Dan Cishek

Creative Director


Location

Wilton

Start Year

2004

Favorite Quote

Worry is a waste of imagination.

Anything Else?

I once rushed for over 1,000 yards in a game of Madden. Yeah, that happened.

My Story:

I was born on a rainy November night...stuff happened...and here I am.


    Magic Mirror

    Get your news, weather and lots more while you brush your teeth...

    http://www.home-designing.com/2011/11/scientists-create-a-true-magic-mirror

     

    1 comment

    • Brad Reppen

      interesting. I also thought that the New York Time Research Labs was also very interesting. They are looking around the corner...

     
    Jan24
     

    Nike+ FuelBand

    This ain't no pedometer.  Keep track of your "fuel" and score points for being active.  Basically, your life as a video game.

    http://www.nike.com/fuelband/

     

    0 comments

     
    Jan19
     

    #awesomeorridiculous

    "I wish my plants could tweet when they're thirsty."

    If that thought has ever crossed your mind, then you're in luck...

    http://crispgreen.com/2012/01/diy-kit-allows-plants-to-tweet-when-theyre-thirsty/

    1 comment

    • Darcy Taylor

      Maybe if I had this I wouldn\'t kill my plants! While the technology is very cool, it seems to defeat the purpose of connecting with nature...

     
    Jan17
     

    Is bad press really better than no press at all?

    "A concentration camp for calories."

    Somehow, somewhere, somebody thought that line was a good idea.  I'm sure it was pitched as a "shocking" way to grab eyeballs.

    As advertisers/marketers, we strive to "break through the clutter" and be "disruptive" in an effort to get our target's attention.  But at what cost?

    As you might have suspected, lots of folks have a problem with using the Holocaust as a marketing gimmick (rightfully so) and the creative team for this Dubai gym has been fired.  

    However, the owner maintains the press has been good for business... 

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ad-campaign-dubai-gym-image-nazi-death-camp-auschwitz-promote-weight-loss-article-1.1001754?localLinksEnabled=false

    0 comments

     
    Jan06
     

    Shopping GPS

    By this spring, Meijer's mobile app will not only be able to give you the precise location of every product in each of it's 197 stores, but it will also map the most efficient route for your trip through the store based on your shopping list. 

    Plus, for shoppers that opt-in, the app's awesome micro-location feature will provide real-time product recommendations based on purchase history AND their current location within the store.  

    While you could argue it's a little big-brothery, this type of info could be a gold mine for retailers if shoppers choose to take advantage of the service.

    http://www.p2pi.org/update/107050

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    Jan05
     

    Who needs a camera man?

    Love the idea behind this - a motion-sensor video recording dock that tracks your movements both horizontally and vertically. It might be weird hanging on to the clunky sensor, but I'd guess there's a more "Kinect-like" version on the way...

    http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/09/meet-swivl-the-motion-tracking-iphone-dock-that-always-keeps-you-on-camera/

    0 comments

     
    Nov16
     

    Energy Inhaler?

    Energy drinks have a new - and kinda weird - competitor...

    A Harvard professor has invented a brand new way to get your energy kick - BREATHING it in.  Some say spending time outdoors can have a similar effect, but whatever floats your boat.

    Head to their site for a free sample.

     

    http://www.coolhunting.com/food-drink/aeroshot-caffeine-inhaler.php

     

    3 comments

    • Matt Espinoza

      Very interesting idea...just not sure how it will be TSA friendly looking like a shotgun shell! :)

    • Frank Izzo

      Portable. Snortable. I like it.

    • Dan Cishek

      well played, frank

     
    Oct13
     

    The Future of Grocery Shopping?

    Hitting the grocery store without ever stepping foot inside? Pretty awesome. Great example of using mobile technology to capitalize on an opportunity within the path to purchase.

     

    http://design-milk.com/the-future-of-grocery-shopping/

    2 comments

    • Vinnie Rissolo

      Great find. It's a step beyond a service such as Stop & Shop's Peapod platform.

    • Matt Espinoza

      I wonder if that would work in NYC subways, or if the QR codes would get modified or covered spray paint.

     
    Aug04