There were two things social media and marketing related that I noticed during my little break. Well, three things.
First off, the Playstation 3 is ridiculously amazing. I’m putting it on the wedding registry list.
Secondly, anecdotal evidence that adverts don’t work. We were discussing marketing and people’s favourite adverts when someone brought up the Best Buy advert “I want something that makes him say AAAARRGHHH THAT’s EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED AAAARRRGH” but then three different people attributed it to three different companies, two competitors and Future Shop (a division of Best Buy).
Thirdly, the whole furore over IE7 having a built in RSS reader that will bring RSS into the mainstream is pure hyperbole. Sorry guys. My girlfriend’s uncle has been using it for a while and hadn’t even noticed it yet. I set him up by subscribing him to the UFC’s feed (and the BMBY feed, naturally!) and I doubt he’s used it since.
I know after a hiatus from blogging you’re supposed to something like “I feel refreshed and invigorated” but in actual fact I feel like I’m rusty and practically starting again from scratch. Not getting to sleep until 5am this morning probably didn’t help.