Well, the ice rinks are open and every where you turn there are Christmas lights and the sound Bing Crosby. Is it just us, or are the holidays coming too early this year? It’s Friday, so let’s get right to it.

Here are five things your should be doing to leverage event-based content creation for you next event. To summarize, choose the interesting and relevant, prepare, take advantage of social media before your event, respond, and smile. Sounds simple, but it’s mighty effective.

Typically, water and electronics don’t mix. But one artist mingled the two elements together in this magnificent interactive art display at Grohe’s  launch party for its Grandera bathroom collection. The showroom allowed visitors to “paint” and LED wall with water. This is the digital art genius of French artist Antonin Fourneau.

Consumers are taking to IKEA’s hilarious marketing tactics and creating their own stunts in IKEA showrooms. Featured on Ad Age today are some of the Swedish company’s fan videos. They’re creative, hilarious, and will make your Friday! And now we’re craving some of those meatballs and lingonberry soda, yah.

Can’t afford your own high end sports car? Well (maybe) now you can own your own Blackberry designed by the luxury car maker. For a mere $2,400, you can own the new Porsche Design P’9982 smartphone designed in sleek stainless steel. It’s the newest and coolest phone that no one will buy, claims Mashable.

Looking to improve your internal communications or asses your current efforts? John van den Brink shows off an inforgraphic that can help you and your company measure the value of your internal comms. See if your interanet is useful by monitoring login times, number of user profiles, and more.

Stuck in a rut for your next big event and want some new unique ideas? Here’s BizBash’s “10 Best Ideas of the Week” to help you get your creative juices flowing. Not so sure about those pink deviled eggs, though…

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