Archive for October, 2004

Football, mobile phones and bird watching

Sunday, October 31st, 2004Premier League downloads could answer 3G operators' prayer reported the Financial TimesWhen Vodafone officially launches its 3G service on November 10, it will showcase a wide array of new services designed to persuade its customers to spend more ...

Distrust of the Corporation

Sunday, October 31st, 2004Mark Moody-Stuart writing in the Financial Times this weekend Distrust in the land of pyschos and soya milkThe aim is to demonstrate that the modern corporation is a dysfunctional development and that the economic system supported by corporations ...

Growing up with Television

Friday, October 29th, 2004 I watch a lot of Television, I've always watched a lot. There's a great deal of resonance in the shared experience of Hong Kong Phooey - Not the Nine O'clock News and the Rise and Fall of Reggie Perrin. I ...

Marketing Awakens

Thursday, October 28th, 2004Published in the FT Creative Business 26 October 2004 I opened FT Creative Business today and thought I must be dreaming. It felt like at last I was reading about the real, threatened, exciting marketing world of 2004, rather than ...

Another business model under threat

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004 WHAT KEEPS THE FOLKS AT BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO UP LATE AT NIGHT? HINT, IT'S NOT COUNTING THE LATE FEE RECEIPTS - If there were any doubts that the video rental marketplace is coming to an end, cable giant Comcast and ...

Five years later, the train pulls into Madison Avenue

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004Doc Searls wonders whether the marketing communications industry and their clients will ever be able to truly deliver engagement marketing. in his post Five years later, the train pulls into Madison Avenue. He quotes an article by Scott Donaton ...

The end of the TV schedule

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004Media Guardian reported on the changes being wrought in the world of broadcast.Among traditional broadcasters, it is clear that only the BBC has really started thinking about what the shift from linear TV to personalised TV really means. ...

Imagine there is no Internet

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004 In the materialistic world of commercial media, it is nigh-on impossible to follow the late John Lennon's instructions and imagine "no possessions". But as an alternative parlour game, many media execs like to play the watered-down version: "imagine there's ...

Branding as we know it is dead

Friday, October 22nd, 2004 A really interesting discussion on gapingvoid about brands, their role, purpose, and the impact of blogging, the ever increasing importance of transparent communication with customers and communities of interest, both physical and virtual. My thoughts: Kids and people don't ...

Robbie shows us the way via the mobile

Friday, October 22nd, 2004 BBC news reported on Monday 18th, the Financial Times Tuesday 19th of Robbie Williams' Greatest Hits album to be sold in memory card format for mobile phones and hand-held computer. On the web, a discussion breaks out about the ...

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