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 http://grothadventures.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/sights-from-london-november-2011/

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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 

OnlineMarket-withAdvertising

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.