Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Images for Presentations

The Generator Blog features loads of fantastic tools for making interesting presentation visuals.

Thanks to the Plannersphere wiki for the link

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Squidoo - Marketing Inspiration

I've been updating my Marketing Inspiration Squidoo Lens over the last few days. It's still a bit limited, but hopefully improved. Comments & suggestions welcome. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Will it Blend?


I particularly like from the homepage:

"What kind of blenders are these?! The Total Blender that is used in the “Will it Blend” video series is the entry level blender for the Blendtec home product line. (You ought to see what Blendtec 20 amp commercial models will do…..)"

Tyranny of Recommendation

This Nemi cartoon was published in Metro on 19th February 2007. It highlights the power of recommendation, as used to good effect by the likes of Amazon. It's worth noting that the customer is not ecstatic in the final frame.

When Mass Media Buying Goes Wrong

Spotted this ad for spread betting on the way home from seeing my chum Mississippi MacDonald playing a set over at the Electroacoustic Club at The Slaughtered Lamb. Long copy ads at cross-track locations usually work well - people have time to read and generally do if they are interested. Farringdon is a good location for city types into this kind of thing. It's just a shame that this particular media location was across 2 tracks and the ad was in a minuscule font size.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us

This is an intriguingly produced video about the evolution of the internet into the gloriously collaborative network that it is today. Some poignant comments towards the end about how the internet is changing the way we interact with the world - and how we need to rethink copyright, ethics, relationships etc.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Trendwatching - Trysumers

Because you'll all have signed up to the Trendwatching newsletter, you obviously won't need this link to the latest briefing. If you do, shame on you!