Olympics – participants per medal per country


Since I don’t agree that comparing country results in Sochi 2014 by their population is fair, it was interesting for me to compile a table that represents the number of participants by country needed for one medal. Enjoy! These are the results after day 10 Data:

February 18, 2014

A link to the past: why Nintendo won’t make games for smartphones | The Verge


A link to the past: why Nintendo won’t make games for smartphones | The Verge While I understand Nintendo’s point of view and its view of itself as boutique game maker, I think that nowadays the reality has shifted (not in Nintendo’s favour). I mean that maybe for the past 100 years that was the […]

September 2, 2013

5 lessons community managers should take from journalists


Since I am a part of this social media/advertising/digital/web/mobile gig, I follow and see a lot of brands on social media just to see what’s happening and what others are doing. As with all things in life, there are both good & not so good examples. Here are my 5 cents on how to work […]

August 20, 2013

How everyone overdid the mobile video


  Lately, mobile video is all the craze. Youtube is still the king, but Instagram, Vine, Mixbit (child of YouTube founders) and others are entering the field to compete for the title of next big thing in video. Well what at least some of them have gotten wrong – video shouldn’t be treated the same […]

August 19, 2013

Facebook’s greed killed the conversation


I had heard about it, but didn’t give it too much attention until it happened with me – Facebook page notification box has been replaced by reach data of the page’s latest posts. And there’s no option to get back notifications. It looks like this: This is bad for businesses and their customers. Let me […]

April 22, 2013

Facebook bug lets page admins to message users from Facebook pages


It’s actually pretty simple – if you are an admin of a Facebook page, all you have to do is – start chat with anyone via that small chat box at the bottom of your browser, then open a new tab, navigate to a page you manage, choose the option “Use Facebook as [your page]”, […]

April 14, 2013

What can we learn from Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin”?


Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to watch Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin” in Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. To make long story short – it’s about love, false accusations, deceit and betrayal. The scene which got me thinking was when Count Friedrich accuses (falsely, because his wife has deceived him) Duke’s sister, Elsa, of […]

March 24, 2013

Social networks are the ones keeping online & offline separate (and how it can be fixed)


Recently more and more advertisers in Latvia have started to put their Facebook addresses and page names on their outdoor ads. While I’m happy that social networks are becoming more important in the whole marketing hierarchy, these ads got me thinking. My problem? This is cumbersome. So, there are couple of ways how to promote Facebook […]

October 1, 2012

Does your business need an app?

Apps are cool, I like apps. They let you (me) do more stuff with your (my) smartphone. Nonetheless, not all apps are cool and help you do more stuff. I’m writing this for you – Marketing manager, director, Chief Marketing Officer or Small Business Owner – to help you understand if you are ready or […]

September 18, 2012

Quote from “Return on Influence”

Here’s an example of how this influence data could be used in a very real way. I saw a very interesting piece of research about how people buy iPhones. A person who didn’t know anybody who owned an iPhone was only half as likely to buy one in the next six months compared to somebody […]

September 17, 2012

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