Sights from London, November 2011

Oops, I posted to the wrong blog again. If you want to see my November 2011 photos from London, go to my personal blog at


Phases of Online Marketing

Intersection Consulting created an image about online marketing, which was blogged about by Fuel Lines and shared on Twitter by Michael Gass (also of Fuel Lines). I have to say, I love it! However, it was completely missing digital advertising in the “promote” phase. Therefore, I have augmented it as follows. Please let me know what you think – and let’s have that conversation on Twitter via @BrianGroth 


Note: I do work in the advertising business for Microsoft Advertising.

Hands-Free Twitter via Windows Phone

I just experienced something technically cool, which was new to me. I subscribe to Zune and use a Windows Phone, so it’s sometimes the device I use to listen to music. (I have a cool little speaker I hook up to it for good sound)

I also have Twitter set up to send me a text when @BrianGroth is mentioned in a tweet.

Today, I was listening to music on my phone when I got a text, which means my phone vibrated a bit. But then, the music paused and I heard a computerized voice tell me that I had received a text from 40404 (the number associated to Twitter). It was a tweet from a friend of mine. Windows Phone then asked me if I wanted it read it to me. I told it I did and it proceeded to read the message to me. It then asked if I wanted to speak a reply back! So I did, and said “thanks Shish”, which it recognized it perfectly. I told it to send it and then my phone went back to playing music.

So, I was able listen to and respond to a tweet via a text message, hands-free while listening to music. I think that’s pretty cool.