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7 things you need to stop doing to be more productive, backedby science

July 29th, 2014



7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science



  1. Stop working overtime and increase your productivity
  2. Don’t say “yes” too often
  3. Stop doing everything yourself and start letting people help you
  4. Stop being a perfectionist
  5. Stop doing repetitive tasks and start automating it
  6. Stop guessing and start backing up your decisions with data
  7. Stop working, and have do-nothing time

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Venus on the beach

July 29th, 2014

Philip Missler

July 28th, 2014



Geht von Bord: IM-Boss Philip Missler (c) Interactive Media

Leaving the company: IM-boss Philip Missler © Interactive Media



Jürgen Scharrer, editor-in-chief of Germany influential advertising trade magazine, published a most favorable article, sparked by the decision to quit his executive position at Interactive Media. A sentence by author Thomas Palzer comes to mind “There is nothing that wouldn’t prove worthwhile leaving”.



The German market has looked the other way before facing reality for too long, giving in to the illusion to own the premium display section. They took for granted: The world’s Googles are concentrating on performance, and we are not overly interested in small change. Years ago I have pointed out, that that’s not all. Alas, it’s what happened during the past two years. Google wants to get their hands around branding budgets, consequently they are recruiting the right people.

Today the growth of online markets is driven by global players more strongly than by local marketers.



In particular with data, Germany has to pull itself together and form larger alliances to be ready to oppose global players. We need a data platform of our own carried out by a larger alliance. Globaly we can’t compete with Google, that is for sure. I am however convinced that there is room for powerful local players in the German market.



  1. Anything that can be standardised, is being driven by technology, data and good inventory. The big question is: How can we achieve brilliant data quality in a fragmented multi device world?
  2. We are exiting a phase, in which the media agencies had the say. At the center of attention where media optimisation and media efficiency. This can’t be all and many big media people have started to pay attention. What is now consuming us, is to tell relevant brand stories, it’s about story telling. I am convinced, the German market will be driven by marketing orientation not media orientation. This shift in strategy is overdue.



Letter to Momo

July 27th, 2014



A letter to Momoscrapbook

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
Writers: Hiroyuki Okiura
Actors: Amanda Pace, Stephanie Sheh,
Kirk Thornton, Fred Tatasciore,
Dana Snyder, Bob Bergen,
Frank Ashmore, Philece Sampler,
Rick Zieff, Kanoa Goo



The last time Momo saw her father they had a fight – and now all she has left to remember him by is an incomplete letter, penned with the words “Dear Momo” and nothing more. Moving with her mother to the remote island of Shio, Momo soon discovers three goblins living in her attic that only she can see, who create mayhem in the tiny seaside community. But these funny monsters may hold the key to helping Momo discover what her father had been trying to tell her.



Web trackers paint a fresh picture of you

July 26th, 2014



Cookie monster



If you check out one thing from this week… Glenn Fleishman, editor and publisher of The Magazine (the excellent subcompact-publishing app) has written a fascinating piece on web tracking and so-called ‘Canvas Fingerprinting’:



…there’s still neither an effective way to block most of these tracking tricks nor effective regulation and enforcement to dissuade companies from pursuing them. We can be tracked from page to page, session to session, and often site to site even when we tell companies not to and take every available measure to halt it. And it’s not getting better. Sorry.





I’m not wrong

July 26th, 2014



Emma Stone

Magic in the Moonlight Movie Clip – I’m Not Wrong (2014) Colin Firth, Emma Stone HD



Woody Allen’s MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake.



    Categories: motion picture, shared, trailer

    Return to the desktops

    July 25th, 2014



    Stickers (Aufkleber)



    Apple sticks to a straightforward product message with its latest ad, “Stickers.” The ad broke Monday night, about 24 hours before the company is expected to report its third quarter fiscal year 2014 earnings. This ad may be designed to stimulate demand for back-to-school and to clear out inventory to make way for the new models.





    People are keeping their iPad around the house. It is of best use for on the sofa. They make little if any use of it for on the road.

    The sales figures are decreasing. Macbook Air is now the bestseller. What consumes people, consumes them at their conventional places. Be it the work place, their workspace at home or the kitchen. Anywhere but outdoors.

    Read in full by Todd Wasserman.



    Categories: new advertising, shared

    Meanwhile in the Netherlands

    July 24th, 2014
    Categories: Photography, shared

    Photos taken in New York by Andrew Kim

    July 24th, 2014



    (c) Andrew Kim, NYC-2

    NYC 02, ©Andrew Kim photos from such great heights



    You gotta see this series of NYC photographs taken by Andrew Kim, one of todays beautiful minds and great creative directors for when marketing wins with style, flair and stellar clarity.

    Do swipe down to food porn taken with his iPhone rather.






    Just yesterday Marina Galperina published an article claiming New York City to be the least happiest place in America.

    You might argue that despite the mission critical statement headlining the US constitution, happiness is of no such relevance in capitalism.

    No contradiction, a pursuit of happiness may however be confused with a claim to actually reach happiness and begs to be sorted out.

    With today’s ever emerging technologies and serious research in big data simulations, it should be possible to provide for guaranteed minimum income without distortion of the economic system—resulting in contentment, if not happiness available to all.



    Buckminster, minimum wage,

      Capture the flag

      July 23rd, 2014



      Rick Bruner, Gothamist.



      Tuesday morning the two white flags spotted atop the Brooklyn Bridge were captured, taken down and oddly folded as in a ceremony.

      Their appearance caused speculations from a complete surrender to gentrification. From hipsters giving up, all the way to, Jaspar Jones has now gotten himself into trouble. Whatever. The original US flags are back in place.



      Categories: Photography, shared, WOM