Monday, 23 May 2016

MobileMagic: The don't encourage the Donald edition...

Android Pay launches in the UK to rival Apple and Samsung Pay. Finally. With both Android and Apple now offering NFC payments we might start to see some fundraising innovation here.

99check Lets Your Kids Check In With a Selfie. The best ideas come when we focus on existing behaviours. I don’t love this idea, but I do love the thinking...

With the iPhone SE, Apple has stumbled upon the product customers actually want. Makes for an interesting read. Who wants fancy when function really will do just fine.

Is Personal Sharing Leaving Facebook For Dark Social? Yes! When Ali from BSD used the phrase Dark Social the other day I styled it out, but on the inside I was like ‘YES!’ I really believe in this. We’re going to be doing a lot with this. Don’t scoff, it will be very important to us all very soon.

Facebook ad sales to overtake Channel 4 and Sky in the UK. What’s that you say? Inserts not working as well for you??

Donald Trump really wants you to text his name to 88022. But will he ever text back? I don’t know why I included this one. I can’t get past the word Trump. Don’t read it. Don’t encourage him.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Still The Most Shocking Second A Day

I'm a bit late to this as I've been away. Berlin then Warsaw if you're interested.

At some point on that trip I saw this via a tweet and it blew me away.

Very emotional and very believable.

And later I saw this from MSF. It shows yet again what a classy organisation they are. How many other organisations would share another's campaign. Not many, that's how many. It's a small act, but stuff like this gives me hope.

Monday, 2 May 2016

MobileMagic: The blank holiday edition...

When a New Cell Phone Almost Ruins Your Relationship...I just, I mean, I just don’t have the words. I more than most think that your phone is really important. But this, this is just silly.

Presentation: Mobile is eating the world. This, (from Benedict Evans) is a must read. It contains all sorts of facts and stats to feed your brain. 

Mobile to become dominant device by 2019. More brain food. By 2019 mobile will grab more online time than all other devices combined.

Apple says the average iPhone is unlocked 80 times a day. What are we looking for? Entertainment probably. Distraction from what we should be doing. Likes? We’re looking for something… It’s probably not there.

End of SMS? WhatsApp and Facebook messages outstrip texts by three times. No. Probably not the end of SMS. But the end of voice?

WhatsApp activates end-to-end encryption for one billion users. Just ask David Cameron

German city installs traffic lights in pavements to protect texting pedestrians. Yes. We live in a world where this is necessary. 

This weeks messaging bit...

Our growing obsession with WhatsApp… Our blog post on the subject.

Great Western Railway receives 4,731 customer inquiries on Facebook Messenger.

TD Bank streamlines customer service via mobile on Facebook Messenger.

WhatsApp in higher education: A UEA case study. Seems to be a reoccurring theme this WhatsApp thing. 

And the final bit. The FEELTHEBERN section.

Inside Bernie Sanders's Social Media Machine.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Thriving during a storm – a map for getting through...

Love this from Patrick Olszowski on how charities can move forward. Includes these words ...

"... we need to set out a compelling version of the present and the difference we make. We then need to paint an equally unforgettable vision of the future and how we are going to get there. By taking this approach, we will likely be asking people to join us on 50-year missions not 5-week DM campaigns."

Which IMHO opinion are very good words...

Thanks to Ali for the tip.

Transcript here.