Me, in a directors institute magazine. Who’d have thought?
This last couple of weeks I was lucky enough to: Speak at the Social Media and Mobile Apps forum, with a Telecom case study; “Social and corporate values – making them play nicely” Attend The Flying Social Network’s The Social Media Breakfast Both were fine events, and they made me think about conferences and expectations. […]
Dylan and Morgan at the @discoursenz podcast were kind enough to have me on the show, to talk @telecomnz. My bit is from about four minutes in, and goes for about ten minutes. I hang around for some of the rest of it too. Discourse NZ Episode 3.12: Minty Fresh I enjoyed myself – it’s […]
Being a Waikato chap, I was pleased and honoured to be guest speaker at the first Social Media Club Hamilton event. The crowd had that friendly / awkward vibe of people who talk all day on the internet meeting each other in real life, maybe even for the first time. That vibe is a wonderful […]
Massey University student Aaron Overington was keen and kind enough to publish an email interview about my role as social media chap at Telecom. Do you have ROI goals or targets to meet, and if so how do you define them? No formal ROI targets have been set yet. We feel our level of investment […]
There was a lot packed in to 2011. Earthquakes, an election, a world cup. A new baby and family stuff. Work. Here’s a summary in mobile phone photos, an idea I’ve pinched. Update – here’s even more. Our office moved to Victoria Street, and I’m lucky enough to have this view – I spent a […]
I wrote this review for Telecom’s late, lamented co. magazine, after using the handset over the course of a weekend. I subsequently acquired a Sensation to use as my permanent, day to day phone. Reading the review again, it pretty much holds up – I love using it. The camera and video capability are really, really good, […]
MediaSense is a new social media conference put on by Hal Josephson, a Hawke’s Bay entrepreneur, impresario and top bloke. For me, this was a fantastic chance to meet folk I don’t normally meet, with people from all around the country attending. The Bay was well represented and I was most impressed with the locals’ friendliness […]
It all started with a tweet: This got a few comments, TV3 changed theirs, a hashtag was born, and before long, it became a *thing*. The retro avatars fell into three categories – corporates, who went through the brand crypt to find logos past, people who uploaded old pop culture references, and baby photos. By 3.30pm the next day, the internet had […]
And ‘they’ ‘said’ it ‘couldn’t’ be ‘done’.