Mark Jones – ace chap, ace discussion

by Lee Hopkins on March 26, 2008 · 3 comments

in miscellaneous

 Mark Jones from filteredmedia.com.au preparing to grill Lee Hopkins about Social Media

Mark Jones is, of course, the former AFR IT journo who is now helping them out with web strategy and stuff.

We met at the recent ad:tech conference and both of us said to each other, “we must catch up” whilst neither of us could figure out why we’d said that. Mark knew who I was and initiated the “we must skype” offer; I didn’t have a clue who he was but smiled knowingly and said, “Yes, we must!” as I gave him one of my shiny new business cards (he’d run out of his).

I later Googled his name and realised just WHO Mark Jones is — and nearly fell over backwards.

Blimey! He made me feel like blogger royalty at ad:tech, whereas it should have been I who was bowing low and tugging my forelock.

Anyway, we caught up today over Skype and for a fantastic hour bounced off each other over Social Media, Australian corporate reticence, Web2.0 ROI, religious experiences and the ethics of journalism, over which we both laughed.

Methinks he has a book in him about his journalistic escapades both here and over in Silicon Valley…

It was great to catch up today, Mark. Thanks for your time, humour and the ‘connection of shared minds’ that you offered. Very much appreciated.

And if anyone hasn’t caught up with Mark’s Social Media efforts — the Scoop podcast and Mark’s own blog — then might I suggest you do? A damn fine collection of intelligence and insight.

Currently listening to: David Sylvian – Everything and Nothing – Heartbeat (Tainai Kaiki II)

  • http://filteredmedia.com.au/ Mark Jones

    Lee! Where did you get that photo?! It’s just fantastic. I’ll get my people to take a memo and send you a telex for the kind words – once I’m finished reviewing this very important document…

  • http://filteredmedia.com.au Mark Jones

    Lee! Where did you get that photo?! It’s just fantastic. I’ll get my people to take a memo and send you a telex for the kind words – once I’m finished reviewing this very important document…

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