The Jealousies and Observations of Iain H


Death is coming. Look busy.

Death is coming. Look busy.

— 2 years ago

The greatest mash-up video and music I’ve heard. Wonderful stuff. Stick with it until the end.

— 3 years ago with 1 note

This is why I’d love to spend a year travelling the world, but only going from observatory to observatory.

— 3 years ago
Social media explained as quickly and as easily as it could be

Social media explained as quickly and as easily as it could be

— 3 years ago
BigAl's Books and Pals: The Greek Seaman / Jacqueline Howett →

Jeez, Louise. This is a brilliant lesson in how not to blog. The author’s meltdown is bigger than that currently taking place in Fukushima.

— 3 years ago
Fancy a threesome?

A reply to Steve Henry’s blog piece on brandrepublic: http://community.brandrepublic.com/blogs/stevehenry/archive/2011/04/11/the-new.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage

Interesting points. Anyone working in social media right now is convinced that it’s going to herald the death of  advertising next week.

Just as those who worked in DM predicted their industry would be responsible for the death of advertising due to increasing amounts of data they had access to in the late 80s.

To me, social is a brilliant way to engage with an audience that bypasses print and telly. (Of course, it’s also much, much more than that, but that’d change my point.)

It’s also a way to augment advertising campaigns. (And, hell, what of the potential of social-based advertising that interactive magazine and tablet PCs can offer?)

I also predict a flip side to this: as more and more social tools, sites and apps launch it’s going to become increasingly difficult to tell which is the one that will deliver the best value to you.

Every day Twitter delivers news of new social sites to me. Which is going to be relevant to me? This is when telly and print could work to augment social brands.

Y’know, in much the same way that the world’s biggest search engine is currently using OOH to tell you about its new services.

Social won’t entirely replace telly, at least not for a generation or two. There’s a lot of fun to be had until then (and after).

So to take your f*ck analogy a little further: while we can, let’s enjoy a threesome with both social and advertising. The offspring will be beautiful.

— 3 years ago
I love infographics. I also love horror films. So an infographic ad about horror movies for Canal+ is going to get my attention. It’s not wholly successful as an infographic, but as an ad it’s engaging and well crafted.

I love infographics. I also love horror films. So an infographic ad about horror movies for Canal+ is going to get my attention. It’s not wholly successful as an infographic, but as an ad it’s engaging and well crafted.

— 3 years ago
Loving these shots and the twisted, fucked-up humour from Aled Lewis. More here: http://www.aledlewis.com/

Loving these shots and the twisted, fucked-up humour from Aled Lewis. More here: http://www.aledlewis.com/

— 3 years ago