Archive for July, 2009

Social Media Intent Index

The Ruder Finn Intent Index is such a great visualization tools across a number of dimensions. Great to support analysis into social media:

Social Intent Index

July 29, 2009 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Social Media Engagement Directly Linked to Financial Success

The World’s Most Valuable Brands. Who’s Most Engaged?” (pdf)  looks at engagement of the top 100 global brands in more than 10 social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, blogs, wikis and discussion forums. Starbucks rocks this considering that the food and beverage industry is considered to have the lowest level of engagement. Click on the image to read the full article:

Social Media Engagement Directly Linked to Financial Success

Social Media Engagement Directly Linked to Financial Success

July 21, 2009 at 10:11 pm Leave a comment

Case study for #hashtag campaign analysis

Whilst going about my daily business I was posed a question on “How can we track a Twitter hashtag campaign”.

Obviously the answers lie out in the Internet:

The response has been beyond belief, far more effective than other marketing channels. We wanted to drive both brand awareness and direct response, but this has achieved both in a far more personal way.” – Wendy White, Founder of

Pretty cool + they use lots of great free online tools. See mt ‘Twitter Tools‘ page for these and so many more.

July 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm Leave a comment

Making Web Data Personal

So it has taken the traditional campaign management vendors a fair amount of time to really work out linking offline insight into online recommendations. It is not to say that they haven’t been shoe-horning their solution into online ecommerce and CMS platforms but now they are waking up to this as a serious opportunity. I partnered with Unica for a long time, prior to ficusing on digital, and they have probably the best campaign management solution out there. They have published this whitepaper that does act as a good general basis for looking at online engagement and campaign management using data-driven techniques. Down load by clicking the image below:

Making Web Data Personal

July 20, 2009 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment

The Conversation Prism

Once again those good fellows at The Conversation prism have brought us a pretty extensive view of how we converse online and the platforms that enable that – just click for a bigger view:

The Conversation Prism

July 20, 2009 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

Twitter from space!!!!

Mark L. Polansky, NASA Astronaut = totally cool!

July 18, 2009 at 8:39 pm Leave a comment

Bioshock 2: Big Sister! It’s coming…

Oh yeah! This game rules and the prequel/sequel looks so awesome…

July 17, 2009 at 7:07 pm Leave a comment

Twitter for food porn!

Ha ha…made you look!

Actually this is serious comment on the mighty Vancouver-based food vendor Japadog, as mentioned in Mashable’s article – ‘Tweetable Eats: What Street Vendors Can Teach Businesses About Twitter’


Communicate the breadth and depth of your products or services on Twitter in a fresh, compelling way, and in a manner that speaks directly to your customers’ needs.

Let’s look:


Sincerity, communicative, informative and they make recommendations to draw people it. It tastes pretty damn good too!

July 17, 2009 at 6:51 pm Leave a comment

Human-centered design toolkit >> download

IDEO partnered with International Development Enterprises (IDE), Heifer International, ICRW, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a toolkit for applying Human-Centered Design to inspire new solutions to difficult challenges within communities of need.

Human-Centered Design is a process used for decades to create new solutions for companies and organizations. Human-Centered Design can help you enhance the lives of people. This process has been specially-adapted for organizations like yours that work with people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Human-Centered Design (HCD) will help you hear people’s needs in new ways, create innovative solutions to meet these needs, and deliver solutions with financial sustainability in mind.

Download this FREE guide here:

Human-centered design toolkit

July 14, 2009 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment

Wolfram Alpha – Easter Eggs

Very cool ->

Wolfram Alpha

July 10, 2009 at 6:17 pm 1 comment

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