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The sharpest, most heroic comms planner in the world… coming to your rescue!
…cuz Iben’s feet are getting smelly. And this is according to herself:-)
/baek (for Iben)
happy new years. Hope everyone had a great 08 and hopefully 09 wont be as bad as they say. I have a few predictions.
1) The rise of the branded Utility - I know I have been talking a lot about Branded Utilities already here on digital vinyl. And I will continue to do so. Over the past few years we have seen some examples of great utilities being created. We here at MEC in Copenhagen have ourselves created a running-GPS-tracker for Sony Ericssons Walkman phones – specifically for the Caroline Wozniacki phone w760i – MyTracks . We will see much more of this. This is the future of advertising.
We are currently working an a research project about this very phenomenon. We will definately keep you posted as we proceed.
2) Social Communities… - I know this is boring as shit. But we have really been fucking around with these so far. In 2009 I think that the advertisers will really embrace this and become better at commercialising the social media. Again we have created a great little facebook application for Sony Ericssons C905 camera phone. Which incidentally was a great success – because it was simple and thought through. Check it out: Photo Battle.
3) Convergence - another piece of old news. Again I think that we have talked about this for some time but reality has lacked behind. Next year we will see the different media themselves drive the convergence between media. This is what has lacked previously. At least in western Europe. On an academic and technological level the convergence has been possible, but the old media have been afraid. Now they will see online and other technological possibilities as their rescue plank. That will get things moving.
4) The Full Service Agency is back - Partially powered by this media convergence and also partially by the fact that contextual communication, social media and Branded Utilities are becoming more important we will see a new (or is it old) type of agency. The agency which can consult on comms strategy, can place media, perform creative work and implement online, offline, do events, etc. etc. The full service, integrated agency is back folks it is a matter of time.
My background is branding and afvertising. Today I’m a comms planner in a media (Comms) agency. We have started they journey into events, sponsorships, content and online development. It is a matter of time, and Sir Martin’s blessing, before the step is followed through into old school creative disciplines, such as copy writing and art direction. The next step again is publishing, AV production, etc. That will be a few more years I think.
There you have it folks. We’ll see how it all holds up in about a years time.
Seth Godin on performance:
I think I’ll make 2009 my year-of-10-percent-extra. At work as well as at home. I’ll start by coloring Seth’s words orange and doing the dishes when I get home
See you at digitalvinyl in 2009.
// Bing & Jakob
One of the latest things we have done here at MEC Copenhagen is create and integrated campaign for Sony Ericsson new phone C905, featuring a 8.1 mpx camera. Its a beauty. Always pursuing expoitation of Social Media, one of the thing we did was create a Facebook application. We call it Photo Battle – people upload their favorite own made photograph within 4 categories. In the end we will award the 4 photos that win the most user votes and 4 photos that will win the jury awards.
Check it out: http://apps.facebook.com/photo-battle/
I just wanted to share the latest progress on our work for the Danish Technical Schools – the campaign called ACT OUT AWARDS, which was all about injecting creativity directly into the technical school kids school day. See a description of the campaign at a previous blog entry from November 22nd, 2007.
Anyways a few days a go the campaign earned a Mediaedge:cia Global Ideas commendation, which we are very proud off – out of hundreds of global entries only 13 were honored. This brings the total to a WPPED Cream Award, two Rambuk Awards (including the Grand Prix) and this. Thank you very much.
Here is a little video of the first time we hosted ACT OUT AWARDS – it explains the whole thing pretty nicely. Enjoy.
Hope all is well. There has been a severe draught of digitalvinyl blog entries lately. I appologise for that. Two of our foremost bloggers up and quit on us – that would be Annette and Stine. That consequently left the rest of us somewhat…busy.
That is why I would like to use this opportunity to say that if you’re a Communications Planner and you live or would like to live in the Copenhagen, Denmark area, please send me your resume and any other relevant documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. That is if you’re interested in a job at MEC Communication. I’d love to hear from you.
I’ll just add a small Danish plee for applications also…
Hvis Bernbach og Bowie fik et barn…
Nordens skarpeste strategiske planlægningsteam skal være endnu skarpere. Kreativitet og vildskab er lige så vigtigt som viden og struktur i jobbet som MEC Communications nye kreative Communications Planner.
Søger du opgaver, der fusionerer kommunikationsstrategi og kreativitet? Har du opdaget, at morgendagens kommunikation kræver mere end tv-spots og annoncer? Er du drevet af at finde nye vinkler og udvikle og anvende indsigt i mærker og målgrupper? Som en del af MEC Communication skal du brænde for idébaseret planning. Du skal have en unik evne til at se og planlægge kommunikation på tværs af media og udvikle kreative kommunikationsstrategiske løsninger baseret på intuition og magi. Alt imens du træffer rationelle beslutninger baseret på indsigt og logik.
En akademisk baggrund er et godt fundament, men ikke en forudsætning i jobbet. Hvis du sidder på et reklamebureau, er du måske strategisk planner med kreativt blod i årene. Eller måske er du en del af den kreative afdeling med en planner i maven? Sidder du på et mediabureau, er du måske mediaplanner med mod på nye udfordringer. Eller er du produktudvikler eller marketingansvarlig? For os kan det rigtige CV se ud på mange måder.
MEC Communication er Mediaedge:cia’s afdeling for strategisk kommunikation. Vores mission er, at udvikle enestående og målbare strategiske kommunikationsidéer, som driver kunders forretningsmålsætninger og salg. Vores løsninger er baseret på ægte indsigt og unik viden om mulighederne i nye og traditionelle medier.
Vi er en del af Mediaedge:cia, som er blandt Danmarks største Mediabureauer. Det betyder, at du til hver en tid kan trække på et bredt spektrum af kvantitative og kvalitative værktøjer til at støtte dine koncepter. Du kommer til at indgå i et velfungerende netværk af plannere og får opgaver i hele Norden. Vi arbejder med kunder som Sony Ericsson, Nestlé, Nykredit, Illum, SAB Miller, de tekniske skoler og mange andre.
Hvis du er interesseret i jobbet som Communications Planner hos MEC Communication, så send din ansøgning, CV og andre relevante papirer til: email@example.com. Ansøgningsfrist er fredag den 15. februar, 2008. Har du spørgsmål er du velkommen til at kontakte Kristian Baek-Mikkelsen på tlf.: 33 38 18 67.