Archive for the ‘Clever Design’ Category

Watching what you say?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Marten has opened the 2008 MySQL Conference and Expo this morning in Santa Clara.

What was funny in the early slides was the photo showing the burning of the IPO Prospectus. Marten mentioned now with many Sun lawyers in the audience he has to be more careful what to say.

This morning while coming down for breakfast, a Sun employee entered the lift. I introduced myself, and he indicated he knew me by name. When I asked what department he was in, he said “legal”. Being intrigued as to who he knew me, I’d discovered he has read my emails and blog posts.

I must admit I’ve met a number of new people this week and the first word has been “Oh!”, as in they have heard of my name previously.

These have been unexpected responses and information for me, I’m not normally surprised like this. I’ll not be changing what I say, and how I say it, professionally my writing and publishing will continue to embody “Opinions, Expertise, Passion”.

Video Ads

Friday, April 11th, 2008

On FaceBook I came across www.videoegg.com. One of the ad providers. They get points for a very creative site. Not convinced about their revenue model possibilities, but after seeing a presentation by LinkStorm at the recent Hatchery VC meeting are CPM based ads on a revival.

Web Site – Stumble Upon

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

This week eBay bought Stumble Upon. Popular names that are also eBay companies include PayPal and Skype for example.

It’s rather cool, it lists hot sites that people discover. As if I didn’t have enough to look at. Here are just three random sites I viewed in a few mins I liked.

How Things Work, Outdoor Photos, Cool Hunter Architecture

Clever Design – Lost Password

Monday, May 21st, 2007
Type: Image
Source: Online Web Site
Comments: Takes a boring but essential component of any community web site and gives clear sense of what we have all done at some time previously.

Clever Design – Australian Beer Export

Monday, May 21st, 2007
Type: Image
Source: Billlboard inside Brisbane Airport
Comments: Simplicity, appropriateness with poster location and with a great Aussie icon.

Clever Design – Presenting your business card visually

Monday, May 21st, 2007
Type: Image
Source: Online Slide Presentation (See Slide 67)
Comments: Provides your details with that human touch, subtle but personal

New Category – Clever Design

Monday, May 21st, 2007

I am sometimes really impressed by Clever Design in print media or TV media. Over the years I’ve even collected piles of ideas, who knows where they all are now. Time to consolidate into one area, a new category on my Blog aptly named “Clever Design”. A place where I can put ideas, images, marketing, TV ads etc that have had a positive effect on me anyway. Stay tuned!