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Honesty at Nokia

Firstly, my apologies for the radio silence. I am going to try and put a bit more effort into my blog again. I have recently come across this blog post on the WSJ, and was absolutely fascinated by the absolute honesty. With lines like: “The first iPhone shipped in 2007, and we still don’t have a product […]

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Please, don’t let this be the future

Seriously, words fail me in trying to describe this. Instead, I will simply reproduce a small sample of the comment this has generated on youtube (where, by the way, the video has notched up an impressive 1,617 dislikes, compared with 248 likes – presumably most of who work for the agency that created it.) “this […]

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What I Do All Day…

So despite of one or two work-ish related posts on this blog, this has of course become much more my personal blog. Frankly when I started writing it, I did not really know what it was going to be, so its nice that is seems to have taken on at least some direction! However, I […]

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Why TED is so Awesome

To attempt to sum up the amazing content that is generated by TED is probably one of the world’s greatest exercises in futility. Everyone who is anyone has presented their “Ideas Worth Spreading” on TED. At risk of scratching a tiny sliver off the top (or side for that matter) of the vast iceberg that […]

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Facebook v. Twitter Movie trailers

Facebook and twitter. Two social media powerhouses of our time, and now both (sort of) with their own movies. Having seen the facebook film trailer while at the cinema recently, I actually thought that that trailer was a spoof (wrong I was). If you havn’t seen the facebook trailer, watch it first. Then watch this […]

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5 things regulators need to consider before regulating the digital advertising industry

Google getting in trouble with streetview. Facebook attracting the ire of the world’s community (and its regulators) through spectacular own goals like Beacon. Companies like Phorm launching products which sail outrageously close to the wind of reasonable use of data. There are regular examples in the mainstream press which highlight the need for a sensible […]

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Naughty World Cup Advertisers?

At what point does it cease to be ok to associate yourself with a sporting event like the FIFA Football World Cup 2010. I was inspired by the 23 orange ladies (two of whom are actually threatened with going to jail!), who turned up at the Dutch world cup game apparently in support of a […]

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Targeting people who have a fear of flying?

For those not in the digital media industry, Google Content Network (or GCN) shows ads next to articles which contain words that an advertiser has bid for in the Google system. So rather than a user having typed a word in (which is what you normally do with Google), a user may be reading an […]

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How many media owners can you fit on one page?

An article originally published in the FT, reported on CNN (where it was highlighted with a link on the homepage, so not even buried), all about Google making peace with Murdoch and all using a very large and prominent screenshot of the Timesonline homepage… And I cannot think of a single reason why this should […]

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Patriot ad

On hearing about more UK airport closures, I thought I’d go onto the flightradar24 site that I previously mentioned, and have a look at where the planes aren’t (actually for some reason this particular map shows no planes at all, but lets not worry about those details). The point is the Google ad in the […]

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