Rambler is the only pair of shoes in the world that owns a Twitter account, designed and created by artist and technology savvy Ricardo Nascimento. These’s a sensor inside the sneakers that tracks movements, then updates it’s Twitter. However, it can only tweet two words, “tap” and “.”, depending on the pressure you exert. It’s [...]
Cision and Don Bates of George Washington University have recently conducted a research on Print and Web Journalists’ usage of social media for researching and reporting stories. Results are based on 371 responses from September 1, 2009 to October 13, 2009. There are approximately two thirds of all journalists and writers using social networking sites [...]
Found this great presentation put together by Shiv Singh from Razorfish, also author of the book “Social Media for Dummies”. Shiv highlighted 5 trends in this deck with a simple structure and each point is very well explained.
SIM (Social Influence Marketing) enters the mainstream
Social Influencers drive sales
Putting people before brand
Every decision becomes social
Measuring it all
David McCandles from InformationIsBeautiful has always been one of my favourite people to watch in data visualization. Below is a beautiful piece he put together recently showing the censored websites (grey) and keywords (red) with the shape of China. All the data is based on the information from Wikipedia.
The real “Social Media Gurus” don’t really speak like this, but very similar. Reconsider when someone just come up and tell you how they can create you or your company a social media strategy just because they have so many followers on Twitter and how great and popular they are on social media. This video [...]
I was lucky enough to have the chance to interview the CEO and founder of the SC Storage (時昌迷你倉), Kevin She. SC storage was founded in 2001, the first storage company in Hong Kong, it is also one of a few Hong Kong successful cases using social media. Kevin is passionate about social media himself, [...]
Some of you might have already heard about this campaign in the US, I don’t have to explain further on how effective sex sells in advertising, it’s been creating buzz on many social media channels. It is a campaign by Carls Jr. a fast food restaurant chain in the US, they have been using sex [...]
These are some of the great apps that have “changed my life”, hope you find it useful. Apologize to PC users, you should perhaps consider getting a mac to make your life easier. Evernote I use Evernote mainly for Blogging, collecting ideas, and work connections. Blogger: Since my work is very relevant to my passion, [...]
Right before I moved to Hong Kong from Toronto back in September 2009, writer of the China Daily (HK edition), Tiffany Wong were interested in interviewing me on Internet and Social Media trends in Hong Kong, and coincidently she was in Toronto, so we met up in person in Downtown Toronto and had great chat [...]
More people are using Social Media as a major channel to do self-branding because reputation is all about word-of-mouth, and social media can generate the positive “word of mouse” if it’s done right. If you’ve ever considered managing your own online reputation through social media, here’s 15 advantages compiled by my colleague Ashleigh Flower (@mercuryplanet) [...]
A Little Something About Tim:
I'm a Regional Digital Strategist at Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence APAC. I love web designing, data visualization, latin music, cooking, painting, inventing new drinks, and monkeys. Here is my main blog where I share social media news, ideas and insights. I also have a more personal blog called Tim Ho's Monkey!