So it was V Fest last weekend and it was a lot of fun. The sun was shinning, people where frolicking, music was played and Kelly Jones signed a five-foot Teenage Cancer Trust beach ball before booting it into the audience. He also dedicated Have A Nice Day to Teenage Cancer Trust. Massive name drop there from the Stereophonics. Cheers boys.
I hope this has inspired people to do their own name drops. Get out there and get doing it.
Kirsty recently popped over to La Garde-Freinet for a short break and returned with a strange glowing angel to add to our ever growing shrine while Kev brought back a snow globe from Alicante of all places. I’m not sure why you would want to make a snow globe of Alicante but it perfectly fits the irreverent nature of the shrine.
So our rather good app (100,000 downloads and counting) was on the telly yesterday, BBC News no less. The success of Streetmuseum has really snowballed. We think that the reason why Streetmuseum is so compelling lies in the true interactivity of the app combined with the juxtaposition of new vs old London. It has really captured the imagination of our audience and garnered great coverage in major press such as Metro and Time Out London. If you have been living in the dark ages and still don’t have this nifty little app then I suggest you head over to the shop section on our new website and get downloading.
In this weeks Campaign our awesome ad got an honorable mention. Critiqued against 4 other strong ad campaigns it was stated that “Brothers and Sisters’ idea and technical execution are both exceptional” as well as mentioning that “every second of the ad is a reminder of Sky’s dominance of the segment.”
Nice to know that others find our work exceptional.
All you vinyl-philes out there would have been both appalled and delighted by the scene that struck me outside Harold Moores Recordstoday. Quite literally a skip full to the brim of old vinyl surrounded by a plethora of punters, elbows out, grabbing and snatching their way through the mountain of obscure Russian folk, Italian opera, random movie soundtracks, as well as the usual classical stuff.
Undeterred by the melee that was in full swing I decided to get involved. Some time later I emerged with 19 jazz records ranging from the obscure to the probably not very good and one sleeveless Freddie HubbardEP. The skip proved to be the gift that kept on giving as the good people of the aforementioned record shop kept topping up the skip. Among the punters and the die-hard cratediggers I spotted a couple of enterprising young crackheads who will no doubt try to unload their spoils at the Record Exchange on Berwick Street later today.
So the second Sky Sports TV ad featuring our man Eric launched last Friday. Since the first ad went live, we’ve had Twitter open with Cantona in the search bar. People’s reactions have varied from admiration to condemnation (boo hiss) and from the ridiculous to the sublime. So we thought it would be good to show you 10 of our favourites.
So here they are in no particular order.
ManunitedLuke just seen a shirt with im not just a man im eric cantona written on it
scouse25@timlovejoy I’m sure I’ve just heard Eric cantona say “f*** ‘em” on the sky sports add…the one where he’s in wembley?!?!?!?!?
HersheyBoyz I don’t care if they are adverts I LOVE seeing Cantona on tv
vitalbradford I know he’s scripted but those ads for Sky that Cantona is doing reminds me of the man’s great genius
TeresatheGG@IanDai I love those French philosophers! Cantona is my favourite. What was it he said about Sardines?
meglauder Is it really wrong to melt whenever Eric Cantona says anything?
JewelleryGenie I love Eric Cantona‘s ads for Sky Sports HD. Mind you, I love Eric Cantona. He is aging well… *sigh*
DanFieldhouse God i f***ing love Eric Cantona, just looking at a photo of him makes me want him. He is actually #God
Adwil24 I want to declare my love for Eric Cantona, it’s that cheeky smile he does in the Sky Sports ad
One of the best things about working on a project like this is all the super-nice people you get to meet, obviously there was Eric, but we where also fortunate to collaborate with one of the best photographers working in London, Nadav Kander. We got him to say a few words about the shoot and working with Cantona.