20 January 2009

A digital inauguration for a digital President

The story of how Obama is determined to keep his BlackBerry while in office brought it home to me how isolated previous US Presidents have been from the 'real' world and how Obama really will be a different kind of President for the 21st century. I've already blogged on how Obama used digital, and especially social, media so efficiently in his campaign …

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19 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #8 A List Apart

In this post I will be reviewing the blog A List Apart, from my own perspective.  This is a blog mainly dedicated to the "people the make websites" and is filled to the brim with different stylesheets and little bits of information that will make the world of web design a little easier to grasp. Pro's: The A List is …

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16 January 2009

Let me count the ways….

I didn't make the full list of social media New Year's resolutions that I made last year (mainly because learnt from my lessons the year before…) but one of the things I have resolved to do is try and rationalise the ways in which I communicate.  Might sound odd for someone in the communication business but the media have multiplied out of all …

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16 January 2009

Tamar CT CSR 2009

After a highly successful CSR project in 2008, the CT office is gearing up and getting very excited about 2009.  The 2009 CSR will be Tamar's third successive project at Vuyani Primary School in Gugletu and we're very proud about our work and ongoing relationship with the school. To jog your memories, here is a picture taken in February 2007 …

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16 January 2009

Watch Tamar TV via your PS3 or Wii

YouTube, Google's long beared bain of a problem child (the one that just wont grow up, leave home and start making some money) seems to be coming on leaps and bounds week on week. We've had recent developments for its advertising products and abilites, its much debated plunge into widescreen format, and now we see the introduction of YouTube TV. …

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16 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #7 – Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine and is managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm.  Guy’s blog is entitled “How to save the World“, and contains a wide variety of posts from those that focus on personal self-improvement to those that reflect on the impact surroundings have on society.  As you would expect from …

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16 January 2009

Let the 2009 fundraising begin with a kick-off

To get the ball rolling for raising funds for the Tamar 2009 CSR project and for the Tamar Lifeline Charity (TLC). Myself and Barrie are organising a 5-a-side football tournament. After all, everyone likes a bit of footy – or so they say! Tamar will be fielding their own team, with the opportunity for clients to join in the fun …

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16 January 2009

New Yahoo CEO to hold on to Search Biz

19 million Dollar Carol Bartz is the new CEO of Yahoo, she has only been in the position for a week and in a company wide meeting on Wednesday she was reported to say that she has had informal discussions with Steve Ballmer of Microsoft about the future of theYahoo Search Business.   Yahoo, under Yang, rejected an almost 50 …

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15 January 2009

A little more from the copy writing team

As much a optimising for keywords is important in SEO, it is important for copy writers to remember that real people will be reading the website, press release or blog and that it is these people who count significantly more than the crawlers who index the site. Why? Because while the crawler may like your site and rank you higher …

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