31 December

Announcing the SportsCenter Feed for iPhone & iPad

Announcing the SportsCenter Feed for iPhone & iPad

This is the first of a few posts on ESPN’s product launches / updates. You can view them all in three places: product.espn.com, Facebook.com/espnproduct and on this blog. I am late to announce the launch of ESPN’s newest mobile application, The SportsCenter Feed. The Feed launched for Christmas and is available in iOS for both […]

30 December

Uber’s Transparent New Year’s Eve

I like the transparency with their users. I like the awareness / intelligence of the pricing. And I like how its done with a marketing spin on it as well.

29 December

Amazon Most Gifted Tagline, Promotion

The “most gifted” tagline and promotion is effective… particularly in the web’s largest marketplace with the web’s largest collection of products. And that’s why it looks so similar to how they market year after year. And that’s why I like it year after year!

16 December

ESPN, College Football Instant Replays & Twitter

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Video highlights and clips are an ESPN hallmark. And for college football fans, December and January represent bowl season. This year, in partnership with Ford, those fans can get embedded replays and highlights on Twitter.

14 December

Square’s App Download Page

I have written in the past about designing for web-to-mobile downloads. Some treatments are effective (ie Jetsetter) despite most being ineffective.

13 December

2012 – Brought to You By Facebook

Facebook’s 2012 in Review ‘app’ is really fantastic: fun, easy, and surprisingly accurate. In one click, Facebook creates a mini-Timeline of your 2012 highlights… and it sums of the year with the 20 most socially active and visual moments.

11 December

Patriots vs. Texans via Instagram & WordPress 3.5

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Last night I was able to attend ESPN’s Monday Night Football game: Houston Texans at New England Patriots. Having caught much of the experience on Instagram, I thought it was a good opportunity to also put WordPress’ new 3.5 platform (“Elvin“) to use. The new Media hub is really fantastic.

11 December

Facebook Gifts, Reminiscent of Facebook Offers

Three things to note about Facebook Gifts: 1. Fascinating – and yet powerful – that the only promotion of Facebook Gifts is within the birthday alerts. It’s the definition of “in the river” marketing and promotion.

4 December

Facebook Messenger Sans Account.

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Fascinating. Really important to watch as Facebook moves to the next billion users – which is applicable to the platform and account setting here. Also marks the importance of attention to user funnels and onboarding – clearly something facebooks knows well.

4 December

Facebook Messenger Sans Account.

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Fascinating. Really important to watch as Facebook moves to the next billion users – which is applicable to the platform and account setting here. Also marks the importance of attention to user funnels and onboarding – clearly something facebooks knows well.

24 November

Thanksgiving Day E-Commerce Traffic: Amazon, Walmart

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Experian released 2012 online traffic data for Thanksgiving e-commerce compared to the prior year. Across teh board, Thanksgiving day traffic was +71% – an astounding increase. And it was 46% greater on Thanksgiving day versus the prior day (Wednesday).

6 November

Election Day: With Some Help from Facebook, Google, Quora, etc

It’s election day. Go vote. And Facebook, Google, Quora and others are here to help how best they can. Three screenshots from those three companies because they have put together really great, on-brand and on-experience products to assist: