Apple Special Event – September 12, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Random notes as I watched the iPhone Xr/s and Apple Watch Series 4 launch. Watching the introductory clip, this felt like an event designed mostly for an internal audience. The events have become a parody of themselves with very well worn tropes. Company and eco-system update Apple stores: 500,000,000 visitors per year. The stores have … Read moreApple Special Event – September 12, 2018

The Internet of Stupid Things

Reading Time: 1 minute A more charitable phrase for what many consumers call the Internet of Shit. Yes lots of products can be internet enabled, but should they be? There is a mix of challenges: Products that are internet enabled but shouldn’t be – the Happy Fork or the Griffin Smart Toaster being classic examples. I found the Griffin … Read moreThe Internet of Stupid Things

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute Director Tony Kaye happy to be working and out of ‘Hollywood jail’ | The Drum  – He says that a story arc doesn’t really matter in six seconds. “I think you can throw anything at it, as long as it’s quite clear what it’s for. If you’re working under 20 minutes, in my opinion, you don’t … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Things that made my day this week. Catching up with my old boss Cathy Pittham and putting the marketing world to right over an expresso. We talked about agency dynamics, influencer marketing and the perils of marketing automation. We have moved further away from the processes that make products around us in everyday life. Prior … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Discussion on voice interfaces and services

Reading Time: 2 minutes Interesting discussion on the use of voice interfaces and services. There is a certain amount of cheerleading involved in the talk; but that is to be expected with vendors in the room. If found it interesting that one of the panelists; Sam Liang of AISense moved out of where2.0 services and into voice. because location … Read moreDiscussion on voice interfaces and services