We’re at an interesting crossroads in media right now, in terms of the multiplicity of formats and platforms available to publish stories on. That much I think everybody will agree with. Chat bots, virtual reality, augmented reality, live 360 degree streaming, podcast binging – you’d almost be forgiven for thinking text and video were done. OK,… More Random thoughts on media
There are conferences and then there are conferences. When Andres Colmenares got in touch late last year to ask if I was interested in speaking at their Internet Age Media Conference in April this year, I was curious, and all I read and saw about it online was positive, so I said yes (it was… More Finally, #IAMW16 in my words (and then a bit)
It’s been a busy few weeks, but I just wanted to emerge to post this podcast by strategist Willem van der Horst, who interviewed me a few weeks ago for his new podcast series. It was a very wide-ranging chat and covered my interests, work, side projects, life philosophy and more. If that sounds interesting… More Ice Cream for Everyone – with Willem VDH and me
This post by Martha Henson is worth reading if you work in media in any format today, because whether you like it or not digital is part of what you do. Thanks to Storythings for the HT. Read the whole thing, I’m just going to pull this bit out: Stop wasting money on digital projects… More Stop wasting money on digital projects if you aren’t prepared to promote them properly by @marthasadie via @storythings
I listened to a fascinating episode of Freaknomics this week, which was about a new way of billing restaurants in New York, spearheaded by Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group (which has fancy restaurants like The Modern and Gramercy Tavern, but also Shake Shack in its portfolio). Called ‘Hospitality Included’, it aims to do… More Hospitality Included: One Small Leap for Restaurants
It’s been an interesting ride for the Other Valleys. From starting life as a newsletter in 2014, to being featured in Forbes, Observer and blog posts listing interesting newsletters (honoured), I’ve been thinking of what next for it (and have been asked the same question by MANY people along the way as well!). Well, the… More Hello, @othervalleys – web version!
Yesterday I went to the Conscious Cities conference, organised by the Museum of Architecture and The Cube London. It was an event that sat at the confluence of technology, neuroscience, architecture and urbanism. I was obviously more familiar with some topics more than others, but being a firm believer in pushing the edges of learning… More Towards more conscious cities – and residents