Wow. My friend and mentor Magnus (@trendymagnus) just spoke at TED. I’m sorry, but this is as cool as it gets for any speaker. Read his backstage account on his blog. VERY cool. Looking forward to hearing the debrief on our Wednesday lunch Magnus.
“I did not have sex with that woman… miss Lewinsky” is not a good strategy. Why? Because it’s untrue. If you think back at the Clinton/Lewinsky-affair, the big issue wasn’t really that Bill was unfaithful, but rather that he kept lying himself into a corner. Tiger Woods did the same thing. In Sweden we have […]
Money is important to us. Control over our life situation is too. But then, how can we possibly accept Internet banks as they are today. How can we possibly think that it’s okay to, say, not be able to get a visual overview analysis of our expenses and incomes? How can we possibly put up […]
@simonnystrom drew my attention to a new and highly creative SEO-strategy a few minutes ago. Perhaps this could be an idea for agencies if they don’t want to change their head-in-the-sand-internet-strategy?
It’s just one of those days. Twingly launches it’s Twingly Channels, Google launches Wave, and (admittedly somewhat smaller) Stockholm School of Economics’ MCXL launches their new website. From what I can tell from the site, the latter is in test-phase right now, so I’ll post the link later. We were actually planning to launch some […]
We may have some exciting news in store for you for tomorrow, so today is a non-writing-all-working day. Instead I’ll show you my favorite clip from my favorite sport, which was posted on my favorite web service by one of my favorite tweeps. Enjoy.
In these times of economic downturn and agencies firing people left and right, perhaps a couple of ideas for job applications could be in order: I see a lot of people applying for work with us by sending an email with a CV and a personal letter. Most of the time these are people that […]
I had a dream last night. In my dreams there are often all kinds of strange inventions and artifacts that don’t exist in real life. Most of the time, these are really weird and just plain dumb. But every once in a while something truly useful pops up. Last night was one of those times. […]
Thanks to all for your interest in yesterday’s post about Forsman & Bodenfors, Svenska Kyrkan, and Google. It led to many interesting conversations both in the comments of the post, on Twitter in my email inbox, on Facebook, and over the phone. Wasn’t quite prepared for that kind of response. So, thanks! Today I want […]
If they only knew what a great idea they really had! Forsman & Bodenfors just came up with a new site for Svenska Kyrkan (The Church of Sweden) where you can submit your prayer to the site. The prayer is then keyworded on the site so that you can find other prayers on the same […]
When I went to ad-school I felt that the school was in many respects molding people into replicas of what ad-people were supposed to be. Now I feel that this is perhaps about to change. The other day I got interview questions from Hyper Island regarding digital trends, and today I got another question from […]
The mini bus died. All of a sudden we feel the stench of burnt clutch, and minutes later everything just stopped. But more on that later. First a brief report on the highlight of the year so far for me – The Sweden Social Web Camp! Anyone who has ever read Ayn Rand’s epic novel […]
Finally we’re away. After picking up coffees at the wonderful Mellqvist Coffee Bar (best coffee in Stockholm?) We’re headed for Social Web Camp in the south of Sweden to camp out on an island with 280 of Sweden’s top experts on digital communication. For a country the size of Sweden, this means that “everybody” is […]
There is a funny discussion going on about how people were fooled by the fictional Nova Barakel, who was really a marketing product for a new novel. Some people insist that you should only have “real friends” on FB, and not let people like this in, most seem to agree that this is really bad […]
You may remember me writing about the Facephone a while back, and also about what I called open permissions. Well – the world just got a step closer to that scenario. But it’s not coming from Facebook, It’s coming from Google. In addition the groundbreaking technology of Google Wave, Google’s new service Google Voice is […]
Like Picasso, I paint in periods. While he had his periods like blue and pink, I have periods like the recent one on copyright policy, certain internet technologies, and psychology. If you are a long time reader of this blog, you might remember my Open Social and my Friend Connect periods. These are very exciting […]
Finally it happened. Spotify released libspotify, thereby making it possible to develop third party applications to interact with the Spotify platform. I know we’ve all been talking about it since the start, and that it has been a long time ambition, but we were never quite sure if they would make the move or when. […]
Back from today’s seminars. I’m really quite tired, but try to give you a short wrap up here of today’s events. It will be brief, but I believe that if you’re one of the fairly dedicated people reading this blog, you’ll find more ground breaking stuff in your regular Twitter- and RSS-feeds than in these […]
The “Golden Egg Award” week och seminars and debates has begun, and I have mixed feelings. Today’s fist talk by Anita Dunn was simple but excellent. No fancy slide show. No cool styling. Just an excellent talk about her work with the Obama campaign. An I think it contained a lot of what Swedish marketers […]
People sometimes ask me what I mean when I talk about Honesty’s communication model. And in response, well, let me tell you a story: Last night I briefly attended one of these cool VIP-ish happenings where you get a goodie bag upon leaving. Though not entirely aimed at me (mostly women’s beauty products in there), […]