Despite some taboos, tattoos have experienced a recent surge of popularity in many parts of the world, particularly in North America, Japan and Europe and most recently Australia.
The growth in the tattoo culture has also led to the growing incidence of using tattoos in creative ways in advertising. The following ten ads all use tattoos in interesting ways to help sell their products: read more »
Elana Bowman, our guest blogger, lives in Sydney and she has so many interests she doesn't have time to indulge in them all. On your average day, she'll be at work or writing or on the beach or reading or finding something new & interesting. She wanted to share some of her finds from the UK, Australia and New Zealand with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's her article:
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Supermarket chain Tesco is launching the trim trolley this week, a trolley designed to help people work out while they shop!
Nestle Japan employs creativity to get around a seemingly insurmountable marketing problem: adjust the product - Kit Kat candy bars - to fit the distribution network instead of vice-versa! read more »
The Red Cross uses advertising to promote awareness about the needs of the world and the needs of your local area. They work to stress the importance of volunteers, of donating blood and donating financially to the causes that really matter. Here are my picks for some of their best:
Sony Ericsson's line of sweetly scented cellphones - let's call them "smell phones" - come with replaceable aroma sheets that make sense AND make scents! read more »
Elizabeth Valeri, our guest blogger, is a resident of Colorado with an interest in the material abundance of everyday life. That is, she is amused by the ways we “over-invent” our lives in a fleeting attempt at controlling them. She wanted to share some of her wacky patent finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's her article:
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I remember, several years ago, when I first encountered the hands-free faucet. read more »
Need to find a way to keep your small appliances charged? The solution may be coming soon as Korea finds new ways to stay energized with a non-polluting paper battery. read more »
Some of the best Japanese cars never made the trip across the ocean. After seeing this list, you'll wish they did! read more »
Our Guest Blogger, Lee Nunley, is a recent college graduate who has
lived in Cairo and Budapest. He currently resides in Denver and is
working on a book-centered Web 2.0 project. He wanted to share news about the innovations in the Middle East with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's his article:
* * * * * read more »Millions of expats living in the Gulf countries could lose their visas, and be forced to leave Gulf countries, if a new proposal by Bahrain is passed.
Sometimes, it does take a really big ad to make a really big presence and send a really big message. Here are my picks for some of the best in oversized advertising: read more »
Alcohol boosts digestion with Korea's latest contribution to the drinking world. read more »
Eyecatching ads for haircare and products are not only found in magazines and tv, but on billboards, escalators and playgrounds?! Here are my picks for some of the best in ads for hair: read more »
In the past, when I packed my daughter's lunch I tried my best to use reusable containers as much as possible, but it proved to be a bit of a challenge and not always as environmentally friendly or as convenient as I hoped. The Wrap-N-Mat has given me a longer lasting eco-friendly alternative to Tupperware, sandwich baggies and foil paper. read more »
Everywhere you look, you are surrounded by advertising. So, being inundated with advertising what would make you stop and pay attention to an ad? If you are on the streets, something witty and playful may do the trick.
Here are my picks for some of the most brilliant street ads I've seen lately:
A press release on September 6, 2007 announced that Greenfeet, together with ChicoBag, has come up with an eco-friendly bag for this upcoming Halloween. read more »
Hello Kitty has grown up into a bonafide Sex Kitten, and Strapya World celebrates her new look with the "Hello Kitty Sexy Collection". I don't know about you, but there's something disturbingly SIN-derella-ish about combining the classic Hello Kitty head with a pair of shapely, sexy legs. read more »
Today, geeks can be gals 'cuz it's cool to click when you're a chick. Forget what you thought you knew about geeks & nerds... girls just wanna have fun with high tech gadgets! read more »
Advertising is literally everywhere, including on escalators. It seems that many products can use the unique features of escalators to their marketing advantage. read more »
With exhibitors from 51 countries showing off software, hardware and over 700 game titles from a record 1,708 booths, the 2007 Tokyo Game Show is definitely the place to be for gamers, geeks and gadget lovers for whom nothing beats something new! read more »
What is it going to take to get you to the gym this year? A New Year's Resolution? Gaining 10 pounds? What about advertising? read more »