And I’m off. Goodbye Duval Guillaume!

This week will be my last week at Duval Guillaume, the Belgian agency I joined after quitting Microsoft mid 2009. While at Duval Guillaume I enjoyed some of the best professional moments in my career together with the team at the agency – especially after we merged both the Brussels and the Antwerp office intoContinue reading “And I’m off. Goodbye Duval Guillaume!”

How to make the mobile phone a social object again?

I did a talk about mobile in marketing at the Mobile Convention Brussels today. It’s not the first time I write about social objects or social currency on this blog, but in the case of mobile the device itself is in essence a social object. It allows us to connect with people, remember Nokia’s claim?Continue reading “How to make the mobile phone a social object again?”

Social Media Forum: Social Currency

Yesterday I did a talk at the Social Media Forum 2011 in Brussels. It’s a topic that I’m interested in since 2006 or so, the time Hugh MacLeod started talking about “social objects”. You’ll find out why when you keep on reading. I started the presentation with a quote from Mark Twain I had foundContinue reading “Social Media Forum: Social Currency”

Creativity World Forum 2011: Making ideas happen

The Creativity World Forum 2011 had to live up against high expectations. When the event was organized for the first time in 2008 (in Antwerp) Flanders DC showed all other conference & congress organizers in Belgium what the new benchmark would be. I really enjoyed the 2008 edition and thus was really looking forward toContinue reading “Creativity World Forum 2011: Making ideas happen”

Check out Alfa Romeo’s MiToManiacs

Last week we launched a new campaign for Alfa Romeo: MiToManiacs as part of the Alfa MiTo launch. MiToManiacs is a nonstop race that will take you from site to site via banners. The best and fastest banner-racer will actually win a real Alfa MiTo. And like all good games, there are some shortcuts builtContinue reading “Check out Alfa Romeo’s MiToManiacs”

The promise of interactive television (part 2)

There are 3 reasons I once decided to get a digital television at home: Better quality. Especially with one of those fancy new full HD screens that’s a much better experience. Comfort features. Think about the EPG, easier recording, movie rental, … Interactivity. Push the red/blue/whatever-color button and you will get a richer experience TheContinue reading “The promise of interactive television (part 2)”

Using digital to make print come to life

I didn’t have time last Friday to post it when this campaign was launched, so I’m bringing it to you know. Our client AXA launched their new iPhone app which helps you out when you have a car accident, making sure you deal with it in the right way. Since this is the first appContinue reading “Using digital to make print come to life”

Talking tree

Really nice campaign for EOS magazine from our friends at Happiness creating some good buzz for the moment. “Eos has launched “Talking Tree”, a campaign that turns the environmental debate on its head by giving a voice and “feelings” to a 100 year old tree living in living in Bois de la Cambre, on theContinue reading “Talking tree”

SMC2009: Marketing Renaissance

For more than 20 years I believe Stichting Marketing organizes the biggest Marketing conference in the country… and I’ve never ever felt the need to go before. For one because the 2 day congress happens to end on a Saturday, but also because I’ve always seen it as a well established marketing congress for wellContinue reading “SMC2009: Marketing Renaissance”

Leon (age 64): the real fake candidate

Before we go any further I need to ask you to take a look at the video below. This is the clip of an audition during the television program ‘So You Think You can Dance’ in Belgium. Never mind the language, just look… Meet Leon. I suppose you noted the consternation of the jury notContinue reading “Leon (age 64): the real fake candidate”