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We British always believe in our souls November 23, 2006

Posted by James Warren in funny.
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Deeply immersed in double pitch hell, but simply had to link to this petition on the Government’s new E-Petitions site:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to replace the national anthem with ‘Gold’ by Spandau Ballet

You know it makes sense.  Hat tip to the excellent Tom Coates for the link.

Quite right November 15, 2006

Posted by James Warren in media, social media.
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Crumbs.  Somebody, somewhere, within the Conservative Party gets it.  This is actually a great read.  Thanks to JR for the link.

Massive face (blatant plug) November 15, 2006

Posted by James Warren in cool, marketing, work.

My colleagues here in the Weber Shandwick London office have just pulled off a gloriously old-fashioned PR stunt.  They’ve created what they believe to be the world’s biggest logo on behalf of KFC and used satellites to capture it from space.  Images here (the satellite images look touched up, but aren’t) and there’s video too.  Hang on til the end when the helicopter taking the B-roll gets a bit too close to the ‘real’ Col Sanders, walking across the site…  Who needs Second Life?

Convergence Culture by Henry Jenkins November 10, 2006

Posted by James Warren in books, marketing, media, pr, social media.
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Although I’m only a short way into it, I am already fairly certain this is the finest (work-related) book I have ever read.   I can’t stop feverishly scribbling notes in the margins and highlighting sections and sentences (something I *never* normally do to books).  I bought it following a recommendation on the ball-bouncingly excellent Apophenia.  And now I recommend it to you (look, genuine word of mouse in action).  Henry Jenkins’s blog is also required reading for anyone with even half an interest in media, culture and marketing.

I need professional help November 9, 2006

Posted by James Warren in work.

In case you hadn’t noticed, recently I have been too busy working (and moving house, but that’s a different story) to blog very much.  The good news (from my perspective, at least) is that I am hiring.  Yay!  So if you want to work at Weber Shandwick’s central London office for some great brands, with some lovely people, please get in touch.  You can email me at jwarren [at] webershandwick [dot] com.  Successful applicants will be paid some money, become fully versed in the joys of social media and have the opportunity to work across all WS’s practice groups spreading some online love.  Oh, plus you get the opportunity to work with me.  But please (*please*) don’t let that put you off.