Andy Lark on Productivity

Feb 6 2009

We talk a lot about productivity at RD2. It’s extremely important for us to be able to be focused and efficient in our day to day. In reading my RSS feeds this morning I stumbled across this post from Dell’s VP of Global Marketing, Communities & Conversations and friend of RD2, Andy Lark.

Below are Andy’s “12 Key Habits to Start With” on your way to a productive day:

1. Set your 3 MITs (Most Important Tasks) each morning...

Cool Twitter tool:

Feb 5 2009

BJ recommended to me a few days ago and I have to say I love it.

What is is a URL shortening service (like tinyurl or snipurl) that turns long URLs into short ones, perfect for pasting into Twitter, Facebook statuses, or other places where character count… counts.

What makes cool? is cool because you can create an account and it shows stats for all of your trimmed links...



My Social Media Move

Jan 17 2009

It has been an extremely busy time at RD2, and thus the blog has been a little quiet for the past few days. Part of that busy-ness for me has been moving. I have moved to Houston, am continuing to work for RD2 remotely, and will be in town frequently for client meetings and such.

I had lived in the same house for my entire life until I went to college. And I have moved every single year since then.

Social Media has been a part of my life for a long time, but I made this move using Social Media tools almost exclusively...

My new obsession: Mobile Content Creation

Dec 29 2008

I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday! This Christmas season, as I was out and about (without my computer) with family and friends and even more family, I am again remembering my affinity for mobile content creation.

Below are reviews of my favorite mobile content creation tools. I’d love to hear your additions to the list!

Twitterific iPhone app WordPress iPhone app Flickr via e-mail Twitterific

Twitterific is an iPhone application that allows me to keep up with my Twitter feeds and post tweets...

Which widgets: what content is really valuable in your Blog’s side bar?

Dec 18 2008

In many situations (fashion, food, my social life), I tend to disagree with the old adage that less is more. I love Halloween costumes, Las Vegas, loaded ice cream sundaes, drinking expensive champagne, etc. etc. For the most part I wholeheartedly believe that more is in fact, and by definition, more.

In my job however, it’s all about streamlining. At RD2, we tend to refer to it as “do less better.” We know that our clients can’t be all things to all people, and that just because we can include a cool feature doesn’t mean it’s the right fit...

Clients in the news:

Dec 15 2008

A few weeks ago we announced the relaunch of This morning, National Credit Report made the official announcement in the form of this press release.

Here is an excerpt from the release:

Steel Vaults Launches ...

Twitter stats and starting your own corporate Twitter account

Dec 11 2008

Twitter is my current addiction. It’s been great, especially as we launched our big news this week. Hours after the twitted announcement, we had several new SharePoint followers, and have begun some really interesting conversations with those contacts.

The HP Lab in Palo Alto recently did a study reviewing the average use of Twitter users (full report available in PDF here)...

Top 6 reasons people use the internet

Dec 3 2008

I found a survey (dated April 2008) by Gartner today with the top reasons people use the internet.

Top 6 reasons people use the internet:

Use e-mail Gather information Online banking Sharing photos, videos, and files Geographic navigation services Shopping online

These six things are becoming “utilitarian,” and any new medium (mobile devices, etc.) will have to consider the importance of these six in user’s lives to succeed. I wish that the study would have broken down “gathering Information,” as it seems a little broad...