A Message From Our Creative Director

Welcome We Are 69!

As many of you know, BBG has gone through some changes in the last year. You also may know that we are moving offices in 30 days. We’ve talked a lot about how we see ourselves growing, but we haven’t shown all the cards in our hand.

We are excited to announce that Bright Bright Great (the entire team) has been purchased by a larger growing agency that will help us bring our creativity to bigger brands across 3 continents and the entire United States. To put is lightly, we are excited.

Our team is excited to expand and we know that we will continue to bring the same amazing service to our clients. Most of our day to day will not change except you can expect to see some new faces on the 69 crew.

Why the name We Are 69 you may ask? Trust me, we are aware of the connotations. Well, after 2 weeks of conjuring over 300 names, we all actually decided we liked that name the most. Also, we get the joke.

We will start transitioning over fully to the name May 1. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on www.wearesixtynine.com for updates.

 

Jason Schwartz

Partner & Creative Director

We Are 69

 

Update: This was an April Fool’s Day Joke. We still exist.

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Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins Trashes iOS, We Agree

Earlier this week, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said the pace of mobile innovation has left Apple in the dust, calling its iPhone user interface outdated. Speaking to The Australian Financial Review, Heins said new smartphones like BlackBerry’s Z10 and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 have eclipsed the iPhone: “Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market… They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon. There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that. The rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don’t innovate at that speed, you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about, is now five years old.”

Bright Bright Great as much as we love Apple and their devices totally agree. We’ve actually been saying that the UI has been dated for about 2 years at this point. Both Google (Android) and Microsoft (Windows 8) have far surpassed Apple in terms of UI freshness and usability.

Source: Wall Street Journal & Source: Fierce Mobile Content

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Jason Schwartz