Semih Sayginer

“The Turk” first showed me this while studying in Australia, can’t really remember if I’ve posted it before, but it’s well enough sick to post again. How’s this guy doing this? Impressive!

Rebtel – Powerful competitor to … Skype?

One of my Swedish friends from Bond University got a job at Rebtel a couple of months ago. I have to say that I didn’t think about it more than that, even though I checked his blog a couple of times just to keep up with the general idea of New Media Marketing and the different sources he recommended.

However, I have to say that after trying Rebtel a couple of times the past 2-3 days I’ve become quite fond of the concept and idea that Rebtel has. This is the basic idea of Rebtel:

But there’s more to it, you can also make a Smart Call which is when the real savings really kicks in I suppose. Here are an example of rates (without using the Smart Call which basically makes it all free) from Ireland to Sweden: To Landline: EUR 0.012, to Mobile EUR 0.089. Of course you’ll pay the mobile operator’s cost as usual on top of these international fees. If you on the other hand make a Smart Call, you’ll only pay the mobile operator’s cost as you would if you called someone within your own country as normal.

Quite nifty.

1 to go

Boom! The final assignment for Entrepreneurship was just handed in. It was a Feasibility Study for a company that we’d like to call BTravel, that’s about all I can say at the moment as we’re currently talking to an Investor in Dubai (!) to come up with the money to finance the different stages. It’s hardly the case that they’d cover all the risk (that is, all the money) that is needed as it stretches a bit over US$1M but a kick-off to start discussions is always nice. 50 pages down in a Feasibility Study might seem much, but that also means we have a solid ground if we decide to go with a Business Plan to be presented to Venture Capitalists or other Investors.

Anyway. Only one exam to go, ever. Oh, what a feeling, keep believing … schalala.

Viral Marketing 101

“Infectious disease with a reproduction rate (R) greater than 1”

Ozone1 and OzoneSwim

Presented the website layout for one of the sub-brands of Ozone1 today. It’s a concept for one of their products called OzoneSwim which basically is a product that uses Ozone instead of (at least much less) chlorine as is used today. Everything went good, the marketing director gave the goahead, tomorrow the price will be discussed, but as it looks right now I’ll turn to Joel for the HTML (got no time) and take a bit of the cake myself for providing the concept and the customer. Sounds good to me! We’ll see tomorrow if our proposed price went through, but it should since it’s god damn cheap, they’ll be stupid to turn it down, especially since they need the new site up and running within 1 week.

After that meeting it was time to finish up our MarCom Foster’s Lager campaign, we have around 50 pages as it is right now and will incorporate appendices that will make it even longer. Only one problem, namely the fact that it’s maximum 20 pages on the outline, however we’ll probably get around that when we talk to the professor, if you want to do it right, you cant do it with 20 pages.