Friday, 28 March 2014

Build A CV

There are cool CVs, and there's this. Aspiring advertising intern Leah new she would need something sepcial to stand out from the crowd, but she really excelled herself with this amazing effort. She created a 'build-an-intern' Lego kit, complete with instructions highlighting her key skills and sent them out to her dream marketing agencies. She since has been inundated with offers...

Cadburys Joy

Cadburys latest push on advertising is giving shoppers the chance to win a chocolate sculpture of whatever brings them joy. The unwrap joy campaign will see 30 winners recieve a hand made chocolate sculpture and a surprise worth up to £5,000 pounds. For example, a winner who might love shoes may win chocolate shoes and a trip to Milan to get themselves a real pair. What would bring you joy?

BHS Move Into Food

British Home Store has opened its first of its two food store pilots this week. The 3,450sq ft store in Staines sells key basket items including fruit, veg, meat, frozen chips and sandwiches. The BHS owner Sir Phillip Green said the BHS Food venture would undercut supermarkets by 10%.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

New £1

The Royal Mint calls its new £1 coin a "pioneering" design with the 12-edged shape and two metal design drive up the cost of producing a counterfeit. From the 1.5 billion pound coins currently in circulation there are 3% that are counterfeit.

Tesco Ad Error

Can you spot the error in this advert? Follow the link to find out the answer but it has certainly angered the farming community and cost Tesco quite a lot of money to replace the advert.

Giant Vending Machine

Residents of a rural English village have just had their local village shop replaced by a giant vending machine. It allows residents to buy essentials such as milk, eggs and pet food for the first time since their grocery shop closed more than 13 years ago. More are expected to pop up over the next few months.

Sunday, 16 March 2014


BirdsEye will be hoping they are onto a #winner with their new Mashtags potato shapes for the social network generation. They roll out into shops this month for £1.75 and contain the hashtag, asterix, @ sign and two emoticons. Can you see any other companies doing the same?

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Real Cost of iPhone 5s

How much do you think it costs for Apple to produce an 16GB iPhone 5s? 

Branson's Top Tips

Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin Trains. He is one of the most successful businessmen in the UK and an icon of entrepreneurship. He recently gave away his top ten tips for success.

Hotel Murray

Andy Murray has spoken of his love for Scotland ahead of the opening of his Dunblane hotel. The Wimbledon champion said he wanted the luxury hotel to become a "fixture" in Scottish tourism. He is part of  a list of sports stars who have used their finances to fund a business venture. Murray is now preparing to launch the five-star Cromlix House Hotel in April.


Adidas and Nike go toe to toe in World Cup battle as they release a new sock football boot. The revolution of the football boot has taken a dramatic shift and has claimed 'football will never be the same again'. Just hours ahead of Nike's multi-million pound unveiling, Adidas sneaked up and launched their version of their hybrid sock boot on twitter.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Hoverboards of the Future

Is this going to be the new way to get around? Back to the Future's iconic overboard could well become a reality after a video - featuring Christopher Lloyd, Tony Hawk & Moby has been posted on-line. This lead lots of people to ask when it will be available however it was actually a very clever prank.

Spritz Reading App

An app that will allow you to read novels in under 90 minutes that has been under development for three years is almost ready to be released with Samsungs new Galaxy Gear. Words are brilliantly manipulated and optimised for your reading comprehension allowing you to read at 500 words a minute (over double the normal reading speed). 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Online Poundland

Poundworld is hoping to boost the popularity of fixed price shopping today by launching what it claims is the UK's biggest online pound store The website will feature thousands of products at £1 and is set to challenge rivals who only have high street stores by allowing shoppers to grab a bargain without leaving their homes.


Apple has unveiled its new iPhone technology for cars at the Geneva Motor Show. CarPlay allows iPhones to plug into cars so drivers will be able to call up maps, make calls and request music with Siri voice commands or a touch on a vehicle's dashboard screen. Ferrari & Mercedez-Benz were the first to preview the system but many others are expected to follow.


An app that allows people to charge members of the public to use their private toilet is being tested at the New Orleans Mardi Gras. AirPnP - inspired by AirBnB, a service for renting out your property to travellers - said it offered a "legal alternative" to urinating in public. Entrepeenuers can charge a price to use their toilet and add details such as cleanliness and toilet roll type. Users then rate their experience.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Ice Ice Extra

Wrigley has added Ice Citrus flavour to its Extra gum line-up. Wrigley has seen the success of Extra Strawberry and Extra Bubblemint show growing demand for sweet and flavoured chewing gum. What flavours would you like to see?

Back To The Future Trainers

Back To The Future-style self-lacking trainers are set to become a reality in 2015, according to a Nike designer. Nike have applied for a patent for "automatically lacing trainers" in 2010 and expected to see power laces in 2015.

Shop Pun of the Year

A second hand shop has won a UK-wide competition to find the independent shop with the best pun in its name. Junk And Disorderly, based in Chesterfield in Derbyshire, beat over 270,000 other independent shops, restaurants and entertainment venues around the UK in the contest run by the Local Data Company.

Smartprice Smartphones

A cut-price smartphone costing £24 is among a host of new devices which have been unveiled at the world's biggest mobile phone show. The internet-ready Nokia 220, which ones with social apps, an FM radio, a basic camera and bluetooth pre-installed. It is aimed a potential customers in developing countries and is competition with other basic handsets such as Mozilla's £15 smartphone.