December 2008

Chinwag Live: Xmas Futures pics and podcast

Chinwag Live: Xmas Futures, Crystal Balls

Traditionally, at least for the last couple of years, Chinwag Live has finished the year be peering ahead five years into the future of the digital world in a session entitled Xmas Futures, Crystal Balls.

The panel was chaired by Richard Titus (Head of User Experience, BBC Future Media and Technology) and featured Jonathan Mitchener (Futurologist, BT), Simon Collister (Head of Digital, Consumer Practice, Weber Shandwick), Jamie Coomber (Head of Digital Strategy, Profero), Neville Hobson, Ewan Macleod (Founder & Editor, Mobile Industry Review).

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Digital industry confidence bottoms out

1443926963_5a8fdcb03f_m.jpgEach month, the slightly gloomy chore of publishing the Digital Pulse result hits the top of my to do list. Or more accurately, I finally get hassled to the point where I actually manage to get the results on the website.

Since we began compiling this data from a monthly user survey (why not take it now - for each completed survey a donation gets made to WWF) the trend has been a fall in confidence which seemed to accelerate with all the bad financial news.

Despite rosy predictions from the blogosphere and beyond of the digital sector's immunity from the economic traumas, the scale of recession looks like the whole economy is in for quite a kicking.

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Friday (19th) is Webbys Deadline

150px-Webby_Awards.svg.png matt-biddulph-dopplr-webbys.gifThe Webby Awards, think of the Oscars for all things digital hit London last Monday Tuesday (thanks Jonathan for pointing that out, must've been more inebriated than I thought) with an event to highlight the imminent deadline for submissions for 2009. N.B. The deadline is this Fri, 19th December.

An eclectic mix of speakers were invited to participate in a format called, "Figures of Speech", a strictly timed 5-minute spiel on one thing that they found great about the Internet.

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Innovation Awards 2008 - Winners Announced

Following the shortlist announced a couple weeks back, congrats are due to the winners of e-consultancy's first Innovation Awards, that were announced last week.

The tougher climate of 2009 will really test the mettle of the industry's innovation. Sink or innovate?

Innovation in Affiliate Marketing

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Quick, slap a CEO


Literally, he needs a slap. And all in the aid of launching his new website, Sweemo or Sweet Moments, one of the 21 companies chosen for the recent Digital Mission to New York.

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