9 December 2011

Santa goes digital for Tamar’s festive infographic!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you’ll know how ‘hot’ infographics have become for visualising data. Here at Tamar we love infographics just as much as the next man – probably more. So we thought that, rather than producing a tired “eCard” or digital animation, we’d create a Christmas infographic to celebrate the holiday …

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7 December 2011

Foursquare is Where It’s At

The digital world is buzzing these days with talk of various location based service companies, apps and future projects. In recent news, Facebook has acquired the popular location based app Gowalla and hired much of their Austin, Texas based staff to join the team in Silicon Valley in an effort to make Facebook more location based. Meanwhile, Foursquare, Gowalla’s biggest rival, …

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5 December 2011

‘Inside Facebook’ reveals the true value of users

“Inside Facebook” is a must see for any Facebook user, especially if your only point of reference to date has been the Oscar-award winning flick, The Social Network. Facebook is nothing without its users and it’s about time that all users truly understood their value. Throughout the documentary a reporter’s voiceover repeatedly asserted that trust in the platform is key …

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30 November 2011

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

As our office Christmas trees arrive and festive tunes play from our iPod speakers I’m in a Christmassy mood and looking for the best ways to spread some cheer over the next few weeks. Here are just a few of my favourite finds. nerdy + festive = awesome Postagram It may seem regressive to turn all your tweaked and improved …

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29 November 2011

#SAScon Mini November 2011 Roundup

Last week on Thanksgiving, I attended SAScon Mini up in charming city of Manchester.  There were many ideas flying around during the sessions – here are my favourite finds: Method Marketing Has a Role in Digital.  For optimal conversion results, you need to LIVE the experience.  This all makes me feel like Peggy twirling a pencil on Mad Men deep …

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23 November 2011

Fighting the backlash – what went wrong for Moleskine?

I found the recent backlash against Moleskine’s logo design competition really interesting. In case you missed it, along with “designboom”, Moleskine created a competition for aspiring designers to create the logo for their blog “Moleskinerie”. A shortlist of 100 designs will be chosen by a jury and published, with the final winner announced in December, receiving €5,000 and seeing their …

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