OK, Christmas is here again and after the Swedish GDP rose 6,9% the latest quarter it seems like we have really earned a break this year. So… just a quick browse around the globe, concerning what brilliant, crazy, wacky ideas that are out there this last christmas of the decade, showed this result:
– Feel a little bit stressed about the whole christmas thing in general and the christmas shopping thing specifically? Then Marks and Spencer has designed the perfect application for you: ”Your Christmas Helper”. This is an internet guide that help you with everything from ideas to stocking fillers, to secret santa surprises as well as helping out in finding your relatives sizes (we all know it it is too embarrasing to ask!?) with the ”Size detective”. And of course they will send you all the presents nicely packaged to your home. Feel less stressed now?
– The Cadbury Cocoa House in Great Britain has just launched their christmas menu with innovative specials like ”Chestnut hot chocolate” and ”Sausage buttys” – sounds good, right!? How many of us are offering our customers a special christmas menu when it comes to products and services? An christmas innovation extravaganza leadership course, anybody?
– The Australian Direct Group has not only launched one, but TWO christmas innovation catalogues! If you want a music box (whatever that is!) that displays both 3D and fibre optic Christmas scenes as it plays 8 seasonal songs, this is the place for you!
– And of course The Christmas Tree Company in Liverpool has designed a new line of artificial christmas trees this year. You can buy the Brampton Slim, the Foxadle Fir och why not the Snowy Coney, that makes it possible to have a snowy tree inside: ” Convenient, affordable, and endlessly beautiful. The Christmas Tree Company use modern innovation to deliver timeless charm”. It stays fresh forever – and you can even choose different smells!
So happy christmas season to all of you, and remember to buy at least one truly innovative christmas gift this year, so those hard working innovators out there can get some fiscal revenue and mental ratification!
Merrinovative Christmas Everybody!