Friday, July 27, 2012

Let the world's first Mobile Social Olympics Games begin...

Olympic Games: the world's biggest sporting event & celebration of skill and spirit...
have gone social.

Official logo - London 2012 Olympics (27 July - 12 Aug)

Meet Wenlock and Mandeville - the official game mascots for London 2012

London Olympics (27 July-12 Aug, 2012) are coming. The announcements & ads have begun.
  • Official site for the grand sporting spectacular in London is
  • Official website of the Olympic movement: 
  • Wenlock & Mandeville are the official mascots for the London 2012 games. Read more
  • The London 2012 Olympic Games' Official Facebook page
  • Olympics Opening Ceremony (1 billion TV viewers) is among the most watched events on the Planet
  • The 3 Official FREE Mobile Apps for London 2012 Olympics. Download them here.
    Schedules, Results, Medals, Tickets, Venues - get all the info!
  • London 2012 is the world's first Mobile-Social Olympics. The official twitter hashtags are #London2012 #Olympics 

David Beckham - Samsung London 2012 Olympics Brand Ambassador for Galaxy S III

Coca-Cola's London 2012 Olympics 'Move To The Beat TVC' - a musical collage of sports sounds.
Coke's Olympic Games anthem Anywhere in the World ft. Mark Ronson & Katy B.

WARNING: This film may cause a lump in your throat, or make you choke with emotion!

Olympic Game logos over the years - LA, Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing...

Official logo for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

With that, I declare the excitement open. Let the Socialympics games begin. 

Here's a neat InfoGraphic from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the closely linked relationship between sports and social media. To get all the updates on athletes, teams, events, games, follow the London Olympics on The Social Media Olympic Hub.

Thanks to Robin Grant of We Are Social for posting the above infographic.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

IBM Social Business Breakfast - Photos & Notes #IBMsocbizNZ

Evolving from Social Media > to > Social Business.

Key Takeaway: AGENDA... to make Social Business a reality for your organisation

At 7:30 am today, I was among the lucky ones to attend a Social Business Breakfast (hashtag #IBMsocbizNZ) at IBM New Zealand. A smart marketing morning with crisp digital bytes!

Attracting a full turnout of marketers for the opening session in a well-arranged conference room (with generous breakfast + coffee), the event was organized by IBMer, Vaughan Rivett.

Many Thanks... IBM for breakfast, and @SocialBizGuy for your talk. Much appreciated.

In his presentation, Vaughan narrated The Success Story of How IBM transformed into a Social Business, taking attendees through the process and elements of a Social Business strategy.

The event ended with an open Q&A round, and a business card draw with some cool prizes - 4 books authored by Collaboration Strategist, Michael Sampson. And 3 headsets by Plantronics.

You'll find more event details here on Facebook, 
Michael Sampson's detailed notes on the event here
and, Vaughan Rivett's event summary on his blog here.