I had this strong urge to be a doctor when I would put on my scrubs and watch ER. Then I learned that schooling never seems to end, I’m not really down with biology and up until recently, I was terrified of needles (still no pierced ears).
After all time, I’ve never once thought of being a doctor or nurse again. I felt confident in my career choice. Then I saw this ad from Africa Health Placements and found myself wishing I was part of the target demographic so I could receive this call.
African doctors leave Africa for openings elsewhere, leaving some serious holes in the medical profession. To help grab the attention and lure doctors, Africa Health Placements enlisted Boomtown to create the following mailer. I’m not a doctor, yet I find myself wishing I could submit an application. Kudos to Boomtown.
This is just pure awesome, insane and genius. I think it just goes to show, it’s all about the experience. And I can assure you, if I was in this store and a person holding Red Stripe was responsible for this great moment, I too would quickly grab one.
Ever since Treasure Island Music Festival in 2011, I have been in love with Silent Discos. They’re a dance party, where only a select few know what’s going on. To participate, you throw on the headphones and then you can hear the music and DJ. You start movin’ and groovin’ and singin’ along. For those walking by, you look completely ridiculous. All they see are you rockin’ out, shuffling your feet on the ground and humming off key. Needless to say, I was hooked from the get go.
And to be honest, Amanda and I silent disco bomb Celia in her cube at least once a month to brighten up her day (and let’s be honest, it brightens ours too). Celia joins right in with the dancing and tries to guess the song we’re listening to (shockingly, she’s often guessed the jam. She gets us.).
And finally, a brand has taken the silent disco party and used it as a stunt. I’m sold.
This ad for Switzerland’s Tourism makes me want to grab all of my wool items and immediately go there. A place where time just doesn’t exist?! Yes please! Also, taking a “holiday” rather than a “vacation” sounds so much more relaxing.
Today, I had one of those moments that just make you appreciate the internet. Make you appreciate the blogs you follow. And make you appreciate the simplicity of technology. Here are two of the reasons:
1) CLOUD–an art installation made from 6,000+ bulbs where you pull on a chain to light (and darken) the cloud. Via This is Colossal
2) World Alzheimer’s Day–To better connect with those who don’t live with the disease, they developed this Facebook app to put you physically in the shoes of sufferers. Very powerful, moving and of course, I did it. Via AdFreak
Despite the fact I’ve never had any desire to visit Norway, this commercial makes me want to hop a plane to see this scenery, wear sweaters and hang with Grandpa Norm. And of course, fly on Widerøe Airlines.
Completely loving this tongue and cheek ad from McCann running in today’s Times and London Mail. Especially that last line of copy (“And with clients who don’t wear quite so much Lycra”). Way to graciously thank a client for a business while grabbing the attention of the masses.
But who’s with me on the depression that’s now happening thanks to the Olympics wrapping?