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How to Compete with Online Retailers
Warehouses Online Shipping
Brick-and-mortar stores adapt to the evolving marketplace

Stop us if you’ve heard this story before: thanks to new technology, a new company starts selling goods remotely and delivers them right to Read More »

Five Rules for Companies Navigating the Pinsanity
Understanding and appreciating your audience is key to encouraging fans to share your content

Since Google Double Click’s announcement that Pinterest was the fastest website in history to reach the 10 million viewers a month threshold, businesses have Read More »

Is “Open Journalism” the Future of News?
Open Journalism
With newspapers struggling to stay relevant in the digital age, UK's The Guardian proposes a more open style of reporting

On Leap Day last week, UK’s The Guardian, one of the nation’s largest newspapers, announced their new Open Journalism initiative with a rather intense, Read More »

The Role of Co-Creation in Popular Culture
Star Wars Uncut
Fans use their own creative talent to remake the classics

Recent 3D remakes of legendary movies like the Lion King and Star Wars (coming soon to a theater near you) indicate consumers’ interest in Read More »

Insights from India: Going Viral in a Multilingual Society
Kolaveri Di Billboard
A leaked music video has introduced India to the power of viral marketing

(Ed. Note: While “Sh*t People Say” is currently everywhere in the US, our scout in India, Kaustav SenGupta, has clued us in to another Read More »

Panasonic’s Female-Only Consumer Trial House
Panasonic designs the ultimate consumer trial house in Tokyo to exhibit the latest health and beauty products

Earlier this year, the ultimate female consumer trial space opened up in Tokyo: a whole house designed solely for ladies ages 20 to 35 Read More »

Japan’s Top 20 Hit Products of 2011
Dentsu Inc. Japan’s largest advertising and branding agency have released their “2011 Hit Products in Japan” report.

Dentsu Inc., Japan’s largest advertising and branding agency released its “2011 Hit Products in Japan” report this week. The report from the company has Read More »

Mitsubishi Junior Design Award 2011
The very best of young Japanese designers submit their works to an undergraduate design award.

The 2011 Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Design Award winners were announced earlier this month, and feature some of the most promising and cutting edge ideas Read More »

Nissin Cup Noodle Museum Opens
A major new designer showroom space in Yokohama lets you get interactive with instant noodles in a very fun way

It looks more like MoMA than a museum dedicated to a perennial fast food. But Nissin’s Cupnoodles [sic] Museum, set to open in Yokohama’s Read More »

Festival of Ideas Promotes Brazilian Social Innovation
New initiative to stimulate innovation in social development projects launched in São Paulo

Our strategic partner, Mandalah São Paulo just celebrated the successful conclusion of The Festival de Ideias (Festival of Ideas), an event organized in partnership with Read More »