Blog Archives March 2009
March 31, 2009 4:37 PM

Step Away From The Desk

The idea of the Digital Nomad (now, also an online community courtesy of Dell) has been lingering and pushing forward ever-more quickly with the proliferation of netbooks, wi-fi anywhere and a Starbucks on every corner. We are quickly moving into... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 30, 200910:28 PM

I Like To Watch… And So Do You

How is your screen time spent? Online? TV? on your iPhone? The common thought - especially with those engaged in the new media space - is that more and more people are spending less and less time with their TVs.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 29, 2009 7:41 AM

The Rapid Growth Of Twitter With The Stats To Prove It

There were some fascinating statistics released recently from Nielsen Online about the growth of Twitter. These stats will blow you away: 1,382% year-over-year growth in February 2009. Total unique visitors grew from 475,000 in February 2008 to seven million last... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 28, 2009 8:37 PM

Building A Next Generation Company

It's easy to think about Google, Apple or Twitter when you think about what a "next generation" company might look like. You might even be more surprised that Cisco is not only thinking a lot about that exact topic, but... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 26, 2009 5:58 AM

Personal Branding Is Not An Option - It's Crucial To Success

More layoffs. Giving back bonuses. Fewer work days to save the company from firing people. Doing the job of the three people that were let go in your department. Not hiring the five people you were thinking about hiring. Trying... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 25, 200910:38 PM

On Journalism

If you're interested in a career in Journalism, think long and hard about what it will mean to "be" a Journalist in the next six months. Here's the dark: Journalism 2.0 - ABC's Gibson out of touch, sends college journalists... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 24, 2009 9:25 PM

Spam Is Spam

Just because there are new channels with which you can communicate with a mass audience, it does not give you the right to spam them. You don't need to know the legalities regarding what is considered spam and what is... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 24, 2009 1:13 PM

Taming The Twitter Beast

Here's a great, little (but very funny) clip about Twitter from Dailymotion titled, Twouble With Twitter. I took a lot of it personally, which probably speaks to how true it is. "Twouble with Twitter" sous-titréby LePostfr (hat tip: Virginia)... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 23, 2009 3:47 PM

Marketers Are Behind The Times

As if watching the major label music companies implode and the pending mass destruction of the newspaper and publishing industry were not scary enough, it turns out that Marketers are not all that progressive when it comes to embracing the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 22, 2009 7:05 AM

When The Advertising Slowdown Picks Up

As things continue to worsen in the advertising marketplace, there does seem to be one glimmer of hope. Can you guess which advertising vertical is going to grow this year? Before we hop into the good news, the hardest hit... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 21, 2009 9:26 AM

A Unique Thought

Do you really take the time required to think about what you are going to say, comment and respond to? Think about it. How much time do you spend looking at content, constructing your own opinion and expressing yourself? Stop... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 19, 2009 8:25 PM

Responding To The Conversation

What if everything just went quiet? If you close your eyes and cover your ears, does it all just go away? Is no comment worse than actually saying, "no comment"? The ability for anyone and everyone to have thoughts and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 19, 2009 7:27 AM

6 Quick Tips To Optimize How You Monitor Your Digital Footprint

A ton has been written and Blogged about what tools you should be using to monitor your digital footprint, personal brand and the products and services you represent (check out: Online Chatter - 6 Free Tools To Monitor What The... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 17, 200910:08 PM

Print Is Not Dead

There has been a lot going on in the news in the past few days that might lead you to believe that print is dead, dying or - at the very least - on its deathbed. Print is not dead.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 16, 2009 9:24 PM

"I'll Tweet That" Is The Ultimate Insult

UPDATE: It seems a lot of people are mis-interpreting the point of this Blog post. I was not talking about how great Twitter is to share information, pass it along and get content recognized (it is!). I was speaking, specifically,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 15, 2009 6:46 AM

Get Out Of Your Own Way

Here are some of the more common things you probably hear about New Media, Digital Marketing and Social Media: - I don't watch TV anymore... let alone watch the commercials. - I don't read the newspaper anymore. - I only... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 14, 200910:00 AM

If It Was Really Gone, Would You Really Miss It?

Over the years, one of my more favourite sayings when looking at traditional media and how it is evolving with new media is: "everything is 'with' not 'instead of'." Because it's just an opinion, it's always interesting to see what... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 12, 2009 7:25 AM

Here Comes The Future Of Education. Are We Ready?

It's not enough to just worry about how your revenues are going to look at the end of this quarter, and it's also not enough to be thinking about how your business is going to adapt to new realities in... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 11, 2009 9:27 PM

What If?

Have you ever, really, asked yourself a "What if?" question? Do you remember the Marvel Comics series titled, What If? (yes, I was - and still am - a bit of a comic book geek). That comic book series asked... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 11, 2009 7:51 AM

Create Your Own Online Newspaper With Google News

While this functionality may have been around for a while, I just came across the ability to customize and personalize your Google News page. With a couple of simple clicks, drags and drops, you too can have your own online... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 10, 200910:20 PM

Fresh Content

There is no way around it. One of the only ways to really get ahead in executing a compelling and engaging online social media program it to constantly and consistently produce fresh content. It's almost laughable to read some of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 7, 2009 7:26 PM

Twitter Is Not Going After Facebook. Twitter Is Going After Google

There has been a lot of online speculation that Twitter is looking to cut into the massive online social networking population that Facebook continues to grow. If you spend enough time on Twitter, you might start realizing that their goals... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 7, 2009 9:53 AM

Share And Share Alike

Rip! A Remix Manifesto is an open source documentary about copyright and remix culture. Not only does the trailer below entice and excite, but check out what the Open Source Cinema website says about the documentary: "Created over a period... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 6, 2009 9:11 PM

Incredible Sources

One of the primary complaints that traditional journalism and the newspaper industry has of the digital channel is that is lacks "credible sources." The traditional mass media seems to have some kind of lock on "credible sources," and it's something... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 5, 200910:12 PM

Give First

There is one golden rule to success. It's one many talk about. It's one few remember. It's one that makes these digital social channels even that much more powerful. Before taking anything. Before asking for business. Before pushing your links... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 5, 2009 7:31 PM

How To Build Your Digital Footprint In 8 Easy Steps

"Where do I start?" More often than not, that is the first question many business professionals have when it comes to dipping their toes into the digital channels. They simply have no idea how to begin... and then what to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 2, 200911:43 PM

Ethics In Blogging For Dollars

Some people buy magazines and don't mind the advertorials at all. Some people pay for cable and don't mind spending hours watching infomercials. Some people hate advertorials and infomercials. Some people don't even realize that these types of content are... Read more

By Mitch Joel