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Money/mouth interface

July 15, 2009

Blimey it’s been ages since I’ve posted. Anyway…

Very, very chuffed to be able to demonstrate the efficacy of the UGC training that I spend much of my time either touting or actually doing.

Here are two videos made by a lovely bloke at the Foreign Office.

He made this one before the training…

And this one afterwards…

See what I mean?

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On the road again

May 29, 2009

Another month, another timezone. This time Madrid, helping our lovely friends at O2 record their time volunteering in Latin America.

Employees spend their summers working in projects aimed at stopping the tide of child poverty in places like El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru. We train them to do video diaries, and make documentaries, and we edit their footage.

Results are coool. Take a look at

 http://www.o2.com/media/employee_volunteering.asp

And the training is a blast. We hope.

Gaming Facebook

January 5, 2009

Big respect to my old friend Mike. He’s pretty new to Facebook, but has already hit on a brilliant way to get friends’ attention. He posted a scan of a painting he’d done (abstract, colourful, kinda cool) and didn’t tell his friends about it, but instead tagged 28 of his friends in it. So our old compadre Martin Croome (as in “I’ve had a Croome of a day”) occupies an area of black paint in the bottom right, while Michelle Shedro is the rather fetching violet on the left hand side.

When you’re tagged in a photo, you’re messaged on Facebook, and like a shot you check yourself out. Vanity. I guess.

Clever.

And, as Mike Yarwood used to say, this is me:

My best side, by Mike

My best side, by Mike

Your problem is our business

December 11, 2008

Seen yesterday above a urinal in a client office. I’m all in favour of departments promoting themselves, but I’m not sure this strikes quite the right tone.

Words fail me, again

Words fail me, again

Toy Story

April 7, 2008

#2 son is currently into Power Rangers, sorry that should be POWER RANGERS.

He recently got a Light Action Power Rangerâ„¢ figurine which comes with the following instructions, under the heading Caution: Please Read Before Playing With Toy.

“Do not 1) aim toy at anyone 2) hit anyone with toy 3) poke anyone with toy 4) swing toy at anyone. Be careful not to pinch fingers with hinged parts of toy. 5) Do not stand on toy, as it may result in serious injury!”

These people clearly know their market…