Stories We’ve Enjoyed This Week

12th Jan 2020

The final chart topper of the decade perfectly summarises the current state of media,  because it encapsulates a number of key trends that have played out over the last 10 years.

Interesting projection pieces for 2020 and beyond. Econsultancy’s Ashley Friedlein’s marketing & digital trends for 2020 to 2030, and ‘Preparing for 2030’, from Azeem Azhar’s Exponential View. 

Volkswagen said goodbye to the Beetle at the eleventh hour of 2019 with a little help from a Beatles song, Kevin Bacon, Andy Warhol and Andy Cohen.

How the UK is using drones to patrol the English Channel.

The National Trust Celebrates 125 Years of Natural Beauty. ‘We all need space and unless we have it, we cannot reach that sense of quiet, in which whispers of better things come to us gently‘ : Octavia Hill, co-founder of The National Trust.

Really like this ‘welcome to the new decade piece’ from Helen Brocklebank, CEO of luxury group Walpole. ‘If we are looking to the past to inform the future, we might remember the famous words of T.S Eliot’s mentor and arch Modernist, Ezra Pound who, nearly 100 years ago, exhorted artists of all disciplines to ‘Make It New’, words which fast became the mantra of modernism. The ‘it’ in ‘Make It New’ is the old: what is valuable in the culture of the past.’

BBC Creative uses shadow art to celebrate the ‘Bloody Legend’ of Dracula.

From Flowing Data, The best data visualisation projects of 2019.

Love this. Audible positions as a haven from distracting ‘mindless’ apps.

Including The Eiffel Tower, Apollo 8, Disneyland and The Pentagon. Some examples of people quickly accomplishing ambitious things together.

Australian Creatives rally to help combat bushfires – Tomorrow’s On Fire…and this chart from Statista shows the shocking size of the Australian wildfires.

And finally, Marketoonist on Peak Brand Purpose.