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One of the great things about major global sporting events is that we see technology, innovation and creativity pushed to new levels. To help fans get closer to the action at the Winter Olympics those clever chaps at Google have attached their streetview camera onto a snowmobile and driven it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at My Blog
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Today see's a cheeky homepage header from Google, as they celebrate the start of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver by creating a special Olympic homepage masthead.... incorporating the Olympic Rings and Olympic Torch. But as far as I'm aware Google aren't an official sponsor or partner at any... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at My Blog
On the day that England were subjected to another World Cup humiliation, I quite liked this smart media-buy from the chaps at Apple. A cool takeover of the SkySports homepage, on what even by SkySports standards must have been a high traffic day. Shame that people clicked through to read... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at My Blog
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Last year I wrote a post about whether "Google Insights for Search" could accurately predict the BBC's Sports Personality of The Year. And guess what, it did! @Worldhood even slapped a tenner on Ryan Giggs AT 2-1 making himself a tidy profit - as the bookies had lined up Jenson... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at My Blog
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Unfortunately Google Insights didn’t prove to be an accurate crystal ball for the 2010 BBC Sports personality of the year, unlike in 2009. The award was won by AP McCoy with Phil Taylor second and Jess Ennis third. In fact Jess’ third place was the closest that Google Insights came... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at My Blog
A belated Happy New Year everyone! Once or twice a month, I send out a Digital Connections newsletter to a few subscribers. As a quick test I've posted the latest version as a blog post. Unsure whether I'll keep on doing this - but if you'd like it in your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at My Blog
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"Typically information is defined in terms of data, knowledge in terms of information, and wisdom in terms of knowledge" * The DIKW model is a common way to position methods of extracting value from data. I've used it a lot. There seems to be a plethora of ways of defining... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at My Blog
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A great view on really putting the user at the centre, from a Google engineer (via Paul Frampton). Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at My Blog
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Head of Man with Hat and Cigar / Leon Levinstein / 1960 Here's my favourites from this week, curated by Fraggl: “However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light”. Stanley Kubrick on why life is worth living An interesting talk from Tom Chatfield on the role of games... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at My Blog
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Craig Mod has another excellent essay on interactive storytelling at the New York Times which (post the innovation report) makes a great point about the role that Snowfall has played: 'When we explore new ground (or re-explore old ground, forgotten ground) in new mediums, we often find it necessary to... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at My Blog
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I recently completed a fairly big piece of research work for the smart folk at Econsultancy that was focused on understanding how the shape and scope of marketing skills is shifting in response to the impact of digital technologies. It was a pretty engrossing project, the output of which is... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at My Blog
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It seems that the practice of organisations using data and insights from personal tracking appsthey have given to their employees (or encouraged them to sign up for) is in danger of becoming a thing. Yesterday I came across the FitBit corporate solutions page which offers 'flexible, scalable solutions to fit... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at My Blog
Jay-Z and Bing have collaborated to turn the corporate rapper's book launch into a nice bit of transmedia gameification, under the guidance of Droga5 New York. According to the official Jay-Z website: 'Every single page of JAY-Z’s book will be released to the public before the book is in stores,... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at My Blog
A közösségi média kommunikációs lehetőségeit továbbra is felfokozott, gyakran irreális elképzelések, várakozások jellemzik. Ez most az ígért földje az üzlet, a politika és a média számára is. A tapasztalatok azonban azt mutatják, hogy a talaj helyenként igen ingoványos. Ez ugyan a konzervatívabb, óvatosabb kommunikátorokat egyelőre elriasztja a közvetlen belépéstől, de... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at My Blog
A szépen felépített, kellően kidolgozott, rendesen elvarrt végű történetek helyett szövegfoszlányokból, linkekből, kommentekből, egymással gyorsan összefércelt médiadarabkákból tájékozódunk. Ahogy a mesemondás, vagyis a hosszabb történetek elmesélése kikopik a napi sajtóból, úgy kap az egyre nagyobb teret az üzleti világban. Miközben sokan még azt hiszik, hogy az üzleti döntéshozók néhány számadattal,... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at My Blog
Az elmúlt években a PR-ügynökségek felfedezték a blogokat. Ez azonban általában nem azt jelenti, hogy lelkesen blogolni kezdenének, hanem inkább azt, hogy címlistájukra felvesznek néhány bloggert, majd őket is bombázzák közleményeikkel. Előfordul ugyan, hogy egy átmeneti témahiányban szenvedő (vagy az ügynökséget megsajnáló) blogger átvesz valamit a szövegből, de az esetek... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at My Blog
A tömeges együttműködésen alapuló tevékenység (alkotás, információgyűjtés, üzletelés) nagyon logikusan hangzó, izgalmas eszme, ugyanakkor az elmúlt években számos alkalommal tapasztalhattuk, hogy a gyakorlatban igen nehezen működik. (Még a leghíresebb és legjobban működő crowdsourcing projektről,aWikipediáról is bebizonyosodott, hogy a részvétel messze nem olyan tömeges, mint gondolnánk, ráadásul a szócikkek zömét egy... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at My Blog
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For some time now the smart folk at Addictive Mobile have been talking about the 'vertical stack' as a way of understanding the developing strategy of the big four (GAFA - Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon). It's a useful metaphor for navigating through all the myriad of launches and announcements that... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at My Blog
Every now and then you see an idea that makes you take a sharp intake of breath. Wahwah.fmis an app (currently in beta but soon to be more widely available) that enables you to listen to your music but also broadcast it at the same time, so other wahwah users... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at My Blog
Stan and I have been twittering already about this this morning (yes, BrandDNA is on twitter at last!) but I'm posting it too because I love it. Nokia N96 - Bruce Lee Ping Pong from Ramalho Blog on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at My Blog
Or rather (sadly), perhaps I do. So The Daily is finally with us. My disclosure right up front is that (since it is not available in the UK) I haven't actually seen it. I applaud bold experimentation of this kind but the written andvideo reviews of it have left me... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at My Blog
OK. So here is the finished presentation from my presentation crowdsourcing experiment (back story here) that I gave at yesterday's conference. In the end I had about 30 slides contributed. I've tried wherever possible to leave them in as original state as I could, but (perhaps inevitably) I've had to... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at My Blog
Chances are that anyone commuting on FGW into London Paddington during the past month or so won’t fail to have spotted the Swiftcover.com Ad featuring the topless Iggy Pop. Last week I was stalked by this 61 year old, as he travelled with me on every train single journey, not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at My Blog
Thirty years after The Buggles became a number one hit with "Video killed the radio star,” and I can’t help but wonder whether the celebrity movie star will meet a similar fate to the radio star. But this time at the hands of digital technology, not video. Inspired by JG... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at My Blog