Posts Tagged ‘WOMWorld’

1000Heads wins prestigious WOMMY award for #NokiaNav – Congrats @WOMWorldNokia

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Some of the 1000heads/WOM crew: Katie, Simon, Frank and Joel - these guys are awesome! You know you just need to be awesome to work at 1000heads right? It's part of the skills requirements and job description!

1000heads – the guys and gals behind WOMWorld/Nokia have won a prestigious WOMMY award for their #NokiaNav Campaign. Since 2006, the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) has recognized the people, agencies, and brands behind the most remarkable word of mouth marketing campaigns.

“The WOMMYs are the most prestigious and rigorous awards in the word of mouth industry, and we are delighted that we’ve been acknowledged for “Best strategic thinking to measure the impact/success of WOM”. With #NokiaNav,we focused on understanding, measuring and shifting the sentiment of conversation around Nokia’s accessories and navigation tools. We believe that this approach, which moves beyond reach to the context and meaning of word of mouth, is essential in creating truly effective campaigns.”

Congrats WOMWorld and 1000heads! They are the reason I started blogging (because of their support I spoke too much about Nokia stuff and needed my own place to go Nokia crazy – hence – They’ve been behind nearly all of the memorable Nokia events as well as supporting bloggers (and other online folk) around the world with Nokia trial devices.

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Events: Pre #NokiaWorld Meet Today at @1000Heads / @WOMWorldNokia HQ –

September 13, 2010 7 comments

Beginning this afternoon, from 3pm to 7pm, the 1000 Heads Office, at 41-44 Great Windmill Street London W1D 7NB (Right at Piccadilly Circus) will be host to the BIGGEST GATHERING of Nokia geeks EVER for the Pre Nokia World meet up. There has NEVER been such a collection of online Nokia personalities in one place. We wished and tweeted about it online; Nokia and WOMWorldNokia has made it happen.

If you’re free and still undecided, make your way there today! Then tomorrow (TOMORROW :O) Nokia World 2010 begins!

I’ll be tweeting from @jaymontano during NokiaWorld. Blog posting live is difficult during event speeches (bad internet connection, plus so much stuff being said) so most likely I’ll be posting some time after the event BUT I will try to do it on the spot.

I’m pretty much ready – I just have to repack all the electronic stuff I’ve put out to charge and perhaps find/buy a new SIM card to let me get some internet as my main one is running out and my parents are borrowing my spare.

According to MickyFin this is the final Register of those coming just to the Meet Up alone. Real sad some folk got cut due to VISA problems. Here’s to NokiaWorld2011 or other major Nokia events. (Not sure how up to date this is, being posted 10 days ago. I’ve added one person, any one else not yet there just message). There are 74 people on this list. Not including WOMWorld staff.

1. Micky Aldridge @Mickyfin
2. Richard Dorman @Sheridan01
3. Dan Carter @Worldofnokia
5. Nirave Gondhia @Nirave (Mobile Users)
6. James Whatley @Whatleydude
7. Michael Hell @Michaelxhell thoughtsfromhell & fonearena
8. Ian Wallace @the_accidental
9. Julien Fourgeaud @jfourgeaud
10. Rafe Blandford @AAS
11. Paul Grayburn @MrGrayburn
12. Robert Hall @RobertHall
13. Steven Smith @Stevensmith1990
14. Saara Bergström @OvibyNokia
15. Carl Silvers @carlsilvers
16. Craig Richards @GeekComputers
17. Abul Hussain @adonisdemon
18. David Gilson @davidgilson
19. Stephen Wing @Stephenwing
20. Ilicco Elia @ilicco
21. Ryan @Mechanical_Mind
22. Lee Deeble @leedeeble
23. Amir B @Benjezzy
24. Jon Choo @jonchoo
25. Gareth @Politicspenguin
26. Sergejs Cuhrajs @_Nexus
27. Surya Snair @suryasnair Ovi Maps Demo leader Nokia
28. Staska @UVStaska (
29. Gerry Moth @gerrymoth
30. Helen Keegan @technokitten
31. George NU Member 93tid
32. Matt @NokiaPush
33. Vikki Chowney @vikkichowney
34. Chris Davis from SlashGear @Slashgear
35. Felipe Andrade @felipeandrade (from Brazil)
36. Brett Butterfield (CEO Pixelpipe)
37. Ben Smith @bensmithuk (The Really Mobile Project)
38. Jay Montano @jaymontano
39. Philip Berne @philipberne (From Dallas TX)
40. Jouni Miettunen @jomtwi (Finland)
41. MOHAMED SHAZLY @Mack005 (Sri Lanka)
42. Devin Balentina (Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, nr Mexico) @Blue13x
43. Albert @Nokia_Fan | Maemo | MeeGo | Symbian | Android | WebOS | Windows Mobile | iOS (Germany)
44. Ibrahim Jogee @TheNokiaReview
45. Anssi Makela @anssimakela Nokia
46. Vaibhav Sharma @v4ibhav The Handheld Blog
47. Mark Guim @markguim The Nokia Blog
48. Jan Ole Suhr @janole – home of fine mobile applications (Creator & Sole Developer of Gravity)
49. Roman Schweigler @S60inside (Austria)
50. Sapiens Bryan @sapiensbryan Latest Hi Tech News
51. Aditya Singhvi @adityasinghvi World of Phones | Formerly known as Aditya Singhvi’s Phones (pending Visa)
52. Dani Alleinad @dani2xll +friend
53. Mike Macias @mikemacias (USA) Nokia E71 Blog For Fanatics + others
54. Simon @simonLR
55. Pat Phelan @patphelan Pat Phelan: Bits, bytes and telecoms
56. Stefanos Kofopoulos @titanas blog – ???????? blogging ??? ???????? ???
57. Stephanie @sturbi Nokia Austria
58. Ernie Hartley @ernmander
59. Jim Hughes @jimh
60. Heather Taylor @heatherAtaylor
61. Nii-Teiko @IamNii-Teiko
62. Dvir Reznik @DvirReznik
63. Alessandro Pace @biskero
64. Vuk Vulovic @highdiver
65. Nikola Balov @nixanbal
66. Dhruv Bhutani @DhruvBhutani
67. Dan Thornton @Badgergravling
68. Jussi Pekka @Jussipekka Nokia
69. Davis Fields @DavisatNokia Nokia
70. Adrian @My_E72 (Australia via WOMWorld)
71. Mike Evans @mobmental
72. John Garner @jgbreezer
73. Ewan Spence @ewan

74. Patton @Patton

We won the #NokiaSweded competition – Now it’s your turn to join in and Win a Nokia BH-905!

June 3, 2010 1 comment


A couple of weeks ago, we posted our entry to WOMWorldNokia’s video challenge: #NokiaSweded. It was such a fun video to make!

The aim, to swede (spoof?) the Nokia Simple Human Solutions video.

Competition was tough, rivalling the creative works of @suju_k and @calasite. The winner has just been announced.

No way! Apparently it’s us! Thanks for voting for us ^_^. We couldn’t have done it with out you guys -_^

Big thanks to WOMWorld (props Joel!) for picking us as one of the three to enter the first wave of this competition ^_^

Your turn to try #NokiaSweded!

The #NokiaSweded competition is now also open to you guys.

Just recreate the original video, tag it #nokiasweded @womworldnokia and you could also get your hands on a pair of BH-905s.

It doesn’t take long. Sweded stuff are supposed to look really amateurish. So what you waiting for? Get stuck in 🙂

No details yet on the deadline or the criteria. I’ll update this once I find out. But this was the original criteria we were set:

Video: NokiaNav – Luxury Sports Cars + CK200 + Ovi Maps = WIN!

June 3, 2010 1 comment

I didn’t get a chance to blog about this or even attend the final NokiaNav meetup when NokiaNav was happening as I was in the middle of some really important exams. (Shame as there was a huge collection of Nokia folk at the meetup 😦 )

It was so hard to avoid as you’ve got 5 unsuspecting bloggers being given NokiaNav branded sports cars (Maserati Quattroporte, Porsche 911, Audi TT, BMW M3, with the lucky !”£(!”£ Chris Stobbs getting a freakin Aston Martin DB9 Convertible!

Waaaah! Totally Jealous! Seriously, I was looking at “synapse formation and cellular degeneration of neurones during senescence” and my mouth just dropped when I took a break to look at the NokiaNav tweets.

Check out the video for the full story. Great Job 1000heads/WOMWorldNokia. This is certainly one to remember.


Loving the camera work. Very nicely done WOM, very nicely done. 🙂 hits over 200,000 in May. Thanks for checking us out! :)

June 1, 2010 10 comments

Hey guys,

I just wanted to update that during May we reached 228,642 views. That’s not really a big number relatively, but it’s a huge mile stone for us, especially considering just March 2009 we were at 6k.

Many thank yous need to be given out on behalf of

Light drawing with N900 back in February to say thanks when we reached 1 million views and won a Golden Retrievo Award.

Big thanks to Llaadd and Sergejs for their fantastic contributions to, their posts are always extremely popular (whilst also helping me focus during exams and busy uni periods). Both have their own blogs too that you should check out:thetekblogger and Phonespot

Huge respect to the folks over at WOMWorldNokia who have supported by bringing us to some really awesome events, trialling out new devices and networking with other people in the mobile industry. In fact, due to the recent Open Mobile Summit, we briefly surfed Alexa’s top 100,00 for the one month category(Alexa’s accuracy is questionable, and I think reporting us higher than it should be, but it’s flattering nonetheless) and managed to get a lot of chatter about the spotted production level Nokia N8, EA 3D games trailer, NFS and SIMS 3 on real N8 And MeeGo Computers Q&A with Alberto Torres

Thank you of course to our post sources. Tons of appreciation goes out to those linking back to our posts in their blogs and forums.

Thanks to those following me at @jaymontano and RT our posts. (We haven’t mentioned it before but we also have a separate @mynokiablog account that tweets our new posts as soon as we click publish)

Finally, massive thanks to you for coming to read this random and extremely informal blog, whether a subscriber on youtube, email notifications, our RSS feeds or accidentally stumbling here after a search query.

Aims for near future:

This month, I’m looking to get self hosted. i.e. not on

The main reason for this now is to allow us to have greater control of what’s on the blog and prevent us from randomly getting suspended by wordpress. (I’ve put it off so long due to being busy at Uni and because I feared somehow accidentally deleting mynokiablog – ah….teh nOoB)

An additional feature of self hosting is wider range of (more professional?different?) looking themes. I’ll be hunting around for some themes, but I’d love to know any suggestions you might have. At the moment, I’m looking for similar design, just with more share features and a more streamlined look.

We’ll also be trying to come up with some sort of logo as we haven’t got one of those. Well we do but it’s an MS paint job that looks to have been created by a 3 year old. (It’s supposed to be a M N B and for some odd reason, there’s a fox inside.)

As part of the change from we will need to put ads/affiliate links  to support the monthly running costs. The previous running costs have been minimal so far and I don’t mind paying it as I really enjoy this blogging malarcky. But with self hosting, it might be cool to avoid another monthly bill if possible. 🙂 Who knows, I might even get a cup of coffee out of it ^_^

If there is sufficient revenue, I’ll be looking to run mini competitions and whatnot with prizes out of the revenue you helped bring by coming to this

Finally, we’re also looking for some new recruits to join mynokiablog team.  If  you’re interested in writing for, please contact jay@]

Thanks again all! 🙂

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#OpenMobile Summit Day 1 Photos. (to be updated)

May 27, 2010 2 comments

Day one of Open Mobile Summit 2010 is over, and now just about to go down to breakfast and headover for day two.

Below are some photos taken during the day.

I’ll be updating this in a mo to explain exactly what the pictures mean instead of just having a random gallery.

But for now, here’s the photos on their own -_^.

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Event: Open Mobile Summit 2010, London 26th and 27th May.

May 25, 2010 2 comments

“The Open Mobile Summit is the place where, once a year, the leaders of the converging mobile, Internet and media industries gather to explore how we can build and monetize the open mobile Internet.”

This evening, thanks to WOMWorld/Nokia, I’ll (@jaymontano) be travelling down to London for Open Mobile Summit 2010.

Other attendees include Sergejs aka @_Nexus (also of Symbian-Freak, Phonespot and MyNokiaBlog) as well as the crazy talented Iain Wallace aka @the_accidental (also from doitdifferent and Nokia Users). From WOM, we’ll be looked after by an awesome duo of Riccardo Webb and THE Donna Suffling! Also there’ll apparently be some other faces from the WOM team joining in the evening dinner ^_^

As for the event itself, there’s gonna be a lot of important leaders there of mobile, internet and media industries (Nokia, Qualcomm, Acer, Sony, HTC, O2, Vodafone, France Telecom, Deutsche Telecom, Real Networks, Yahoo, Admob, Reuters, ESPN, Sky, Universal Music Group International and MTV.)

Click this link to check out the full list of speakers during the Open Mobile Summit


Speaking for Nokia is Executive Vice President, MeeGo computers, Alberto Torres:

Alberto Torres is Nokia’s Executive Vice President, MeeGo Computers, responsible for developing computer-grade solutions and products based on the MeeGo platform. In his previous role, Mr. Torres was Senior Vice President, Devices Category Management, responsible for the Devices portfolio and product management at Nokia. Before joining Nokia in 2004, he spent 10 years with McKinsey in France and the United States, working with high-tech and industry leaders in mobile devices, consumer technologies, software, and Internet services.

Alberto Torres’ talk on 27th May 9:30am is titled “Transforming Nokia”.

This is followed by a Keynote Panel, “Open Where: Platform Vs Networks” with Torres; Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation President; Jon von Tetzchner, Opera CEO; Jeet Kaul, Oracle and Håkan Dahlström of TelioSonera.

To see the OMS Agenda, click here.

I’ve just received my tickets and the itinerary (see below). I’ll be updating from twitter @jaymontano. I hear we’ll be getting to use a Booklet 3G and have some Nseries to take snaps of which I’ll be uploading on MyNokiaBlog


Day 1 Tuesday 25th June

Jay & Iain to arrive PM

Day 2 Wednesday 26th June

Sergejs to arrive AM

8.00 Registration

8.45 Chairman’s introduction

9:00 Keynotes begin

10.30 Coffee break & time on conference floor

11.10 Keynote panel

12.40 Lunch & time online

14.00 Keynotes

15.30 Coffee break & time on conference floor

16.00 Panel sessions

18.00 Networking reception

19.30 Dinner with WWN crew

Day 3 Thursday 27th June

8.45 Chairman’s introduction

9:00 Keynotes begin

10.00 Coffee break & time on conference floor

10.30 Keynote panel

12.30 Lunch & time online

13.40 Keynotes

15.45 Coffee break & time on conference floor

16.10 Panel sessions

17.10 Conference close & everyone departs

Video: #NokiaSweded – @WOMWorldNokia’s video challenge entry. (Nokia super amateur “spoof”)

May 23, 2010 2 comments



A couple of weeks back WOMWorld sent over a bumper box full of accessories and odd items like wigs, plastic flowers and fake snow.

With that, I was supposed to make a video.

I didn’t really understand it at the time, and even if I had understood the brief, I was buried under a mountain of revision and exams. :S

Due to the ashcloud and such, the deadline was moved to 24th May, giving me some time to have a go at WOM’s video challenge.

My friends told me sweded is meant to look super amateurish so that’s what we’re presenting here on our take on sweding Nokia’s Simple Human Solutions ad.

It’s 2min 45 seconds long, and after that are behind the scenes/deleted parts.

[Someone was almost hospitalized due to one scene :o]

Original video

Yes, it barely looks anything like the original, haha, but we didn’t want to just replicate it. We wanted a sweded ultra low budget touch :p. e.g. drawing on the computer screen instead of an animated computer screen. The recording venue, hahaha.

My Future Nokia #FutureNokia @WOMWorldNokia doodle

April 16, 2010 1 comment

Last week, WOMWorld were asking for your future Nokia and had a competition to give away some very nifty SWAG!!!

I didn’t enter it as dissertation needed doing. Yes, I would have much preferred to have been doodling Nokia phones.

This is not an entry as it’s closed, but I found this doodle it in my “should have been revising but did this” instead pile of random doodles. (There were some other Nokia designs but they had notes and shopping lists going across them)

Anyway here’s myfuturenokia.

It’s basically just an edgeless super slim, credit card sized touch screen.

There’s somewhat of a 3D hologramy delay thing going on there.

This is my cluttered desktop view with Ovi Maps Super 3D with holographic 3D landmarks and hovering signs

Video calling simultaneously in desktop view. The person’s supposed to be in in front of London eye.

Realistically in 10 years maybe the touch screen will have buttons that automatically raise to give real kinetic feedback or at least a feel where those keys are.

The design could even scale up as a tablet. By then, someone will have made a 1″ border that isn’t affected when you’re holding it so we don’t get those ugly bezels.

It’s a bit boring, basically it’s just a screen. Isn’t that an inevitability that all phones will just be a slab of touch coloured rectangular glass?

The far future I’m looking at the SYMBIOTIC phone – machine and man. Just think and you make a call.

In 10 years, maybe Nokia will somehow discover how to put super xenon onto something this slim. And a micro reactor core for lifetime battery :p.

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Event: Followup – Barcelona Itinerary with @WOMWorldNokia for #NokiaShoot

March 19, 2010 1 comment

Photo by Ben (Flickr) w/ mash Ovi Good things

Just a follow up for anyone who’s interested in knowing what will be occurring Nokia wise down Barcelona this weekend.

The Peeps:


You should have received your flight details and printed them off. Everyone is arriving in Barcelona today, here are the arrival times:

Norman: 15.25
Lydia, Adam, Sergejs: 17.25
Jay: 20.50
Roman: 22.10


What time we leave for the shoot will be weather dependant – we will know times later this evening. Here are rough times for Saturday:

8.00 – Breakfast at hotel
9.30 – Travel to shoot location
10.00 – 12.00 – Time on set
12.00 – Lunch & fun around Barcelona << Fun fun fun!
20.00 – Dinner with Nokia rep & crew


Breakfast at hotel
WOMWorld/Nokia team and attendees to depart:

[ I don’t leave till around 8…]

Via @laserlid 🙂

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