April 2005

G’day folks! And in this week’s issue: Clipart – when to use it and when NOT to use it! Plus a very nice comment from Heidi Miller over at HeidiMillerPresents.com Enjoy! Subscribe to the podcast feed Download the mp3 file

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How to lose business

by Lee Hopkins on April 26, 2005 · 0 comments

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I had to pay my 6 month-old notebook’s vendor a third visit recently. The first visit was because of the motherboard frying; the second because the internal battery was stuffed. The third was because the power block gave up life just when I really needed it. Argh! Whilst waiting in the shop for one of […]

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How do I black ban?

by Lee Hopkins on April 21, 2005 · 0 comments

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Argghh!! Despite repeated attempts to unsubscribe from an email list, and repeated emails to the owner of the mailing service, I still keep getting email newsletters from a former business associate from whom I would rather not hear or read anything again. Anyone know how to take the complaint up a notch? I’ve tried the […]

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She’s got the gig!

by Lee Hopkins on April 21, 2005 · 0 comments

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Downloaded and watched Heidi Miller’s promo vid – seriously impressive! If you are looking to create your own PR video, her’s is a great template.

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The power of a great audio jingle

by Lee Hopkins on April 21, 2005 · 0 comments

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Listening to the first issue of Heidi Miller’s great podcast on marketing and trade show presentations (she’s up to show number three already – great listening!) I was reminded of why a good audio tag (or jingle) is so important. I originally grabbed the idea from Robert Middleton’s fantastic work on marketing for professionals — […]

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Macromedia bought by Adobe

by Lee Hopkins on April 21, 2005 · 0 comments

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This is interesting! My favourite software company Macromedia is being bought by Adobe. I love Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Director and used Photoshop at LineOne in London, finding it very handy for ‘stroking’ images quickly, but have stayed away from using Photoshop more often because it is too ‘feature-packed’ for me. I like Firework’s simple interface. […]

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What an amazing few days/weeks… Because of a few mp3 comments sent to their podcast I get to start building a relationship with some bearded bloke (an ex Doobie Brother, I reckon) in California and a geezer in Amsterdam, then the incoming Chair of the IABC drops me a personal email because he has a […]

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IABC – a first impression

by Lee Hopkins on April 20, 2005 · 0 comments

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Having now swelled the illustrious ranks of the IABC, induced in no small part by Nifty Nev and Shakin’ Shel’s wholehearted endorsement of the organisation, I am able to report on my first impressions. “Very” is a word that springs to mind. The resources available are impressive — I haven’t had time to wander aimlessly […]

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Hopkins swells ranks of IABC

by Lee Hopkins on April 19, 2005 · 0 comments

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Well, I took the plunge and joined the IABC. No doubt there will be champagne corks a-poppin’ in IABC HQ tonight…

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This week’s podcast is now online and I look at modes of communication in a busy world. Many thanks to Shel & Neville for their kind comments, as well as a big “G’day” to Fred. Subscribe to the podcast / download the mp3 file. Confused about podcasting and how to subscribe to the feed? Visit […]

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