Blog Archives September 2006
September 30, 2006 6:45 AM

Firestarter

Here's what Wikipedia says about the word Firestarter: "The title character of Firestarter is Charlene 'Charlie' McGee , a young girl with pyrokinesis - the ability to create fire with the power of her mind. Charlie is a mutant." It's... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 29, 2006 8:09 AM

Second Life Gets Featured In The Economist

Let's start with a snippet from the article, Living A Second Life, from the September 28th, 2006 edition of The Economist: "Because everything about Second Life is intended to make it an engine of creativity, Linden Lab early on decided... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 28, 2006 8:44 PM

InfoPresse Integrated Marketing And Challenging Traditional Advertising

I spent the day downstairs at the InfoPresse Integrated Marketing Conference (the events are sometimes held at ex-centris where Twist Image is headquartered). It was a very remarkable day - mostly because it seems like all of the major advertising... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 27, 2006 6:19 AM

Small Is The New Big By Seth Godin - Montreal Business Book Club October and November Selection

The next session of The Montreal Business Book Club will be two months in one. The session will be the October and November discussion on Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 where we'll discuss, Small Is The New Big by Seth Godin.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 26, 2006 7:49 AM

BarCamp Montreal Ready To Roll On October 21st

There is lots of action happening over at the BarCamp Montreal wiki. The event date is set for Saturday, October 21st, 2006 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at 486 St. Catherine W., Suite 303. This gives us under four... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 25, 2006 9:49 AM

Fortune Magazine Looks At The Chaos At Google

One feeling that is creeping back up on me is that of a new dot com boom. I'm much more confident this time around that the venture capitalists and the companies who will benefit from their windfalls of money can... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 23, 2006 8:26 AM

It's Time For Marketers To Burn The Ships

I've been grappling with new marketing and how it fits into the current infrastructure of advertising, communications and marketing. I was reminded of the explorer, Hernan Cortez, and the infamous story of when he arrived at the New World. Many... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 22, 2006 6:58 AM

Weblo - First Montreal And Now The World... Virtually

Antennas up! This is a prime example of me not listening enough. A former client of Twist Image got involved in a new online company called Weblo. At the time, the website had nothing more than a Flash intro on... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 21, 2006 7:29 AM

The Globe And Mail - Report On Business Features Social Media And Michael Seaton

Today's edition of The Globe And Mail has an article titled, Big Business Climbs Aboard Social Media Bandwagon, in the Report On Business section. The article was written by Ian Harvey and features a handful of quotes from Michael Seaton... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 20, 2006 2:03 PM

Marketing Magazine Lets Me Look Inside Second Life

The latest issue of Marketing Magazine has a full-page feature titled, Get a (Second) Life, written by yours truly. I was approached a couple of weeks back by one of the editors after news broke that Telus had created a... Read more

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September 19, 200611:50 PM

For Immediate Release: AIMS Canada Hosts Shel Holtz Dinner And Event

It was just one of those days (as in great days). I had a morning presentation for a crowd of about two thousand people at The Power Within event in London, Ontario and then had a car drop me off... Read more

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September 18, 2006 6:18 AM

Montreal Business Book Club - The Long Tail - Date Change

My intent is to not have this happen as often as it seems to be happening. Due to a scheduling issue, I have to move the next session of The Montreal Business Club. The September discussion is now taking place... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 16, 2006 7:29 AM

Montreal - Dawson College - Tragedy And Social Media

Crazy tragedy in my hometown (not too far from where I live). A very troubled young man, Kimveer Gill, took a loaded weapon into Dawson College and opened fire. One young woman is already dead, Gill did not make it... Read more

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September 15, 2006 8:14 AM

CaseCamp Toronto 3 And CaseCamp Vancouver Set

I certainly am feeling the pressure to do CaseCamp Montreal 2 now. I just saw that Eli Singer has launched the wiki for CaseCamp Toronto 3, which is taking place on Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 at The Fifth Club. Twist... Read more

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September 14, 200611:40 PM

The Power Within Toronto Event

Today was one of those days. I had the pleasure of attending The Power Within event in Toronto. I woke up at 3:30 am to make a 6:00 am flight. You might find me complaining about that on any regular... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 13, 2006 6:56 AM

Why Viral Marketing Is The Online Equivalent Of The One Hit Wonder

My career actually started out in 1989 when I first interviewed Tommy Lee. At that point, Lee and his cohorts, Motley Crue, were about to release Dr. Feelgood. I got my head soaked in the online world in the early... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 12, 200610:20 AM

The Principles Of Persuasion Workshop Back In Montreal

My good friend, Heath Slawner, is offering another workshop for The Principles Of Persuasion. It is taking place on November 9th - 10th at the McGill International Executive Institute. Heath is the only Canadian certified to teach this course which... Read more

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September 10, 2006 6:27 AM

PodCamp Is Overwhelming Me

PodCamp Boston is heading into the final day and, as you can see from my sparse postings, it is an overwhelming and fascinating event. I have a handful of posts that I will Retro Blog (i.e. post date to when... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 9, 200611:27 PM

A PodCamp Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

C.C. Chapman of Accident Hash and Managing The Gray has posted his collection of pictures from PodCamp over here: PodCamp 2006. You can see many friendly smiles and happy faces. There was an impromptu late night jam session (yup, me... Read more

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September 8, 200610:18 PM

Six Pixels Of Separation Lives At PodCamp

I'm glad to see that it's not just the name of my Podcast, it's not just the name of one of my keynote presentations and it's not just the name of my yet-to-be-published book. The notion of Six Pixels Of... Read more

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September 7, 2006 6:47 AM

Are You The Next Wiki Millionaire? The New York Times Wants To Know

Ever find yourself wondering where the business model is for the whole area of wikis? The New York Times published the article, New Web Sites Seeking Profit In Wiki Model, a couple of days ago and it's a worthy read... Read more

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September 6, 2006 6:50 AM

If Starbucks Won't Caribou Will

This was an easy one. Starbucks got into some Social Media heat this week when they pulled a promotion. Starbucks was offering a free ice coffee to friends and family via an email marketing campaign. As expected by all of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 5, 200611:35 AM

Newsclip Mobile RSS Reader Working Just Fine

For the past little while I have been grappling with Berry Bloglines - which was supposed to be an RSS reader for the Blackberry that grabs your Bloglines feeds. I kept getting a time-out or error message. A friend (thanks... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 4, 2006 7:47 AM

PodCamp Boston Here I Come

PodCamp Boston is taking place this coming week. The dates are September 9th -10th at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. Bryan Person from New Comm Road and the Blog, Bryper, has been promoting it for the past while. This... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 2, 2006 7:46 AM

Geek Dinner Toronto Stories

There has been lots of great feedback from our Geek Dinner Toronto which took place this past Tuesday. Personally, I'm still reeling from the great people and even better conversation. Here are some Blog postings that also tell the tale.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 1, 2006 7:21 AM

The Long Tail - Why The Future Of Business Is Selling Less Of More By Chris Anderson - Montreal Business Book Club September Selection

The September session of The Montreal Business Book Club will feature The Long Tail - Why The Future Of Business Is Selling Less Of More by Chris Anderson. This discussion is taking place on Wednesday, September 27th, 6:30 pm at... Read more

By Mitch Joel