I uploaded a shot yesterday on Twitpic of @carolcoulter dressing sensibly for an outdoor Scottish Wedding Reception.
In the accompanying Tweet I used the word 'wedding' which presumably Twitpic cross-refrenced with it's ad database and loaded an ad wedding related content.
Not rocket science, of course, but a useful observation no less perhaps for readers of this blog new to online marketing.
Quick shout-out for Tamar Weinberg's book. (Amazon.co.uk link)
Here's Tamar's blog post about the book:
Yes. Thank you everyone who reminded me I made a gaff or two above. The audio equivalent of a typographical error. It is of course, Dave McClure, not Doug as I say in the audio track. My apologies to Dave, and of course, er, Doug. (Whoever you are.)
Oh, and I think I also make a slip and refer to Tamar as Tamara. Sorry Tamar.
Dear me. My career in online video appears to be unravelling before my very eyes.
None of which of course detracts from the most pertinent point, that this, is indeed, a terrific book.
Google have built a really nice voice-recognition app for the iPhone.
Thanks to Techcrunch for heads up. Follow link below for their story.
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I used to be a copywriter.
I used to paper my bedroom wall with great ads from the Sunday Times.
I used to try and write like David Abbott, Tony Brignull, Mike Lescarbeau, Tom McElligott and Ed McCabe.
(And failed of course.) (And if you don't know who these guys are, Google them now. No, on second thoughts, if you don't know who they are, forget it, you're not actually that interested in copywriting.)
I used to think in this era dominated by the internets, that the days of classic, wonderful, scarily powerful writing had long gone.
(And then I saw this ad for today, from MotherNewYork.)
And realised they haven't.
God bless America.
And God bless MNY.
Someone on a social network I spend a fair amount of time on, reminded me yesterday of a brilliant spoof on Brass Eye a few years back.
The Cake film if you haven't seen it, is utterly, utterly wonderful.
Any script that can get Rolf Harris to say: "Joss Ackland's Spunky Backpack", or Noel Edmonds to say "It stimulates part of the brain called 'Shatner's Bassoon'." get my attention, vote and fandom.
Have a look here:
(And weep. With laughter, or in frustration and envy at such brilliance.)