Blog Archives June 2005
June 30, 2005 2:18 PM

Graphic Design USA Discusses Logo Trends 2005

I first found out about Graphic Design USA Magazine's feature article, Logo Trends 2005, from Fast Company Magazine Blog, FC Now, post: Logo, Going, Gone posted by Heath Row today. For designers, the word "trend" is a locust. It makes... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 29, 200510:54 AM

Montreal Business Book Club - Blue Ocean Strategy Recap

Wow... what a lively discussion we had tonight at Twist Image for the Montreal Business Book Club. The Montreal Business Book Club discussed Blue Ocean Strategy - How To Create Uncontested Market Space And Make The Competition Irrelevant by W.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 28, 200510:35 AM

The Fast Company Weblog - FC Now - Best Business Blogs

Heath Row just posted to The Fast Company Magazine Weblog, FC Now, Best Business Blogs. Row states: "What are your favorite company-run blogs? Internal-yet-authentic blogs that show what it's really like to work for a fast company? Tell us...." One... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 27, 200511:54 AM

The Power Within In Montreal Next Week

The Power Within is in Montreal next week, Friday, July 8th, for the whole day (8:30 am - 5:30 pm). The event is taking place at the Palais Du Congres and features: - Dr. Phil (yes, THE Dr. Phil) -... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 26, 2005 8:50 AM

RSS To Be A Part Of Microsoft's Longhorn

Recent reports say that an icon within Microsoft's upcoming OS, Longhorn, will make adding RSS feeds as simple as adding a bookmark - unlike now where it is sometimes required to copy and paste the XML code into your reader/feeder.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 25, 2005 8:59 AM

Better Life = Better Business Card

I receive a Better Life Media Daily Tip from Better Life Media and it usually consists of a great quote. Here's the one I got on June 24th, 2005: "Get the best business card money can buy. It's your image... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 24, 2005 3:55 PM

Why Marketing Is Not On The Board Of Directors

I just finished reading an article in Ad Age, The Marketing Company Communications Disconnect - And Why Ad Agencies Are Viewed As Laborers Rather Than Architects. So why out of all of the Fortune 20 is GE the only company... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 23, 2005 6:22 AM

Blog Stress - The New Writer's Block - One Degree

You can view my first Blog posting for One Degree here: Blog Stress - The New Writer's Block. I will be updating the Twist Image Blog whenever I post to One Degree. One Degree - Where Canadian Internet Marketers Gather... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 22, 200511:42 PM

Blue Ocean Strategy - Montreal Business Book Club - Next Wednesday

The Montreal Business Book Club is meeting to discuss Blue Ocean Strategy - How To Create Uncontested Market Space And Make The Competition Irrelevant by: W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne. We will be discussing Blue Ocean Strategy on Wednesday,... Read more

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June 21, 200511:27 PM

Adweek Reports: Blogs Growing Into The Ultimate Focus Group

As the instant personal publishing medium expands, it comes as no surprise that Adweek reported, Blogs Growing Into The Ultimate Focus Group. What seemed like a niche tool for marketers is now getting more powerful as users get in-line (and... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 20, 2005 1:33 PM

Stanford University Commencement Address By Steve Jobs, CEO Of Apple Computers

This is the Stanford University commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios. He delivered it on June 12, 2005. It is a great read for you, your business associates, friends and family. Stay... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 19, 2005 1:03 PM

Bank Of Montreal Still Does Not Care

Blog Update: There is no news from the Bank Of Montreal. If you have followed this Blog, there are two postings about my recent experience with the Bank Of Montreal: 1. Seth Godin Is Right - Bank Of Montreal Does... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 19, 2005 9:26 AM

Brain Tattoos - Creating Unique Brands That Stick In Your Customer's Minds

So, I had four hours to kill yesterday evening. Finally. I head straight to the movie theatre to see Batman Begins in IMAX. I'm a kid at heart. Instead of standing in line I make a bee-line for the book... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 18, 2005 8:39 AM

RSS Nation

I just finished reading the Future Boy column from Business 2.0 Magazine. This week's feature, RSS Nation - Finally, An Answer To The Web's Information Overload, by Erick Schonfeld looks at the pure basics of what RSS is. While the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 17, 2005 8:16 AM

BNET Offers Up The Art Of The Start By Guy Kawasaki - PDF Summary

I'm really starting to like BNET's free e-newsletters. They are packed with everything and more about business, marketing, leadership and creativity. It's actually quite overwhelming. Yesterday's edition featured a link to The Art Of The Start (Provided by our partners... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 16, 2005 7:48 AM

Debbie Weil - WordBiz, BlogWrite For CEOs And An Upcoming Book

Debbie Weil of WordBiz who is known for her online content as well as multiple Blogs like BlogWrite For CEOs just announced that she is publishing a book through Penguin Portfolio (the same company that released Seth Godin's Purple Cow... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 15, 2005 7:33 AM

A Day In The Life - Toronto

On the road again today. Back in Toronto. I've been making this trip (nearly two times every month) and what I am starting to see is that marketing, communications and especially branding is big and serious business here. Not that... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 14, 2005 7:16 AM

YES Montreal - Youth Employment Services Artists Conference - Beautiful Success

Yesterday was the YES Montreal (Youth Employment Services) Artists Conference. I have had the pleasure of attending this event nearly every year since its genesis. The sold-out crowd of over 250 inspired and aspiring artists all seemed to be having... Read more

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June 13, 2005 6:56 AM

Fast Company Magazine - 25 Top Women Business Builders - Ranks T3's Gay Warren Gaddis

In my earlier Blog post, Fast Company Magazine Article Change Or Die, I should have mentioned that the article, Change Or Die, was actually the cover story for the May 2005 edition of Fast Company Magazine. Also, within that same... Read more

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June 12, 2005 8:58 PM

George Carlin: Keeping A Website Up To Date Is A Real Pain In The Ass - Thanks BL Ochman

I just got back from a couple of days in the country with some old friends - good laughs, good times and lots of food. The need to Blog is always present. I just came across BL Ochman's latest post,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 11, 2005 9:23 PM

Fast Company Magazine Article Change Or Die

My friend, Jonathan Maldoff, from Intellera points me to the Fast Company Magazine article, Change Or Die, by Alan Deutschman. The article was originally published in Issue 94, May 2005. Here's is a quick glimpse: "All leadership comes down to... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 10, 2005 8:36 PM

YES Montreal - Youth Employment Services Artists Conference - This Monday

It's already sold out but YES Montreal is holding their fifth annual Youth Employment Services Artists Conference this coming Monday. I am proud to be a part of their Board Of Directors and very eager to take part in this... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 9, 2005 5:58 AM

One Degree Blog - Observed: A Bizarre Twist On Search Engine Optimization

As a Contributor to One Degree, who has yet to contribute, this post, Observed: A Bizarre Twist On Search Engine Optimization, by Bill Sweetman is fascinating and true. In the past, Twist Image has been called in to help companies... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 8, 2005 6:11 AM

Kevin Roberts Lovemarks Speech From Montreal Transcribed

I received the latest e-newsletter update from Kevin Roberts. Roberts is CEO Worldwide of Saatchi + Saatchi and also author of Lovemarks - The Future Beyond Brands. In a March 14th Blog posting, Kevin Roberts In Montreal, I spoke about... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 7, 2005 3:11 PM

Chief Executive Magazine Article: Top 25 Brand Leaders

Chief Executive Magazine - November 2004 cover story, Top 25 Brand Leaders - How The Smartest CEOs Build Their Brand. Hint: It Takes More Than Just Marketing. was recently made available online via BNET for free. The nine page PDF... Read more

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June 6, 2005 3:52 PM

Bank Of Montreal Monday Update

My Blog posting from Saturday, Seth Godin Is Right - Bank Of Montreal Does Not Care, talked about the complete lack of care and customer service that I was getting from the Bank Of Montreal. I ended my post about... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 5, 2005 2:05 PM

Do They Allow Double-Occupancy At The Paris Hilton?

That is only one of the very funny lines from Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update segment when Jimmy Fallon interviewed Paris Hilton right after her "videotape" was "released." You can read the entire transcript here: Weekend Update With Jimmy Fallon... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 4, 2005 9:13 AM

Seth Godin Is Right - Bank Of Montreal Does Not Care

I recently read Seth Godin's Blog postings, We Don't Have To Care, Part I and We Don't Have To Care, Part II. Seth Godin is always right. I hate that about him ;) He thankfully never had to deal with... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 3, 2005 9:34 AM

Tom Peters Essentials Design Book Is Essential

Planes are always late. I usually don't mind as I can spend a lot of time in a bookstore. So I did. I came across Tom Peters Essentials - Design which is part of a new book series. The Tom... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 2, 2005 9:56 PM

Google Alerts Spam - A New Low In Search Engine Spam

Today I got a Google Alerts email for the term "Google" - I did ask to receive those. But this email came with a long list of links that are supposed to be the latest news surrounding Google. What I... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 1, 2005 7:29 AM

Fast Company Magazine's Fast Take Turns Doom To Funny

I always look forward to the free Fast Company Magazine e-newsletter, Fast Take. The newsletter kicks off with a quote which links to a related feature and then offers a handful of articles related to the topic of the week.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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