society and the body politic can’t even agree on […]

Lovemarks

Published: (Updated: ) in branding | 品牌推廣 | 브랜드 마케팅 | ブランディング, china | 中國 | 중국 | 中華, culture | 文明 | 미디어와 예술 | 人文, hong kong | 香港 | 홍콩 | 香港, marketing | 營銷 | 마케팅 | マーケティング, meme | 模因 | 밈 | ミーム by .

A decade and a half ago Kevin Roberts wrote his book Lovemarks. In reality, Roberts reiterated the factors needed for a successful (consumer) brand. Though much of it would benefit a business-to-business brand as well. Indeed someone like Snap-On are are a great example of this. I took the piss out of Roberts book after […]