I’m happy to announce that I will be part of this year’s Webbdagarna event in Stockholm taking place on March 22 – 23, as part of the editorial team on stage as well as moderating two of the knowledge tracks during the event: Digital Strategies (22nd) and Innovation (23rd).
I recently wrote a series on different growing social media platforms for Swedish tech publication Internetworld, interviewing social media experts and companies using the services in different ways to support their business.
There are so many different channels out there for a company to choose from today – and it appears more are appearing by the day. This series is an attempt to help companies understand their customers’ behavior, and to learn how to pick platforms that actually makes sense for them to be present on.
You are sitting across from your best friend at the dinner table. Talking about anything and everything. Laughing about old memories and discussing the week’s happenings at work. The next morning you will remember a summary of what was said – the essence of the conversations and the most important parts; not every single world. Real life conversations happen right there and then, in the moment.
We love to communicate with emojis – smiley faces, red hearts and of course the always fitting party popper. In fact, over 6 billion emojis and stickers are sent every day on messaging apps, according to London based startup Swyftkey. No wonder brands are starting to catch on, realizing that they can connect with their customers by becoming a part of their everyday visual communication. The concept of emojis originally comes from Japan, but the use of “picture characters”, as the word translates to from Japanese, is today loved by everyone owning a smart device. In an article for Swedish digital business magazine Internetworld I recently interviewed WWF, Coca Cola, and Bris — Children’s Rights in Society , about the emoji and sticker campaigns they have launched on the European market this spring.
The old rule of work was nine to five and a morning commute to the office everyday. The new work day is anywhere and any time. Fast Company contributor Jay Cassano poses an interesting question: “Does The New York Subway Know The 9 To 5 Is Dead?“. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is having problems planning the train schedule because people have started traveling outside the traditional morning and evening commutes. Ross Perlin, also for Fast Company, takes the discussion further in her article “These Are The New Rules of Work“. The digital era is changing how, when and even where we work – making both employers and employees more flexible, and maybe forever allowing us to bid farewell to rush hour?