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Blaise Grimes-Viort

Ephemeral messages: the opportunity for brands

November 30, 2018 11:42 am Published by Comments Off on Ephemeral messages: the opportunity for brands

Ephemeral messaging is liberating. It’s what Snapchat has built its success on. We don’t need to over-think what we send; we can just go ahead and express whatever we feel in the moment.     Ephemeral messages have a tinge of urgency about them. They’re exciting. You only have a few seconds to see a […]


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Investing in AI development? Consider this first

November 19, 2018 3:23 pm Published by Comments Off on Investing in AI development? Consider this first

Last week I wrote about the (largely) hype around AI, how if Artificial Intelligence was to take over our jobs right now, it wouldn’t end well, and how AI needs humans as much as humans need AI.   This week, I want to look in a bit more depth at the issues – at least […]


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The Future of Snapchat

November 16, 2018 2:13 pm Published by Comments Off on The Future of Snapchat

Snapchat has not been far from the news over the past year, as stories of new features and attempts at increasing monetisation compete with allegations of stagnation and rocky share prices. Within one month this year in August, two stories in the space of 20 days claimed both that Snapchat was losing 2% of its […]


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Artificial Intelligence will take your job! (Or will it?)

November 12, 2018 2:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence will take your job! (Or will it?)

New research from McKinsey shows that artificial intelligence is going to increase productivity ‘significantly’, adding $13 trillion to total output by 2030, and boosting GDP by 1.2% per year. McKinsey likens this to the impact of steam power in the 1800s, industrial manufacturing in the 1900s, and IT this century.   The thing about artificial […]


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Post-Kavanaugh Maelstrom, What Are The Social Media Learnings?

October 18, 2018 1:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Post-Kavanaugh Maelstrom, What Are The Social Media Learnings?

A tad too much ink has been spilled already about the recent US Supreme Court nomination process of Brett Kavanaugh that has captured the thoughts, conversations and passions in the United States and beyond. But now that the confirmation hearings have ended and the dust is clearing, it’s worth taking a look at three key […]