Blog Archives February 2006
February 28, 2006 4:47 PM

Big Brother Is Reading Your Blog According To BusinessWeek

Fear is the killer. There are sexual predators online and people may have lost their jobs because someone within their company uncovered a personal Blog and dumped the Blogger because they were not a "team player." My initial, gut feeling... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 27, 2006 3:38 PM

Ad Age Offers Up The Ad Age FactPack - 4th Annual Guide To Advertising And Marketing

If you're interesting in the advertising industry, this is a must-have download. Ad Age released today The Ad Age FactPack - a fifty-three page PDF document that is the "2006 quick reference synopsis of the year's marketing and advertising data."... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 26, 200612:18 PM

Reminder - Montreal Business Book Club - A Whole New Mind By Dan Pink

This is just a quick reminder that the next session of The Montreal Business Book Club is taking place this coming Tuesday night at Twist Image. We are discussing A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink, and the discussion begins... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 25, 200611:59 AM

Malcolm Gladwell Starts To Blog - We've Hit The Tipping Point

Steve Rubel and his excellent Blog, Micro Persuasion, posted this: Malcolm Gladwell Blogs. The famed author of The Tipping Point and Blink, Malcolm Gladwell, has climbed aboard the crazy train... I mean the Cluetrain... actually, I mean the Blog train.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 24, 200612:04 PM

One Degree Gives Me The First Degree

It was not quite the first degree, but I got an email from Ken over at One Degree. He writes: "I've started a new feature at One Degree called '1.5 Questions.' Every day (or so) I ask someone in the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 23, 200610:12 AM

BlackBerry Messenger Confessions

I am suffering tremendous anxiety over all of this news surrounding the potential shutdown of the BlackBerry email service in the United States. I can't imagine this happening, but the thought of it is giving this self-confessed CrackBerry Addict the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 22, 2006 4:44 PM

The Brand Within The Power Within

I was just told that my article for The Power Within Magazine, Motivated, has been published. Motivated - The Power Within Magazine is distributed at all of The Power Within live events, so people attending the Bill Clinton and Lance... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 21, 2006 3:48 PM

Frank Talk About Bell Canada's Frank And Gordon On One Degree

Ken Schafer over at One Degree - Where Canadian Internet Marketing Professionals Gather - has been playing around with domain names and the power of Blogs at the expense of the new Bell Canada TV commercials featuring two beavers, Frank... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 20, 2006 2:19 PM

Life After The 30-Second Spot By Joseph Jaffe - Montreal Business Book Club March Selection

The March session of The Montreal Business Club is Life After The 30-Second Spot - Energize Your Brand With A Bold Mix Of Alternatives To Traditional Advertising by Joseph Jaffe. This discussion is taking place on Tuesday, March 28th, 6:30... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 19, 2006 4:56 PM

Naked Conversations By Shel Israel And Robert Scoble

I was walking through the book store last night and was more than happy to see that Naked Conversations - How Blogs Are Changing The Way Businesses Talk With Customers by Shel Israel And Robert Scoble was on the shelves.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 18, 2006 4:36 PM

Blogs: A Marketers' Secret Weapon Seminar In Montreal Is Postponed

The CMA - Canadian Marketing Association - Seminar, Blogs: A Marketers' Secret Weapon, scheduled for next week (February 23rd) in Montreal has been postponed until this coming June. I will post here when the new date is announced. I just... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 17, 2006 7:20 PM

The Montreal Business Book Club Book List

When I first wrote the post, The Montreal Business Book Club - A Primer, I got many emails and comments asking which books we had already read and discussed. You'll be happy to know that I finally got around to... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 16, 2006 6:40 PM

Additional Online And Interactive Event In Montreal

Chris points us to a conference: CHI 2006 - "the premier international conference for human-computer interaction." CHI 2006 takes place April 22nd - 27th, 2006 at the Palais des Congres in Montreal. Here's how the CHI 2006 website describes the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 15, 2006 1:43 PM

Lots Of New Online And Interactive Events In Montreal

...And there are even some that I am not speaking at (that was sarcasm). Montreal will be playing host to many new and interesting interactive, web, Internet, digital or online related events (way too names for this space). Here they... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 14, 2006 2:32 PM

Kicking Off InfoPresse Magazine Internet Day

I just got confirmed to give the opening keynote at the InfoPresse Magazine Internet Day here in Montreal on Wednesday, March 15th at the Centre Mont-Royal. The InfoPresse Internet Day will also feature the main keynote from Cory Treffiletti of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 13, 2006 9:16 AM

What Happened To Google?

What happened on Wall Street today? What happened to Google? I was out getting groceries yesterday and I saw the cover story of Barrons Magazine. I just laughed it off until I got home and caught all of the news... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 12, 2006 9:31 AM

Time Magazine Meets The Google Guys

It's Sunday morning. I used to hate the CBS TV show Sunday Morning - I thought it was for old people. I must be getting old. I like it now. Here's my little ode to Sunday Morning. Time Magazine online... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 11, 2006 7:25 AM

A Blog Is Like Lemmy From Motorhead

My past is coming back to haunt me. I spent many years as a music writer. In fact, my first professional journalism gig was interviewing Tommy Lee from Motley Crue in 1989 as The Crue was about to release Dr.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 10, 2006 6:35 PM

eMarketing Course And Blog Seminar Next Week

Last call. The CMA - Canadian Marketing Association - eMarketing course (which is a professional certificate) is starting this coming Wednesday in Montreal. I was lucky enough to be selected as the Instructor. The CMA has told me that the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 9, 2006 5:20 PM

Canadian Marketing Association - CMA 2006 National Trade Show And Conference

Well, this is one that I've been holding close to my chest for the past few months. I have been sitting on the organizing committee for the Canadian Marketing Association - CMA 2006 National Trade Show And Conference. It is... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 8, 2006 8:51 PM

Consumer Generated Content In The Real World

I was boarding a plane earlier today and right before the door they have a batch of signs - you know the standard warning signs. There was one in particular that I could not understand until I realized that someone... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 7, 200610:11 PM

McGill University Public Relations Program On Blogs

I had a really fun and interesting night. I was asked by a friend, Elizabeth Hirst, who also happens to be in charge of the curriculum at McGill University for their Public Relations program, to speak to her Media Relations... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 6, 2006 8:41 PM

In A World Gone Mad

There is always the wisdom of a teenager who lived in very hard times with much bigger problems than most of us ever have to face. I could have gone off and linked to the many sites that are highlighting... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 5, 2006 7:16 AM

Super Bowl Ads On The Web

I have been jamming on this concept of "Know Control." The notion of Know Control is a direct reaction to everything we're seeing and hearing about brand democratization, Web 2.0 (which seems so yesterday) and consumer generated content. I'm not... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 4, 2006 8:43 AM

ClickZ Takes A Look At Know Control

Here's a quick read for you this weekend: ClickZ published an article yesterday called, Who's In Control? By Rebecca Lieb. It is an excellent overview on brand democratization and how the Internet is really peeling away at the wall between... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 3, 2006 8:48 AM

Joseph Jaffe Goes To The End Zone On Super Bowl Advertising And More

It's definitely the one week of the year where everyone gets in on the advertising craze that surrounds a two and a half million dollar thirty second ad buy on the Super Bowl. For a second, I figured I would... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 2, 2006 8:25 AM

The Power Within Twist Image

We got some very big news here at Twist Image a while back and it's made us all very excited (and me quite anxious). We have been working with an amazing company called The Power Within. They are the folks... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 1, 200610:13 AM

Burger King Has It Their Way

I can't remember the last time I had Burger King... or any fast food for that matter. I am quite immune to any of the fast food brands. In fact, I believe they have a tough job of marketing themselves... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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