The other day I accepted the invitation to speak at SEMPL 12 in Slovenia in November 2009. A very exciting opportunity to be sure! 500-600 people are expected to attend, and the setting in Portorož on the Adriatic coast puts most other conferences to shame. I will let you know more about this talk as […]
This is just too cool to be true!
The Honesty business cards are printed with Helvetica on uncoated paper. Slightly larger type to improve clarity. Simple as can be. It’s precisely the type of business card that this guy would HATE. Thanks to Frenne for sharing.
I think this is amazing. In fact, the entire Maker Shed connection is awesome. Check it out:
Yesterday we saw Christian Lander, writer of the the super successful blog and book Stuff White People Like, talk at Rival. And yes, it was really very interesting. In fact, it’s an extraordinary story of “overnight”-success. However, for those of us who do our homework beforehand, it was a bit of a disappointment. Why? Well, […]
Microsoft delivered today. There were two excellent talks, the first one being by Nick Bailey of AKQA. It was a fairly traditional presentation of some very good work. Fiat’s Eco Drive, an in-car-USB-powered Nike+ for cars. Cool. Though I think that it would have been even cooler with an industry-wide call to action where Fiat […]
Communications strategy isn’t everything. There are also oysters. And scallops – raw in a shell, with a pinch of salt, pepper, a dash of olive oil and some lemon. We call them “Scallops Franck”, and we love them. So, why am I writing about this in a marketing blog? Well – besides the fact that […]
Okay everybody, are you ready for some inspiration? Here we go. This TED-talk is not just by any TED-speaker. It’s by the guy who INVENTED the world wide web. Yep. That’s right. Mr Tim Berners-Lee himself. And he’s talking about something that has had me hooked since I took my first database programming course back […]
I‘m sitting here reading a blog post by Ted Valentin where he reminds me of a quote from Chris Andersson’s The Long Tail: “… In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the combination of the electric guitar, the arrival of cheap multitrack recorders, and the fine example set by Sex Pistols gave licence to a […]
I watch this every now and then as a reality check. Relevant for my work, relevant for my everyday life. Also relevant in a host of situations not related to money at all. Watch it.
A little over a year ago I wrote about the Forsman&Bodenfors site that never seemed to air. And now, finally, it has. The lesson that I talked about back then was that polishing and polishing on your product, and not getting it out there is fatal in times of rapid change. I also quoted Guy […]
Charlene Li, one of the authors of the excellent book Groundswell presented this set of slides the other day. I find them to be fairly well in sync with what I see happening. What do you think? The Future Of Social Networks View more presentations or upload your own. (tags: future advertising)
So, Seesmic has my attention. What du you think of this Twitter-ish video service. Either it’s an amazing way to build relationships or it’s TOO intimate and will meet the same fate as video-calls on 3G-phones. (At least here in Sweden, video-calls are just dead). But so far I’m intrigued. This seems really cool to […]
Lesson number one. Never release a “viral” close to the inauguration speech, if it’s not a spoof of it. Pretty much everything spreading fast right now is Obama in one form or another. That said, I think that one of the fastest growing non-Obama-virals right now is quite interesting conceptually. They’ve actually created a rudimentary […]
Being an old tech guy, I find this incredibly cool: Interactive Video Object Manipulation from Dan Goldman on Vimeo.
(I’m really pissed that PC Pro magazine didn’t make their video embeddable, but the clip is so interesting that I’ll provide the link anyway). The clip is a recreation of what Apple’s latest iPhone ad would look in reality. It’s a clear example of dishonest advertising that strikes back at them without mercy. Good ad? […]
This is the second part of my idea sketch on privacy and integrity. The first part can be found here. There is also an interesting comment on that post by Michael Dahlén where he talks about information symmetry, a theme that I’ll adress later in this post. In this second part I will show you […]
I can’t explain why I like this, but I do. It’s just… big.
I thought for a while about where to post this post because it’s really as personal as it is professional, but eventually I decided to post it here instead of on my personal blog. It is a post about inspiration. I’m going to show you a film clip here that is not exactly new (or, […]
Imagine that you are an advertising agency and that you’re approached by a client with a brief. Now imagine that you’re advertising agency is made up of a certain set of people with certain skills, and that these people cost you a certain amount of money regardless of what they produce. Now imagine what you’ll […]