Tag Archives: Digital

Sir Martin Sorrell thinking about the future December 16

Laughing time is almost over for the agency as we know it

In two minds about the future of advertising and marketing Sir Martin Sorrel himself admits if he was starting out again he wouldn’t build the kind of mega agency he runs today. He is busy looking towards China, digital and customer insight to maintain momentum while wondering, like the rest of us, is there a better […]

amazon Jeff Bezos December 06

Failure must always be an option

Amazon’s A to Z of successful failure. Unlike most business leaders, Jeff Bezos has no problem admitting that he has lost billions of dollars on failed experiments. As anyone involved in innovation knows, thinking up new ideas is easy. Sorting out the good from the bad is the difficult bit. Bezos claims that embracing failure is an important part of […]

Mob-facebook-angry-birds-meets-madmen-square February 10

Angry Birds meets Mad Men – in a polymathic nutshell of useful agile responsivness

Angry Birds meets Mad Men – it’s the new me but a lot more useful than I used to be. After 34 years in brand, direct and digital marketing I am unashamedly addicted to all things digital, demonstrably media-neutral, obsessively customer-centric, passionate about lecturing and ready with a collection of brand agency stories that would […]

robot in art gallery February 07

Remote Controlled Robots To Roam Tate Britain Gallery After Hours So Web Users Can Peek At The Art

Can they do it in the National Portrait Gallery – seeing the faces in a new light will be amazing

angrybirdsmain gaming mobile February 03

Rightware delivers benchmark tool to identify the fastest smartphones and tablets

Like all good ideas – Basemark X is focused on being useful to customers

January 10

Semi-sentient avatars and my optimised digital marketing fantasy.

Life will never be the same. I miss the visionary novels of the one and only Ian M Banks. His mind-blowing Culture novels make me feel pessimistic and optimistic in equal measure. While artificial intelligence seems to have peaked at robot soccer tournaments; data, search, social and mobile stand on the verge of morphing into […]

Start anything you want with an RFID chip January 06

Strongbow has the bottle to use an RFID chip

In think Strongbow’s Earn it Campaign is great – I wish I had the bottle for the Stand Up Challenge – but this idea to use the bottle cap to trigger events in their new “Starter’ campaign that is rolling out across Europe is a great example of the way the physical and digital worlds […]

December 30

It’s time for Digital to become the marketing thought leader

Digital is beginning to take centre stage in the advertising and marketing process. Where brand advertising creates awareness, digital shapes preference and conversion. Where direct marketing builds customer relationships, digital expedites the process in real time. Resistance from the vested interests of channel-focused silos will soon be swept away by customer preference for the sheer utility […]