The IPA is listening

I’ve always thought of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) as a bit of a disconnected professional body, one that’s not quite in step with the realities of what’s happening in the professional trenches, as it were, regarding social media. I say this as non-advertising man not immersed in…

The White House 2.0

Something that swiftly caught attention and many imaginations yesterday is what happened to the White House website the instant after Barack Obama was sworn in as US President. The new site’s design and overall look-and-feel obviously reflect the change in incumbent at the White House, so it’s not the appearance…

Obamaicon me!

One of the interesting things – phenomena, perhaps – of the US presidential election campaign during 2008 was how many people remade themselves to look like Barack Obama. By that, I mean the images people use to portray themselves online. Such images are typically known as avatars. The iconic image…

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