Polestar 2: The verdict

Geez, I had no idea you were so interested in my vision on a car 😊. I’m flattered. As my dear departed grandfather used to say: cool down before you judge. So, I did. I took long walks over the weekend, calmed down in the stiff breeze at Zeebrugge beach (don’t ask…). Here it is: …

Chronicle of a Death Foretold: This Petrolhead

Cars. I passionately love them since I was a little boy. Their seductive lines, the raw power, the hissing of the rubber as it kisses the highway, the happy roaring of a V8 as it thunders to the horizon. The smell of leather, fuel, and oil. The kick in the stomach as horses get unleashed, …

SXSW: Truth to Power, Power to Purpose

SXSW 2019 slowly powers down. My 15th one, and, -once again- a splendid edition. Austin is still weird. SXSW still inspiring. We’ve found the answers to some questions, and part with a gazillion new questions spinning in our heads. Mission qua brain fuel: accomplished. I tried to synthesize some highlights, before the maelstrom of things …

Pukkelpop 11: Twitter, the messenger of the Gods

In the old days, the old Gods would send Mercury to bring news. The messenger of the Gods, with his winged feet, was unstoppable and would bring the messages wherever they had to go. We, modern people, are so used to fast, reliable communication. Phones. Messaging services. They became the cornerstone of our society. We’re …

Location starts getting real value

#SxSW in Austin still needs to officially kick off, but one thing is for sure: it is still about location, location, location. In the night and early hours before the event, you see location based tags and check-ins popping up like warm popcorn all over the city. Foursquare, Gowalla and Google Places are arm wrestling …

30 % certified FROG

So you’re tired. You ask for coffee. A friendly waitress brings you a steaming mug with something black in. So far, so good. And then, you see the giant frog on the sticker claiming it is for 30 percent certified…. certified what. Frog? And the other 70? Heeeeelp! 😉

TWEET UP WITH US!

This is a small reminder of our tweet up that will take place on Wednesday, June 23! During the teet up you will meet with the Porter Novelli digital experts including: Gary Stockman, Porter Novelli CEO John Havens, VP, Social Media at Porter Novelli and the author of the book, Tactical Transparency: How Leaders Can …

The Monkey wrench

I just love booths that attract the eye. Grabbing attention at a massive congress as #SXSW is a must if you want to get in the charts. Most booths #fail miserably though… and seem to be competing in sheer boredom. One of the ones that caught my eye was this “Monkey Wrench”. A Panamarenko- meets-special-mushrooms …

Fire alarm rocks Twitter

#SXSW in Austin took off in style (and with a bang). The first Blogger Lounge Tweet-up was brutally interrupted by a massive fire-alarm. Elvis had to leave the building! Stunning sight to see a couple of thousand Social Media enthusiasts on the Texan pavements, hammering away on their i-phones. Must doubtless be the most tweeted …

#SXSW …. And this year with me ;-)

Arrived in Austin, Texas, after a stormy, bumby and hellish journey of just under 20 hours. Bit broken, bit beat, bit grumpy, way tired but nothing a Texan stake and some Mexican Tequila-enhanced beer can’t cure. Arriving on Austins friendly airport always makes me smile: deep-rolling Texan accents and real-blue jeans. A cabdriver with a …