Archive for November, 2009

The Central Office of Information, who supply marketing campaigns to governemnt departments in the UK, have introduced a new 5 step planning process. The new process is described as having a number of benefits: · It makes it easier to identify where communications can play a role, and have the biggest impact. · It allows […]

Many thanks for reading my blog. I hope it continues to be of interest to you. Below are the updated monthly stats, going back to the blog’s launch in April 2007. The site now attracts 100 to 200 visitors per day. So the average now exceeds 4,000 per month.

McDonald’s prepare to embrace Socialnomics. Reported on Thinktank Media: Here Presentation on Slideshare: McDonald’s Serves Up Social Media

Gary Hayes’ excellent blog contains a great piece of coding, providing live data feeds for some social media stats. Visit: HERE

Mobile internet usage stats for Opera Mini are growing exponentially. Read about the 500 million daily mobile page views and how the average consumer is downloading 6mb of data on their mobile each month: HERE

2 links to check out: Eyetracker Neurosense

I caught up with some friends over the weekend and a trivia debate started off the back of the recent Music Radar survey for the Top 20 Guitar Riffs of all time. The top 5 were obvious, but the debate on the best, what’s in and what’s left out of the top rock guitar riffs […]

There was a time when people used to go for a drive, simply for the pleasure of driving. Traffic congestion, driving costs and environmental concerns may have all played a part in diminishing the pleasure of motoring. And it’s fair to say that many other pastimes have gripped our interest. But today as it rained […]

While marketers and politicians have made some small progress in reducing the environmental impact of product manufacture, marketing and distribution. One simple manufacturing and design idea caught my attention recently and holds some appeal. The question relates to the packaging of products and how the addition of paints, inks and embellishing processes use significant volumes […]

“Once the mind has been stretched by a new idea, it will never again return to its original size.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes

Thanks to the Institute of Economic and Social Research for their tracking and comparison between the current UK recession and previous ones. As Bette Davis said ‘ Buckle your seatbealts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.’ Visit IESR: HERE

Michael Maddock introduces, in a few sentances, his thought that innovations need to be nurtured. This excerpt was recorded at The Future Trends Conference. Link: HERE Read more at his blog: HERE

While I’ve been watching developments in OLED, surface computing and 3D screens with interest over the last few years. Sony now appear to be making significant steps forward in interactive digital screen technology. While some mobile phones already use touch screens and thin (TFT) screens. I’m looking forward to seeing more business and consumer products […]

There was a period when time spent working online was measured in a similar manner to the way people think of ‘dog years’ (dogs being perceived to age 7 times quicker than humans). A year of digital experience was akin to 7 years working offline. It was an exageration of course, with a kernal of […]

While the length of the name increases with each iteration of the game. Today is a huge event for video gamers – whether PC or console players. While I won’t be splashing out for the Playstation 3 version of the game that comes packaged with night vision goggles. I will be buying a copy of […]

A chart of my personal favourite Top 10 movies from 2000 to 2009: 10. The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirelles, 2005) A John Le Carré’s political thriller that is charged with conflict and idealism. Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes give career best performances. Ralph Fiennes plays the widower driven to make sense of his wife’s murder […]

With thanks to Zerega for their beautiful photo of Miramar, Florida. I’m so envious of that view today. Check out the full size original: HERE

“For most simply through paradox do I usually discover truth.” R. Buckminster Fuller 12 July 1895 — 1 July 1983.