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2011 March

March 2011

Creating a strategic plan with MindManager

by Lee Hopkins on March 31, 2011 · 2 comments

in strategy,tools

Those who know me know how highly I rate the idea and practice of mind mapping. There’s lots of mind-mapping software around, but my choices are MindMeister for the iPad and MindManager for my pc. The folks at Mindjet (developers of MindManager) have just blogged a comprehensive ‘how to’ on creating a strategic plan with […]

South By SouthWest occurred recently (alas, we don’t have anything like it here in Australia) and Eloqua hosted a SXSW panel called “Media Tomorow: the Message is the Messenger.” Joe Chernov, Eloqua’s Director of Content Marketing, went into SoftwareAdvice.com’s offices to discuss the panel. “We also know our communications department needs to adapt to what’s […]

Dell Streak. A one-month review

by Lee Hopkins on March 25, 2011 · 1 comment

in miscellaneous,tools

I’ve had a Dell Streak for a month, but it took me two weeks of ownership to build up the courage to take the simcard out of my beloved-but-slow 3GS iPhone and insert it into the Streak, fearing the Gods of the Telcos would unite and fry my simcard. No such fate befell me. That […]

Courtesy of those very fine folks at Plantronics – makers of great bluetooth headsets and earpieces – comes the opportunity to win a Plantronics M100. Here’s some of the features of the earpiece: Deliver your natural voice – not background noises, thanks to dual microphones, wind-noise reduction, and Digital Signal Processing technology; Pair two or […]

Your communications-lusty commentators are back after a slight (ahem) absence. In this edition of ‘Grumpy Old Communicators’ at the CommsCafe Allan & Lee talk about Twitter and its 5th birthday, as well as how useful or otherwise it has been for Allan’s B&B business, especially when compared to TripAdvisor. We also look at the IABC […]

BCR078: Competition looming

by Lee Hopkins on March 22, 2011

in Uncategorized

I will shortly be announcing a cool competition to win a Plantronics M100 earpiece. Stay tuned. For facebook readers: video is here Cool competition coming Technorati Tags: plantronics, earpiece, m100, bluetooth, business communication, lee hopkins

Social media quadtych

by Lee Hopkins on March 20, 2011 · 2 comments

in miscellaneous

Four individual paintings, each 36" x 36" / 91cm x 91cm, depicting the four iconic emblems of 2010/2011: the hashtag, the ‘at’ symbol, a twitter logo and a facebook logo. Purchase all four for your office and show your social media credentials! Contact me for more details. More of my paintings are here.

Despite only being into the third month of 2011, the world has already seen a trio of devastating natural disasters this year. Tragic events that have been made all the more real for the rest of the world through sites like Twitter, YouTube and Mixi. It’s fair to say that the communications landscape has changed […]

Guest article by Ben Mendoza, CEO, MDSL In the past, whenever you wanted to make a telephone call to someone, you really needed one key piece of information. That was, of course, the telephone number to dial. In the future, that won’t be necessary. This is possibly one of the great, new conveniences for users […]

Recorded a little while ago, but held back so that final figures could be released on a campaign she had run online. The ‘Design a Barina’ campaign has produced some fantastic results for Holden: 62,180 unique visits; 10,109 designs submitted; 259,978 votes received; average time on site a whopping 41 minutes! Have a listen to […]