STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

How to Fight Populism

Populism is brewing in many Western democracies. Is there a way to fight back? It may be too late — at least this time around.

DIGITAL MEDIA

How I Used Machine Learning to Predict Soccer Games for 24 Months Straight

From a simple Python program and less than 10,000 lines of code, I still had made something that performed just as well as the market.

Iceberg Publishing

A great website can be so much more than the sum of all pages linked from your site's navigation menu.

Instagram Strategies (for Businesses)

How do you get real Instagram followers for your business? Here you'll find those few strategies that actually work.

What I Learned from Creating a Free 28 Day Email Course

I think "learning by doing" is the way to go. Here's what I learned from creating a free email course.

Viral Loops (and some Math)

Do you aspire to design viral loops for your business? Bring out your calculator — it's time for viral math.

Get a Data Warehouse

Datadriven PR- and marketing is the future. But the time to invest in a data warehouse is now, not tomorrow.

PRACTICAL INFLUENCE

How to Write a Blogger Outreach Email (Including Two Templates)

Examples of how to write blogger outreach emails that will get influencers interested in your pitch.

10 Storytelling Elements (Found in All Great Stories)

Some storytelling elements just keep coming back, again and again. Well, here they are.

Improve Your Storytelling (in 15 Minutes)

How do you improve your storytelling? These simple scripts will help you — in less than 15 minutes.

12 Psychology Tricks

An animated video to showcase 12 psychology tricks to persuade others. It's valuable to know and practice these techniques to make yourself more immune to persuasion attempts by others.

How to Persuade Anyone of Anything

How do you persuade anyone of anything? It requires careful preparations, active listening — and good ethics.

Storytelling for Jedi Masters

Star Wars is just a perfect example of classic storytelling.

LIFE DESIGN

My Fucket List

It's popular to write bucket lists of things to do before you die. But why not also write a fucket list of things never to try?

Top 10 Introvert Myths

I'm an introvert and I'd like to see all myths about introverts debunked. Because most people have the wrong idea about us.

The Acceleration Theory (The Maurice Greene Post)

The acceleration theory on why it's less important to reach maximum velocity fast, and more important to prolong the acceleration phase.
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ONLINE TRENDS

The Banksy Shredder

Here's the code pen. You know you need it.
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Deepfake Videos are Coming

Now, just about anyone can be in almost anything — and there's no clear solution or any serious consequences.

How to Keep Up with Online Trends

How do you keep up with digital trends in today's wired world — and must you become a Pokémon marketing expert now?

THE FEED

My Twin Peaks Theory

The Twin Peaks finale left me sad and empty. But what if the show ended on a positive note? This is my "happy ending" theory.

The Four Dot Ellipsis Mystery

Why are there four dots ending the intros and opening crawls in Star Wars? And is there really such a thing as a 'four dot ellipsis'?

Bell Pottinger’s Non-Apology

The reputation management agency Bell Pottinger issues an apology that isn't a real apology. And I hate every word of it.

Get a Data Warehouse

Datadriven PR- and marketing is the future. But the time to invest in a data warehouse is now, not tomorrow.

How to Persuade Anyone of Anything

How do you persuade anyone of anything? It requires careful preparations, active listening — and good ethics.

MY REVIEWS

Why are there four dots ending the intros and opening crawls in Star Wars? And is there really such a thing as a 'four dot ellipsis'?

WHAT TO WATCH

Well, this escalated quickly. So, the Chinese government has found a way to cut costs and add speed to...

OPINIONS

The Platitude Sickness

"You should ensure that all your marketing efforts are effective." According to Wikipedia: "A platitude...

Is Spin a Bad Thing?

What does it mean to "spin" something — and is it bad?

The New Marketing Elite

Whether they freelance or build lifestyle businesses, they are becoming the new online marketing elite, a force in marketing to be reckoned with.

The Social Media Fakers

Do you follow someone on social media with a picture-perfect lifestyle, but you suspect that they're just faking it?

IDEAS

My Twin Peaks Theory

The Twin Peaks finale left me sad and empty. But what if the show ended on a positive note? This is my "happy ending" theory.

The Four Dot Ellipsis Mystery

Why are there four dots ending the intros and opening crawls in Star Wars? And is there really such a thing as a 'four dot ellipsis'?

Top 10 Introvert Myths

I'm an introvert and I'd like to see all myths about introverts debunked. Because most people have the wrong idea about us.

The Acceleration Theory (The Maurice Greene Post)

The acceleration theory on why it's less important to reach maximum velocity fast, and more important to prolong the acceleration phase.

SCIENCE

How to Fight Populism

Populism is brewing in many Western democracies. Is there a way to fight back? It may be too late — at least this time around.

Decoding Brand Relationships

Public relations is easy to understand, but difficult to master. This post will guide you on how to de-code brand relationships.

How ‘Alternative Facts’ is a Thing

Some people believe the craziest things — despite being proven wrong. Science can explain why people are stupid.

Why Small Numbers Matter

We love big numbers in marketing, but when push comes to shove, it's the small numbers that matter.