Blog Archives February 2009
February 28, 2009 8:33 PM

Point And Shoot And Shop

Scan the barcode of any product in any store using your mobile phone and you can find out what people say about it, where you can get it cheapest, or you can even order it online right from your phone.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 27, 2009 9:54 PM

Stop The Press

For nearly 150 years, Denver's Rocky Mountain News daily newspaper has been published. Today, it stopped the presses forever. The decision was made to shut down the paper by its owners the Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. There will not be... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 26, 2009 9:45 PM

Attention PR People: Here's How To Pitch A Writer

You would think that after the countless years of Bloggers calling out PR professionals on bad pitches that things would change. You would be wrong. In the spirit of trotting out another dead horse: could PR pitches be any worse?... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 26, 2009 6:43 AM

Digital Revolution Towards A Brave New World

There are two big events happening in the business world today simultaneously. Both are going on all around us, but one is much easier to see. The obvious one is what's happening to the financial system and economies tied to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 24, 2009 9:52 PM

Stupid, Stupid, Stupid

Online social networks are making you stupid. They're also going to make the next generation of kids stupider too. That was the news out of the UK today. The Mail Online had an article titled, Social websites harm children's brains:... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 23, 2009 9:33 PM

When The Comments And Links Go Dry

When everyone is linking to everyone and everyone has their own publishing platforms to share their thoughts, what happens? One of Google's amazing gifts is how it is able to take one page of web content and assign some level... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 21, 2009 7:27 PM

When You Give It Your All

The only way to win and get ahead in today's world is to simply give it your all. There's a lot of buzz around the movie The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke. What few people may not realize is that even... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 20, 2009 9:47 PM

Where It's At And Where It's Going According To Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen is one smart dude. Some people know him as the co-author of Mosaic (one of the first web browsers). Some know him as the founder of Netscape. He's done a lot (most recently as the co-founder of Ning).... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 20, 2009 8:12 PM

Home Base

If you could name one thing that was really missing from your Digital Marketing strategy, what would it be? The general sentiment is that most companies feel like they are either totally missing the boat when it comes to Social... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 18, 2009 9:53 PM

Mass Media Lazy

Sometimes you don't want to leave any comments on a Blog, respond to a Twitter message, update your Facebook status or Digg a news item. Sometimes, you just want to consume. Just sit back and float through these new digital... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 17, 200910:10 PM

Media Hacks

How many conversations about the changing landscape of media take place during lunch, while at an unconference or during a 5-7? What if some of those conversations could be recorded and turned into a Podcast? Why couldn't they? That was... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 17, 2009 9:38 PM

Wired For Print

The publishing industry is still trying to figure out what is going on. They're blaming the digitization of everything on their weakening sales (both at the newsstand and in terms of advertising dollars). Are that many people leaving the print... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 14, 2009 8:25 PM

Top 10 Digital Thinkers

Who do you think really "gets" (whatever that means) the digital channel? Who understands what is happening, where it's going to take us and how it will change the face of marketing, advertising, communications, media and publishing? Taking a cue... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 14, 2009 1:31 PM

Six Ways To Find Your Love And Passion

Happy Valentine's Day. People everywhere are buying roses, thinking of romantic dinners, wondering if they'll find some love or just gorging on some chocolate to pass the day away. Regardless, today is the one day a year where everyone does... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 13, 2009 9:32 PM

In World

When was the last time you thought about virtual worlds? Do you have an avatar? When was the last time you were in Second Life? It became amazingly apparent that we have switched from talking about Second Life to Twitter... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 12, 200910:01 PM

When To Ask For Help

When times get really tough the only place you can turn to is family and friends... and the kindness of strangers online. Yesterday, the USA Today ran a very scary article titled, Many turning to Web to ask for help,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 12, 2009 7:48 AM

Rekindling A Passion For Reading

You can't always get what you want... When I was younger, it was not uncommon to grab a few buddies, hop in the car and make the 45-minute trek south to Plattsburgh, NY. While cross-border shopping is nothing new, the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 10, 2009 7:17 AM

The Success Of Marketing

"Unlike accounting or the law, marketing is not a profession. Anyone can call himself or herself a marketer. The absence of entry barriers allows for greater creativity, imagination and new ideas. But the flip side is that manipulation and deception... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 7, 2009 8:51 PM

The Future Is Flying Cars

Where do you think the future of technology is headed? Whether it be speaking or here on the Blog, I am frequently asked about the future: where is social media going to go, what are the technologies we need to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 7, 2009 5:30 PM

Quality

You can game the system as much as you want. You can push, prod, provoke and even create a ton of linkbait to get attention. You can add as many people as you can on Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed and more.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 5, 200910:53 PM

Three Degrees Of Separation?

How does influence really work? According to a recent study at Harvard University: "although a person may be connected to other people by six degrees of separation, he or she is influenced only by those up to three degrees away."... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 4, 200911:13 PM

The Future Of Books And Publishing In The Digital Age

Many media channels are feeling the pinch. Some are blaming the economy while others are blaming the Internet. Some think it's a combination of the two. Books, great literature and the publishing industry are not going to disappear, but they... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 3, 200910:32 PM

Social Media Is Just Getting Started

Are you suffering from Facebook Fatigue? Has Twitter got you tired? How many articles and Blog postings have you recently read on the death of (insert a social media platform here)? Is it all true or is this just the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 2, 200911:34 PM

Managing

Why is it that most businesses are fine with either keeping things just as they are or cutting back on what they had planned to do? Not a day goes by that we don't see one of the many major... Read more

By Mitch Joel