Productivity 101

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In an outburst of anxiety of having too much to do I recently turned to productivity guru David Allen for help. His GTD-methodology has actually boosted my productivity more than I ever could have expected, has has freed up time and made me more creative at the same time. And I love him for it.Anyway, [...]

Shame On (some of) You!

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I’m not sure that everybody is taking the shift in the media landscape seriously. In Clay Shirky’s talk from 2005 that I showed you the other day, he’s talking about how the invention of the printing press sent us into a couple of hundred years of chaos, and how the internet is going to do [...]

An Oasis of Good Communication

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Oasis releases a new album, and street musicians in New York are the first to perform the songs off of it. Trained by Liam and Noel Gallagher of course. I love this campaign. The Sjönell brothers at BBH New York engineered this thing, and it’s just solid proof of their  understanding for what makes people [...]

Death of Advertising, Take 5.

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I know you’ve heard this before, but most communications people still seem incredibly campaign-focused. What about the continuous work? I believe we have to start seeing ourselves less as print-factories and more like managers, doing continuous work to keep our clients in the spotlight. It’s just like managing a celebrity. Think Samantha Jones. For one [...]

Sayonara Sweden

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Realizing how most Swedish advertising blogs say the same thing, the weekend was spent on a blog-safari abroad. Especially in the technology and social media spheres. Sayonara Sweden – this weekend was the most interesting in a long time. We know SO much about our own navel in our little advertising pond, maybe it’s time [...]

A Visit To Gaming Wonderland

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The other day I visited computer game giant EA’s Swedish branch DICE. From their fantastic and huge offices, sprinkled with amazing Phillippe Starck designed lamps and furniture, I overlooked Stockholm from 100 meter+ panorama windows, while sipping away on a latte. Am I in the wrong business I wondered? This two floor mega office houses [...]

Six Categories of Advertising Greatness

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I recently read about a study from 1999 where the Israeli research team had studied 200 highly regarded advertisments – ads that were all finalists and winners in top advertising competitions. When analyzing these ads, they realized that most of them (89%) could be categorized into one of 6 different categories or templates (example: “Extreme [...]

Into The Chrome

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Monopoly-fear or not, I’m a huge fan of Google’s products. And I’ve been waiting for their new web browser for a while. Now it’s here. It’s called Chrome, and from what I’ve seen, it’s awesome. It pinpoints the one big issue that I have with Firefox – performance. To me, performance is key, since I’m [...]

Back To Work

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As you have probably noticed, this blog hasn’t been updated as frequently as it used to be. I’ve been focusing on anthropological studies in the world of personal blogs for a while, reading a ton of them, going to a lot of parties, and also writing plenty of posts for my own personal blog. It’s [...]