Media Confused By NHS Olympic Tribute

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Health Care, Sports | No Comments

Yes, there was a celebration of the British NHS at the Olympic Opening Ceremony the other night. Yes, it was memorable. And yes, the American media was clueless and confused about it all. The Guardian: Perhaps not surprisingly in a country where healthcare reform is so controversial, it was the high-profile presence of the NHS that […]

Canadians Respond to Hockey Upset

Posted by on Feb 25, 2010 in Humor | No Comments

I mean you didn’t have to go there did yeah …..

Marketing The Olympics To Chicagoans

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009 in Business, Marketing | No Comments

Jason Fried of 37signals, a Chicago resident, and small business owner has an interesting and spot on take on why the city saw local public opinion erode for hosting the 2016 Olympics. As as Chicagoan, I’ve seen the campaign close up. A recent poll suggests Chicago citizens are about equally split on whether or not […]

Huge Ratings For NBC And The Olympics

Posted by on Aug 15, 2008 in Advertising, Sports | No Comments

I have to admit I am a little surprised by these numbers: NBC Universal’s Olympics coverage is drawing huge audiences, helped by the extravagant opening ceremony and swimming star Michael Phelps, and setting the stage for what could be record TV ratings for the Games. NBC Universal said the first two days of the Beijing […]

The Breakfast of Champions

Posted by on Aug 13, 2008 in Sports | No Comments

Michael Phelps, our stud gold medal winning machine, apparently eats at least 12,000 calories a day: Phelps lends a new spin to the phrase “Breakfast of Champions” by starting off his day by eating three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise. He follows that up with two cups of coffee, […]

All The Olympics Logos From 1896 To 2012

Posted by on Aug 9, 2008 in Advertising, Design | No Comments

A wonderful little resource that includes a gallery of all previous Olympic logos.

Powerade Olympic Ad Campaign

Posted by on Aug 5, 2008 in Advertising | No Comments

I am not sure how this campaign using Britain’s Olympians makes me want to run out and buy a Powerade (it doesn’t) or how it would be received here in the US, but from a design point-of-view the visuals and execution are just stunning. Many more images and background located here.

Resources: Two Guides To The Olympics Online

Posted by on Aug 5, 2008 in Sports, Video | No Comments

Both Wired and ReadWriteWeb outline just how many options you have to watch the Olympics online. There are a lot more resources out there than you might expect. Good times for sports fans!