Archive for January, 2012

JWT 10 Trends for 2012 Executive Summary

Published by JWT end of 2011: “In our seventh annual year-end forecast of trends for the near future , continued economic uncertainty, new technology and the idea of shared responsibility are at the center of or driving many of…read on.” JWT 10 Trends for 2012

House Kills SOPA

Link: House Kills SOPA infoneer-pulse: In a surprise move today, Representative Eric Cantor(R-VA) announced that he will stop all action on SOPA, effectively killing the bill. This move was most likely due to several things. One of those things is that SOPA and PIPA met

Gerd Leonhard : Magnets or Handcuffs

Latest addition from Gerd Leonhard’s gerdtube.com: Interview with Toronto-based Marie Germain from Branding 2.0 on topics such as future of commerce, selling, marketing and branding, so-called social media (I much prefer the term Social OS), current issues in technology and the Internet (such as SOPA

International CES 2012: Bigger, Thinner and Connected – Shelly Palmer

By MediaBizBlogger Shelly Palmer: “The theme of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show was “connected living.” Everything from wrist watches to toaster ovens featured ways to connect to the Internet. Why? Because they could. Do you really need your wristwatch to connect to the cloud? Well,

Why Do Big Companies Get Rid Of Talented People?

Found on Neil Perkin’s blog Only Dead Fish (and so valid!): “A strange thing happened this year. A number of highly talented people I know were made redundant from the (typically) large companies they were working for. Good people. Capable, bright, knowledgable people. People skilled

mediafuturist: (via MediaFuturist: Seth Godin on 2012: 2 must-watch videos. The industrial age is over. Take risks.)

Gerd Leonhard: Mission 2012 are Green Futures.

From Gerd Leonhard today: “This year I am embarking on a new, additional mission. You may have already noticed in my Twitter feed and via my Facebook updates that I am expanding my work into various ‘green’ topics such as sustainability (in particular what has

fastcompany: Which startups will rule 2012? Venture capitalists, corporations, private-equity firms, and more poured billions into private companies this year—a huge boon for titans like Facebook and Groupon. Here, the best of the rest starting 2012 with supersize bankrolls.