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Monthly Archive for February, 2012

Here we are a week after the event. The generous folk at Google, expertly aided and beautifully abetted as ever by Neil Perkin, didn’t so much start a fire this time round as plant a glowing ember that has been smouldering away at the back of my mind for the last seven days. To be […]

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I work on brands for whom Facebook is an 80:20 (perhaps even 90:10) earned:paid channel. I work on two brands in particular, both of which have six figure page likes, both of which view Facebook in a multi-channel context, both of which derive over 20% of their annual website traffic from Facebook. That Facebook traffic […]

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The Ghost of Nigel Dugdale

A colleague recently received a Facebook notification reminding him of the birthday of a friend who died last year. The dead leave behind digital ghosts that are programmed to haunt us. Not so Nigel Dugdale. He died at the end of December. When I heard the news I searched his name on Google but, apart […]

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The jealous guarding of a loved one can go too far. Especially if the jealousy spills over into madness. This book reminded me of the poem Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning, which I studied for my English Literature O-Level some thirty years ago. The poem is narrated in the first person by Porphyria’s Lover. He […]

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