Apple Mac Pro or Cheese Grater

Apple Mac Pro or Cheese Grater

Jun 12, 2019

There are some things I like about Apple products. When they “just work” they are great – but over the last few years, the limits of a closed ecosystem have been exposed. These days we are looking further afield for our design-conscious devices, content and computing. Even the once transformative iTunes is closing down. But when Apple recently...

Getting to Know the Twitter Algorithm

Getting to Know the Twitter Algorithm

Jun 2, 2019

Each of the social media platforms continually evolve their platforms, approaches and algorithms. Sometimes these changes are noticeable and require us to reset our expectations and use. Other times, the changes appear invisible – yet impact our ways of working. For marketers this can prove frustrating – and occasionally exciting, with new benefits...

Hacking Liveability in a Smart City

Hacking Liveability in a Smart City

Nov 21, 2018

When it comes to city life, there are many dimensions to “liveability”. We can look at infrastructure and its impacts – like how long it takes for citizens to commute from home to their workplace. We can look at life expectancy. Or use of communal space.  We can think about the future and how we’d like to provide alternatives to those...

Putting the You in YouTube

Putting the You in YouTube

Oct 16, 2017

We all know that YouTube has become an internet powerhouse. It’s the one place that we spend more time on than Facebook, and it’s the world’s second largest search engine. There are many more statistics and stories to tell in this interesting infographic from Filmora. But the most interesting thing – for me at least – is that the...

Southern Rail UK Breathes Life Back into Social Media

Topics of conversation have become depressingly heavy across most social media channels. What with Brexit, Trumpmania, Climate Change and a general sense of dystopia pervading Twitter and Facebook, not even the #inspiration hashtag of Instagram can compete. Years ago, when I worked on digital and promotional strategy for McDonald’s, we’d constantly return to...

Snapchat Ghost Mode – and how to protect your child from snap stalkers

Technology shifts and changes so quickly that it can be hard to keep up. Almost every day there are updates to your computers, “patches” to fix software, improvements to the apps on your phone and more. If you are like me, you’ll have automatic updates on so that these changes take place in the background – often overnight – so that when you turn on...