Netzfischer und Web Jungle sind jetzt eins.

Manche mögen es bemerkt haben: hier auf Netzfischer erscheinen plötzlich die Inhalte meines anderen Blogs:

Der Grund ist ganz einfach und gleichzeitig sehr ärgerlich: im Rahmen einer Servermigration wurden die Daten vom ehemaligen Netzfischer Blog nicht korrekt auf den neuen Server migriert. Heisst: Die Inhalte vom Netzfischer Blog sind unwiderruflich verloren. 

Da ich seit einiger Zeit bereits darüber nachdenke, wie ich aus der Nummer herauskomme, zwei Blogs pflegen zu müssen, ist dies eine nicht gewollte, ärgerliche aber auch befreiende Lösung.

Schlimmer wäre es übrigens gewesen, wenn die Web Jungle Inhalte verloren gegangen wären. Denn im Gegensatz zum Netzfischer Blog, wo ich ein wildes Sammelsurium an unterschiedlichsten Inhalten hatte, sind die Web Jungle Posts über viele Jahre sehr fokussiert auf digitales Marketing gewesen. Die Inhalte spiegeln somit zumindest teilweise wider, was ich an Cases und Trends interessant fand.

Somit gibt es jetzt also nur noch ein Blog. Willkommen bei – ein Blog über Netzkultur, digitales Marketing und was mich sonst noch so interessiert 🙂

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Happy Birthday – 10 Jahre Web Jungle Blog

10GeburtstagWebJungleBlogZehn Jahre ist heutzutage für ein Blog ein durchaus beachtliches Jubiläum. Es gibt noch nicht sehr viele Blogs, die solch eine Historie vorweisen können.

Insofern bin ich sehr stolz darauf, dass dieses Blog heute seinen 10. Geburtstag feiert. Auch wenn die Postings in letzter Zeit in reduzierter Frequenz stattfanden, ist dieses Blog immer noch mein bevorzugter Kanal, um meine Fundstücke bzgl. Digital Marketing zu zeigen und meine Meinung dazu öffentlich darzulegen.

Ursprünglich formierte dieses Blog für das erste halbe Jahr übrigens unter der URL Das war damals ein erster Test, ob mir das Bloggen überhaupt gefallen würde.

Allerdings stellte sich für mich schnell heraus, dass eine eigene, gehostete Blogversion, sehr viel attraktiver ist. Somit zog das Blog im Oktober 2005 auf die eigene Domain mit einer WordPress Installation um.

Aus der Leidenschaft zum Bloggen sind dann noch das Netzfischer und das Urlaubsnotizen Blog entstanden, plus einige andere, die ich allerdings nicht mehr befülle.

Seit dem ich mich im Juni 2014 als Berater für digitales Marketing selbständig gemacht habe, sollte man meinen, dass ich fast nichts besseres zu tun hätte, als dieses Blog regelmäßig zu befüllen. Aber die Mär von „selbst“ und „ständig“ ist nicht ganz falsch. So wird es hier weiterhin eher unregelmäßg Beiträge geben. Am besten ihr abonniert den RSS Feed.

Warum hänge ich dennoch an diesem Blog, auch wenn ich es nur selten befülle? Wenn auch selten genutzt, ist es für mich die einzige Oberfläche, auf der ich meine Meinung und meine Marketing-Netzfundstücke frei veröffentlichen kann. Manchmal ergibt sich daraus sogar eine interessante Diskussion, wenn auch mehr auf Facebook als hier im Blog.

Auch sonst macht es mir einfach Spaß, über die Zeit hinweg solch eine Sammlung von Fundstücken aufzubauen, in der ich immer wieder gerne stöber, und die mit jedem Jahr interessanter und für mich persönlich wertvoller wird!

Daher: auf die nächsten 10 Jahre 🙂




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Sony’s new ad will be the worlds first motionflow event

Somehow Sony managed to get everyone excited even about the making of a new advertisement. There was a lot of discussion about the previous bravia ads during their production. Now Sony has started the production of a new ad, which is being shot in a square in italy, where they are intending to build something that looks like the following:

The idea is to build a camera setup, that makes speed of images visible. Hence they rebuild the zoetrope:

It’s 1834 and William Horner has just invented the zoetrope. Its rotating drum transforms still images into a single moving picture. As the Greek name suggests, it’s the ‘wheel of life’ (zoe ‘life’, trope ‘turn’).

Fast forward to today and Sony’s Motionflow technology, intelligently adding new frames to action scenes to make them appear smoother than ever. At 200 frames a second, Motionflow 200Hz is like a fast, fluid 21st-century zoetrope.

What better way to celebrate this technology than through the creation of BRAVIA-drome, the most technologically advanced zoetrope in the world. We’ll bring you breaking news of our Motionflow 200Hz event, as it happens. Stay tuned.

So they need something or someone really fast to demonstrate the uniqueness of this setup. The solution: the ad will feature brazilian football player Kaka:

Football’s speeding up: the players run faster, the ball travels further. It’s the ultimate test of Motionflow 200Hz, the world’s first technology which makes intense action scenes appear as clear and smooth as real life.

It’s certainly a challenge, keeping up with AC Milan player Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, better known as Kaká. He’s one of the fastest players on the pitch with a speed that’s rarely matched, making him the perfect embodiment of sharp and fast Motionflow 200Hz technology.

Currently, they are still building the whole construction. You can follow their progress on the blog specifically setup for this.

(Found at adrants)

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New Blog, new topics – a new travelblog

A new blog for each topic. After a blog about new and cool stuff on the net, tips for inspiration and motivation, as well as funny videoclips I have now opened a new blog – a travel blog named  It is, my dear english readers, also in german – as the others. (This blog here is the only one in english, since the topic of digital media marketing is too international to keep it within the german blogosphere.)

For you, my dear german readers, the travelblog will provide you with a photo and text documentary of my travels – the first one being a fantastic tour of the west coast of the USA. You can find more information about the places we’ll visit over here. And here is a map of the trip:

Größere Kartenansicht

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Becks wants you to blog for them

Just when you thought that everybody who wants to use a (corporate) blog in their communication has tried (and sometimes failed miserably), Becks opens the bottle and starts a blogger casting.

Here is what they want:

You live by the blog. You have a way with words that hold people captive. And you don’t shy away from being in the public eye. Then we want you. Give your two cents worth, and we’ll give you a handsome salary and other bright perks. Your name and blogs will be seen by many around the world. Others have 365 days, you have 365 entries in a year. You get to work with Beck’s and a congenial creative team in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You might even relocate to a greener pasture. Sounds too good to be true?

Adverblog found a quote from a press release:

„Our consumers actively seek out links to new trends and genuine material from around the globe. They have a desire to learn about people who share the same values as they do. The Beck’s new columnist will help uncover and highlight relevant and exciting topics for our consumers, enabling us to better connect with them.“

The idea is not new, but it could work well for becks, if the blogger manages to connect will with the becks consumer. But there are several possible negative outcomes:

  1. The blogger will blog too much in favour of becks undertakings: it might not be sufficiently authentic and people might stop reading.
  2. The blogger will blog very independently and could soon be a ‚celebrity‘, successful even when disconnected from the becks brand. Hence the image transfer to becks might decrease over time.
  3. The blogging could turn out to be extremely boring regardless of the being authentic or not. Again people might stop reading it.

In either case it is a comparatively small investment (at the cost of probably only a few TV commercials) with a large possible upside to it.

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Chrysler listens, Starbucks wants ideas.

There seems to be a concurrent trend. Two companies just announced new projects / plattforms on which they want to listen to consumers, engage them, discuss product development with them.

Starbucks launched the website „My Starbucks Idea“ on which they aks users to provide Starbucks with their ideas:

You know better than anyone else what you want from Starbucks. So tell us. What’s your Starbucks Idea? Revolutionary or simple—we want to hear it. Share your ideas, tell us what you think of other people’s ideas and join the discussion. We’re here, and we’re ready to make ideas happen. Let’s get started.

As you would expect, you can post ideas, vote on other’s ideas, discuss ideas, etc. In addition, there is a blog called „ideas in action“ that covers the project. At the moment, some sources are rather cynical about the project, because people mostly just ask about free drinks, fre Wi-Fi, etc. I am curious to see if there will be some really good ideas with added value resulting from this approach.

Chrysler, on the other hand, will launch a „customer advisory board“ of up to 5.000 consumers chosen of those who will apply through the website to take part. Once they can access the forum, they can submit ideas, get a sneak peak at videos, etc. It will be interesting to see if they can capture the right target audience, to quote autoblog:

However, we’re a little unsure if the tactic will provide Chrysler with what it needs to shape the future of its products and services, considering that the only people likely to sign up are partisan pistonheads who are already married to the Mopar camp or slighted customers looking for a place to vent.

For some companies, this change in dealing with the (online) target group has resulted in successes, as Ad Age writes about the Dell case study:

This sort of online listening post worked for Dell, whose IdeaStorm website resulted in a few concrete product developments and, in turn, helped to turn some of the computer-maker’s fiercest critics. One of them, Jeff Jarvis, went from a state of high dudgeon on his blog to praise the company in BusinessWeek.

In my opinion these approaches should probably work fine, as long as there is added value for both sides. If the consumer ideas and suggestions are crap, useless, unreal or simply silly, the companies might soon stop asking consumers in this fashion. It would then be much easier to go back to the old fashioned model of focus group research, where the noise to signal ratio is much better.

On the other hand, there should be some real improvements/products/ideas coming out of these approaches, making the whole outcome visible to the participating audience, showing them that their little contribution did infact change the way these companies go to market (even if the resulting outcomes were not your own idea, you would appreciate the effort made by the company).

Otherwise we’ll start having similar symptons as you have in German elections nowadays. You feel like your vote is too small to make a difference – and heck, no matter what people vote for, it doesn’t feel like things change much anyway. So why bother.

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