We’ve been working with Varian Medical Systems for about two years now – a tremendous client in a life altering product category. Our work has produced a series of high-impact results, including the brand name RapidArc for one of the most significant advances in radiotherapy in the last decade. You can get more information here.
It’s great to see that Jukari has gone live. Working with a first rate creative team at McgarryBowen in New York, we developed the name Jukari for this cool joint venture between Reebok and Cirque du Soleil. The name has its roots in the Sicilian (yes, Sicilian) word for “to play” – and that’s exactly […]
Gwyneth Paltrow is getting some grief for her new website, including flak for a dumb name. Personally, I like the name. G for Gwyneth, P for Paltrow, a big “oo” to make it sort of googly. (Maybe her middle names are Ophelia and Olive? Or just Olive Oyl? Who cares.) So what if it sounds […]
or maybe Paltrow is riffing ironically off an old kids’ poem?: The Goops by Gillette Burgess The Goops they lick their fingers And the Goops they lick their knives They spill their froth on the tablecloth Oh, they lead disgusting lives! The Goops they talk while eating, And loud and fast they chew; And that […]
I’ll admit it; blogging software had me a bit intimidated. Not that the software we’re using here–WordPress–is bad; it’s not at all. Just takes some getting used to. Requires a bit more effort than I’ve been willing to invest. And somehow I’ve always had this lingering feeling that I was forever a keystroke away from […]
Anyone pondering the challenges of differentiation should check out a recent blurb in Reveries about Trader Joe’s. It’s full of nuggets. Like a really simple, clear customer profile that instantly clicked: “…people who are well-educated, well-traveled, and underpaid.” Or products from all over the world with unique stories, ultimately chosen for their potential to become […]
Meanwhile out there in the more mundane universe beyond the universe-unto-itself we know as Google, a couple of other things recently caught my attention. Specifically in the retail arena. “OK, I’m heading out to the store,” I announce last week, grateful for a break from the PC screen. The shopping list I’ve jotted has “Costco” […]
Sure, I came, I saw, and I dismissed Google Video back when it first burst on the scene at CES in January. But give anything a couple of months, and opinions can change. It’s not that the “store” aspect of Google Video is stocked and ready to go. That part of the experience is still […]