An exploration by Chris Quigley and Raul Lansink into open source brands / brand participation / brand co-production . . . or whatever you want to call it. We 're not quite sure what to call "it", and one of the main objectives of this blog is to discover just exactly what "it" is.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Book on boat

Photo of me reading my friend's new book on a yacht (in the Solent) ;-)
It's not the type of book I'd read normally (as it's a teen book) but all in all I really enjoyed it ;-)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tube Rank - interesting way to analyse YouTube videos

I've been working in the Viral advertising space for the last 10 years and so have a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn't.
Based on this thinking we've developed up *Viral Rank*, which is an easy to way to analyse how viral a video is (or not).
There's more information about how Viral Rank works on our blog - however, in short it's based around Conversation triggers and communities.  And of course, if you need some viral seeding then go to the Viral Ad Network!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Alarm Monitoring Company review summary

When someone buys anything these days - in the advent of the internet - reviews are super important, as they're a great way to get an idea of what a service / product is like.

When it comes to something like an alarm system - i.e. something you wouldn't necessarily know anything about - online community reviews are even more useful.

Luckily for AMCO there are a growing amount of reviews of their alarm systems, so here's a quick summary of the best reviews.

DooYoo: here are series of Alarm Monitoring Company reviews (AMCO)

Hot UK deals: another quick Alarm Monitoring Company review

Google: Google reviews of AMCO

Hope these are useful in helping you make a purchasing decision . . .

Saturday, February 04, 2012

24/7 medical alarm

AMCO's burglar alarm systems are pretty darn good - as they not only stop burglars, but also provide fire and medical cover.
For more information on AMCO's 24/7 medical emergency alarm, check out our website.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Banham business alarm

When you own a small business it's important to pick the right burglar alarm for you, to ensure it's well protected but at the same time ensure that it's value for money.
As money's becoming increasingly tight, then low cost security which returns high value is increasingly important - that's why we'd recommend having a look at alarms from AMCO - as AMCO's monitored alarms offer great value - especially compared to more expensive competitors like Banham.
For more info, check the alternative to a Banham business alarm - the  AMCO Alarm  - here.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Manchester, Warrington and North west burglar alarms

The great news is that our alarm installation team is growing by the day. Most recently we've added Tony to our team at the Alarm Monitoring Company who will be trained up to work in the North West as initially an alarm engineer and then in the future as a manager of the North West region.

Tony's family are based in Warrington, and so to help him promote the company in his area we've developed up a specific page for him on our alarm company website - designed to sell Burglar alarms in Warrington.

We're also hoping to expand the company and sell more Manchester alarms

Of course, one the best ways to find an alarm is to check out the right section on the Home Office website.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Home alarm advice from AMCO!

So I've been writing tips about what to do with a home alarm for a while now. My latest but of advice is to make sure you get a monitored home alarm, rather than a standard "bells only" alarm. This is important as if you don't have monitoring, then it's likely that no one will react to your alarm when it goes off - which isn't great.

Here's a great story from the Daily Mail about an alarm going wrong!

Of course I'm going to fairly impartial as I work for the Alarm Monitoring Company that specialises in monitored alarms.

Other than that, then I'd recommend considering either wired or wireless systems as options. There's an interesting article here from the Guardian about alarm systems here.