Creative analysis, Marketing and PR

Indies: Time to ditch “To whom it may concern” and a few other bits and bobs

Last week, the Nerds Assemble mailbox was sent a review enquiry by a small comics publisher. And, unfortunately, it rubbed me the wrong way. Not because they were asking for us to review their comics: it was the way they were asking for reviews. Continue reading

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Creative analysis, Marketing and PR

Just a short post this week. I’m recovering from a short visit to London, where I attended the first day of the TFM&A conference in Olympia. I’ll be covering findings from that for Radix Communications, but for now I wanted to talk about advertising on the London Underground and an observation that I made.

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A thought on London

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Creative analysis, Marketing and PR, Podcasting

I try out new podcasts all the time. It’s something you do when you produce several of your own, to see if you’re missing a trick, to check out what competitors might be doing, to hear how different industries might be using them. I don’t often become a frequent listener, and perhaps one thing, more than anything, will definitely put me off new and established shows: talking about your products within the opening moments of your podcast.

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Don’t turn the opening minutes of your new podcast into an ad

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Creative analysis, Marketing and PR

A short lesson in how not to do social media listening

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I announced some pretty big news on Twitter today. I’d been given the all clear from a cancer scare that had been dogging me for the last few months. Great, lots of wishes of support from followers (you people are awesome) and so on. I had mentioned in a series of Tweets that this scare had been going on at the same time as me trying to pass my driving test (I succeeded). Continue reading

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