This presentation by Clay Parker Jones was one of the most informative, thought-provoking things I read today (read more about the presentation on Jones’ blog Exit Creative). Sure it covers well-trod ground — social media, web design, content — but what Parker Jones does is present his ideas with stunning simplicity using real language both of which just reinforces his ideas.
While the presentation is aimed at ad-folk, it contains the sorts of lessons that anyone involved in interactive marketing (from design and development to content and community) could benefit from. (found via Paul Isakson)
Now onto the Friday links.
- Forty inspirational speeches in two minutes. This one is great, watch it and it will help you make it through these last few hours on a Friday.
- Now that you’re motivated, go take a look at Ad Age’s tips to cope, even thrive, through the downturn.
- Also found via Lifehacker, The Ultimate Social Media Handbook. Which reminds me of a link one of my fellow nerds tweeted about this week Maggie Mason’s 14 Ways to Twitter Politely.
- The Top 10 Marketing Blunders of 2008
- From the more you know file: Tonight’s full moon will be the biggest it’s been in 15 years. [via]
- Christine over at Brain Traffic’s blog warns about the pitfalls of placeholder copy and talks about how proofreading should be the part of the Web QA process.
- Oh, this just in from Ryan: Take a listen to All My Internet Friends. Make sure to read the lyrics.
That’s all from me this week, I get to go meet with The Nerdery’s Wonder Twins. You’ll get to learn all about it next week. In the meantime, what were you reading on the net this week?