Monthly Archives: June 2009

Selling on Twitter - Ur Doin it Rite!

23 June 2009
So a lot has been made of Twitter and the need to ENGAGE your followers as well as those you are following if you're going to get the anything out of it.  Little has been said of the ability to use it as a platform to sell - although as those of us who have had to block the many spambots that are out there, it's not like people haven't tried.  Perhaps it's due to the spam-stigma that inevitably attaches itself to those trying to push their...
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Big Chip 11

19 June 2009
A great night was had by all at last nights Big Chip awards, held at the Palace Hotel in rainy Manchester. After a dinner of some (surprisingly good) lamb with a main course of wine and beer it was awards time, and we were treated to some of the best work from our thriving digital community in the North. Nails were bitten and the tension was high as we awaited our judgement in the "Best Use of Animation" category for our self initiated video...
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Manchester Charity Tweetup - 25th June!

17 June 2009
We all know how Facebook and Twitter are rotting the minds of our children and turning us all into antisocial recluses however on June 25th, one Manchester entrepreneur will be looking to disprove these nonsensical headlines and demonstrate emphatically that social media can be a force for good. Inspired by the Channel 4 show "The Secret Millionaire" and Paul Smith's Twitchhiker project, owner of Manchester's Real Fresh TV, Chi-chi Ekweozor...
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An Awesome Idea?

16 June 2009
I've been having a think about where we can take the "An Awesome Thing" project next. After mine and Phil's meeting with Starchaser the other week I joined Nasa on Twitter and followed the Atlantis trip from the launch to the ET tank falling to Earth, to infinity, and beyond! How the Tweet might look! I'm just getting to grips with Twitter myself but every day they tweet something new, showing a different part of the journey and it can be...
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10% of the users generate 90% of the content

10 June 2009
Everyone panic! Some Harvard research has redefined twitter as something that many of its users already consider it to be. Rather than a two way nearly real time chit-chat client, it's more of a broadcasting medium. In case you missed the statistics that came out yesterday, the Harvard Business Review revealed research that suggested most people on twitter don't tweet. Over at the LVP blog the figures were taken as a cause for alarm: The fact...
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Motion Graphics showreels to inspire

10 June 2009
I'm currently researching some existing showreels/videos that are out there, successful one's that are getting traffic and some that are most visually appealing. I'm also looking into different graphic styles that I can create and movement that fits well with a fast paced soundtrack. I want to make something that's not long-winded and boring but short and effective, possibly just 1 minute in length. So here they are, in no particular order (but...
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