Mike Nicholson

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Twitter Ad Agency: Gimmick or Genius?

The digital media world is all about real-time marketing these days. It would only stand to reason there’s now an agency for that.<p>World’s Fastest …

Publishers Are in Love With This New Photo Platform

In a world where half of Facebook posts are now images, Web editors swoon over responsive design and brands place photos in tweets, it’s clear the …

Three Brands That Used Data to Transform Their Media Strategies

We all know consumers have never been so digitally connected, generating a limitless amount of data as they click, search and scan throughout each …

Marketers Could Benefit From a Small Data Strategy

Now might be the time to admit it: You have a data problem. You’re surrounded by it. It’s flooded your desk, overwhelmed your hard drive and is …

The end of channels: how digital experiences trump shiny objects

<b>Digital tools now reach across companies (from sales to support) and across the entire customer experience. This span is making running digital</b> …

Customer Experience

Mobile health app marketplace to take off, expected to reach $26B by 2017

Consumers are increasingly relying on mobile applications to help them manage their health and fitness, with the top 10 mobile health apps generating …

mHealth

Is The Cash Register Ringing-Out as Mobile Takes Over?

Ka-ching! The cash register may be on its final sale. Stores across the U.S. are ditching the old-fashioned, clunky machines and having salespeople – …

Mobile Devices

When TED Lost Control of Its Crowd

Photography: Curtis Steinback<p>Artwork: Jacob Hashimoto, Forests Collapsed Upon Forests, 2009, acrylic, paper, thread, bamboo, wood, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles<p>“Wow. Such f—ing bullsh-t.”<p>No, this is not a snippet from the latest Quentin Tarantino film. It’s Stanford professor Jay Wacker …

Sky Sports Launches On BSkyB's NOW TV Streaming Service

Satellite television broadcaster BSkyB has launched all six of its Sky Sports channels on NOW TV today, its on-demand streaming service that competes with the likes of Netflix and LoveFilm Instant.<p>The offer, announced in January, means that non-Sky TV members can now access the company’s portfolio …

Shazam Hires BBC's On-Demand Expert Daniel Danker

Shazam‘s ‘media engagement’ service is now used by more than 300 million people, and the company is getting ready to roll out completely revamped tablet applications in the coming weeks.<p>To streamline its offering and to assist with the company’s continuing push into the so-called (and hot) ‘second …

BuzzFeed Lands in the UK

Almost three months after BuzzFeed landed $19.3m to help grows its social/viral news site, a new UK-centric edition of the Web publication has officially opened for business.<p>While we already knew it was coming, UK-based BuzzFeed fans will – from today – see slightly different content on the …

Facebook Messenger for iOS Gets VoIP in the UK

Facebook has updated its iOS Messenger app in the UK today to include VoIP calling, just as it does in the US and Canada. This feature is live now – it doesn’t require you to download an updated version of the app.<p>You may remember back in January, we reported that Facebook pushed updates to its …

UK Newspaper The Sun Looks Set to Erect a Paywall

Hot on the heels of the launch of a paywall at the UK’s Telegraph newspaper today, it looks like the best-selling newspaper in the country, The Sun, is set to do the same.<p>The Guardian reports that Mike Darcey, the recently-appointed chief executive of News Corporation’s UK newspaper division News …

What Is It Like To Downgrade From A Smartphone To A Feature Phone?

I had smartphones from 2006-2011 (Android/Windows/iPhone). Now, I have gone back to feature phone. There are times when I miss the smartphone (to look up for something quick on Google), but mostly I find the negatives of owning a feature phone balance the positives.<p><b>Battery duration:</b> Smartphones are …

Apple's 'Next Big Thing' Will Be an Innovation, Not an Invention

Lots of people are wondering what Apple will invent next. If it’s true to its own history, it won’t invent a new type of product but will improve on one someone else already brought to market.<p>I’ve never questioned that Apple is an innovator. Its iPod, iPhone and iPad were all very innovative …

Flipboard Opens Up Platform To User-Generated Magazines, Adds Etsy Products

Flipboard has grown quickly as a new way for people to consume content on tablet devices. The app, now with about 50 million users, has a “flip” mechanic to view content that’s well-suited to tablets.<p>Flipboard is now giving these digital tools to users, and also notably, incorporating ecommerce and …