Wanna innovate your brand? Looking to start a new business? Thinking about building a product people will love? Want to make a fortune? Think no more. Connecting the digital world with the physical is the new black.
2012 was the year when we saw the first real outcomes of physical/digital products, either physical products that used digital assets to substantially create a better product experience or vice versa. Nike launched their Nike Fuel bracelet that kept track of every moment of your life but in order to fulfill your experience an account on Nike+ was needed. Activision had great success with Skylanders, a game you played on your game console but you had to buy physical characters to reach further into the game.
Philips innovates a business that hasn’t changed for ages.
Only weeks ago I installed the new HUE lightbulb from Philips. Controlled from my iPhone or iPad (or Android if you prefer) but experienced for real. And last week I noted the latest pair of headphones accessory from [click to continue…]
Four weeks ago I wrote a blogpost on how we’re moving from a content is king world to a quality is king world. However, if you’re one of the lucky ones who’ve got tons of fans you might have a challenge. Your fans might crave tons of content and sooner or later you’ll end up with money problems. After all, tons of
Now that’s a worthless question.You have no idea if you’re even alive tomorrow. Far too many people expect great things in the future but they’re not living today. You might say that goals are ok and of course they are, I’ve got tons of them. But it’s the journey that makes life worth living. Not the destination. The destination is merely a confirmation that you’ve finished your journey and need to get going on a new adventure.
Almost every time I read or listen to an interview with an old woman or man I hear “I wish I….more of….why didn’t I…I should have…”
We are born, we are raised and our creativity is taken out of us, step by step. We learn to follow rules, what is right and wrong, how to behave, what can and [click to continue…]
Jan Boklöv hade a totally different idea on how to do ski-jumping. At first he wasn’t aloud to jump V-style even though he flew a lot longer. Finally people had to give in and he changed the sport.
One of the most common responses one gets when presenting an a brand new idea or outlining a strategy on how to achieve something is “Well, that’s a great idea, but…” and then that someone goes on and on about how things are done, how others [click to continue…]
Ideas are like bubbles. They appear and look beautiful. But only to be gone seconds later. Catch them while you can.
I’m in the middle of building a brand platform for a brand I love. It’s been a long process and I’m only days from delivering the final document. In other words, I’m in the end of a creative process and I have to make the final decisions that will steer this brand in a direction for the coming years if not decades.
When I’m at this stage of a project I’m always pending between knowing exactly what I want and then suddenly not feeling that sure at all about what I want. I call this part the creative chaos. Creative chaos usually occurs in the beginning of [click to continue…]
Tons of people I meet tend to be envious of the entrepreneurial life. There’s this fantasy about leading a life that you, and no one else, control. People who are hired always seem to be looking for the next move. Very few actually seems pleased about working for someone else. Then of course there’s people who love their work and would like to spend the rest of their life working for their boss. Sooner or later that dream is shattered when that boss of theirs of maybe beloved colleagues leaves the company. Then those people also long for the next gig.
I’ve been running my own business in different shapes for the last 11 years now and it’s been the ride of my life. It’s hard work and definitely not about having more time off. It’s rather about working 24/7 BUT I can
Photographed by Paulina while forecasting trends at the Creative Summit together with among others Brian Solis and Alf Rehn.
In 2011 I was honored to be selected as the keynote speaker for events all over Europe. I delivered more than 80 keynotes on entrepreneurship, creative ideas, future branding, communication and business development, some of them shared here on Slideshare. In more than 90% of the occasions I was given the highest ranking of all the speakers by the audience. Hell, I even spoke for 24 hours in a row without any sleep. In other words – I’m confident I have some thoughts to share on how to deliver a great keynote presentation.
Here are 15 keys to deliver a fantastic keynote presentation.
1. Before even getting on stage – make sure you’ve got your logos, pathos and ethos wired.
What you speak about is 50% of your keynote, but the way you look and sound giving that keynote is the other 50%. The worlds first branding expert Aristotles knew how to make people buy what he sold. He divided the means of persuasion, appeals, into three categories; Ethos, Pathos and Logos.
- Ethos: the source’s credibility, the speaker’s/author’s authority
My credibility when I’m speaking is of course a mix of how I look, my credentials and the way I bring my message forward on stage. A common mistake I see over and over again is when speakers enter the stage and then go; “Before I speak, let me tell you about who I am and the company I’m representing.” This is more or less totally unnecessary since you’re there for a reason. If you do your thing right people will understand [click to continue…]
Creatives all over the world do their best to visualize their ideas when pitching clients, preparing for photo shoots or simply putting their ideas on paper. Apart from sketching with Sketchbook Pro I’ve personally been using Flickr and Google Image Search combined with Photoshop for ages. Lately I’ve added Bing and iStockphoto to the list. It’s a time consuming process but it’s usually getting my message across.
Today however I’ve seen the light. A new web based application(down at the moment due to high traffic) that I found on Mashable let’s you draw your ideas and then it composes an image out of that doodle of yours. It’s made by five Chinese Computer Science and Technology students at Tsinghua University and the National University of Singapore and it’s sick!
Whatever kind of ides you’ve got in your head – it’s now easier than ever to get a matching photo. Draw and you will conquer! Here’s a video explaining what this mind-boggling thing does:
We live in the best of times. It’s all happening now!
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This blog is written by Johan Ronnestam. He's widely regarded as one of Sweden’s leading speakers and authorities in the field of modern creative and conceptual thinking and skill of innovating brands and their communication. The readers of Microsoft Indikat has named Johan Swedens most influential authority within digital communication
This blog is written by Johan Ronnestam. He's widely regarded as one of Sweden’s leading speakers and authorities in the field of modern creative and conceptual thinking and skill of innovating brands and their communication. In 2010 the readers of Microsoft Indikat named Johan Swedens most influential authority within digital communication