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An ongoing collection of published articles written by Jamie Riddell spanning his career at Cheeze, Digital Marketing Group, Digital Tomorrow Today and associated projects.

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Britain’s Got Talent vs The Voice – who’s winning the Twitter war?News for the marketing & media industries in the UK, with stories, job search resources, events listing, and features.
A deep dive into airlines and Twitter: Content, time, strategy and style | TnoozNB: This is a guest article by Jamie Riddell, CEO and co-founder of Digital Tomorrow Today. Airlines on Twitter are constantly looking fo…
MediaTel: Media TrendsWith news of Clinton Cards move to administration, we consider whether the lack of engagement in social media had an impact in its demise…
Technology: Mobile wallet a step closer – Insight – East Anglian Daily TimesThere are three things I never leave home without. My wallet, my phone and my keys. In time, I could be leaving with just two things – my…
‘What does Google Plus mean for your business?’ asks Jamie Riddell – Opinion – East Anglian Daily TimesLAST month Google made some major changes to its privacy policy. In essence Google’s change was to create one privacy policy that covered…
Is Facebook right for my business? " " Jamie Riddell Jamie RiddellIn my latest column for the East Anglian Daily Times I take an overview of the opportunities presented by Facebook for East Anglian busin…
Jamie Riddell: Five ways to save money through cloud computing – Advice – East Anglian Daily TimesJamie Riddell, Chief executive officer, Digital Tomorrow Today Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:02 AM Jamie Riddell, chief executive of Suffol…
Jamie Riddell: Amazon Kindle Fire, Google TV and other great gadgets for 2012 – Advice – East Anglian Daily TimesIt is almost the end of another year. What better time to look at gadgets that could help your business in 2012? No longer are the busine…
10 free business apps you can’t live without – Insight – East Anglian Daily TimesIn 2012 we will see apps continue to grow, moving away from a just mobile use to work in your browser and on your desktop. This article c…
Direct Marketing International Online DMIonline.net – Digital trends to watch this year2010 was a fascinating year for the digital marketing industry. Google continued to grow its channels, with mobile and display becoming i…
Direct Marketing International Online DMIonline.net – Future of digital: fragmentedNews that Twitter is launching its own real-time analytics met with positive responses in the market recently. The actual detail of what …
IMDB App updates to include copy and pasteThe IMDB app has to be one of the most beautiful apps on the iPad, and with the latest update it has become more useful than ever. This u…
Miso, The Foursquare of Movie Check-insChecking in is clearly the new black. If you aren’t checking in with foursquare, then it’s probably Gowalla or any one of the 200+ other …
Forget Desktop, It’s All About The Mobile! – Future Internet Predictions from Morgan StanleyForget the desktop, the future is mobile all the way. The latest research and predictions from Morgan Stanley point to a future almost en…
China helps Nokia’s Ovi store to 1.6m app downloads every dayAfter a troubled start, Nokia’s Ovi store seems to be picking up steam. With a reported 1.6m downloads a day, the store is starting to sh…
5 Questions For Idealabs’ Twitter Marketplace. Somehow We Can’t See This Working…The basic bidding model for search positions was pioneered by the founders of GoTo, now Overture/Yahoo. Their initial premise was simple….
Twitter May Soon Auto Translate Your TweetsIt looks as if Auto Translate could be coming to Twitter, if these screenshots are anything to go by. These shots, seen in the wild by Ap…
Farmville Needs To Make Hay While The Sun ShinesFarmville, the virtual farm in Facebook has now taken on a new site, Farmville.com. The farm and all its virtual tractors, sheep and mone…
The New Digg App is Just Another AppWith all the excitement surrounding the first official iPhone app for Digg, you would be fooled into thinking this was going to revolutio…
YouTube Launches Mobile Ads in Japan and USAYouTube Mobile is growing rapidly. With a 160% increase in mobile traffic through 2009, Google have been looking at ways to increase adve…
Bing app gets a US update, gets pulled everywhere elseIn a strange move, Microsoft have launched an updated Bing app. That’s not strange, but you can only get it if you are in the United Stat…
Seesmic + Plugins: The Possibilities Are Endless.A new Seesmic app is coming and this could potentially distance the company from the likes of Tweetdeck. With the introduction of a plugi…
7 Reasons Why The Windows Phone 7 Is THE iPhone KillerThe sleeping giant is back. With yesterday’s announcement of the new Windows Phone 7 I believe we are seeing the rise of Phone 7 as the i…
Microsoft launches IE9 Preview, takes fight to ChromeMicrosoft today announces the IE9 preview to deliver an awesome new browsing experience. Our first look at Internet Explorer 9 follows mu…
Seesmic To Get An App, Sorry Plugin, Store?Hot news coming from Seesmic. We should expect to see a new version coming to replace Seesmic for Windows in the next few weeks. Based en…
First Look: Windows Phone 7 AppsThe first Windows 7 Phone apps were unveiled today, and damn they look good. On first glance these apps look like potential iPhone killer…
Windows Phone 7 To Get ‘Try Before You Buy’ App StoreAt the launch of this year’s Mix10, Microsoft is announcing a new app store for Windows Phone 7. The Windows Marketplace, to give its pro…
LoKast – your handy disposable social networkLoKast is a very cool new iPhone app that mixes social networks with entertainment and physical proximity. The app uses some secret sauce…
Evernote to get the pre-install treatment on new Samsung AndroidsEvernote have announced a new deal that will see the app pre-installed on all new US Samsung mobiles carrying Android. These installs wil…
AT&T goes with Yahoo NOT Google for search on its new AndroidIn a curious announcement this week, AT&T has announced its search provider for the upcoming Android powered Backflip. That provider is Y…
Are Netflix planning a Super App?Netflix have long been rumoured to be looking at apps but the management have stated an app is not their priority. However, it seems it m…
Top Mobile Apps in February – our picks, your picksWe love Apps. We love writing about apps, but we don’t always get a chance to write about them all. So, in the first of a monthly series …
Limited Flash future for Android ‘Phones?First came the news that Flash would not be supported on the iPad, then Steve Jobs called it a ‘Dying Technology’ now comes news that Ado…
3 Ways to Back up Your Social Media LifestreamEvery day I publish content. Whether it is a tweet, a photo on Flickr or a post like this, it is all content. So how do I keep a backup o…
Twones Music Bar turns your browser into one huge music centreThe Music bar, launched today will offer users the chance to discover, bookmark and share music found on the web. The new music bar, a fr…
Learn more about your Twitter followers with TwhoisHow much do you know about who is following you? The emails from Twitter have improved with time to tell us who is following, their avata…
Google’s acquisition of reMail indicates a new focus on mobile service improvementsIt has been a good week for Gabor Cselle and an interesting one for Google. reMail, Gabor’s awesome iPhone app for Gmail management has b…
Yorkshire Duo nominated for MacWorld Best App AwardTomorrow is the second day of the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, and the awards for best Apps. Included in the nominations is an awesome…
Leeds Girl Geek Dinners Continue to GrowThis Thursday will see the sixth event of the highly successful Girl Geek Dinners in Leeds. The dinners, held quartlerly are an opportuni…
Tellylinks – TV content with synchronised web links – launches tonight!A new service launches tonight combining the increasing national pastime of ‘net surfing and telly watching. Called Tellylinks, the servi…
Visit Woods: A new search engine for woodland adventuresA brand new search engine has been unveiled by the Woodland Trust allowing anyone to search for UK woods based on location, facilities an…
The Most Valuable Part of Apple’s Business? The iPhone.Ever wondered how the numbers stack up? New data from Trefis shows us a breakdown of how different revenue streams make up a company’s sh…
Broadersheet: Over 50 news sources in one appMy iPhone is cluttered with news apps, one app for each major news source, plus an RSS feed reader. Great for getting information, but a …
Google Trends now showing UK Hot TopicsGoogle Trends has just launched UK Hot Topics to complement their excellent trends service. This latest insight is the first ‘pro active’…
Is that a family tree in your pocket?Ancestry.com – the world’s leading family history website has launched a new app to bring the tree to your pocket. Ancestry ‘Tree to Go’ …
The White House goes mobile with iPhone App and Obama Live Stream.The White House has taken yet another step towards connecting with the people across digital channels with the release of a free Whitehou…
Farmville Farmers Help Haiti AgainFarmers in Farmville have stepped up again to support the Haiti Relief Fund. This is the second time in less than six months that the far…
Google Loses 15 Billion Dollars On China WobbleGoogle’s threat to leave China has not been well received by shareholders. The Internet giant had enjoyed a 100% growth in share price du…
Evernote Updates Its Already Impressive Android AppEvernote users on the Android have for some time had to settle with accessing their account through a pixelpipe app that was never as per…
UK Internet Access ranked as one of the slowest in EuropeEvery quarter, Akamai publishes a State of the Internet report. The report looks at Internet speeds across the globe, ranking countries b…
Oneforty adds badges to grow Twitter app reviewsOneforty.com, the ‘Twitter App Store’ has launched a new incentive to help grow Twitter app development with a new badge offering to help…
Twitter Formats, a way to truly evolve Twitter.Web development guru Aral Balkan has announced a particularly interesting project that may just have some serious potential. Potential to…
Twitter shines in the #UKsnowThe continuing snow in the UK has lead to some great uses of Twitter as a communication channel. From the collective weather reporting of…
90 minute delivery from your favourite online stores with ShutlE-commerce shoppers in London could soon be experiencing 90 minute courier deliveries from their favourite online stores thanks to the br…
FriendBinder – Not Just Another LifestreamerAt first glance FriendBinder, the UK based start up from the midlands,looks just like another ‘me too’ lifestream site. Plug in your soci…
Hyperwords: The One Stop Research ToolIf like me, you love to have information at your fingertips then you may well like this Firefox plugin from London based Hyperwords. The …
Will we ever look back at ‘classic’ online ads? | The Wall BlogI recently had the pleasure to visit the National Media Museum in Bradford. With time to kill before my meeting I looked around the exhib…
Direct Marketing International Online DMIonline.net – Is banner advertising the new black?The recent announcement of Google’s Re-marketing solution will immediately boost the visibility of banner re-marketing solutions that hav…
Direct Marketing International Online DMIonline.net – [Insert Apple iPad title here]With all the hype surrounding the iPad launch, sale, delivery and use, it could be easy to think that nothing else has happened in the ne…
Direct Marketing International Online DMIonline.net – Is Facebook the new Google?The growth of Facebook has been phenomenal. With almost 500 million users (depending on when you read this), Facebook has become the larg…
Direct Marketing International Online DMIonline.net – Why social is so importantDigital Marketing is now evolving at such a pace it is hard sometimes to identify what is a key long-term trend and what is a passing pha…
Direct Marketing International Online DMIonline.net – The human touchDMI technology editor Jamie Riddell discusses the ‘long tail’ of display advertising and how sales can be affected by mood and sentiment….
Direct Marketing International Online DMIonline.net – And another thing . . .Ahh! The long tail. A concept that became popular with search campaigns to identify profitable sales opportunities by focusing on lots of…
Brands will struggle for standout as Twitter growsRecent news that Twitter has reached 20 billion tweets is a major milestone. However, for brands looking to harness this channel for busi…
If 2.0 was surfing, 3.0 is swimming.The rise of web 2.0 and the sheer volume of user generated content and outlets [Facebook, Youtube etc.] has been leapt upon by ‘savvy’ ma…
Cuil and the heated debateYou will no doubt have seen the launch of Cuil last week, but have you seen the volume and intensity of [mainly negative] commentary surr…
Google launches Knol, but sacrifices quality?Knol, Google’s Wikipedia beater has been in beta since December 2007. Last week we saw the wrapping come off and Knol opening up to accep…
Could BOSS be the saviour of Yahoo search?Yahoo recently launched their open source search tools, under the name BOSS ( Build Your Own Search Service ). The published aim of BOSS …
Veni, vidi, cici – the online super-highwayAround 47 A.D, the then Roman Emperor, Claudius, invaded Britain. Without too much detail, this led to the Roman occupation of Britain, w…
Google launches free publisher adserverOn the day the Google Doubleclick deal goes ahead, we see the launch of Google Ad Manager. Their free ad management tool. It is unclear a…
Max Gogarty and the insincere blog?Late last week, a 19 year old guy started to write his blog, the subject was on his travels to India and Thailand and as he says is will …
How your brand can benefit from monitoring and connecting onlinePaying attention to your brand can be easy and invaluable. Many larger brands employ tools or services to monitor offline mentions and co…
The SEO benefit of blog commentary.Achieving quality inbound links is still an important element to SEO. The methods to achieve this include ‘link baiting’ with great conte…
Seesmic – Creating demand by holding back the goodsEveryone’s talking about Seesmic this week. Well everyone that has managed to get the ‘pre alpha’ testing. Seesmic is a new video messagi…
Google’s Algorithm Update Favours BloggersGoogle has been working to increase the frequency of its indexing, so how does this affect your SEO? We have seen Google indexing blog po…

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