Poor view? Pogoseat forward!

Have you ever been given a poor view at a sporting event? Pillars in your way, or even way back in row Z?

It is always even more annoying when you can actually see seats with a better view available, that nobody has taken!

Pogoseat

The chances of grabbing those seats without being caught by a steward or a ticket man without telling you to move out of the seats are slim! Well thanks to Pogoseat, there is now a way to improve your sporting experiences, and occupy those seats with a better view!

Although this is idea is based for American Sports, such as basketball and baseball, the innovative application is a groundbreaking idea. So, how does it work?

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Ready to Run!

Hey guys! Been a few weeks since a last post, yet again! But in the past few weeks I’ve finished year one of university and moved back home with a lot of hours at work. Also been nice to have a wee bit of a break.

Today I’m posting a video that shows an creative and influencing advertising campaign from sports giants, Adidas.

Adidas France have started a campaign to raise the profile of running between 14-19 year olds in the country. Youngsters in France are not running as much as other countries, with Adidas noticing this and attempting to increase the popularity of a good old jog!

The Climacool range from Adidas (footwear) is focused on running, and performance activity. Adidas have adopted a clever campaign to increase the demand for their shoes between 14-19 year olds. Basically, youngsters that try on any of the climacool range trainers in any Adidas store in France, could be kidnapped and dropped off at a secret location.

Sound strange?! Not to worry, the youngsters are given headphones and directions through the headphones narrated by Judo world champion Teddy Riner. The instructions are given to complete a variety of tasks, whether it be to drop off a Pizza or to find a picture of a man.

The result of the video? A 500% increase in climacools tried throughout the country!

Absence explained, hopefully!

Hey Guys, 3 weeks since the last post! Woops!

But I do have explanation for that, been upto my neck in University work these last few weeks and also had a few exams! But they’re over now and as of tomorrow I move back home to put an end to my freshers year at university!

Been a great year, and really enjoying everything about uni life so far!

Since the last post, A LOT of sporting events has happened! We (LFC) lost the FA Cup to Chelsea, City snatched the league from United in the dying seconds, Kenny gets the boot and then Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in their own back garden on penalties!

This post ties in with the sport theme, a new advert from those genius’ at Nike.

“My Time Is Now” is the new title of Nike‘s new project, with a range of adverts to deliver this. Having already seen the Mario Balotelli ad with his haircut, this is my fave.

Without too much explanation, a whole host of famous footballers endorsed by Nike appear in this advert, which first starts as a fixture between the Holland and France national teams.. but as a Nike advert it was never to be that simple!

This still doesn’t top the Brazil Vs Portugal advert years back for me, but its still a good watch.. Enjoy!

I want MyPumas, and Quick!

Hello Guys, a new post. This time on a very interesting fashion trend that is sure to venture out!

Found this piece today on the Internet and loved it. Having recently bought a pair of Puma Baskets, the advert struck particular relevance to me!

Puma have decided to offer an exceptional promotion to its customers in Mexico. The promotional campaign titled “The Worlds Fastest Purchase” is what they have decided to do, literally offer the chance to make a fast purchase and offer great savings in the process!

The whole process is explained in words here from Digital Buzz.

“As shoppers entered the store they were prompted to push a big red button that started a timer on their shopping experience. Once pressed customers were issued with a ticket that time stamped the beginning of their shopping challenge. At the cash register, shoes in hand, they hit a second button and a ticket with a “stop” time was issued. The challenge earned the shoppers a varying level of discount from 5% off (for completing the shop in 10 minutes) to 20% off (for completing the shop in 3 minutes).”

How class is that? The quicker you buy your trainers or clothes, the cheaper you get it. Makes customers think twice about hanging around shops just browsing for hours upon end (working in retail, this is irritating!).

The campaign “The Worlds Fastest Purchase” is even more significant through the celebrity endorsement of Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet. So here it is guys, hope you enjoy it. Note that this could soon be used by other brands too as a way of promoting their products!

As a matter of Pinterest.

Another few days has passed where I havn’t done any posts, again – apologies!

This time, I’ve been doing quite a lot of uni work as well as checking out a new platform – Pinterest.

And I’ve got to say, I’m very impressed. I had heard about the concept a while back during a lecture, but for some reason I delayed looking into the idea of it, even though i was interested in it.

Sounds so simple, a couple of boards, add pins to them, share with followers. Thats because it is so simple, yet so effective. Boards can created to completely shape your personality, from a board on favourite foods to even what clothes you enjoy wearing. I have no followers just yet (ha ha) but I’m not too bothered. I’m enjoying scouring the internet and pinning out things that reflect my views or my interests.

If you want to check out my profile on there, by all means your welcome to here.

Can see a big future for Pinterest, and who knows where it will go!? Sky’s the limit!
Heres a post I recently pinned to my boards, when the mighty Nelson Mandela took a trip to Anfield!

 

30 Seconds to Mars, Literally.

Quick little post about a pretty decent advert at the moment. Mars have released a 30 second advert (coincidence? Too the band, 30 seconds to mars), with a football edge to it.

Pretty self explanatory when viewing, but England are playing a football match against Holland, in a penalty shoot out. The keeper goes off injured and a fan (eating a the famous chocolate bar), pulls of his jacket and jumps in between the sticks for England in the shoot out.

Anyway, long story short the man saves a Robin Van Persie penalty, and another one with the famous Rene Higuita acrobatic save being replayed! Scott Parker, Glen Johnson and Theo Walcott make appearances in the ad too!

Just a whitty ad, that as a football fan is quite enjoyable and not draining (Ocean Finance sort of thing). Here it is for you lovely lot, enjoy.

Happy Birthday Sylvinho!

Growing up intoxicated by football, Sylvio Mendes Campos Junior, more commonly known as Sylvinho, was one of my idols.

For reasons unknown still, I always carried a liking for the left back, despite him playing for rivals Arsenal. He has one of the sweetest left foots that has every graced the premier league, and can also defend when called upon.

He called time upon his career after a short stint at Manchester City in 2010, and for me will always be remembered as an influential left back. After all, you can’t be a bad player if you’ve had spells at Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester City, right?

Today, Sylvinho is celebrating his 38th birthday, and I would just love to make a little tribute to him with this glowing memory I have. I must of only been 8 years old, possibly 9 (can’t be too sure) when Sylvinho scored this bullet for Arsenal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Frank LeBouef (I think) was the player who makes a tackle on the edge of the 18 yard box, only for it to fall directly to Sylvinho. A left foot bullet is then unleashed to leave Ed De Goey with absolutely no chance. The quality isn’t the best, but take a look at this beauty.