Sticky Information

Stickers are a simple yet powerful way of promoting a brand, product or event. They can be used to add a real world dimension to digital marketing campaigns, and provide a sense of tangibility otherwise lost in the milieu of search engine optimization “SEO” and social media optimization “SMO”. While both SEO and SMO strategies are adopted by California based Sticker Robot, visitors to their website should expect nothing less than a unique and intuitive sticker based service. Customers are encouraged to follow and refine their creative road maps – even share stories through the Sticker Robot blog.

 

A company like Sticker Robot demonstrates that the sticker is an expressive media to work in. Whether it is professional business cards, tutorials for Adobe Illustrator or examples too racy for Facebook, sticker related activities are only limited by the imagination, as well as where you choose to stick your product!

 

Andy Kaufman  as Latka Gravas from Taxi is the ideal poster boy to demonstrate the media bending powers of stickers

A working hyperlink that looks like Andy Kaufman as Latka Gravas from the sitcom Taxi. Before he was the poster boy for sticky media, Kaufman was a self proclaimed performance artist who blurred the lines between reality and fiction.

Sticker Range

Mobile Phone Stickers

Laptop Stickers

Clear Stickers

Custom Shape Stickers

Sticker Business Cards

Sticker Postcards

Sticker Hang Tags

Kiss Cut Sticker Sheets

Sticker Back Printing

Custom Sticker Packs

Bumper Stickers

Band Stickers

Tattoo Stickers

    Shrinking the Digital Divide…One Drink at a Time

    Examined by reporter Nick Baker in a three part documentary for BBC Worldwide, the internet cafe is now in decline in most western countries. It is, however, thriving in the developing world, where it is helping to shrink what is known as the digital divide. A term used to describe the division of global knowledge and wealth based on access to computers and other forms of information technology “IT”. Internet cafes continue to evolve and survive beyond their San Francisco based origins. Known as SFnet in the City by the Bay, the internet cafe connected a network of coffeehouses via a terminal based system.

    From internet cafe to cybercafe

    The internet cafe emerged from the coffeehouses of San Francisco in 1991. Refined in Berkeley by Wayne Gregori, SFnet was a text based terminal system connecting people through a 33-MHz 486 microprocessor introduced by Intel. Internet cafes subsequently got refined and rebranded as cybercafes by artist Ivan Pope in 1994. This London based venture was the next logical step – enabling customers to experience full internet access and video gaming with their coffee. Cybercafes turned into actual meeting places for gamers, which still continued after online gaming in the home became popular.

     

    Gamer cafes

    In developing countries the internet cafe still places an emphasis on internet access and the connectivity it brings. It still follows aspects of the business model presented in the CNN report for SFnet, which predated the video game scene now prevalent in western society. For the latter, cafes like 8bit Cafe in Japan and Loading in London have become the inspiration for drinking establishments all over the world.