Thursday, 20 November 2014

Sainsbury's Advert About the Famous Football Match Between British and German Soldiers During Christmas 1914

This emotive advert has provoked strong debate over whether it should have been made. With its cinematic feel and its underlying commercialism, Sainsbury's advert is natural fare for a range of Media Units, across several exam boards. It is one of the most striking adverts ever made, where the competitors: Marks & Spencers, John Lewis, Debenhams, etc. seem tamely anodyne in comparison.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Clay Shirky: How cellphones, Twitter, Facebook can make history

Clay Shirky's analysis of how new media, like Twitter, Face Book, etc. makes audiences increasingly  participatory and not just passive consumers of messages and ideas is important for understanding the impact of Web 2.0 and its heirs. Clay's TED Talk is now three years old yet its relevance and foresight is impressive.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012