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The move went well

Hoi all good people, yes, we have moved to the UK now, and everything went well. I'm pretty chuffed with our new server - DUAL CPU's baybeh! Oh yeah! I'm happy with the jolly good chaps who run memset our co-lo space, and I'm tinkering all the little things the way I like'it in the background. The mailinglist adlist isn't up yet - but Adland has been here in all it's glory since Sunday afternoon. Depending on DNS propegation worlwide and where you be at. :)

 

This weekend we're moving to England.

Hey all adgrunts. Since the weekend, especially the sunny ones like this one, is the time of the least amount of traffic around here I will spend my Friday night moving to another server while you guys are out drinking pina coladas in the sunny afternoon. ;)
So, if by late tonight European time, or early tomorrow morning you can't reach the site, it's a planned outage as I'm moving (the server). Don't worry it'll all be back come Monday again, at the latest.

Our new server is faster sexier, much much bigger, more powerful, and located in the UK. I'm exited. It's my birthday present to myself and by extension, all of you. ;) Dual processors twice as fast as the one I have now, oh yeah man, very cool indeed. I've wanted this for some time, yeay! :)

 

Do fatty food ads make obese kids? Yes. No. Maybe.

The Executive Vice President, Government Relations of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) in the United States, Mr Dan Jaffe, has a blog where he posts opinions and commentary on ad-happenings. He also has a PR company who emails everyone who's anyone whenever he makes a new post in that blog, which I find really interesting. You don't just need a blog these days, you need a PR company as well in order to be really cool. Cooperkatz helpfully alerts me whenever Mr. Jaffa writes on about fast food ads and the rise of childhood obesity, I wonder if they ever read my earlier posts on the same topic. Jaffa writes in his post:

What is even more frustrating is that there is an ever-growing body of evidence that demonstrates that advertising is not a major factor in the obesity challenge that we increasingly face around the world. In Sweden and Quebec, for example, they banned all food advertising, yet their obesity rates are not lower than many societies that have no such restrictions and substantial rates of food advertising.

And yet again I must repeat the fact that the so called ban on advertising to children in Sweden does not exist, see the article Uninformed UK debate about childrens advertising marches on posted March 28, 2005. It's incredibly annoying that people are using this futile and fruitless "ban" as an example in their arguments.
Are they spreading disinformation on purpose or do they not know the facts I wonder. Which is worse?
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Bloggforum 2.0, the aftermath

As y'all know (if you've been paying attention, hehe) I was at the Bloggforum 2.0 in Stockholm last Saturday participating in a round table type of discussion around the topic of "Blogs and companies".
Not my favorite topic of the bunch, I was much more keen on the parallel talk "Blogs and media" which was in the room across the hall at the same time, and thanks to all the helpful participants with their MP3 podcasts I can at least listen to it now. Yeay!
And yes, this means that there is a podcast of your humble site-mum ranting on at the Bloggforum available here (mp3), thanks to the efforts of Richard Gatarski at Skolsmart. It's in Swedish though, a language I'm not used to presenting in which might explain my slight stutter as I roam my brain for the right words. Or maybe I was just dead nervous, yeah that's it. ;)

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The Media Drop Survey: What would you pay to access news and information?

Surveys are best when they get a lot of data, so if you have a minute to spare, share your input with the media drop by filling in this teeny tiny survey so that we can all see what people really think about signing up for 'free' accounts to read news. Do you do it?

Personally, it bugs me to sign up to read something, not because I have to fill in two pages of info about me (I lie every time), but because I always loose my passwords and never seem to be able to get them back. Probably because I lie even on what my email is, so I can't remember even that key piece of info when I try to figure out how to log back in. Serves me right doesn't it? ;) Also, the news site is always covered with flash and flashing banners, ugh. God bless adblock!

Totally unrelated, Gareth Kay passed me a 'Musical Baton' which I replied to here on my linklog

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Happy Birthday to the original Happy Cog

Zeldman celebrates 10 years of mesmerizing us all online. You might know him best for the fab ad graveyard (and before you ask, yes, that's my dead campaign, and yes that's 'our' Claymore), or the frequently used icons, or maybe for his book Designing with web standards. Or the countless other ways he has made his presence known in the creative quarters of the web and the alleys of the advertising scene. Three cheers for Zeldman, (in Swedish) Hurra! Hurra! Hurra!.

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Olympus banned ad becomes Olympus Viral Campaign

Monday may 23 www.redeyedbaby.com went up and had a few films on it. A week later it was taken down...Fortunately it was up long enough for people to download the films..... ;)

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AdFormatie - Dutch Tradepress 2005

A very Painful rendition of Donna Summer's hit is what we called the self-promo video from Mindshare ....and Adformatie in Holland felt obliged to quote us on that. :)

"A really embarrassing rendition of Donna Summer's hit "She works hard for her money". The judgement from ad-addicts-pump Adland (ad-rag.com) on the promotional film from Mindshare is rock-hard."

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