31 May 2013
On Friday 17th May I had the chance to wear my kilt. I like wearing my kilt because it generally means one of two things: Either, someone is getting married or, some of our work has been nominated for an award…
The Rev Awards celebrate the best digital work from the UK (not the best sermons) and this year our work for Skype, CBS and Royal Mail was plucked from the entries and given pride of place on the nominations board.…Read more...
30 May 2013
This week, WordPress celebrates its tenth birthday, and I for one will be raising a brimming glass. With nearly 70 million websites now running the open-source software – from humble one-person blogs to full e-commerce sites pimped with specialist plugins and themes – WordPress has shucked off its reputation as a timewaster for midwestern housewives and become a massively powerful engine for word of mouth.…Read more...
28 May 2013
In this week’s roundup of notable social startups, a spot of neighbourhood watch and the next gen of social sports games…
Ever struggled to find someone to look after the kids or cut the lawn? No idea when the pavement outside your house is getting fixed?…Read more...
26 May 2013
Yahoo buys Tumblr
As predicted last week (we must have had our ears pressed firmly to the ground), Yahoo bought Tumblr on Monday for a whopping $1.1billion. All cash. That’s a lot of suitcases full of notes. In an attempt to attract younger players to the Yahoo brand, CEO Marissa Mayer said Tumblr was perfect to appear “cool and relevant’ and signposted that this deal represents ‘the stake in the ground of what her strategy is going forward for Yahoo.”
Read more on the deal here.…Read more...
24 May 2013
I was watching Question Time last night when David Dimbleby made an embarrassing comment about radio presenter Stephen Nolan. The details are irrelevant but what is, is that one of the panellists said David would be all over Twitter for it.…Read more...
24 May 2013
Every day mothers and fathers around the globe go through a storm of strong emotions as their children grow up. Witnessing them learn to walk, talk and make sense of their world is one of the most powerful journeys most of us will go through.…Read more...
23 May 2013
LinkedIn used to be the drab ugly duckling of the social media family; today, it’s the world’s largest professional network, with over 225 million users in over 200 countries. Brands have realised that LinkedIn really can help them reach a speicifc and motivated audience, but with regular changes to the way company pages function, the platform can be tricky to master.…Read more...
21 May 2013
Personal secrets, travel tickets and virtual currencies feature in this week’s round-up of must-know apps and platforms.
If you read Julian’s post How Berlin learned to love Bitcoins a couple of weeks ago you’ll know all about the world’s favourite digital currency.…Read more...
19 May 2013
Yahoo to buy Tumblr
Rumor has it that the Yahoo board will meet on Sunday night to decide on the purchase of blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Yahoo SEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to buy the popular blogging platform is part of a broader strategy focused on attracting a younger audience to Yahoo and increasing its user generated content portfolio. Ken Goldman, Yahoo CFO claims “One of our challenges is we have had an aging demographic“ and that Yahoo needs to be “cool again.”
As with all major acquisitions, things could fall apart at the 11th hour, however Yahoo has already publically stated that they have some big news to announce, so if all goes according to plan we can expect the high profile deal to be announced by Monday.…Read more...
16 May 2013
Yesterday, Rob reminded me of this lovely ad-slash-mission-statement from First Direct.
It’s two years old, but it has more resonance than ever as to how organisations should approach their relationship with consumers.
Social media is only the first shift in how we communicate and consume.…Read more...