W+K London's is seeking talent to take part in their Research & Development lab experiment called Platform. We are looking for people from technology and anthropological backgrounds. The aim of their work will be to provide W+K and our clients with new ways for brands to engage and interact with people in the future. We need super-smart people who are keen to explore the future through themes such as play, sustainability, mobile and story-telling. They will need to be proven in their specialist field, and be free for a minimum of 3 months, up to a maximum of 9 months, to work on multiple projects.The specific areas of skills we are looking for include physical computing, social media, augmented reality, gaming and interaction design. NB: we're not looking for budding designers, art directors or copywriters as part of this initiative. There is no deadline for entries, as we are running a rolling recruitment program. However, we are ready to start, so if you apply now you have a better chance of getting in.
Here’s the deal: £350 per week, space in our office, royalty share of profit for successful ideas and a link to W+K's worldwide creative network. All candidates will need to be resident in the EU or have a valid work visa for the UK. Apply now by sending your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact her for further info.
We’d also like you to send an outline of an R&D project that you’d like to carry out at W+K Platform.
Happy World Cup! Electronic Arts is giving you the chance to take a shot at the other side. Leading up to historic US v England confrontation on Saturday, EA is encouraging smack talk in a whole new way. Fans on both sides of the pond will be able to have their messages to the opposition kicked over the big drink and printed on a ball that will come out on the other side. If you are in LA or London today it's worth the trip to participate. In London stop by Leicester Square, 5p-9p BST. In LA stop by Universal CityWalk, 10a-2p PST.
And if you aren’t there in person you can add your message to the mix on Facebook and Twitter.
U.S. fans can Tweet to @BallstotheBrits. People on the ground in LA (Universal CityWalk) can type a message on-site, have it printed on a soccer ball and fired from a billboard in Leicester Square, London.
England fans can Tweet insults to @BallstotheYanks. People on the ground in Leicester Square can do the same thing and have their message printed on a ball and shout of a billboard at CityWalk.
A few words from Chris Thurman- winner of the "best Tom Selleck" award in the annual W+K mustache Competition. Check out all the winners.
First I would like to thank the academy! i would like to thank all those that voted. I would like to thank all my friends that supported me. My agent. I would like to thank my mom and dad whom without their genealogy this would not have happened.
Most of all I would like to thank my wife who may hate the stache just a little less now; but probably not enough for a winners kiss I bet.
Luke Dreyer gave us a heads up about a project that WK London and Nokia are putting together for The Dead Weather, Jack White’s new band.
“I’ve been put on a Nokia project promoting a performance of Jack White’s new band The Dead Weather. You can read all about it at http://www.ftblive.com. It’s amazing. Basically, it’s a free broadcast-quality stream of the band playing in the studio of long time Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. The bands nearly brand new and they’re very good – think The White Stripes with more people. The show broadcasts in Portland at 1 p.m. next Monday and everyone in London would love it if you would take a minute to watch the feed. In the meantime, check out FTBlive.com for a behind the scenes look at the band during the build-up to the show and tweet your support if you have a minute.”
In addition to the website, an interactive version was installed in the office windows. Two large screens show a variety of Christmas characters. When pedestrians stand near the windows, their pictures are taken and embedded into the card.