Tag Archives: DIT

Helsinki

Helsinki provided proper Slush weather this year –dark, cold sleet / snow. Inside the venue was again a trade show with a really different feel, and whilst slightly less manic than in previous years (although still more nightclub than conference … Continue reading

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Toronto / London / Lisbon

Three events in quick succession, all very different but all in their own way reinforcing two key trends – the changing shape of the creative economy, and the increasing political recognition, and support, of its economic impact. iVentures in Toronto … Continue reading

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Cologne

Dmexco in Cologne for the first time, a really busy show with a broad German / EU / international audience. Across a series of exhibition halls it gave a very good state of the nation view on the digital marketing … Continue reading

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August

As is now traditional the UK has adopted a southern European attitude to August, so a good time to both catch up and look forward. Playable City continues to expand. The Smart Oxford Playable City commission went to Guerrilla Dance … Continue reading

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Los Angeles / Austin

Across a trip to the US further reminders that the scale and capitalisation of “digital content” channels there has very few comparators to the UK market, and that the traditional channel and studios are rapidly entering the space in order … Continue reading

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Hyderabad / Mumbai / Delhi

The inaugural India Gaming Show in Delhi (noisily) showcased a Games sector showing potential for fast acceleration from a low base point – driven by mobile. Console and PC hardware is still very expensive for many users but the acceleration … Continue reading

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2017

So I’ve been invited to a reception in Washington the weekend of the presidential inauguration…part of me finds the idea interesting and compelling, part of me wants to run a mile. Much like the prospect of 2017 really. For DIT … Continue reading

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San Francisco / Los Angeles

(To answer the question from the Helsinki blog, no-one talked about it, at all, like the whole of California has just decided to mentally block what comes next…) A really stimulating visit to San Francisco (including VRX 2016) and then … Continue reading

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Helsinki

A different (significantly colder) city and a very different show – even though ostensibly the area of focus was identical. Slush in Helsinki still manages to protect its founding student cooperative ethos, even as it reaches 17,000 people; it’s quite … Continue reading

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Lisbon

To Lisbon for the first iteration of Web Summit in the city. The event is now gigantic, c.50,000 attendees, but what was happening beyond the Summit was of most interest last week. As noted elsewhere I’ve become increasingly cynical about … Continue reading

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