Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Session Playlist

Celebrate the irony

The year 2000 is on the way. some say, the year 2000, has been here, since yesterday...

I could be wrong, I could be right...

Black rain calls my name to you no more

Know that something good is gonna happen

Cardiff! the Running Man!

Where the skies are blue...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Last lab session

grassscape trumps cityscapeImage from FlickrClosing up the show this week (C'mon, are you seriously going to want to hang out at the lab next friday? Even I'm thinking no) at 2.45pm because I have to be at The Sir Rowland Wilson Building at 3pm.

I shall drive, rather than attempt running.

Class session is basically the last chance to talk shop on blogs, blog reviews, internet marketing, or anything else MKTG2032/MKTG7037 based including undergrad essay or postgrad essays.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Lab Session (week 11)

Give peas a chance...Image from FlickrFirst hour after the class is a prac session, so let's see a few volunteers in the lab. I'm looking to work through any last remaining blog problems with people this week, and move into helping on the analytics / report / review strategies in the second and third hour this week, and the final two lab sessions.

Also, Twitter is proving to be patchy and unstable this week - and the company is trying to explain the hows/why/wtf of the problems and recovery protocols. It's an interesting example of expressing vulnerability in the marketplace as a means of showing loyalty to the customers.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Lab Sessions Weeks 10 to 13

For the closing down sale of the class, I'm going to run one hour (and extend if needed) lab sessions for anyone still needing assistance with the blogs / blogging project. That will be followed by an open door policy at my office, running 2pm(ish) to 6pm(ish) on the Friday as extended consultation time sessions for MKTG7037 and MKTG2032

Any questions?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Week 08: Improvisation theatre (of the damned)

Friday's class is a little bit on the freeform side...

1. PostGrads! Front and centre. I want to know when you're presenting, what's the topic, and how are you delivering the content. Plus, a chance to work with me in the labs on getting your topics set, structured and coordianted.

2. UnderGrads! Blog work, assignment work, and a chance to ask me awkward questions about the content of the internet subject.

3. In-between Grads! Wait...oh, that's me.

4. Short lab session this week - unless you have something you want to discuss, or want me to walk you through some online content, there's no compulsion to attend the session. It's been a tough week for submissions in other MKTG subjects, so a short session and Friday afternoon off seems a good plan.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Presentation Advice: Screencast Edition

Since the presentation series is coming up for the postgrads, it's time for some links and advice for presentations

I'm keen for people to look beyond the basic "Stand In Front of PPT" model, and explore some of the options. I'd also be interested in seeing some innovative uses of powerpoint itself through Slideshare or even individual pages loaded at Flickr.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Week 07: The Empty Lab Edition

throwback fridays: the mixtapeImage by brandon king via FlickrI remain quietly optimistic that I won't be the only person in the lab on Friday. Some of you still need to write your blog plans from scratch, right?

The Lab Session
  • Blog Plans: Finish, finalise, agonise and worry. Or chill.
  • The MuxTapes Session. As I discovered last week, I can play music on the lab machines. I've put together two mixtapes for the session via Muxtape, and they're both going to be played from the second hour onwards. (tape 1, tape 2)
  • Blogging
  • Planning your weeks away from the class, and when you're scheduling the blog updates
Semester break
  • I do expect your blogs to continue over the break.
  • Use it as a time to practice, work out a style and get some words down on the internet to get a feel for this blogging activity.
  • Postgrads: The offer to make use of my office and computer equipment to assist your presentations is still open, so make a booking, and we'll see what we can create.

Semester Part B
  • If the blog plan turns out to need to change, and change radically - read Caroline Middlebrook's (I set her blog as a reading anyway) piece on changing strategy
  • I'm taking requests for content to cover in the second half of the show. Currently, I want to do some work on the non-web e-marketing options, such as Vuse, iTunes, and the WebApp as Desktop concepts. If there's an area of internet marketing you want to know about, leave a message after the beep....