May 2005

This afternoon is my presentation to the MD of my Communications Strategy and Tactical Plan for her company. I’ve put together a spiffing presentation in Director (even though I barely scratch the surface of it, I really love using it — it knocks the socks off PowerPoint, but the learning curve is steep). I’ve fine […]

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My favourite marketing guru after Seth Godin is Robert Middleton. He has a couple of workshop and intensives coming up in NY (July 16/17) and London (July 23/24). If you get the chance, definately get along. And if you haven’t heard of Robert before, check out his free workbook and chapter from his outstandingly good […]

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Comments and rss feeds

by Lee Hopkins on May 27, 2005 · 0 comments

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There’s been an interesting discussion going on over at Jack’s place regarding comments appearing in blog rss feeds. I’d love to see comments, but as long as each new comment doesn’t then trigger my feed reader to think that the parent blog post is ‘new’ each time.

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Arrgh!! A colleague lent me a copy of the recent Jean Michel Jarre album ‘AERO‘ (see, I am old! – “album”) and I suddenly remembered why I spent the better part of a decade listening to every one of his albums over and over and over again. But it highlighted again the difficulty of reducing […]

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Roller weblogger

by Lee Hopkins on May 26, 2005 · 0 comments

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Thanks to the ever-amazing Constantin for this. He put me onto Roller weblogging software as a possible (and free) option for installed blogging software for my client. Certainly looks interesting and the price is right – just depends on my client’s IT bods and if they are able/willing to support it. A potential visit to […]

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Yippee!! This week’s podcast is now live and ready for grabbing. And in this week’s feature-packed issue I discuss how to build bridges of communication, plus consider 38 ways we can stay in touch with our clients. At just 8 minutes and 04 seconds long, it’s a bargain! Download it now and listen to it […]

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Powersupply Blues… again

by Lee Hopkins on May 24, 2005 · 0 comments

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“I don’t believe it!” said Victor Meldew. Neither do I. I have my power supply for my notebook back for a week and it dies again. The reseller took it off me last time it failed, sent it to Sydney, and it took 2 weeks to come back with a ‘nothing wrong with it’ tag. […]

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Mission Statements – time to die?

by Lee Hopkins on May 24, 2005 · 0 comments

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Found a great question asked by Katherine Ters over at the IABC Memberspeak forum, asking if Mission Statements were going out of fashion. I can imagine mission statements going (slightly) away simply because the vast majority of readers of a mission statement are not emotionally impacted by them. To take a ‘cluetrain’-ian perspective, the mission […]

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Quasi blogs revisited

by Lee Hopkins on May 24, 2005 · 0 comments

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Previous links: Quasi blogs and RSS Quasi blogs =================== I didn’t expect it, but it looks like it will be more expensive to bring quasi-blogs in via Contribute on everyone’s desk than it will having ‘real’ blogs. Even with 100+ users, MoveableType still comes in cheaper than rolling out Contribute to everyone, plus it comes […]

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Freezing my …

by Lee Hopkins on May 20, 2005 · 0 comments

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Timing is all, isn’t it? I have a really bad cold/flu. So now is the perfect time for the reverse cycle airconditioning heater to collapse, after less than a year from installation. It’s a Panasonic unit, by the way… The repair company that services Panasonic units still under warranty don’t keep a spare of the […]

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