Urgent Genius The power of real-time creativity

Grant Hunter and Jon Burkhart presented the future of real-time content at SXSWi in March 2011. We call it Urgent Genius: Creating Topical Social Ideas At Speed.

Watch the news. Get an idea. Stay up all night. Write. Design. Code. Seed it on one website. Get 25 million hits in 3 days. This is the new breed of hybrid creative. They're dangerous. They join start-ups. They revolutionise design and ad agencies. They're turning creative departments into newsrooms. This is a proactive place where what's topical is king, so the content must be created quickly. This is the only way it will have an immediate impact across all social channels. This means hours. Not days and weeks. These hybrid types have a motto: Do it now. Ask forgiveness later. It's easier than getting permission.

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#1000Cranes an initiative encouraging people to give to the aid effort for the Japanese earthquake. By donate a sum of 2 pounds or more you get a pdf of an illustration and the directions to construct your own origami crane. Those who give are then encouraged to place their crane out in the world and then photograph it using instagram.

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#1000Cranes an initiative encouraging people to give to the aid effort for the Japanese earthquake. By donate a sum of 2 pounds or more you get a pdf of an illustration and the directions to construct your own origami crane. Those who give are then encouraged to place their crane out in the world and then photograph it using instagram.
Facebook users donate their status to African mothers for Mother’s Day. An awareness and fundraising campaign by BBH for an African health  development charity appealed for Facebook and Twitter users to share  their accounts with people in Africa for five days. The campaign rolled out to coincide with Mother’s day in France, Netherlands, US and Canada.
Thanks to Plus Aziz for the heads up on this one.

Facebook users donate their status to African mothers for Mother’s Day. An awareness and fundraising campaign by BBH for an African health development charity appealed for Facebook and Twitter users to share their accounts with people in Africa for five days. The campaign rolled out to coincide with Mother’s day in France, Netherlands, US and Canada.

Thanks to Plus Aziz for the heads up on this one.

#1000Cranes an initiative encouraging people to give to the aid effort for the Japanese earthquake. By donate a sum of 2 pounds or more you get a pdf of an illustration and the directions to construct your own origami crane. Those who give are then encouraged to place their crane out in the world and then photograph it using instagram.
#1000Cranes an initiative encouraging people to give to the aid effort for the Japanese earthquake. By donate a sum of 2 pounds or more you get a pdf of an illustration and the directions to construct your own origami crane. Those who give are then encouraged to place their crane out in the world and then photograph it using instagram.

#1000Cranes an initiative encouraging people to give to the aid effort for the Japanese earthquake. By donate a sum of 2 pounds or more you get a pdf of an illustration and the directions to construct your own origami crane. Those who give are then encouraged to place their crane out in the world and then photograph it using instagram.