Why I Left Advertising

A couple of days ago, my friend Matt Eastwood, who is the Global Chief Creative Officer at J Walter Thompson (you can’t get much higher than that in creative roles in advertising), was interviewed by Indian website Live Mint. In the interview, he proclaimed that “it is the best time to be working in advertising”, because “now, you can invent a new product” [instead of just doing “advertising”]. So basically, he is… Read More

Shame is Transforming TV as we Know It

You may not have heard of “Skam” (Norwegian for “Shame”) yet, but trust me, you will hear a lot about in the future. Or at least, your kids will. Shame is a drama TV series, that is transforming the way people consume content. Showing that even traditional TV station can create content that resonates, and is delivered in a new and engaging format. Let me explain how. In 2015, NRK (Norwegian state owned broadcaster)… Read More

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (It’s already happening on Facebook Live)

You may have noticed that your friends on Facebook, and especially media outlets have started going live on Facebook (Instagram recently launched a similar feature). It’s becoming the new way of covering live events – big and small. Linear TV is, as we all know, dying a slow and rather painful death. Entertaining or informative content, is not. We have completely changed the way we consume media. We still watch “TV”, but… Read More

Acoustic moves to Collision 8 at High Street Centre

Acoustic has moved into the Collision 8 co-working space in High Street Centre, opposite the Parliament. In addition to being surrounded by other great companies, the space gives us great meeting room facilities, including ample workshop facilities. Feel free to send us an email at info@acoustic.agency, if you’d like to come for a meeting. Our new visiting address is: Acoustic Group Pte. Ltd. 1 North Bridge Road Collison 8 #08-08 High Street Centre… Read More

Forget “Futurism”, Embrace “Nowism”

“Futurism”. Think about that word. Sounds pretty cool, no? The idea of predicting the future and telling others what is likely to happen appeals to us. I think anyone would find it quite interesting to call themselves a “futurist”. And the best part is, that by the time “the future” arrives, no one can truly hold you to your predictions. Of course, there is a need for companies, governmental organisations and individuals to… Read More

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