Blog Archives March 2006
March 31, 2006 7:43 AM

Demon Texting Takes Over For Demon Dialing

Ahh, the good ole' days of dating. How many times did you have one too many, go home, try to sleep and, in a moment of weakness (inebriation) you called an ex? This activity, known as demon dialing, has long... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 30, 2006 2:07 PM

Tom Asacker Does Not Stress

We had such an amazing time when Tom Asacker came up to Montreal to speak about branding to The Montreal Business Book Club. Without a doubt, it is still one of the highlights of last year. I've been following Tom's... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 29, 2006 2:07 PM

Freakonomics By Steven D. Levitt And Stephen J. Dubner - Montreal Business Book Club April Selection

The April session of The Montreal Business Club will feature Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. This discussion is taking place on Monday, April 24th, 6:30 pm at Twist Image. Here's how the Freakonomics website describes the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 28, 2006 9:45 AM

Search Engine Strategies Toronto 2006

I just got confirmed as a speaker for Search Engine Strategies Toronto 2006. Search Engine Strategies is taking place on April 25-26, 2006 in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Here's how the Search Engine Strategies Toronto website describes... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 27, 200610:00 AM

Time Magazine Asks: Are Kids Too Wired For Their Own Good?

If you think the Blog world moves fast, I did not even get a chance last week to Blog about Time Magazine (Canadian Edition) for March 27, 2006. I just went over to the Time Magazine website to grab a... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 26, 2006 9:38 AM

Montreal Business Blog Camp - Calling All Montreal Based Business Bloggers

I got an interesting email on Friday from Montreal business Blog dude, Michel Leblanc. Along with another Montreal-based business Blogger, Philippe Martin, they are calling on all Montreal-based people who Blog in the business realm for a monthly get-together. This... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 25, 2006 9:15 AM

InfoPresse Concourse Crea 2006 - One Mighty Big Night

I had lunch yesterday with some of the people over at InfoPresse. They reminded me that their first ever Concours Crea 2006 was being held at Palais Des Congres. The InfoPresse Crea Awards were created to celebrate excellence in advertising... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 24, 200610:50 AM

9th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference Is Tomorrow

I've been a bad boy. All busy at Twist Image and not spending enough time on my community efforts. I took on the Chair position of the Entrepreneurship Program of YES Montreal - Youth Employment Services - where I also... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 24, 2006 6:31 AM

Connect, Share, Inspire At Mesh - Canada's Web 2.0 Conference

It had to happen sooner or later. Why not sooner? A bunch of Canadian Blog buddies got together and realized that Canada had no big idea or Web 2.0 gathering. Welcome to mesh. Here's the copy directly from the mesh... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 23, 2006 1:13 PM

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

This is just a reminder that the March session of The Montreal Business Club is taking place next week - Tuesday, March 28th, 6:30 pm at Twist Image. We will be discussing one of my favorite business books - Life... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 22, 2006 6:00 AM

Twist Image Featured In The Montreal Gazette Today - All About Blogs

With the teaser picture of me in yesterday's Montreal Gazette, I was getting a lot of calls and emails with a "looking forward to seeing the article in The Montreal Gazette tomorrow." The article published in today's Montreal Gazette is... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 21, 2006 8:59 AM

Slivercasting Becomes The New Long Tail

I was having lunch last week with Cory Treffiletti at the InfoPresse Internet Day, and he asked me if I had seen the article in The New York Times on "slivercasting?" I had never even heard of the term slivercasting,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 20, 2006 8:52 AM

Microsoft Office Live Meeting Helps You Avoid PowerPoint Overload

I've become a big fan of the webinar. I think it's a powerful way to take an hour and get some great learning skills. Microsoft Office Live Meeting has been running these complimentary web seminars for some time and although... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 19, 2006 6:11 AM

Fax You

I'm done. I'm out. Yesterday, I removed the Twist Image fax number from almost everything I could. It's no longer in my email sig file. It's out of my Vcard. It's gone. Who needs it? Mark the time of death.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 18, 200610:29 AM

iPerceptions Making The Rounds Online And Offline

Not only is iPerceptions a client of Twist Image, but they are also great friends and allies. It's natural when you do the type of work we do to partner up with a team that truly gets the web analytics... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 17, 200610:17 AM

iPod Therefore I Am

I'm just as happy as the next person with my iPod Nano. I'm part of the clan. I'm living the Lovemark. I've also been using this very clever parody - now known as the MS iPod Parody. It's a highly... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 16, 2006 9:53 AM

La Presse Covers Twist Image At InfoPresse Internet Day

Yesterday was a great day. I gave the opening keynote address for the InfoPresse Internet Day. There was a sell-out sized crowd (two hundred and fifty plus marketing professionals), and it was a true honor to sit next to Cory... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 15, 2006 9:35 AM

New Twist Image Website Content

One of the primary reasons for doing this Blog was to keep the content on the Twist Image corporate website constant and corporate. The basic concept was that the Twist Image website was our corporate portal to the world and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 14, 2006 6:25 PM

Sending Out A SMS

Questions for marketers: - Have you ever entered a contest by SMS? - Have you ever commented on a Blog posting? - Have you created a page on MySpace? - Are you available through LinkedIn? - Have you played around... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 13, 200611:30 AM

New York Observer - Publicists Lauded For Flackery; P.R. Gods Get Freedom From Press - Are Blogs The Reason?

This is a unique take on PR. I worked in the Public Relations space for quite some time and I still spend plenty of time following Steve Rubel and his Micro Persuasion Blog. I think Public Relations has a ton... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 12, 2006 4:34 PM

Blog Etiquette - Coming Clean

Here's my confession: I've been Blogging every day for the past week, but did not post them to this Blog. It takes quite a while for each post to ping all of the sources and because I was on the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 11, 2006 4:03 PM

Trader Joe's Is Not In Enough Cities

When I was younger we used to travel from Montreal to Plattsburgh, New York in order to get a "fix" for everything that was not available in Quebec. At the time, this included Burger King, Pizza Hut, Combos, Toys R... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 10, 2006 3:52 PM

The Power Within - One Week. Forever Changed

What an incredible week it has been. A while back I got word that I had received an opportunity to speak at a future The Power Within event. My first Power Within speaking gig is taking place on September 19th,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 9, 2006 3:42 PM

Thank You Notes Are A Pleasure To (Hand) Write

Whether you write quick email pings or Blog to show passion, there's still nothing like receiving a handwritten note. During this past holiday season, I Blogged about the power of putting that personal touch into everything and how it does... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 8, 200612:42 PM

CBC Newsworld National Features Corporate Blogs

I got an interesting phone call today from a business reporter who works at CBC Newsworld television. The journalist was looking to do a feature on corporate Blogs in Canada, but could not find a CEO or President of a... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 7, 200612:34 PM

InfoPresse Internet Day - Six Pixels Of Separation Coming Your Way

Next week is the InfoPresse Internet Day. InfoPresse is the leading marketing and communications magazine in Quebec, and it is published in French. They also hold many full day conferences. This coming Wednesday, March 15th at Centre Mount-Royal is their... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 6, 200612:18 PM

Business 2.0 Takes The Lead On Web 2.0

I just got the latest issue of Business 2.0. It's the March edition with the cover story: The Entrepreneur's Guide To The Galaxy. Within this issue is also a feature called The Next Net 25. Business 2.0 is calling Web... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 5, 200612:09 PM

Google Maps For Marketers? Fuggedaboutit

Have you had a chance to check out how HBO is marketing the upcoming season of The Sopranos online? They managed to create a very compelling micro-site leveraging Google Maps. Check it out here: HBO - The Sopranos. I really... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 4, 200612:00 PM

Microsoft Says They'll Beat Google In Six Months

I heard that before. It was a year and half ago when that song last aired. I came across this story: Microsoft: Give us Six Months to Beat Google from MediaPost. The story originated out of Reuters and here's what... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 3, 2006 8:08 AM

The Power Within Comes To Canada Next Week

I hope everyone has their tickets to the upcoming The Power Within events that are coming to Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver. The Power Within events are all sold-out and I am very much looking forward to seeing the double-headliners -... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 2, 2006 7:44 AM

IT Conversations Gives Us More Malcolm Gladwell

Earlier this week, I got my weekly email update from IT Conversations. IT Conversations is the online resources for the best in Podcasts and audio presentations for tech, marketing and business news geeks like me. I also Blogged last week... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 1, 2006 2:05 PM

Blogs: A Marketers' Secret Weapon - Montreal Date Set

There has been a lot of back and forth on this, so please accept my apologies. A date has been set for my full-day seminar - Blogs: A Marketers' Secret Weapon. The Montreal date will be June 27th, 2006 from... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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