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    Challenge Mint: Announcements

    Posted in by Shim Smilansky on 31 January 2014

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    We have two announcements to make. First, our three teams for Challenge Mint have decided what to work on. Second, we've got a stellar panel of judges lined up to give out the awards.

    The decision process was tough, but now the real challenge begins.

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  2. The Team Captains

    Challenge Mint is only one month away, and we’re starting to get really excited.

    Yesterday our three captains, Kaye, Sandeep and Adam battled it out and picked their dream teams. We can now proudly announce our three teams!

    Kids have posted some really interesting challenges so far, ranging from personal niggles to big issues. We’re interested in problems of all types.

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    Challenge Mint

    Posted in by Shim Smilansky on 16 December 2013

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    February is a special month for us here at Mint. Each year we pack up our stuff and head to the countryside for four days to develop new products and services. It’s called the Mint 4D2L, sometimes referred to as 4 Days To Launch. We split up into teams and work on one brief. By the end of the four days we have some sort of prototype, ready to be tested in the wild.

    Usually we set the brief ourselves, but this year we’re doing things a bit differently.

    We’re inviting kids to challenge us to solve a problem of their choosing.

    All kids can submit, and we’re encouraging them to dream big.

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    And then it went Boomf!

    Posted in by Andy Bell on 29 November 2013

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    On Monday we attempted a quiet launch for Boomf, our new Instagram marshmallow business. It went round the world in a flash:

    "Boomf's Marshmallows Give New Meaning to Instagramming Your Food" - ABC News

    "It takes an unusual company to create such an unusual product, so it's no surprise Mint Digital is the brain behind this operation." - CNet

    Instagrams, for all the things they are, are decidedly not one other thing: edible. And that's largely because Instagrams are not, strictly speaking, things.

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    Was It Something I Said?

    Posted in by Nikki Sherry on 07 October 2013

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    Towards the start of this year, we teamed up with Channel 4 and Maverick TV with the aim of creating an immersive play along experience for a new comedy quiz show called 'Was it Something I Said?'. We at Mint have worked with Channel 4 a long time and in fact, the show was inspired by a web property we made called Quotables.

    It's a pioneering experiment for a TV show with some playful touches added in, such as a +1 play along for viewers on Channel 4 +1.

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