Monthly Archives: September 2012

Digital Music Industry Report

The digital music industry report 2012

Click on the image to download the pdf report

Direct Marketing Data

Direct Marketing Industry UK

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These are the key findings from a report published by the Direct Marketing Industry in the UK.

  • 2011 expenditure on direct marketing totaled £14.2 billion; 7% growth expected in 2012
  • Total uk expenditure on direct marketing stood at £14.2 billion in 2011.
  • 23% of UK sales are generated by direct marketing
  • When these findings are extrapolated to represent all uk businesses, this would suggest that direct marketing accounted for £700 billion worth of sales out of a total of £3 trillion in 2011
  • The direct marketing industry employs 530,000 people
  • Data from The direct marketing association (uk) Ltd 2012

Download the entire report here.

Clapham Junction Station

Clapham Junction is the busiest station in the UK by number of interchanges (see table below.)

In 2010/2011, more than 20 million passengers changed trains at Clapham Junction. (In terms of actual passengers entering and exiting a station, London Waterloo is by far the busiest with 90 million passengers doing so.)

Top 10 stations based on the interchanges made for 2010/11

(Full report in pdf)

Rank This Year

NLC

Station Name

1011 Interchanges

0910 Interchanges

Change

Rank Last Year

1

5595

Clapham Junction

20,667,636

20,520,598

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1%

1

2

5148

London Bridge

7,346,732

7,060,751

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4%

3

3

5355

East Croydon

7,113,300

7,120,189

0%

2

4

5598

London Waterloo

5,772,501

5,466,424

6%

4

5

5426

London Victoria

4,800,979

5,078,272

-5%

5

6

1127

Birmingham New Street

4,319,983

3,957,161

9%

6

7

3149

Reading

2,898,671

2,617,998

11%

8

8

9813

Glasgow Central

2,641,171

2,284,406

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16%

10

9

2968

Manchester Piccadilly

2,624,292

1,924,480

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36%

12

10

1555

London St.Pancras

2,158,903

2,080,620

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4%

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11

Albert bridge

Albert Bridge By Night

Football: Monaco – CSKA Sofia 1982

Il y a 30 ans Monaco jouait un 16ème de finale de finale de Coupe d’Europe des Club Champions (quand il fallait gagner le championnat pour y accéder).

Voici le fanion original.

Infographic: The Evolution of Digital Advertising.

Click for link to Mashable

Waiting for Iphone5 in London

Here is a video of the many people queueing in Covent Garden to buy the iPhone5. You will hear cheers from the Apple employees when one new customer is allowed to enter the store.

There are still many bugs and disappointments related to the operating system iOS6 though. One problem is that when clicking on “passport” iOS6 says that it “Cannot connect to itunes store” even though you can actually connect later by clicking on any of the menu options. This may be (and it is a guess) that the actual apps are not ready yet.

As for the new Apple map application, its problems inspired this comment from the people at London Underground.

London Underground iphone5

The revenge of the Tube: Going digital in a world of apps and maps.