Friday, June 29, 2007

CIM: Digital Marketing Conference

I find myself in the unusual position today of being able to spend time on MY business rather than other people's. Quite refreshing.

So I've booked myself on to the Chartered Institute of Marketing's (CIM) Digital Marketing Conference.

Note the seminar named: "Is Blogging good for business?". You may see a shift in emphasis in my blogging patterns as of the 7th July...!

I am intrigued by their bold statement: "Cambridge is the UK’s e-hub, so it’s natural that this should be the location of the leading e-conference"

Oh yeah? Since when? Is this because it's the birthplace of PIPEX or the home of the Cambridge Network? I've just looked up a definition of an 'e-hub' on the web and am more confused. Well I'm happy to be corrected but it seems like that statement is nonsense to me. I'll try and pin someone down on this next week :-)

Looking forward to the venue! I love conferences in the colleges... :-)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Collaboration....! what you need.... (if you wanna be a record breeaaaker!)

The interesting thing about working closely with other skilled artisans (like myself, ahem), is that often you get to swap ideas, working practices and tools. So in an effort to streamline my hectic lifestyle (!) I've been glad to pick the brains of a friendly developer (yes they exist, I know it's hard to believe). This process usually consists of me looking over Darren's shoulder and saying: "Oh that looks cool, what does it do?". Now I appreciate that this may lead to all manner of tangential conversations but on the last two occasions my prying has brought me real workable tools which I'm happy to share, just as Darren did. That's how it works you know:
"The simplest way to brainstorm online."
"Pidgin is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once."

So no vacillating for me! It's off to so some communication and brainstorming online! Oh did I say that Howard Hodgkin has a retrospective on at the Fitzwilliam..... Maybe I'll just nip out for 5 minutes.