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40+ Interesting Pinterest Boards for Designers Only recently, the startup social pinboard site Pinterest, has taken the social bookmarking scene by storm as it earned its fame as the fastest growing social networking site. Since then, Pinterest continues to grow and now it hold a #45 Alexa ranking making popular social bookmark sites like,, look like they had better days (see screenshot from Alexa at the bottom). This soaring popularity of Pinterest has caught the attention of designers and other creative individuals, and in no time, the virtual pinboard became popular among the design community. One reason for this is the simple yet powerful Pinterest interface and how great it is for structuring work, ideas, inspiration etc. and at the same time build an online portfolio to show of some creative juice.

Opinion / Predictions for Social Much of what will keep social media busy in 2017 can already be predicted. MediaCom’s EMEA head of social Nick Burcher reveals his top hits for next year When making predictions it’s always tempting to seek out the most out-there ideas and suggest that they might take over the world. S. Philippines faces food insecurity after floods BANGKOK (AlertNet) - Recent flooding in the southern Philippines has affected half a million people and destroyed crops, raising concerns about food shortages in the coming months, the U.N. World Food Programme has said. The waters have now subsided considerably.

VH1 Looks to Redefine Itself With Rush of New Programming Following a year of exhaustive audience research and a cavalcade of brand consultants, VH1 is now feverishly commissioning a host of new shows in a wide variety of genres that will roll out over the next few months. The goal is to court more viewers from VH1’s target 25-34 age group—a demographic that VH1 president Tom Calderone and his strategists have started referring to as “adultsters.” The effort follows a rough 2010 when the network saw its nightly ratings drop 31 percent from the year before. For some media buyers, the problem is that the network’s brand has blurred. “I don’t think we understand what VH1 is,” says Peter Gardiner, a partner and chief media officer at Deutsch. “I don’t think the consumers know either.

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Best of Russia on display The motto of the exhibit—“the main thing is not winning but participating”—is often seen as consolation for losers, but in the Best of Russia 2010 contest, this phrase is synonymous with success. An extremely large number of photos were eliminated in preliminary screening. The jury received 26,546 photos from across the country and had to select 365—the number of days in the year, so all the photographers who made the list are automatically winners. 2011 4A's Jay Chiat Awards for Strategic Excellence Winners Announced at Strategy Festival Brilliant planning ought to be celebrated and the 4A’s did so with its presentation of the 2011 Jay Chiat Awards for Strategic Excellence at the Strategy Festival in New York City on Thursday, October 13. These global advertising awards honor strategic thinking and recognize those professionals who have developed strong, innovative insights and initiated their work through creative that inspires both consumers and business. Of the 68 short-listed entries in 10 categories, there are 39 medal winners with 16 Gold; 9 Silver and 14 Bronze. 29 entries received Honorable Mention. Gold winners include: BBH; BrainJuicer; CP+B (2); Digitas; Droga5 (2); Fallon; Goodby Silverstein and Partners (3); Lowe & Partners; R/GA (2); Redscout; Starcom USA and Starcom Sweden/Le Bureau.

Vintage Posters Discovered in Abandoned London Tube Station (Images by Mikey Ashworth . Copyrighted by London Underground and reproduced with permission) The London Underground is an incredible maze of subterranean railways, stations and ticket halls – and that doesn’t account for the myriad abandoned passageways that are strictly off limits to the public, let alone the ageing relics that linger on in this dark underworld that has only been touched on by urban explorers. (Images by Mikey Ashworth .

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Imagination > News Public demo versions of the IMAGINATION prototype are now available. Please try them at and let us know what you think. 2009. September 14ICT Results reports on IMAGINATION 2009. 3D-Printed Clothing Hits Paris Fashion Week We’ve seen a few instances over the years of high technology colliding with high fashion, but maybe never in a way as direct and striking as this. 3D printing has come to the world of fashion, and the latest example of this collaboration is the Voltage collection, which is currently being showcased at Paris Fashion Week. 3D printing refers to a very new way of creating goods – a model is designed using a CAD program, which is then sent to a 3D printer. There are tons of different 3D printers out there, all of which can use certain materials to build the desired product, layer by layer.

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