Category Archives: General Comments

The evolution of Sports Social Media

I was recently invited to get involved with a social media start-up called JockTalk (www.jocktalk.com). I am a bit of a cynic when it comes to new social media ventures because I am the type of person who likes the ones … Continue reading

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Blunden Consulting – it’s alive!

Now that I have customers, I suppose I have to come clean and reveal that “Blunden Consulting” is up and running and open for business. I have created a page in my blog that offers a bit more information about what … Continue reading

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Big data, big opportunity

I visited Adtec today and attended various presentations and seminars. One of these was delivered by Fabric/Infosys and talked about Big data and to kick it off presented some interesting data facts I want to share. You might be surprised to … Continue reading

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The World is Flat (ish)

I am on holiday this week and right now I am sat pool side in the beautiful Tenerife resort of Los Gigantes. As usual I am trying to read a book, a page at a time, as I juggle the … Continue reading

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Twitter: an application in need of some problems

I recently interviewed Ashley Friedlein for a Podcast for Foviance and the subject of Twitter came up. Ashley and Econsultancy have found an application for Twitter which fixes a problem that many organisations face when trying to get feedback from … Continue reading

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Ready, steady, don’t go

I visited Shanghai recently during a large International research project Foviance was conducting for a client in the mobile sector. It was the first time I had visited any part of China and I found the cultural experience fascinating. The … Continue reading

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Salary details published online

Glassdoor.com is the brain-child of Robert Hohman (ex President Hotwire), Rich Barton (founder of Expedia) and Tim Besse (also ex Expedia). The website launched in late August following beta trials and inception earlier in the year. The idea emerged in … Continue reading

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Branded Utility

In last weeks NMA (09/10/08), Mike Nutley wrote under the heading “the cost of success is keeping it going”. He was referring to organisations, such as Nike, that create campaigns such as Nike+ and then get either lumbered with the … Continue reading

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Travolution Question Time – Sept 23rd

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Travolution Question Time which was held on 23rd September at the Soho Hotel. The evening was very interesting, particularly with the timing following the collapse of XL and the Channel Tunnel … Continue reading

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The wisdom of the crowd

There is a new book out by Jeff Howe titled: “Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business.” The book takes forward the ideas Jeff presented in an article in 2006 for Wired and that … Continue reading

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