IdeaBar: Creationstorms

Over the weekend I revisted ShootExperience, a site that has the really interesting premise of getting people together in a single location at a set time to photograph in a community and share images.  Describing their mission as "helping people to rediscover their everyday environment and lives through photography,"  the site has launched the Connective

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The Online Travel Marketing Paradox

There is a problem with every online travel resource out there today – and no one seems to realize it.  Over the past decade, online travel resources have been reinventing how people in the US are planning, booking and organizing their trips – all while the role of travel agents has been redefined and in

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Google Celebrates Australia Day With An Aerial Maps Mashup

For those that haven’t been keeping up on their Aussie daily news ticker, today is Australia Day – and to celebrate, Google has launched an innovative campaign where they have been photographing Sydney Harbor from the skies through the course of the day and posting images on a mashup site for anyone to see.  The

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Sneak Preview: Rembrandt TV Ad to Break on Desperate Housewi ...

In a rare move, I am actually posting two days in a row about real client projects (I know, it’s shocking).  For those who know me and this blog, I don’t often talk about client work – mainly because our corporate blogging policy prevents it, and much of our work is either confidential or we

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The 5 Reasons Some User Interfaces Suck on Purpose

Once upon a time I used to focus my efforts on helping my clients create great user experiences.  I even wrote a Masters level thesis on User Interfaces and the user experience.  Somewhere along the way, I realized that my real passion was in marketing – but those days of architecting usable interfaces comes in

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: The Secret of Success for "24"

Add to: | blinklist | del.cio.us | digg | yahoo! | furl | rawsugar | shadows | netvouz As just about everyone knows, the season premiere of the best show on television kicked off for two nights straight on last night and Sunday night with the first four episodes.  Serial dramas are hot right now,

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Are you Going Beyond Tabasco?

I like my food spicy.  The problem is, for most restaurants – it just doesn’t pay to make food really spicy.  If it is, a large number of customers will send it back, and once you’ve added the spices, you can’t remove them.  So the safe solution for most restaurants is to offer a way

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The Metropolitan Opera's Big Marketing Experiment

This weekend I headed to the movie theater to see A Night at the Museum, and before the film there was preview for the Metropolitan Opera’s new initiative — Saturday Matinees Live in HD at local theaters around the world.  I have to admit, what first caught my attention in the trailer was the multiple

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A Recap of 2006 on Influential Interactive Marketing

Let’s start with a warning … this is the "clip show" post where I recycle a lot of old material so if that causes you extreme pain, please close this window now and come back tomorrow.  For all the rest of you, it’s the holidays and a quick glance around the marketing blogosphere will show

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Quantcast Offers Free Audience Data on 20 Million+ Sites

Yesterday I had a chat with Konrad Feldman, one of the co-Founders of a company called Quantcast that quietly launched an online measurement tool about two months ago which is currently in beta mode.  The tool is one of the first free resources I have seen focused on offering a complete picture of audience composition

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