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Thomas Karbe

Husband. Dad. Trail runner. Very happy when Arsenal or Germany win at football. Geek. Digital product person for Ascential. Views my own.

Despite its many flaws I think my Apple Watch will help me manage digital distraction and stay active

My 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch with the sport armband finally arrived on Thursday.

Here are some of my first impressions on a scale of brilliant to pants and a summary as to whether I would recommend getting one.

Continue reading “Despite its many flaws I think my Apple Watch will help me manage digital distraction and stay active”

The Apple Watch helps you take some pretty epic selfies

Feeling good this morning, so I decided to go for a longer run than planned.

Here’s the run on Strava – it also gave me the chance to play around with the camera remote app on my new Apple Watch.

Continue reading “The Apple Watch helps you take some pretty epic selfies”

Understanding your medium and your audience is key to storytelling

A film titled “Most Terrible Fatal Crash Ever” sounds horrible and I’d argue the people clicking through to it are there to see scenes of desctruction.

Continue reading “Understanding your medium and your audience is key to storytelling”

Long run: Amberly to Cocking Hill along the majestic South Downs

A friend of Georgie’s suggested I run from Amberly to Cocking Hill while Georgie and her took the dogs on a walk in Cocking.

Cocking?

The thirteen-year-old in me giggles.

Cocking.

Amazing, let’s do it.

Continue reading “Long run: Amberly to Cocking Hill along the majestic South Downs”

Royal Baby vs. Star Wars Day – brand reactions

A long Bank Holiday weekend starting with the Royal Baby and ending with Star Wars Day.

You know I had to do a round-up of how brands reacted.

Also, imagine if Wills and Kate had named the new princess Leia…!

Talk about breaking the Internet.

Continue reading “Royal Baby vs. Star Wars Day – brand reactions”

Long run: Godalming to Old Woking

A fabulous 12 mile run along the Wey River Navigation from Godalming to Old Woking via Guildford.

Oh, an follow me on Strava if you use it. Continue reading “Long run: Godalming to Old Woking”

How Casey Neistat made a viral video about making your own gold Apple Watch

We could make a viral video!

A sentence that anyone working in marketing or PR will recognise. Continue reading “How Casey Neistat made a viral video about making your own gold Apple Watch”

Tips for running your first marathon

An email from a friend popped into my inbox this week. He’s running the London Marathon on Sunday – his first one.

I am very nervous.

Any advice on hydration on the day? I want to try and be a zen warrior amidst the pre-race hullabaloo. Any advice on the start?

What started as a quick response quickly turned into a longer note as I thought back to a year ago when I was getting ready to lace up for 26.2 miles. I had such fun writing this and thought it might be useful to other first-time marathoners who are getting ready for tomorrow. Continue reading “Tips for running your first marathon”

Apple Watch: a seamless connection between the digital and real world?

The Apple Watch is here. Kind of. It’s available for pre-order starting at £299 for the smaller Apple Watch Sport and goes up all the way to £13,500 for the Apple Watch Edition.

I pre-ordered mine on the first day possible and was still landed with a delivery window of sometime in June, so that gives me a lot of time to read reviews and worry that I’ve made a mistake and gone for the first iteration of a watch that is slow, needs a phone to do anything interesting and will undoubtedly get better with the following version (according to some of the first reviews I’ve read). Continue reading “Apple Watch: a seamless connection between the digital and real world?”

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