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Forget the Internet of Things. Think the “Internet of Me”

Forget the Internet of Things. Think the “Internet of Me”

Tech & Gadgets

It’s easy to get excited about devices – about the latest, newest and shiniest phone, band, tablet or watch. It’s also cool to think about how internet enabling our other... read more

More Waves of Digital Disruption: From DoubleClick to Twitter via Facebook

More Waves of Digital Disruption: From DoubleClick to Twitter via Facebook

When DoubleClick launched their self-service advertising network it was a revelation. It provided marketers with a powerful sense of control over their advertising, its placement and spend. At the same... read more

Disrupt Your Planning – It’s Time We Ditched Lazy Profiling [Infographic]

Disrupt Your Planning – It’s Time We Ditched Lazy Profiling [Infographic]

I have never been a fan of demographic profiling. Sure, this information, at scale, can reveal certain things about a population – and this can be useful to understand whether... read more

Earned Audiences: Where Twitter Meets TV

Earned Audiences: Where Twitter Meets TV

There was a time when sitting down in front of the TV was a family affair. It was me, Dad, Mum and maybe a dog. The little brother was tucked... read more

LinkedIn Publishing – Where the Personal and Professional Brands Meet

LinkedIn Publishing – Where the Personal and Professional Brands Meet

When LinkedIn started publishing content via its LinkedIn Influencers program, it moved the social network for business professionals in a completely different direction. For many business leaders, this was a... read more

When Big and Data Got Together, It Was Love at First Like

When Big and Data Got Together, It Was Love at First Like

Big Data

Breathless. Heart beating. We all know the feeling. It’s all heart, feeling, emotion. We’re waiting for the brain to kick in – but there is no relief. It’s really a... read more

Synthalitics – Setting a New Benchmark for Customer Engagement

Synthalitics – Setting a New Benchmark for Customer Engagement

Customer Experience

Have you noticed recently that your web browsing experience is becoming narrower, more confined and focused? What about those pesky ads that follow you from one website to another? Do... read more

Pungent Granularity – Penn And Teller Take On The Anti-Vaccination Conversation

Pungent Granularity – Penn And Teller Take On The Anti-Vaccination Conversation

Social media has a powerful ability to stimulate and create conversation. But when you are planning your communications, it’s essential to know your audience. And these days, “knowing” your audience... read more

QUT Staff Think About the Future with Staff Giving Program

QUT Staff Think About the Future with Staff Giving Program

Human Resources

Employee giving programs are a powerful way of maximising your personal charitable giving. Charities gain reliable, regular funds and by making pre-tax donations to charities through workplace giving, the impact... read more

Coming Soon to a Google Ad: You

Coming Soon to a Google Ad: You

Online Marketing

A couple of years back, Facebook changed their terms of service that allowed your images to start appearing in contextual advertisements offered across the social network. More recently, they announced... read more

To Be Talked About Online, Be Hyper-real

To Be Talked About Online, Be Hyper-real

Digital Marketing

About a million years ago, when I studied theatre and movement, I was fascinated by what appeared “real” on stage and what looked like it was a person slouching across... read more

Telling a Data-Driven Story

Telling a Data-Driven Story

Branding

During the last election, I was constantly amazed by the way that politicians of all persuasions bored us to death with FACTS. It was as if they were following a... read more

Spoken and Unspoken Rules of Social Media

Spoken and Unspoken Rules of Social Media

When I first started blogging I voraciously read Darren Rowse’s Problogger website. It seemed like every conceivable issue I was facing had already been tackled and fixed by Darren. Similarly,... read more

Digital is Getting More Fragmented Not Less

Digital is Getting More Fragmented Not Less

Digital Marketing

There was a time when the only “digital” device in your home was likely to be an alarm clock. These days, we live with a range of internet connected devices... read more

Why Social Media Has Failed The Federal Election

Why Social Media Has Failed The Federal Election

World News

In the last federal election, social media showed its potential to engage and influence the voting public. We saw some tentative steps into the world of social media – some... read more