CLOT Magazine | COLDCUT, a journey through cut and paste and audiovisual innovation – great overview of Coldcult creative efforts and an interview with the group. Coldcut started off as DJ / producers and along the way evolved into multimedia artists as well. Along the way Coldcut founded the Ninja Tunes record label, and in Hex helped push forward multimedia just before the web came along.
Flickr Takes Another Sad Turn, Gets Bought by Something Called SmugMug | Gizmodo – I am thankful that flickr hasn’t been shut down but pensive over what the plan SmugMug has. The sale of flickr means that I am pretty much done as an Oath customer then with the exception of Yahoo! Finance news content. More flickr related content here.
Do Chinese Luxury Consumers Care About British Heritage? | Jing Daily – In the West, we buy into lifestyle brands—we like brands that can sell us everything. But the Chinese consumer likes to go to a specialist for each item. They like to buy their knitwear from one place and their shoes from another. They value quality and are willing to pay for it. – which is where premium streetwear gets in the door
Facebook – Bipedal voting | Radio Free Mobile – interesting analysis
Agency Layoffs Or Agency Calibration? | Forrester Research – examine the characteristics of the players winning creative assignments for digital experiences. Tech consultancies like Accenture Interactive, Deloitte Digital, IBMiX and PwC are successful with system integration and digital experiences. Their combination of data, strategy, implementation and creative is a potent offering for marketers. Yet, their ability to capture the essence of the brand is still developing. For agencies – large or small, public or independent – brand creativity is differentiating
A Renewed Vision For WPP | Forrester Research – I don’t think that a technology leader would get creative businesses and you’d end up with yet another ad tech business with the rest of the value withering away but interesting reading
The Battle for the Gayborhood Has Become A Passive-Aggressive Turf War – I was reading this and thinking about the way Canal Street in Manchester became invaded by hen parties from across the UK from the late 1990s onwards