Tag: video

My experience learning French lately has been interesting, only because I held the belief that English is a reasonably easy language to learn only because it’s so unstructured and the rules are quite simple. Then I stumbled on this lil video, that brought a few things in perspective.

Everyday we are inundated with a barrage of advertising. The same stock footage of ethnic groups mixing. The repetitive and simple guitar or piano rhythm. The inspiring yet meaningless buzzwords. This is a parody of the generic video, made with generic music, generic footage, generic messaging for generic buzzwords. A lil too close to the generic real thing.

I’ve always been a fan of The Simpsons, and especially the couch gag. This special couch gag by french animator Sylvain Chomet is hilariously awesome, and reminds me of the classic french cartoon “The Triplets of Bellville” (“Belleville Rendez-vous”).

Its been a while since the days of Michael Dell selling computers in a dorm, and Dell has became one hell of a global juggernaut in the PC manufacturing game since then. Can Dell reinvent itself to be the small guy again with their new Ad campaign?

If this year didn’t bring us enough bad advertising, for awkward products, Samsung had to swoop in last minute and take the award for creepiness with this latest ad for their Samsung Gear smart watch.

I attended the gsummitx - Gamification in Montreal event at the offices of I Can Go Without , where my very good friend, Jihane (@JihaneElAtifi) works, and they had Gamification expert, Gabe Zicherman (@gzicherm) speaking about, well Gamification.