June 2008

John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, avatared into a press conference today in SL. Dressed in his business suit, Chambers poo-pooed ideas circulating in the mainstream press that SL and other virtual worlds are facing a downturn in interest. "I disagree with that overall commentary," he said. "We are at the very, very beginning stages" of […]

cross-posted from my Second Life blog Cory reckons that VW kids are doing alright SL co-creator Cory Ondrejka, now senior vice president of digital strategies at EMI Music, reckons that VWs like SL are ‘proving’ themselves. "Virtual worlds are already entering the boardroom in Vermont, said Ondrejka, where the nations first "virtual corporation" law was […]

links for 2008-06-24

by Lee Hopkins on June 25, 2008

in clippings

The Fine Line of User-Generated Content Ethics: Russert Leak Fired – Profy.Com It’s such a fine line between pleasure and pain. Chrissy Amphlett was SO prophetic! Must have been the ripped tights… (tags: ethics profy fire socialmedia wikipedia) FaceBook Finally Overtakes MySpace Making Murdoch Hoppin’ Mad – Profy.Com As Profy says, if you’d paid $580m […]

Breakfast in America… well, Sydney anyway…

by Lee Hopkins on June 24, 2008

in pr,tools

I’m heading across to the golden city on the Harbour at the end of next month as the guest of the ever-wise Lloyd Grosse and the PRIA in NSW. I’ll be running another two days of workshops on Social Media, one day for those who are keen to learn about this Social Media thing but […]

Melcrum have wrapped their best Internal Comms case studies into one nicely sparkling package – the cunningly-named "Melcrum’s 50 Best Case Studies." It’s split into eight chapters – one for each topic area: Structure, teams and planning Manager communication Communicating business strategy Employee engagement Change communication Social media and new technologies Senior leader communication Measurement […]

So full of puns I immediately thought of you!

by Lee Hopkins on June 24, 2008 · 3 comments

in humour

So said my great friend Grant Hosking in an email. Do you think Grant’s trying to tell me something? Anyway, for your pleasure, some absolutely fruity puns that have now planted themselves in my mind and taken root. My apologies to the artist who put these together for breaking your copyright. If anyone knows who […]

One of my favourite academics is Manuel Castells. He’s currently a professor of communication and the first Wallis Annenberg endowed Chair of Communication and Technology at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California (‘USC’ as you Americans probably know it better). His three-volume set is considered the most important works on […]

links for 2008-06-20

by Lee Hopkins on June 21, 2008

in clippings,miscellaneous

Scrapping ‘mpg’ could boost sales of greener cars – earth – 19 June 2008 – New Scientist Environment Psychology Today: Sex: More Work for Women?

Cry? Well, I hope not. Buy? Thousands already have. Here’s what ‘one of us’, my London-based good friend, regular FIR contributor and ace business communicator Samantha Grant, had to say about Hypnotic Marketing 2.0: Hi Lee, I ordered a copy of Joe’s Hypnotic Marketing 2.0 for my team on the strength of your enthusiastic (and […]

Presentation for Innovation Conference

by Lee Hopkins on June 13, 2008

in public speaking,tools

It’s taken me 20 hours of non-stop vision and revision (and two bottles of finest Aussie and Kiwi vino) and editing to get to something half decent to present. That’s just the presentation. In Director (because it STILL whips the arse off PowerPoint, even in 2007, much as I love PPoint07!) The paper that’s supposed […]