Friday, September 30, 2005

Next London Girl Geek Dinner - Tues 11 October 2005

If you're interested, there's another London Girl Geek Dinner being held on Tuesday 11th October at the Texas Embassy near Trafalgar Square, London. It's the usual format - very informal, chatting over drinks and Mexican food. No fixed agenda, just a chance to meet other women with an interest in technology. And it costs just £20 (not including drinks).

You don't have to be a geek to attend, bloggers and marketers also very welcome. And if you're man, you can come too as long as you're accompanied by a woman! So either bring one with you or ask someone who's already going, very nicely, if they'll invite you.

It's dead easy to sign up. Just go to the wiki page and add your name to the list. You'll also find out a bit more info there on the event and links to blogs and podcasts of previous events.

No Need to Click Here - I'm just claiming my feed at Feedster

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Gizmondo up to no good

Russell Buckley, over at Mobhappy, has been doing some detective work on Gizmondo, a company producing and selling handheld gaming device with some internet/mobile functionality, and its management team. His findings beggar belief - you have to read it to believe it.

Well, not only is the product not much cop, they've also managed to lose squillions of cash in setting up and launching in one market. They've also spent several million dollars in paying themselves and their spouses and treating one another to fancy schmancy cars.

Picture taken from MPOGD (Multiplayer Online Games Directory).

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Mobile Mondays - 3rd October 2005

If you're interested in meeting up with other folks interested in mobile marketing and/or mobile content then there's a monthly meetup on Monday. Turn up at All Bar One on Dean St, London W1 from 6pm. You'll see the Mobile Marketing Association logo at the raised area at the back of the bar and that's where we'll be. Free drinks between 6pm and 7pm.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Stormhoek Wine

Ah, there are some bonuses to being a blogger! I've just received my free bottle of Stormhoek wine to sample. It's a Sauvignon Blanc and I'm sure that will go down very well. You can read about the Stormhoek marketing campaign here:"wine blogging as marketing disruption" or here or on the wiki. So thank you Hugh McLeod of GapingVoid and your lovely clients at Stormhoek. Watch this space for a wine review shortly.

Tabasco Bloody Mary Mix

Hooray - one of my clients has just given me a sample of one of their new products. It's the Tabasco Bloody Mary mix and I'm looking forward to giving it a whirl. Bloody Mary anyone?

Matt Lucas is an Arsenal fan

Well so my mate Sheila tells me - pictured here with the wonderful Matt Lucas (of Little Britain fame) at the football last night. And apparently he's a lovely chap to boot! Apparently he's a regular. I have met him myself but it was way back in Vic Reeves Big Night Out days and he was at a party I went to in Greenwich. Ahh, those were the days when I went to house parties with interesting people!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Electric Picnic was fab

except I've come back from Ireland with a horrible chest infection and now on antibiotics. Hence radio silence!
Hard to single out the best bits but certainly the best bands were Kraftwerk, Mercury Rev, James Blunt, Dublin Gospel Choir, Roykssop and De La Soul - probably in that order. Other best bits were the silent disco (Fatboy Slim was dj-ing at 4am Sunday morning), Lost Vagueness (see left for the Laundrettas and the peg contest) and the food - my favourite food stall from Cornbury was there. The tent held out compared with all the shonky tents we saw around us. We didn't have a drop of rain the whole time we were in Ireland although I did wear my wellies a bit. And I met some err Scottish men (there's some quip there but I can't think of it). I'll be back next year definitely when it's rumoured to be a 3-day festival. If you see me ask me about my lucky penny. Highly recommend.

I even took in a bit of mobile marketing whilst I was there. Hypertag was doing its thing for Vodafone. The idea was that you bluetooth the promotion person for a chance to win a big prize (can't remember what it was). But she actually had to take my phone from my hand and place it on her console to get it to work. Took about 5 minutes. Way too long when you're at a festival and have better things to do. Needless to say, I didn't win. All I got was a money-off voucher (pic on the right).

Check out the photos on flickr or moblog. The picture sets are the same but there are additional video clips of Kraftwerk and the Dublin Gospel Choir on moblog.