Apple Vs. The FBI

Apple Vs. The FBI

Apple Are Making A Stand That Affects Everyone Apple taking on the FBI is making news, understandably. Could this be the defining moment for Tim Cook, Apple CEO? Just a good business decision to side with the consumer and the protection of their privacy, or a more far...
President Obama’s Funeral Fails

President Obama’s Funeral Fails

President Obama Chooses SXSW Over Regan Funeral President Obama is making some interesting choices of late in not going to the funerals of some very prominent people, where there is an expectation that he should attend. He chose not to attend Supreme Court Justice...
David Bowie’s Blackstar

David Bowie’s Blackstar

I watched Lazarus last night – David Bowie’s goodbye note to the world, and to say that there are not many who have so artfully packaged their own death is meant as the highest praise. Knowing that his passing was going to affect a lot of people, Bowie...
Je Suis Paris – Showing Solidarity Is More Than Good PR

Je Suis Paris – Showing Solidarity Is More Than Good PR

Social Responsibility Is More Than A PR Move It Is Pro-Survival For Your Company So, on Friday, my phone, which is set up with news feeds from various media outlets started erupting with alerts about the situation in Paris, and for me it recalled some of the feeling...
The Million Man March And The Media

The Million Man March And The Media

The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people. ~ Tom Clancy Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps...
National Geographic In The Foxhole

National Geographic In The Foxhole

Fox Now Has The Controlling Share Of National Geographic I know I am not the only one that considers it to be a dark day when National Geographic sells its soul to the devil. Journalistic excellence for 127 years bartered for a 73% controlling share that injects...
Spielberg And The Super Hero Movie

Spielberg And The Super Hero Movie

Will The Super Hero Juggernaut break Down? Does it mean anything for the super hero movie that Steven Spielberg announced the death knell of the form at some future point? The man knows a lot about films, and definitely comes from a tradition of film-making that is...
Android’s App Store Game Change

Android’s App Store Game Change

Amazon Making A Move On Another Market? It’s interesting – I recently bought a new phone, and though some things automatically updated there were a few notable exceptions. I have an Android, so all the things which loaded straight in from my Google Account...
Taylor Swift And The PR Value Of Treating Fans Right

Taylor Swift And The PR Value Of Treating Fans Right

Swifties Expect  A Little More From Taylor, And She Brings It Her songs are catchy. It took me a while to succumb to the charms of them though – despite having her sounds infiltrating my space for a few years now. I had been unfairly dismissive of her. I think...
Windows 10 Mail – Return To Sender

Windows 10 Mail – Return To Sender

Windows 10 Mail – Nice Looking But Not Helpful So, in a follow up to the article about my first week using Windows 10, I would like to talk about Mail. In some ways it is better than its predecessors – design-wise it looks as clean and sleek as the rest of...
Taking A Ride With Uber

Taking A Ride With Uber

Uber Changing The World Of Taxi Cabs Uber has been getting some bad press of late – and it has generally seemed to stem from people sympathetic to the loss of trade that established taxi firms have suffered. Perhaps some journalists, whose own industry was...
Cory Booker – Using Twitter To Set A Good Example

Cory Booker – Using Twitter To Set A Good Example

Cory Booker Schools People On Twitter I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of Cory Booker before I read the Mashable article about him, but it is nice to find out about a politician that has some winning qualities who is doing something that you can get behind....
Bad Jokes Make For Bad Advertising

Bad Jokes Make For Bad Advertising

New Adventure Travel Group Get A Rough Ride If there is a committee that decides what your advertising campaign should be, there should be some kind of checks and balances in place to make sure that you don’t make the kind of faux pas that makes you a laughing...
Zuckerberg Gives Us Facebook Safety Check

Zuckerberg Gives Us Facebook Safety Check

Social Media Really Engaging I still use Facebook a lot, and I know a lot of others who do too. Sure, there was some attrition, but it is still one of the most useful networks out there for connecting to a lot of people easily, Zuckerberg is a smart guy and is always...
Disney & J J Abrams Resurrect Star Wars

Disney & J J Abrams Resurrect Star Wars

Star Wars Awakens With Force I have had what you might call a tempestuous relationship with the Star Wars franchise in the years since the re-edited versions began to emerge, and that led into the second trilogy of films. When I was growing up Star Wars was one of...
Apple Watch Ads Are Seductive

Apple Watch Ads Are Seductive

Apple Make Technology Sexy OK, so I have said that smart watches don’t really float my boat. Back when digital watches started to become a big thing (yes, I am old enough to remember that) I was a kid, and that kind of thing really got me whining at my parents...
Dave Grohl And Others Love Record Store Day

Dave Grohl And Others Love Record Store Day

Record Store Day Rocks High Quality Vinyl & Great Music I like records – buying them and owning them. Record Store Day is a great advertising coup and a wonderful marketing gimmick – it is a huge signpost that tells people they are going to be able to...
Google Project Fi – Doing Good Things For People

Google Project Fi – Doing Good Things For People

Google – Changing The Ecosystem Certain companies, when they announce something, people want to be part of it. Why? Because the whole ethos of the company seems to be centered around something ethical, and something that at its base level wants to help people....

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