Well! If we’d known what we know today on Wednesday, I’m sure there’d have been a much different conversation between me and Ash Choudhury from Nokia as we waited for the social media for big brands panel to start.
A couple of years ago I blogged about the original Arc Mouse and couldn’t contain my excitement back then.
Steve Ballmer at CES 2010
Took this photo last year in Vegas when Steve was speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show.
If you’re in Europe and 3am is a little early for you, watch the webcast in the sames places tomorrow over your cornflakes.
Also, make sure you follow Microsoft on Twitter for all the updates from the show!
Terrific stuff from two British comedy legends poking fun at Apple, Orange, Blackberry and Microsoft in this Christmas Special video.
Can’t help noticing the glaring omission in that line up though!
At Microsoft Advertising, we sure know how to party and last Thursday’s Christmas/MSN 15th Birthday shindig was the best I’ve been to.
RIP Old Blog
They say “a change is as good as a rest” and, although I’ve always wondered who “they” are, I have to agree in a couple of ways.
Firstly with my writing this blog post.
My blog has always tended to slant towards internet marketing because that’s what I do.
Me writing about digital has always made perfect sense to most people and I’ve had a lot of contact regarding speaking opportunities etc as a result of me being out there in a personal way.
Well recently I’ve been writing more and more about my experiences on my travels, on the way to or at conferences around the world, and finding folks taking a lot more interest in those because there’s been more of an everyday insight element to some of the entries.
This got me thinking about how I could combine my love for my work with my love for wine, food, hopping on planes, gadgets, photography, messing about in boats and general all-round globetrotting.
Welcome New Blog
Rest assured it’ll have everything the previous incarnation had, but it’ll be enhanced with travel tips, restaurant reviews and a lot more video/photography from wherever I am in the world.
I hope you enjoy it and please let me know if you have any thoughts or observations on what you’d like to see……
So that’s the new blog!
What about the new life?
Well, after 20 years working in the UK and 5.5 at Microsoft in London, I’m moving to Seattle, Washington.
Ashley and I will be upping sticks from Richmond in SW London and rolling up in Redmond to work for Microsoft over there in March 2011.
My role will be much of the same and more, evangelising Microsoft Advertising, and doing my best to help marketers deliver their dreams.
Burley Lagoon – Gig Harbor – Washington
We’re looking forward to a fantastic life on the other side of the pond, and although it’s a change, I’m not sure our feet will touch the ground long enough to call it a rest!
For those of you too sad for words (and I know there are at the most two of you) we’ll be back often as my job has always been global.
So despite moving lock stock and barrel, you’ll find me propping up the bar in some conference venue somewhere in the world very soon!
My seven month-old niece. Taken with my Lumix G2 and a 20mm Pancake Lens.
Doesn’t she make you melt?!