Just spent 2.5 hours sitting on the phone, endlessly re-dialling, trying to grab some tickets to the Red Hot Chili Peppers gig in Adelaide next April for my stepson. To no avail – they sold out. I should live in Fresno…
What’s annoying is that we have a ‘subscriber’ membership to the ticket vendor’s website, allowing us to purchase tickets in advance. Obviously the demand was so great that it crashed their servers last night. Grrr…
But here’s some useful material to consider anyway:
- Seth Godin’s post on ethics and marketing (I know that ethics and PR is a hot topic at the moment, but Seth brings the discussion over to marketers. If you are the marketer of Marlboro, are you happy to spend your salary putting your kids through college while selling death to millions, for example)
- Scoble reminds us that free wifi comes with a price — security. The bloke in the spy glasses next to you at Starbucks may actually be a spy, logging your keystrokes
- Neville’s not happy with IE7 RC1 — me? I love it and have returned to it as my default browser (Scoble does too, plus more here). If only CoComment had a plug-in like Firefox has, rather than a button on the IE toolbar you have to remember to click…
- File under ‘Been There, Done That’ — Tris Hussey with a great cartoon on an email that shouldn’t have been
- Comment of the week from Chris Pratley (of OneNote fame — all bow down!) about his recent European holiday: “I suppose I should also include leaning into the back seat of our ridiculous rented Renault Kangoo to feed screaming Skye a bottle with my right hand while steering with my left doing 150km/h on the autobahn…” Man, I wish I could get a gig at Microsoft — the adventures they seem to have!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
p.s. and I’m still the only vlogging PR person in the Southern Hemisphere, Paull!