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  • Publicis prioritizing investment is super smart. Nothing to be gained from investing in Cannes. Way over priced ,
  • Cannes this year is both shallow and disappointing. Some ok content but overly commercial and no CMO agenda ,
  • Shares in Cannes Lions' owner fall as Publicis pulls out and WPP voices doubts ,
  • All marketing arcs lead to membership. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Sharing = currency of communications. The system (social media) carries the currency and enables transactions . @Cannes_Lions,
  • Better never stops @Cannes_Lions,
  • Love the power of great brands + great artists + great institutions being drawn together by the artist ,
  • Yup ,
  • Unification of Unilever marketing org means better control over assets - less duplication/volume and more localization @Cannes_Lions,
  • Keith makes a fair point on reach - is about reaching those you haven't reached. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Creativity is last source of competitive advantage. Maybe... ,
  • Unstereotyped ads perform 25% better. a convenient number? but just the same a powerful point if even 5% better. @keithweed,
  • Brand safety and suitability go hand in hand. Some progress made but way to go. @keithweed,
  • Time to tackle the bots. Rip the ad fraud out. No such thing as cheap media. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Must count 100% of pixels as a view. Not 50% and not less. Need for 3rd party verification @Cannes_Lions,
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Pimping my dell m1330

I’m really enjoying my Dell M1330.  Love the form factor and design.  Given I’m recommending it to all kinds of folks, here’s how to pimp it out for trips…

  1. Dell Travel Adapter.  This really small adapter enables you to run power to the unit from the socket or, clip in the “lighter” adapter for those long AA flights.  Am also thinking about getting the long-life battery but haven’t really needed it so far.  BTW – even though the M1330 has a hexagonal plug, the round ones fit as well…
  2. Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse.  I find this is really handy on long trips.  Although, the M1330 has a pretty large palm rest so I’m using it much less than when I traveled with my Dell D420.
  3. Jawbone Headset.  When on the move it works great with my Crackberry.  When in the hotel it is real handy for Skype calls.  Perfect sound.
  4. Shure Headset.  Frankly I don’t like these as much as the Bose but they are much more portable and deliver pretty good sound.  For long trips I’ll typically burn a couple of DVDs to disk and watch them on the flight.
  5. Zune player.  I really like the Zune interface and the player is great.  I’ve got a black 8gb version.
  6. USB port. I still carry one but rarely use it now.  My M1330 has plenty of ports and the SD reader means I just plug my Camera card in.
  7. I’m a bag junkie. At the moment I’ve got a Dell backpack which is pretty good and also a small Tumi briefcase.  I found I needed something bigger than both to lug my Mac around – not necessary with an M1330.

I’ll post what I’ve got to pimp my m1330 out on the desktop…

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