Maggie is one week old today and it’s been a fun-filled few days for our little girl since she was born….
Not only did my beautiful wife do the “sister-toast” at her sister Colleen’s amazing wedding yesterday – which included a flash-mob dance routine which she carried out in pre-labour – but today she blessed the Carson/Seffernick family with a beautiful baby girl without so much as an ibuprofen!
An absolute trooper, Ashley spent nearly 20 hours persuading Maggie to make an appearance with the fantastic help of her sisters, Colleen and Aubrey, mother Nancy and the super-talented Chrissy Karlstrom.
Maggie is a healthy 9lb, 21.5 inch beauty with long limbs and big, crinkly feet.
She’s taken her first bath, listened to her first song – “Play Me “ by Neil Diamond – which Ashley and I sang to her every day for the last 3 months – and now, thankfully, she’s having a kip and so is my incredible wife.
People warned me that this would be the most awesome experience of my life…….
……..and they were right!
I used to think I was lucky sharing my life with one gorgeous lady, but now there’s another and we’re a family.
Today, August 21st at 3.35pm PST, I became the luckiest guy I know.
Please join me in welcoming Margaret Jane to the world!
We spent the evening celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary at the tres bon bistro – Luc on Madison….
Ever wondered whether this is the year of mobile? Listen to Jon Haber from OMD’s Ignition Factory, and tell me this form of connecting with consumers “on the go” hasn’t got a whole lot more exciting over the last 18 months!
So this is the longest post I’ve ever written!
Above is a snazzy infographic our US team designed to demonstrate how “social” the MSN audience is.
In advertising world dominated by the buzz around social media, and budgets drifting that way from “traditional” digital channels, it’s important to show that stalwarts like MSN still have the necessary clout to start and prolong word-of-mouth discussion about consumer products and services.
Read the blog post here where you can get our social media/word-of-mouth research paper.
Who needs to go down to Lake Washington for Seafair, when you can watch the Blue Angels from the comfort of your own home?
Filmed from our deck, they flew so low they set off car alarms on our street. Check out the very cool final frame fly past!
Some pretty nifty social media/word-of-mouth research from our US team showing how MSN is an excellent platform for social advertising.
Citing three main reasons around drivers, quality and receptivity, it shows MSN is still as important as ever in the marketing mix for brands to harness its breadth and engagement.
Handy infographic below too!
If you can’t afford a $10 cauliflower at the Madrona Farmer’s Market, it seems people in Seattle have no problems growing vegetables out in the street!
One promise I made to myself when we moved to Seattle, was to get stuck right into the tech/social/PR scene with aplomb.
I failed miserably at the last Social Media Club event because the bouncer wouldn’t let me in. I had my UK driver’s licence, but not my passport – required by Washington State Law apparently! ;-(
So next on my list is this lunch with my new-found local PR hero **Howie Barokas** who’s assembled a glittering line up of tech experts who’ll be imparting their considerable knowledge in a couple of weeks here in the rainy city.