The new Xbox gaming console, which will be unveiled today, has produced 66,000 more online conversations than the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Facebook phone operating system combined, in the month leading up to its launch, according to global social media monitoring software provider Synthesio. By Catriona Oldershaw.
A new report from the Brand Perfect™ initiative by Monotype Imaging Inc. reveals the need for brands and technology providers to collaborate with global publishers, enabling all parties to harness the growth opportunities that a “cross-platform” approach to advertising could bring. By Neil Ayres.
The rise and rise of Instagram and Pinterest, coupled with an increased focus on images within content marketing, means brands have to think carefully about their image stocks. New Media Knowledge asked the experts for tips. By Chris Lee.
The British Interactive Media Association appointed a new chair and vice-chair in May to take the group forward. New Media Knowledge caught up with the group’s new head to see what direction he plans to take it. more
With car buyers increasingly turning to the Web for their research, today’s customers are extraordinarily well informed. For John Bache, database & digital marketing manager at KiaMotors (UK) Ltd. this means the role of the manufacturer’s website is changing. Car companies must move beyond standard brochure-ware and catalogues and start provisioning original content that increases customer engagement and helps to inspire people to visit their local dealer. more
Ask.com has reverted to its original brand – AskJeeves.com – in the UK, just three years after the iconic butler was dropped by the search engine. New Media Knowledge’s Chris Lee caught up with AskJeeves to find out why. more
It’s that time again. The Call for Competitors is open for entries! Got skills in 2D, 3D, or Motion? You could be one of the designers selected to represent London in fast-paced, single-elimination rounds, each with a unique design theme and set time limit. more
The first panel discussion broached the topic of 5D, the developing area of immersive design that touches on themes around sensory experience, virtual reality environments and design that is not just digital and not just virtual, but rather a hybrid of the two. more
YDA Awards Open for Entries
The Y Design Awards (YDA), part of London Design Festival, is now open for entries. Covering nine categories, the awards recognise excellence in the UK’s digital creative industries at a designer level.
In 2007 112 of the UK's leading online design agencies submitted more than 420 entries for the Y Design Awards, and this year the organisers are looking for the best in interactive and digital design. The judges include respected practitioners from the UK’s design community, including Airside’s Managing Director and Founder Nat Hunter, AIG's Malcolm Garrett and Chris Walker, Director of Technology at Agency.com.
Entrants are encouraged to submit their work via the YDA Website.
The YDA Community Award
The YDA Ethical Award
The YDA Interactive Award
The YDA Dynamic Award
The YDA Open Source Award
The YDA Technology Innovation Award
The YDA Mobile Design Award
The YDA Mobile Technology Award
The YDA Judges Award
Winners will be revealed and prizes presented at an invite-only Awards ceremony on 17 September 2008 - the culmination of Digital Design Day (D3) at the Royal Festival Hall. D3 is a new initiative of the London Design Festival in recognition of the growing impact that technology and digital design has on people’s lives on a day-to-day level. A day of workshops and exhibitors promises the exciting collision of art and technology.