Blog Archives October 2006
October 31, 2006 6:36 PM

Geek Dinner Toronto II

I am going to be in Toronto next week giving a keynote for Melcrum's CommsCanada 2006. I also recently bought both an M-Audio Microtrack studio and a SD card-based video camera. I was talking about this today with Michael Seaton... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 31, 2006 8:26 AM

It's Tuesday

I think we can all use a hug. I was also watching Entourage, so hug it out...... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 30, 200610:53 AM

E-Marketing Professional Certificate Course Returns To Montreal

Get Some Go Again. That was the name of a Henry Rollins Band album from back in the day. I love that title. I think about that saying all of the time and that's exactly how I feel about being... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 28, 200610:03 PM

Fear. Loathing And Great Customer Service In Los Angeles

No, it was not the Calypso Tumblers on Venice Beach, nor was it the trip to Universal Studios. It was not the late night run down Sunset Strip (what I wouldn't give to be twenty-one again), nor was it running... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 27, 2006 8:11 PM

Next Up Video Podcast

I was able to pick up a Flash drive video camera today for a song in Los Angeles. So, yes, I will be adding video to my Podcasting regime. I already shot a couple of segments, but I am trying... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 26, 2006 8:56 AM

Alexandre Henault Joins Twist Image

I meant to Blog about this last week, but I got very caught up with the Digital Marketing Conference 2006 and my vacation this week. As I was walking out of the office for a week in San Francisco and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 25, 2006 6:09 AM

Scotiabank Launches The Money Clip Podcast

Full disclosure: Scotiabank is a client of Twist Image. This project was one of our initiatives. This will not be a back-slapping, belly-rubbing post about what a great job we did (I don't have to tell you this... you already... Read more

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October 24, 2006 7:27 AM

CommsCanada Is Next With The Six Pixels Of Separation Keynote

Hot on the tail of my keynote at the CMA - Canadian Marketing Association - Digital Marketing Conference 2006, I am presenting, Six Pixels Of Separation - How Communications Connects In A Digital World, as the keynote address for CommsCanada... Read more

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October 23, 2006 6:01 AM

Nike Town Connects

Branding is all about emotions, expectations and experiences. Yesterday, in downtown San Francisco, the Nike Town store hit a ten on ten for all three. There was a marathon in the city (going to go out on a limb and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 20, 2006 8:52 PM

Digital Marketing Conference 2006 - Day Two

Day two of the CMA - Canadian Marketing Association - Digital Marketing Conference 2006 and the excitement continues to build. This morning is being kicked-off by C.C. Chapman on the topic of Podcasting. C.C. and I met in the hotel... Read more

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October 19, 200611:02 PM

Digital Marketing Conference 2006 - Day One

They are Blogging this live. They are braver than I am. I like reflecting on the day rather than pumping it out as it happens. The wi-fi was rocking at the Digital Marketing Conference 2006 today. A lot of the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 18, 2006 6:48 AM

Joseph Jaffe, C.C. Chapman, Shel Holtz And Neville Hobson = New Marketing New Co.

While I found out about the new company being put together by Joseph Jaffe, C.C. Chapman, Shel Holtz And Neville Hobson at the end of last week, and Joseph Jaffe and I discussed it briefly on the last episode of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 17, 200611:28 AM

Joi Ito Is One Cool Dude - Just Check Out Strategy + Business Magazine

I was on a flight the other day and grabbed the Autumn 2006 issue of Strategy + Business Magazine - Issue 44. I did not even glance at the cover to see what stories were covered, it just seemed like... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 16, 2006 9:20 AM

Firestarter Part Two

I truly believe that Edelman and their entire roster of PR professionals/Bloggers are deeply sorry for what has become a fake Blog issue. Edelman admitted that they were behind the creation of a fake Blog (Flog - not sure I'm... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 14, 2006 7:47 AM

Digimart - The Global Digital Distribution Summit Hits Montreal Next Week

I don't know how I am going to get any work done with all of these incredible events. Digimart - The Global Digital Distribution Summit - Take 2 hits Montreal from October 16th - 18th, 2006 just downstairs from Twist... Read more

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October 13, 2006 5:28 AM

Podcasting - The Long And Short Of It

There seems to be an ongoing debate about just how long a Podcast should be. I've heard everything from a handful of minutes to as long as the Podcaster wants, to as long as a standard commute (about thirty minutes).... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 12, 2006 6:56 AM

Joseph Jaffe Conversation On The Next Episode Of Six Pixels Of Separation - Digital Marketing Conference Is One Week Away

We're about one week away from the CMA - Canadian Marketing Association - Digital Marketing Conference 2006. This two-day marketing conference is taking place in Toronto on October 19th and 20th, 2006. You can register and get more details about... Read more

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October 11, 2006 8:07 PM

Webcom Montreal Web 2.0 Conference Today

I spent the entire day at Webcom Montreal. Most of the presentations were in French and, truth be told, I don't think I can do as good of a job as Sylvain Carle did over at the Webcom Montreal Blog.... Read more

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October 10, 200611:11 AM

Those Scraping Bastages

It sounds almost as good as that classic movie line, "you fargin bastages" from Johnny Dangerously. This whole notion of scraping has really got under my skin. For those not in the know, scraping is when someone captures data from... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 9, 2006 4:19 PM

Done Deal - Google Buys YouTube - It's 2000 All Over Again

What's that saying: "always believe the rumors"? It was just announced that Google has agreed to purchase YouTube for 1.6 billion in stock. CNN continues: "YouTube, which was founded in February 2005, has quickly become the most well-known of several... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 9, 2006 7:19 AM

In The Spirit Of Thanksgiving, I Am Thankful For The Words Of Wisdom From Doc Searls

Doc Searls is probably best known as one of the co-authors of The Cluetrain Manifesto. He is also the man who created the well-known saying, "markets are conversations." Over the past few years, Searls has continued on his digerati path... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 7, 2006 6:47 AM

PodCamp North Hits Toronto

PodCamp North is making its debut in Toronto on February 24th - 25th, 2007 at Ryerson University. I am still buzzing about PodCamp Boston which took place last month, so I immediately threw my hat in the ring to be... Read more

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October 6, 2006 9:00 AM

Webcom Montreal 2006

Webcom Montreal 2006 is being heralded as a Web 2.0 conference for Montreal. When I first got the email announcement about this conference, I had my doubts. I wondered how this group was truly going to deliver on a full... Read more

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October 5, 2006 6:30 AM

Who Needs Awards?

There were two events that happened recently, which made me reflect on the marketing and advertising world and our addiction to awards. Michael Seaton of The Client Side and Scotiabank (and also a client of Twist Image), announced the launch... Read more

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October 4, 2006 6:55 AM

Six Pixels Of Separation Comment Line Is Down

Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast audio comment line is down. I'm not sure why, but the company that supplies these courtesy phone lines have a rule about how long the line will stay up without getting... Read more

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October 3, 2006 9:49 PM

Google Reader - What A RSS Reader Should Be

This is sweet. I've been grappling with Bloglines for the past little while after not getting what I needed out of other RSS readers including My Yahoo!, Google personalized homepage, Netvibes and a handful of other feed-enabled sites and programs... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 1, 200611:59 AM

Does CEFRIO Understand Online Advertising?

I got a call last Thursday from CBC TV - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - who wanted to conduct an interview with me based on a press conference in Montreal regarding online advertising. I had no clue what they were talking... Read more

By Mitch Joel