Launching a brand on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter is a simple feat... You can do it in half an hour with time to spare for a coffee. Sounds good right? Doing it successfully, that is the challenge; and one that requires a great deal of preparation, work and expertise. The bigger the brand, the more people that need to be engaged and excited by the delivery, not just fans, but the people involved in the process. There are some thing you can do to improve your chances but regrettably, none of them involve coffee-breaks...

Last week, the Sunday Mirror was successfully sued in France, under EU law, for an English language article, which was (likely) legal under English laws, by an English newspaper, on a website hosted in the UK.

When using a YouTube video on an external site, even if its from your own brand's collection, you face an issue of the YouTube player looking like, well, the YouTube player. There are technical methods for skinning the player to achieve a look and field as you like, however those involve the API and need a tech to get involved. YouTube do allow you to do some skinning yourself to make it a little more palatable on your plate.

I came across the below linked article earlier and was more than a little frustrated with it. The central message is that the company involved decided there were no good CMSs available to them and so decided to build their own. Not uncommon but rarely a good idea.

My frustration however is with terminology, the company insists that this is NOT a CMS and that plugins, are a flawed way do approach extending a website.

There is a lot of functionality in Project that many PM’s just don’t use, but should. These are my top ten things every PM should be aware of that will make your lives easier and slightly more fun...

Some of you out there will be lucky enough to be working in an organization that has an effective implementation of MS Project Server. Those lucky few can skip this article, feeling cheerily smug that this is handled for them at an enterprise level…. For the rest of us, there is a lot of functionality within MS Project that typically doesn’t get used, including the ability to import external plans into a single, master plan.