Powells, an American book shop that calls itself ‘Powells City of Books the legendary bookstore’ has a great section where they have a transcript of interviews of authors they have done at the store. From Martin Amis to Anthony Swofford. Check it out here.
blog entry the other day regarding Microsoft CEO’s character assasination of iPod users like myself resulted in coverage in The Register, Mac Daily News, Afterdawn.com, Wired journalist Leander Kahney’s Cult of the Mac blog, and respected German blog IT&W. If you have joined us from those or any other sites welcome / wilkommen I hope that you find the postings of interest.On to industry news, Martin Kuderna – Bayern Munich supporter, PR firebrand and all round diamond geezer has set up a new PR agency called
100Zehn (apparently it means 110 per cent, but I have his word to take for it.) As a new shop they have a to die for client list of PalmOne, Extended Systems, Alatis and some nickel and dime computer company run by some cranky guy who also runs Pixar (Toy Story and Monsters Inc.) Seriously if you need PR in the German market, these guys are the bomb.
Your author having a quick bevy in town, Oakley shades and a Lacoste jacket that zips up to hide the identity from the nasty pork chopperz in the sky. Picture courtesy of Skinz
I spoke with and had an email from Chris at Team Rubber. He brought me up to speed with some of the things they had been up to and sent through links to some viral work that showcases what they can do in terms of web design and digital marketing.
First off, eurobandits magazine had a bit of a false start a couple of months ago but is now good to launch lookee here.
First spotted on Lance Armstrong during this years Tour de France bike race, Oakley have now launched their MP3 headphones on their website. Oakley Thumpers come it at a spendy spendy 495USD for a 256MB MP3 player, earphones and glasses. You can read the specification and full details here (Windoze users need Acrobat from those nice people at Adobe Software, Mac OSX users can use Preview, but I would recommend using Acrobat for ease of use).Hot Gossip
There’s an unconfirmed rumour going around that alleges Netflix have recruited three PR / mar.coms people to prepare for an imminent UK launch. Netflix are famous for shaking up the DVD industry by pioneering online DVD rental and returns via post. If the allegation proves to be true, then Blockbuster and all the Netflix wannabies already in the UK market are due for for a huge can of whoopass to be let loose on them. According to coverage of the Video Island / ScreenSelect merger last month Netflix had indicated an intention to move into the UK marketplace. Note to the Netflix peepz, if you need a good PR agency mail me, the same kind of initiative that sniffed out this rumour could be put to good use raising the profile of your business in the UK.