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IM

Our use of Instant Messaging now seems to be maturing. It’s much less used to chat and much more used for its intent – the swift communication of detail. This is a good thing from…


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Modes of communication

I had the good fortune yesterday of being upgraded on my transatlantic flight to Virgin’s Upper Class (and very comfortable it is too). I was struck however that each person is given a letter from…


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Paul Charles

While in the UK recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Paul Charles, director of communications at Eurostar. Paul is a man on the move. He was awarded PRWEEK’s Communicator of the Year for 2004…


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Firefox – update

While Firefox may not handle Bookmark importing and exporting well, here’s a great little app which does the job niceIy, imaginatively called Safari Bookmark Exporter – thanks to Joshua Ourisman for this tip.


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No-one is safe from consolidation

The last two weeks have been momentous in terms of consolidation: Oracle has bought Peoplesoft – for twice its original offerSymantec is making a bid for Veritas – for a mere $13bnSprint is merging with…


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Firefox

I’m a big fan of Open Source development, and so have closely followed the launch of Firefox 1.0. As a Mac user, I’ve already been saved from the security loopholes inherent in Internet Explorer, but…


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On waiting for a decision

December is always a busy time in agencyworld. Clients want plans for 2005, and prospects want to get their new agency on board ready for the New Year. Even on Thursday this week I had…


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Person of the Year

I see that tomorrow’s edition of Time magazine will announce that President G. W. Bush is Person of the Year. For sticking to his guns (literally and figuratively), for reshaping the rules of politics to…


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Festive fun

Check out our festive ecard: http://www.lewispr.com/santa/us He’s attracting quite a lot of attention at the moment. I even had one former client forward it back onto me. And she’d been sent it by her current…


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Unsolicited job offers

A colleague of mine recently received an unsolicited job offer through the mail. Then the next day, she received another. Both offered senior positions in reputable agencies, without the need for interview. I can’t help…