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Posted on21 June 2013 11:51 AM GMT

The Science of Brand Colours

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The Science of Brand Colours

[Color Emotion Guide adapted from KISSmetrics]

 

How your colour choices influence and shape consumer behaviour...

 

In branding, the two most popular / well known colours are ’Corporate Blue’ and ’Fire Engine Red’. Just think of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn on one side, and YouTube, Adobe and CNET on the other - all tech brands with well-known websites. In my ’Colours of the Web’ article you can see just how dominant blue and red are,

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Posted on09 August 2012 10:07 AM GMT

The Scope and Scale of Applied Design for the London Olympics has been quite phenomenal

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London 2012 Logo Design

 

The 2012 Logo Design by Wolff Olins is much maligned, and rightly so by at least a number of applied design criteria. I have warmed to it a little, but I still believe it fails to meet its remit of being symbolic of a fully inclusive Olympics, and its edgy design renders it somewhat illegible. It’s understandable then that most of the signage featured this very much as a secondary brand mark, choosing to lead with the Olympic Rings and ’

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Posted on12 January 2012 12:42 AM GMT

The Future of Music Online 2012

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The Future of Music Online 2012

(Note that this post will be updated regularly throughout 2012)

My Top 10 Albums of 2011

  1. House of Balloons - The Weeknd
  2. Thursday - The Weeknd
  3. Nostalgia, Ultra - Frank Ocean
  4. Glass Swords - Rustie
  5. Electronic Dream - Araabmuzik
  6. Oh Land - Oh Land
  7. Vanbot - Vanbot
  8. On A Mission - Katy B
  9. 21 - Adele
  10. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

(Note - SBTRKT was missing from previous end of year listing)

 


11 Musical Trends for 2012

  • Some artists will move away entirely from Album releases; Rihanna is
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Posted on13 January 2013 9:21 PM GMT

The Future of Music Online 2013

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The Future of Music Online 2013

 

My Top 10 Albums of 2012

  1. Visions - Grimes
  2. Born to Die (Paradise Edition) - Lana Del Rey
  3. Kin - Iamamiwhoami
  4. Ice Level - Ava Luna
  5. Good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar
  6. III - Crystal Castles
  7. Shrines - Purity Ring
  8. Instinct - Niki & The Dove
  9. Master of My Make-Believe - Santigold
  10. Give You The Ghost - Poliça

 

 

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10 Musical Trends for 2013

 

  • MySpace will try to re-
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Posted on15 August 2011 9:12 AM GMT

What have we learnt from the Riots?

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What have we learnt from the Riots?

Intro

 

I followed the riots live across multiple resources for 3 of the 4 main days of rioting. I caught pretty much all the reportage and interviews, updates, aftermaths and expositions; and the following is my own personal POV roundup:

 


Probable Causes?

The BBC posted a list of 10 likely contributors to the Riots, to which I have added a few more:

 

Welfare Dependence - The mix of people involved in the riots does not really underline this - rich kid brats, postmen,

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Posted on27 October 2013 6:35 PM GMT

How Affino is more Empowering than other eCommerce Platforms

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How Affino is more Empowering than other eCommerce Platforms

When Affino was first launched back in 2000, the central focus was always for the site owners to have full hands-on control over their online retail environments. Affino has always been developed with a view to being a holistic Social Commerce Platform - combining Online Retail with core CMS, Community and Deep Analysis.

 

Here are some of the essential facets of the Affino Social Commerce Solution which give Affino users more control:

  • Structure - Set up, copy and adapt multiple
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Posted on31 January 2010 9:53 PM GMT

The Future of Music Online 2010

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The Future of Music Online 2010

The Future of Music Retail - Introduction

 

2 Significant music-related things happened for me in 2009. Firstly, I signed up for the Premium version of streaming service - Spotify; secondly, I finally succumbed to Apple and bought into the iPhone smartphone. I have several discarded MP3 players and iPods which have somewhat fallen into disuse as I found it a burden to carry around so many devices. The fact that the iPhone comes with iTunes / iPod functionality means that I now always

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Posted on30 January 2011 10:17 PM GMT

Nordic Walking is My Fitness Heaven

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Nordic Walking is My Fitness Heaven

Past Exercise

The peak of my gym attendance occurred some years ago now, I managed to go 3-4 times a week for nearly 3 years straight, since then a lot less frequently. That favourite Gym was the North Devon Leisure Centre - and was situated on the top level with large windows overlooking a lovely, constantly changing river scene. I showered at home, and as such did not have to face up to my usual changing room hygiene phobia. In Iceland - they make you take your shoes off before entering such an

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Posted on13 June 2012 7:11 PM GMT

Comrz Team-building in Iceland thrives in all kinds of weather

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Our journey started with a 06:40 flight from EasyJet’s Hub - the typically budget airline misleadingly named London Luton. As Iceland is on GMT time all-year-round, we arrived at the ridiculously early time of 08:40 (local time) after a 3 hour flight. Our parents had graciously agreed to pick us up at the airport in two cars, and stopped en-route to the Alba Guesthouse at our town’s local bakery for a fresh / refreshing breakfast (okkarbakari.is/)

 

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Posted on28 September 2013 9:49 PM GMT

Hilco downgrades HMV Flagship Store

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Hilco downgrades HMV Flagship Store

I had the misfortune today of stepping inside the new HMV Flagship Store at 363 Oxford Street.

 

As a long-term loyal and fairly high-spending customer of HMV since my mid-teens, I have long loved the incumbent 150 Oxford Street Flagship. I have watched the introduction of various new departments, and experienced the store evolving and changing to fit its ever-shifting retail environments. Some changes have been better than others, but the beautifully laid-out 3 floor store has always

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