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The Skinny On OneMethod

As cliché as it sounds, you could call us a ‘Jack’ of all trades. Well, perhaps more aptly put, we are a ‘Jack, Amin, Steve, Pat, Tay, Dylan’ of all trades.

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Amir Johnson: The Online All-Star

One of our favourite (and tallest) clients is a man/Raptor by the name Amir Johnson – aka – Tall Money. And here is some of the work we do with/for him.

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OneMix: The Holiday Mixtape

To all our friends, extended fam, and beautiful clients, here is our 2013 holiday mixtape…

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Nothing Was: The Mixtape

It’s been a minute since we dropped a mental mix, but you must know know that this mixtape series is far from over.

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Harlem Shake – Raptors Edition

Pretty sure the title of this post says it all…

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OneMethod MixTapes

In addition to making ads, designs, and differences, we also make mixtapes.

Download them for free right here…

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OMnth In Review: December

It’s been a minute since we last gave you the low down on exactly what’s been going on over here at OneMethod.

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Ditch The Dirt

Bioré approached us and asked them to develop a stronger connection with their target audience in a refreshing way. And what’s more refreshing than

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Big Stories Of Small Business

When Intuit came to us looking to promote their new Quickbooks products, we decided the best way to do that would be through the stories of people that actually use their products.

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What’s Next Starts Now

This is your moment. This is your time… Let`s do this.

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OMnth In Review: June

We haven’t done a OMnth in review in a while, but June was just too crazy to let it slip.

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The Layover

What do you do when you have a short layover in an interesting city’s airport? If you’re Anthony Bourdain, you set out to explore the city in that brief window of time.

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Insurance Hotline

We don’t always create print ads. But when we do, they look like this.

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The Beck Taxi App

Beck asked us to give Torontonians an alternative to the traditional method of ordering a cab. We then helped them build this app, which makes the alternative methods seem pretty archaic.

Introducing the Beck Taxi App.

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Best Of Show: 2012 Summit Awards

We’ve taken home a lot of hardware from the International Summit Awards, but our Nokia X7 website helped us bring home our first Best Of Show nod.

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App Support

If you’re experiencing difficulties or have any questions or comments about any of the following applications: Nerd Alert Lite, Nerd Alert 2000, Love Detector 2000, or Barron Davis, please contact us via support@onemethod.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for your support and be sure to look out for free updates as well as new OneMethod apps in the future.

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Leading The Charge

OneMethod does not have a hierarchal structure per se (hierarchal: a word I can spell but not pronounce) . However, we do have a few individuals who, due to their experience, talent and tenure, have proven invaluable to our work, our clients and our overall success.

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Bensimon Byrne + OneMethod

Big news at OM today as we’re proud to officially announce our new partnership with Bensimon Byrne, one of Canada’s most decorated and consistent agencies over the past 20 years.

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And Then Some: The Mixtape

We wanted to mix it up this year, literally.

So we enlisted our favourite DJs (P-Plus and Starting From Scratch) to put together a special mix for some of our favourite people

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Not Your Average Digital Shop

Yes, we’re predominantly a digital shop, however, we still love design and everything about communicating a brand – including logo design. And who are we kidding, we also love being acknowledged for it.

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Quiznos’ Buckin’ Sub

Quiznos USA wanted to create a Facebook experience to promote their Black Angus sandwich and reward current community members while enticing new ones.

Our solution: an angry Buckin’ Sub in serious need of taming.

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Refreshing Biore Canada

When Bioré Canada came to us in search of a new digital agency, we were excited for a number of reasons. Feel free to read on if you want to see what said reasons are.

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A Truly Multi-talented Team

When we look for a new interactive designer, they of course need to have a killer aesthetic, a great sense of user flow and an strong understanding of languages for which they design – that’s a given. But the next question in the interview is always “So, what else do you do?”

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When Skype Called…

Skype was launching their new Skype Mobile application and needed help in educating the masses on how to actually use Skype Mobile. We put on our marketing/educating/Skyping hats and developed some online, eLearnings.

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Where’s the Beach? Contest

TargetVacations.ca is a small fish in a big sea of online travel companies. They don’t have the marketing dollars for national broadcast or print campaigns. However, they do have a distinct brand personality and an early-adopting President – the perfect combination for a social media campaign.

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Continuing the Conversation

One way to learn more about what we do and who is actually doing it (or not doing it) is to check out OneMethod on all the usual suspects of social sites.

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La Carnita

On July 7th, 2011, we popped-up to sell some limited edition art with some limited edition tacos.

Since then, things definitely escalated.

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OneDecade: The Mixtape

TenYears.

OneMixtape.

OneParty.

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CBTV: The Digital Shorts

Remember CB4? Kinda tall guy? Played baseball, or something, in Toronto a few years ago?

Well, in the summer of 2009 OneMethod had the pleasure of creating some digital shorts with the tall guy. Here are some of them.

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We’re Hiring: Web Developer

Do you love LAMP? If so, you could be our next Web Developer. We’re currently looking for someone to join the team so if you’re interested, read on and get at us.

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OMnth In Review: November

November is weird. Weird weather, weird mustaches, and no holidays which leads to weird workdays.

But through the weirdness, OneMethod ended up having a fairly eventful month.

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2011 Holiday GIF Exchange

Instead of exchanging gifts last year, we decided to do a Secret Santa and exchange animated GIFs.

We then each donated some money to charity, to make up for all the terrible terrible images we had just created.

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OneMethod On Engadget

While much of the buzz around Nokia relates to their new relationship with Microsoft (more on that soon), they surprised more than a few people recently by raising the bar of what a lower-end phone can do.

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AnthrOMpology: The Study Of OM

Ever wanted to know what the first two weeks at OneMethod are like?

If so, you wonder about weird things, but you’re also in luck because you can now study AnthrOMpology, an intern’s anthropological study of life at OneMethod. Enjoy.

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La Carnita Tacos Top T.O.

Have you tried a La Carnita taco yet?

The good folks at BlogTo have and they’ve decided that La Carnita’s signature pacific cod fish taco is amongst the best in the city.

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Board The OM Internship

Trying to get your foot in the door? Looking to gain some agency experience and meet all sorts of industry folk? Tired of people trying to give you money in exchange for doing stuff?

Then a OneMethod internship is definitely for you.

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The Mental Mixtape Volume 1: Dancehall

As a creative, sometimes you need a little inspiration to get your mojo going, which is exactly why we created The Mental Mixtape series: a collection of mixtapes designed to remix your creative juices.

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Brandon Returns

Ever wonder what an NBA star does in his downtime? Wonder no more and roll with Brandon Jennings as he gives back to the hood that gave him everything.

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Real Capital. Real Design.

When the good people at Fortress came to us in search of a new brand identity, we decided to break the stuffy mould of financial design and create a look and feel that matched the knowledgable, friendly and approachable people behind Fortress.

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Introducing the Nokia Astound

To introduce one of Nokia’s newest smartphones, we went all out and organized one of our most elaborate video shoots to date.

The result was this 60 second spot, a video that shows how the Nokia Astound brings your life to life.

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10 Things to Know on Day 01

As you embark on the next part of your career on our team, I’d like you to be on board with some of the guiding principles that I look for from new (and existing) members of our close-knit crew.

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Digital Project Manager Wanted

OneMethod is looking for a Digital Project Manager. We want an MVP, not a rock-star. Organizing people, keeping things on track and making sure nothing gets missed is just the ground floor.

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Interactive AD/ Designer Wanted

OneMethod is currently looking for for an Interactive Art Director / Interactive Designer to join our team and help create some award-winning work.

So if you think you can design, get in touch with us. And if you think you can dance, that’s cool too.

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HOW About That, 3 More Wins

We here at OneMethod are big fans of How Magazine. We’re also big fans of winning awards so when both those things came together, it was like bacon-wrapped anything: awesome.

Check out our 3 winners and the magazine.

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Introducing The Young Onez

When MLSE was looking for a way to get fans excited about the upcoming Raptors’ season and the rebuilding of the franchise, they knew exactly who to call.

They called us, just in case there was any doubt about that.

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Time To Expand The Trophy Room

After submitting work to the W³ Awards for the first time, we learned two things: we’re still cranking out a high volume of award winning work, and we should have entered this show years ago.

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La Carnita: The Case Study

Here is the story behind the absurdly delicious tacos from La Carnita.

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The Gift Giver’s Bad Gift Re-Gift Gift Kit

This year at OneMethod we decided to give our family, friends and colleagues a very special gift: The Gift Giver’s Bad Gift Re-Gift Gift Kit.

It’s the gift that keeps on re-giving.

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The 2010 C.R.A.P. Awards

If you’re reading this, there is a good chance you recently won a C.R.A.P. Award. So let us start by saying,
CONGRATULATIONS!

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DJ Starting From Scratch App

Introducing From Scratch: the app that takes you behind the decks with the one and only DJ Starting From Scratch.

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The Method to the Madness

Let me take you back to the beginning of the OneMethod saga. If you are considering joining our team or even working with us, here’s a little primer on the back story of OneMethod and how we are wired as a culture and an organization.

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More CB4: The Chris Bosh iPad App

For our second iPad app, we took on the task of creating a massive body of work that would act as a digital scrapbook for the entire career (up to date and 6 years into the future) of 5-time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh.

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All Out War: The Documentary

All Out War is an upcoming documentary about the breakdancing sub-culture.

The film and its brand were created by OneMethod’s own Rob Pilishowski and have since received a refresh from the OneMethod Team.

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How We Make Work Meaningful

When Rypple (a company that’s changing the way businesses operate) wanted to know what the OneMethod philosophy was all about, we knew we were doing something right. And so, OneMethod’s CEO Amin broke it down for them in a brief outline of just where OneMethod came from and what it stands for.

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Nokia E73 Mode: Product Video

Here is one of our favourite product videos, a green screen production that conceptualized the Nokia E73 Mode’s “switch mode” feature.

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The Young Guns Go Viral

To generate a buzz for the OneMethod-designed AmirJohnson.com , we decided to create and distribute a viral video featuring a dunk off between the Toronto Raptor’s Young Guns.

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Sports Marketing

The marketing service we offer to professional athletes is a true combination of what we love and excel in at OneMethod; award-winning design, sports, relative and effective branding, and the creation/execution of social campaigns.

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CB4 iPhone App Launch Campaign

After completing Chris Bosh’s iPhone app, the first iPhone application for a professional athlete, we needed a way to let the world know it was available. We ended up creating a viral video campaign that helped fill the Apple store and set off thousands of downloads.

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HobNob: Social-Net-Work

Within OneMethod, we have a group of ‘digital socialites’ that specialize in social activation.

This group is called HobNob.

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Ovi Interactive Demo/Mobile App

When faced with the challenge of introducing Nokia’s Ovi suite of services to consumers, we determined that the best place to start is where those actual services live: on the device.

Our end result was an interactive demo/mobile app that invites users to engage with a Nokia device and learn about Ovi in an interesting and relative way.

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Who The F@$! Is Adam Knights

Here’s a short teaser we’re currently working on for the ghetto fab Mr. Adam Knights.

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Bluetooth Marketing: Digital Meets Direct

We are constantly on the lookout for new ways to communicate with consumers.

Hence our latest Bluetooth campaign with Nokia that we launched in the UK.

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The Sympatico.ca iPad App

While working with Sympatico.ca and a tight time-line, we recently created the first iPad app for a Canadian portal. This app has been described as a “must have for Canadians” and is currently free on Apple’s iTunes store.

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Moosehead And The Outer-Self Campaign

The only thing we like more than designing websites here at OneMethod is drinking beer outdoors. So when the opportunity to create a new website for Canada’s oldest independent brewery came around, it was a dream come true.

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Pasko Dunks: Season 1, Episode 1

Odds are, you are not ready to witness the hit TV series Pasko Dunks. Either way though, you should check it out, tell a friend and check back soon for episode 2.

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Interior Design

The same approach we take to designing a logo, a website or a print piece, we take to designing a space. It’s about function and form.

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Eyeing The OneMethod CEO

Just last week, the fine folks from Eye Weekly came by to check out OneMethod President and CEO Amin Todai.

At the start, they were simply interested in how and where the man works but by the end they might have been more interested in available positions at OneMethod.

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OneMethod & Amoebacorp Win

OneMethod was just nominated for three Webbys – one of which was with our friends at Amoebacorp. Why is this important?

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Introducing The OneMethod Band

Towards the end of 2009, five OneMethod employees started to behave awkwardly as they attempted to hide something.

At the 2009 holiday party, the mystery was put to rest as the five individuals took to stage and revealed the OMB: The OneMethod Band.

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Contact OneMethod

If you want to get in touch with us, for any number of reasons, please don’t hesitate.

445 King Street West, Suite 201
Toronto, ON M5V 1K4
ideas@onemethod.com
416.649.0180

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A Day In The Life Of Our CEO

The gang over at Buzz-Beast just launched a new series entitled “The Way I Work.”

They kicked it off with a day-in-the life look at OneMethod’s President and Chief Creative Officer Amin Todai. Check it out.

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OneMethod’s 2010 Demo Reel

Well, we finally got our 2009/2010 demo reel in order (figuratively and literally). It’s a collection of interactive work, motion graphics, some 3D goodness, print design, advertising and a little branding too.

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2009 In Review

2009 was a big year for OneMethod. It included a bunch of firsts (mobile apps, generative art, retail design, and even a documentary) and definitely set up a huge 2010.

Here are some of our milestones from the year:

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2008 Demo Reel: Oldie But A Goldie

Each year, we showase the work we’re proud of from that year – and we put it in a reel. This is the work from 2008, including interactive, print design, branding and advertising.

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Outer Beauty In Package Design

We consider ourselves idea junkies here at OneMethod. We treat every single project, regardless of scale, with the same creative drive.

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OneMethod Holidays

Every year, agencies battle it out to see who can come up with the funniest holiday card. And each year, OneMethod develops a holiday card/campaign/gift idea that may not always be funny, but is always rooted in a strong, conceptual idea, one that will demonstrate OneMethod’s abilities and creativity, and something that will no doubt bring a smile to our clients’ face.

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Branding

One’s ‘identity’ is more than just the physical make up of a person. It includes their soul – their personality. These same attributes make up a brand.

Below are just a few examples of some of the brands we’ve created.

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Print

Print design is the purest form of art and communication, no? Through tasteful design, communication becomes clear, memorable, break-through and everlasting.

That means package designs that pop off shelves, posters that break-through, and product manual that are inviting and easy to understand.

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Interactive

An interactive ‘experience’ is truly when the development of the site, game, e-learning or banner is experiential.

If you can create an ‘experiential’ experience, all the buzz words will follow: engagement, relevancy, dialogue and uniques.

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Social

What isn’t social these days?

But the key to social marketing is not just to allow people to join a Facebook group or follow a Twitter account, but to integrate your social world into your existing marketing campaigns and programs

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Mobile

You’d imagine working with Nokia for more than eight years, we’d have developed a knack or mobile marketing.

It’s an area that is ever-changing, and we’re ever-changing right along with it.

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Motion

We’ve made a concerted effort to attract multi-talented designers (and account people come to think of it).

This has helped us develop a robust Motion Graphics portfolio.

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Strategy

At the heart of any great campaign/site/app/logo is the idea. It’s the insightful nugget of relevancy that will make consumers think immediately of themselves and their lives – and make us creatives wish we’d thought of it.

It’s sort of like climbing a mountain; once you’ve reached that ‘ah ha!’ moment, it’s all downhill from there.

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Thought Processor Notebook

A notebook that references a notebook that’s already referencing a notebook is either sheer brilliance or utter stupidity. Either way, this beautifully hand drawn Apple II inspired notebook is more than a pleasure to look at.

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And The Award Goes To…

When it comes to awards in our industry, a lot of non-our-industry folks think we go after them to pat ourselves on the back – well that’s just not the case, at least not entirely.

The award is more to confirm the patting we’re all ready doing.

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Nokia’s Case Study In Edutainment

Nokia wanted to do something different for the launch of the Nokia Nuron device.

In addition to creating a microsite and product launch video, we designed and developed mobile demos for the device in retail.

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Advertising

Admittedly, we flirt with ‘above the line’ advertising media (magazine, newpaper, radio, etc.). Where we um, do the opposite of ‘flirt with’…is in the area of advertising that falls ‘below the line’ – where you least expect it but perhaps where it is most effective.

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It Really Is Your Call

In case you never decide to call us, feel free to have a listen to our current outgoing message.

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OneMethod Presents: FanApp

These days, the average child owns more iPhones than baseball cards. And with that exciting/sad/made-up fact in mind, OneMethod created FanApp, which is in some ways the baseball card of this generation but in many more ways, so much more.

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We’ve Made An App For That

Last year was a huge year for mobile applications, and OneMethod was quick to get in on the action.

Introducing NerdAlert2000 and LoveDetector2000, both available at the iTunes app store.

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Our First Doc With Chris Bosh: First Ink

First Ink is DVD featuring NBA all-star Chris Bosh as he navigates the most important offseason of his career.

The DVD includes a documentary, comedic shorts, interviews + more and was created entirely by OneMethod.

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Guess Who? The OneMethod Edition

When you’re forced to wait for a meeting at an unfamiliar agency, what would you rather do, read some hip industry magazine or meet the entire staff while playing a classic game? (If you would go for the magazine, we have those too).

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Our World Renowned Office

If you’ve ever set foot in OneMethod’s offices, you know it’s a special space. If you haven’t had the chance, please stop by whenever you’re in the neighborhood.

Either way, check out the new book Where We Work, featuring OneMethod and many other of the world’s most inspiring work spaces.

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Giant Wall Gets A Giant Mural

We had a big giant wall at the office and didn’t know what to do with it. Then we thought, ‘Why not design a giant mural with pink flamingos, a roller coaster, a volcano and a dude with have a skull, and us?!’ Voila!

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Site Review: wefeelfine.org

Wefeelfine.org harvests (their word, not mine) human feelings from a large number of weblogs. Every few minutes, the system searches the world’s newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases “I feel” and “I am feeling”.

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Holy Sans Serif, Batman!

We recently completed a training manual for Nokia in which we mimicked the look and feel of a GQ magazine cover (ours was dubbed “NQ”).

It was an interesting typographic exercise in dissecting a multitude of covers and determining the various fonts used, and one that led me to the discovery of a great font; Gotham.

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2012 OM gif exchange

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We Are Your Friends

They say you can’t really know someone until you walk in their shoes. Well, consider this video our shoes. It’s a quick look at the neighbourhood we work in, the office we often live in, and the very people who do all the working and the living – we (Rob) also had nothing to do over the weekend and wanted to try out some new equipment.

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OneMix: Employees Only Edition

If you’re not a BBOMN employee, don’t read this post! Or do, it’s all good either way really.

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Welcome To The Pop Shoppe World

Our friends at Amoebacorp came to us with an awesome idea for the new Pop Shoppe website. We immediately said ‘Ya, we’re in’ and helped bring their characters and the Pop Shoppe world to life.

Welcome to the world of Pop Shoppe!