Archive | May 2010

Wenlock and Mandeville…

Well, well, well.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) just unveiled the mascots for the London 2012 Games. And shock, horror, there isn’t a fluffy animal in sight…

The two mascots, ‘Wenlock’ for the Olympics and ‘Mandeville’ for the Paralympics are one-eyed, metallic creatures of the tellytubby variety.

Cute back-story time; they were borne from the last two drops of steel poured for the final girder of the 2012 stadium, taken home by a loving retiring Grandfather who carves them into their one-eyed mascot form.

The animated video (although a tad long), sets them up perfectly.

Given the brief was to create mascots that would excite and inspire young people and encourage them to get involved in sport, I think all involved can give themselves a pat on the back. Mascots of the sporting variety are usually cheese-tastic furry Disney rejects. This offering will engage the little blighters, really think they’ve nailed this one…

Disappointing to see the talking heads on Newsnight moaning about these last night.  Perhaps they didn’t read the brief before getting on their soap boxes?

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And  a 2012 mascot lover. For the alternative take on it, gotta love the daily mash

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She gonna be BIG…

I’m not sure if many of you have heard of Janelle Monae.

If you haven’t yet, you will soon. She’s finally starting to get some decent airplay on several commercial radio stations with her kick arse barnstorming breakthrough track, Tightrope…

At the tender age of 25, she’s been around the musical block for just a few short years. But can take great pride in knowing that she’s releasing the sort of records Beyoncé should be…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And needs to get the tux dry cleaned…

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Caravaning. Nike style…

I don’t follow football to any great degree, but this cute viral from Nike shows an all too likely future for Messrs. Rooney / Ribery in that Dr. Who alternate universe ‘what if’ sort of way…

He suits the beard in an odd caravan-chic way though. Don’t you think?

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And is thinking England for 2018….

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What time is it?

Don’t ask why. Just sit back and enjoy.

Hammer time. Before he found the Lord.

Amen…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And is considering investing in some gold lame baggy pantaloons…

P.S. I just watched last weeks episode of Glee on catch up. I didn’t realise the Glee kids paid homage to the Great M.C. of Hammer, down to their gold lame baggy pantaloons. Gleeks, I salute thee…

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Hello, can someone get me Don Draper on line one?

Beyoncé has never reached the musical heights of her second single as a solo artiste (Crazy in Love).

Whilst this song is just kind of ok, the video is far slicker with its massive overtones of one Betty Draper a la Mad Men. I can sooo see the current Mrs. Don Draper in the lead role in this vid, asking everyone’s favourite 60’s creative director why don’t you love me.

That said, if this is an attempt at landing a role as Mrs. Don Draper #2 in the next series, Beyoncé, you get my vote…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And would consider auditioning for the role of Don Draper’s next love interest…

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