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Juho Viitasalo

Industrial designer in Osaka

Branding Christmas

PRESENTED ON DEC 16, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 120

For our festive PechaKucha Night Vol. 120 in December, industrial designer Juho Viitasalo took to the stage for a holiday branding exercise, examing just how far the branding of Christmas and Santa Claus has managed to propel these two things to worldwide popularity.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 25, 2014.

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T. Sher Singh tells the true story of Saint Nicholas, the man who inspired the myth of Santa Claus. This story takes him to a small church in Turkey, where a priest became famous for his acts of kindness, eventually becoming the patron saint of sailors.

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BY SCOTT MERSCHMAN
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How to Annoy Your Friends on Facebook at Christmas

BY SIMON FAIRBANKS
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

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A Canadian's Christmas in Coventry (with apologies to Dylan Thomas)

BY WILLIAM RUPP
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Dr. William Rupp discusses a failed Christmas in Coventry and how we cope with a dusting of snow.

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Scary Santa and his Dodgy Mates

BY JACK SHUTTLEWORTH
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Jack Shuttleworth takes us on a whistle stop tour of some very odd Nicks, and tells us about the ways that people dress up for Christmas in the European and American traditions.

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Placing Children on Your Lap: the Art of Ventriloquism

BY MICHAEL MAYHEW
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Michael Mayhew believes that Santa Claus invented ventriloquism. He shows us that all our pre-conceptions about the man have been completely wrong, and that in fact he’s a frightening being capable of controlling children. 

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Branding and Bipartisan Politics

BY DANNY CASH
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Danny Cash teaches us about modern branding and propaganda. He also compares coke and Pepsi rivalry with the Republican and Democratic parties rivalry. 

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Personal Branding

BY HEATHER HOOK
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 23, 2016

Presenter Heather Hook discusses personal branding and increasing your self awareness through social media and marketing.

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Christmas for the Christmas-less

BY ILAN WOLFFBERG
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 21, 2016

Ilan Wolffberg spent over 40 years living in Denmark and shares with us an occasion that keeps him going back in a small place inside Copenhagen called Christiania. He has been part of the Christmas celebration there for 15 years and continues to be rewarded by volunteering.