We talk about the popular use of comedy in brand building. While it works, as the old saying goes, “everyone is a comedian.” David thinks contrasting all that humor with emotional content is a better strategy. Of course, you can do uniquely humorous things. For example, listen to the “ad” at the beginning of this episode (around 1:42) of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast!
David recommends Buffer and MailChimp. While they sound like spammy tools, both products have influenced his strategy to directly phone users/customers and build real relationships & interactions.
Part deux of our chat with Tony Sarkees, an attorney in Chicago who loves making things at the local hackerspace as much as he loves gaming. We play This is Your Life, compete in a quiz about C64 games and talk gadgets.
Tony is the ultimate mobile consumer, switching his SIM card between Android & iPhone for many years. It all started with jailbreaking an iPod Touch.
Chris remembers Tony’s many tweets about his Chumby, a cuddly, user-friendly device that our guest believes has no counterpart.
Not too long ago, our guest’s friend Newman passed away and Chris is touched by Tony’s tribute to his cat.
On this episode we chat with attorney, gamer and maker Tony Sarkees. He teaches us that copyright laws were actually created to “propagate ideas, encourage creation of new works, inform the public and build a common culture.”
Tony taught himself CSS to publish a zine online where people can share how gaming and games have affected their lives. Be sure to check out the excellent design and the memoirs featured on electro bureau.
Parallax scrolling was the bread & butter of the startup, Scrollkit who got into some legal trouble for showing people how to use their service to create pages like Snow Fall.
Chris was looking at about.me and flavors.me in order to build a personal landing page. Tony convinces him otherwise.