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Clinique 3 steps and a pumpkin double latte

Gosh, the word “Starbucks” appears twenty-three times on this Lonelygirl15 comments page…

Starbucks relaxed about metrics

I'll be happy if we create a single cheer chain," said Brad Stevens, VP-marketing for Starbucks. He said he's more interested in the qualitative response, as the effort has no traditional marketing metrics tied to...


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Link love

Those nice folk at TMW have started to blog. It’s a brave step for a traditional agency and one I hope that will energise their collaborative media activities. Getting into the spirit of the thing, they have start...

SAP blog relations

The company has the balls to invite bloggers into its press and analyst program, to ask tough questions of executives at a time when industry analysts and journalists increasingly ask only softball questions in pu...

James gets it right (again)

Modern Marketing - Blog by Collaborate PR & Marketing: Social Value First, Brand Value Second


Well a bunch of stuff has happened recently and I just noticed that last entry about Universal was my 1000th post! Turns out I’ve been spewing this nonsense since 2001 so now seemed like a good time for something ...

Universal not quite getting the co-creation concept

Just saw this item on Slashdot. A classic example of a big corporation not getting the new consumer.

Marketing books



Glad to see Iain Tait is experimenting (and, in the process has found a place to buy genitals).

Co-creating value with

Got this a couple of weeks ago from Chris, a man I trust.


I love this little story from the innocent website. In fact i love most of the copywriting on the site. I would have thought they’d passed the tipping point of evil by now but you couldn’t tell by looking at their...

Community based Content centric URL’s

Community based Content centric URL’s on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The end of window-in-a-window

The State Of Web Development - Ajax set to surpass Flash in ‘07

Non-cron scheduled publishing

Well well well, Movabletype now uses the arrival of spam to trigger its scheduled publishing events. It’s quite a neat idea using the inevitable flow of spam to trigger events that once required a cron-job.

Off to bed

Well I meant to say I had a bit of a medical thing happen last Sunday and I’ve been spending a lot of time in bed with my brain turned off. Normal service should resume next Monday.


Just got this in the mail–sounds good in a kind of burning-man kind of way…

Grab a youf

I should start paying Iain Tait for the amount he totally cracks me up:-)

Bonne nuit CU-1, Papa travaille encore ce soir:-(

Alors ce qui est un p’tit peu merveilleux c’est que je disais bonne nuit à CU-1 (ma petite puce) au moment exact ou j’ouvrai cette page (Merci Petite Pomme)

In our story,

Now that’s what I call email marketing

Subject: Google Agency Party - Your Invitation

Banksy Paris Hilton

I’m sure you’ve seen this but here’s a link anyway to a Flickr photoset of Banksy’s Paris Hilton CD insert to relaunch without Flash

Adverblog: Gucci, welcome to Web 2.0


Open-source humour

ME: Thanks, this looks good. Could you please send your spreadsheet document as a delimited text file as I can’t open opendocument files…


Thinking about Movabletype plugins

Well, I’ve been thinking about finding a low cost CMS that has both good static page management and nice blogging tools like Movabletype and have looked at a number of options.

Small, decaf soya capucino

My Boss just came in and is legitimately today’s enraged mutton. I mean he’s standing in the queue at Café Nero on the Kings Road and

Creepy crawleys

There is currently a spider hiding in my keyboard. He’s wedged under the white panel the keys stick out of and is moving from beneath key to key. No amount of shaking or blowing seems to be able to convince him m...

Brands and blogs

I first approached a major FMCG client about helping their brands join the conversation over three years ago. That particular contact kept my original email so there was at least a degree of interest at the time.

‘not evil’ Google acts to shut down UK education charity

Billy has recently received another threat from Google re the design of the Lecture List pages.

every organization should have a Web 2.0 story

More good stuff from Dion Hinchcliffe. Does every organization need a Web 2.0 strategy?



Love Coudal’s response to the agencydotcom Subway thing