Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

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Things that have made my day this week:

It was a bitter sweet moment when Erbut decided to move out of the Ruder Finn office to spiffy new digs in Victoria as part of their continued expansion. They help large organisations involved in complex sales processes (like sell computers to government, services to large brands or jet engines to Richard Branson). As my colleague Mark put it ‘its like when your kids go off to university…’

We have been working for a while on a multi-faceted campaign coordinating cinema advertising, a live webinar, custom built Facebook pages, online video advertising and YouTube content which finally kicked off this week. It’s been emotional

I read Tony Smith’s review over at The Reg of Dredd the movie and am  now forewarned about how I will feel when I go to see it this weekend. Judge Dredd the comic strip was a touch stone for many adult comic fans in the UK and Ireland and this sounds closer than Stallone’s Disneyfied version back in the late 1990s.

I was shocked at the way Nokia had the winds taken its sails on the launch of the Lumia 920 and 820 models this week. Whilst the phones didn’t seem of interest to me, I was sad to see the launch becoming memorable for the wrong reasons. If The Verge hadn’t picked up on the faked video and pictures, it could have been worse if it had got to the stage where there was an advertising standards authority complaint – so there was a silver lining to the whole debacle. Nokia did man up to the apology, but its the initial lie that early adopters are likely to find more memorable

Ebay versus Amazon versus Discogs. I’ve been using all three to sell my stuff this week and I have to say as a seller Ebay has the poorest experience. It feels clunky and like hard work. My personal favourite at the moment is Amazon. You can peruse my items on Discogs, Amazon and Ebay respectively.