Please join me in welcoming our new Director of Creative Innovation – Will.i.am. Yesterday we (Intel) announced a new member of our ‘Blue Badge’ work force… a classification given to our full time, non contract contingent – the most creative member of the group The Black Eyed Peas. Announced at our annual Sales and Marketing conference to our internal teams, and to the rest of the world through Will.i.am’s Twitter Feed, the news was met with overwhelming kudos from all outlets of the press. My favorite quote:
“every beat I make is made with intel. And now were partners.”
This week, at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show we (Intel) introduced the world’s best new processors, the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family. As part of this announcement with a focus on the visually stunning features built right into the chips through processor graphics, we’ve also unveiled a component of our Visibly Smart marketing campaign called the Visual Life. We’d like to have you show us your Visual Life. The people you know, the places you visit, the things that inspire you… To kick things off, we’ve produced a video of Blogger Scott Schuman, aka “The Sartorialist” as an example of someone who lives and breathes, a very Visual Life.
Every year, JWT releases a deck covering ‘What To Watch’ in the coming year. The last several years, they’ve made some very accurate predictions. Looking into 2011, I’m pleased to see that they’ve called out Mobile as the ‘Everything Hub’. That is spot on in my opinion. Full forecast embedded below.