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Bits & Bytes-1 October 30, 2007

Posted by Arun Rajagopal in Conversations, Digital, Pot Pourri.
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Ceiling light at Lee’s Kitchen, Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok.

Lee's Kitchen, Bangkok

I’d like share with you a couple of interesting online bits & bytes I discovered in the last few days – 

Ace New York creative director Tangerine Toad wrote an amazing column / blog post on the 10 best commercials ever created for the recently concluded ‘The Night of the AdEaters’ festival in Muscat. Read this post to check out those commercials – a very impressive collection. 

David Armano, VP of Experience Design at Critical Mass asks: Should digital agencies be blogging? A very interesting post and discussion follows on Logic+Emotion. I particularly liked Eric Reagan’s comment on how digital agency blogs do better when they come with ‘a specific view, style, and personality’ than go ‘a bit too branded’.

DA’s post includes a list of major digital agencies that blog and I’d like to mention a few digital hotshops from India and the MidEast who can join the club –

WebChutney from India. I love their blog, mostly showcasing their interesting viral work, and Nidhi Dewan’s chatty style.

Rage Communications, a digital agency based in Chennai, India has got a blog too. Looks pretty nifty and I’m gonna spend some time checking out their stuff.

Closer home, Flip Media, a leading digital agency in Dubai has a blog. Flipper Imthiaz blogs too. 

Drew McLellan wrote an interesting post on ‘media snacking’. Yes, being long-winded in your conversations can hurt effectiveness. Brevity is beautiful.  

CK has got a must-read post that makes social media a wee bit easier. I’m tagging Carolina in Chile so that she can add this post to her impressive collection of social media resources and probably discover more interesting stuff on CK’s blog. 

Here’s an amazing article by Suzanne Pope, Group Creative Director at john st. for all young copywriters. An Inconvenient Truth For Copywriters: How To Write Headlines And Why Your Career Depends On It.  

Ramadan ‘Make a Wish & Make a Difference’ charity Microsite from Nakheel, Dubai. Flip ran a similar campaign in December 2006. 

Top it all up with this interesting quote on deetox.com. “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda