Archive | June 2011

Facebook at work?

So, Diesel extend their ‘Stupid’ campaign to Facebook. And if my boss happens by, I’ll be sure to let him know how many ‘likes’ I’ve posted in the past hour…

Iain G. Morrison actually does get paid to spend time on Facebook. So take that Diesel…

 

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Social Enterprise: Elvis and Kresse and the delectable man bag

This weeks brand of the week goes to Elvis & Kresse. Not just for their stunning overnight bag, but for showing that luxury goods manufacturers can be socially minded as well…

@igmorrison's new man bag...

@igmorrison's new man bag...

Elvis and Kresse create luxury accessories by recycling waste. They have a fire-Hose range (made exclusively from genuine de-commissioned British fire brigade hoses) which had they not stepped in, were destined for landfill. The lining? Military grade recycled parachute, of course.

So far, so good. But it gets better.

50% of their profits from the fire-hose line are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity. Social enterprise doesn’t always have to be about grass-roots initiatives, it can drip with luxury as well…

My order was placed after 5pm Thursday (one man bag, one matching wallet). When I tweeted to ask when delivery might be, I was told Monday. They even checked to see if I’d be home to accept delivery, and suggested it’d be better to deliver to the office instead to ensure I got my hands on the goodies as soon as humanly possible? What service!

Delivery came around 11am today. Which now means I need a weekend away to use my lovely new overnight bag…

Iain G. Morrison is a Head of Marketing & Communications for a charitable social enterprise. And will no doubt be buying more bits from his good friends over at Elvis and Kresse

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T-Mobile (and the Angry birds #fail)

The epic Liverpool Street station flash mob really kicked it off.

Since then we’ve had random punters singing with Pink in Trafalgar Square, a pretend Royal Wedding dance off (a la that wedding dance from the Americans), and now T-Mobile are hijacking the knock down castle game to end all knock down castle games.

Angry birds…

 

I love angry birds (and I don’t mean the ones in the T-Mobile call centres). But this?! All the Saturday night TV ooooooohs and aaaaaaaaaaahs. The forced excitement, the jumping and cheering in unison?

It’s faker than David Cameron offering up a pledge to protect the NHS…

Iain G. Morrison is a Head of Marketing & Communications for a charitable social enterprise. And will be sticking with Angry birds on’t iphone ta very much…

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