2019/01 New Year, New Resolutions

2019/01 New Year, New Resolutions

Another year and another chance to do everything right. Chances are we will stick to our new years resolutions as long as the bubbles last in the bottle of champagne we opened on New Year’s Day. We shouldn’t let that get us down. Certainly looking back over the year we can pat ourselves on the back for a few small steps forward. Read more

2018/11 Buzzwords and our Digital Discourse

2018/11 Buzzwords and our Digital Discourse

If you are like me, and started work in the pre-digital years, you are probably wondering how we managed to work without all the buzzwords. It was a simpler time.  We had bandwidth to work through our task cycles with our IBM compatible PC, tackling those low hanging fruit to improve the bottom line – but it was mostly an 80-20 life. Every generation has it’s buzzwords but over the last few years it is almost as if we require a daily sync-up to know what anyone is talking about. Read more

2018/10 Content Marketing – Trending Since 1732

2018/10 Content Marketing – Trending Since 1732

Content Marketing is one of the many digital buzzwords you cannot avoid these days.  You may also have stumbled across Digital Transformation, Native AdvertisingInternet of Things, Big Data, Machine Learning, Algorithm, Customer Journey, Digital First, E-HealthMicro-Moments, Geo-Fencing … While the term Content Marketing first appeared in 1996, the idea has been with us since at least 1732 when Benjamin Franklin published his Poor Richard’s Almanack with the goal of promoting his printing business. Read more

2016/11 The Student in the Machine

2016/11 The Student in the Machine

A recent article in Times Higher Education addressed big data and student recruitment. A very timely article. During the recent US election campaign, President Donald Trump spent considerably more of his budget on big data voter research (this is not polling) than Hillary Clinton. Some of his money went to Cambridge Analytica whose clients have included the UK Ministry of Defence, the US State Department, and NATO to name a few. Read more